Old Irish Folk Music and Songs (1909)

Author: P.W. Joyce

Book ID: 67948

Price: 125.00

Old Irish Folk Music and Songs. A Collection of 842 Irish Airs and Songs Hitherto Unpublished. Edited, with Annotations , for The Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland. Dublin: University Press, 1909. First Edition. Pp xxxvi, 408, [4]. Ex library copy, with stamps. Rebound in green cloth boards, title in gilt to spine. A very good copy.

Patrick Weston Joyce (1827-1914), Limerick born educationalist, popular historian and writer on Irish place names, and one of the great collectors of Irish traditional music.

The work is divided into four parts, many of the tunes drawn from his own personal collection. The last two parts include songs form the Forde & Pigot collections.

The P. W. Joyce Collection is kept at the Cregan Library in St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Dublin.

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