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O'Neill's Music of Ireland, violin; Various (MB)
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A facsimile edition containing the original collection of 1,850 melodies consisting of airs, jigs, reels, hornpipes, marches, and more for fiddle.
A reviewer states: "I purchased this for my father, who is a mountain dulcimer enthusiast. It's a nice thick book with soft cover, bound with the cheapness typical of most music publications. It's too big to sit easily on a music stand, so I imagine it's intended as a sort of Irish folk music dictionary. In this capacity, it is excellent. There are nearly two-thousand tunes, indexed by title. These are short- the vast majority only a couple of lines long. A tune consists of melody on a treble-clef staff (if you need tablature, this isn't a good place to start), embellished by 19th-century style ornaments. Each is given both its conventional Irish (Gaelic) and English names and the composer to whom it is attributed. There are no notes about the scholarship behind the collection or how these tunes might be approached in performance. The engraving is nice (done around the turn of the century), and fairly easy on the eyes."

Catalog ID: VNONEIONEIL
  • Eighteen Hundred and Fifty Melodies
  • Airs, Jigs, Reels, Hornpipes, Song Dances, Marches, Etc.
  • Collected from all available sources and edited by Capt. Francis Oneill, and arranged by James Oneill


$39.99



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