Ancient Irish Music. Presentation Copy (1890)

Author: P.W. Joyce

Book ID: 67956

Price: 350.00

Ancient Irish Music: Comprising One Hundred Airs Hitherto Unpublished, many of the Old Popular Songs, and Several New Songs. Collected and Edited by P.W. Joyce. The Harmonies by Professor Glover. Dublin: McGlashan, 1890. Fourth Edition. Pp ix, 104. Ex library copy, with stamps. Rebound in green cloth boards, title in gilt to spine. A very good copy.

Presentation copy, Inscribed by the Author to , William .H. Grattan Flood (May 1898).

William Henry Grattan Flood, renowned musicologist and historian, was born in Lismore in 1857. A major figure in the renaissance of interest in Irish music and study of Irish antiquities, his contribution to Irish musical forms was marked by the publication of key and enduring works such as The Story of the Harp (1905), and History of Irish Music (1927).

Patrick Weston Joyce (1827-1914), Limerick born educationalist, popular historian and writer on Irish placenames, and one of the great collectors of Irish traditional music. The P. W. Joyce Collection is kept at the Cregan Library in St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Dublin.

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