Music Library 1850 – Now

Musical books/ manuscripts since 1850 until now:

 

1850_Vocalist s companion

Choice collection of popular songs with music, original and selected. Glasgow : Mitchison & Co., [1850].
Publisher: Mitchison & Co. – Date printed: 1850

Facsimile and index : http://digital.nls.uk/87781783


 1850_ca-W. G.’s Violin Tunebook

It’s my own datation…

Facsimile and index : http://www.vwml.org/browse/browse-collections-dance-tune-books/browse-wgviolin


 1850 ca_Anonymous MS Tunebook

Facsimile and index : http://www.vwml.org/browse/browse-collections-dance-tune-books/browse-anonc1850


1850_HOWE_The Musician’s Companion_Part I
(First edition : 1842)

First part of the Musician’s companion : containing 18 sett of Cotillions arranged with figures, and a large number of popular marches, quick-steps waltzes, hornpipes, contra dances , song, &c., &c. Several of which are inthree parts  – first, second, & bass, for the flute, violin, clarionett, bass-viol &c.
Also Several New and Popular Pieces in 6 and 8 parts, for a Brass Band, viz. Eb bugle, Bb Bugle, Bb Post horn, Bb Bornopean, Tenor Trombone, Bass Trombone, First Orphicleide, Second Orphecleide, &c. Containing in all over 300 pieces of music, more than 100 of which are original.
Compiled by Elais Howe, Jn and arranged by Messes, A.F. Knight and B. Seipp, of the Boston Brigade Band
Boston : Published by Oliver Ditson & CO, 277 Washington Street.
New York : C.H.Ditson & CO

Facsimile : http://imslp.org/wiki/The_Musician’s_Companion_%28Howe,_Elias%29
(Index : Marie Coviaux)


1850_HOWE_The Musician’s Companion_Part II
(First edition : 1843)

Second part of the Musician’s companion containing 36 setts of Cotillions arranged with figures, and a large number of popular marches, quick-steps waltzes, hornpipes, contra dances , song, &c., &c. Several of which are inthree parts – first, second, & bass, for the flute, violin, clarionett, bass-viol &c.

Containing in all over 400 pieces of music, more than 100 of which are original

Compiled by Elias Howe Jn
Facsimile : http://imslp.org/wiki/The_Musician’s_Companion_%28Howe,_Elias%29
(Index : Marie Coviaux)


1850_HOWE_The Musician’s Companion_Part III
(First edition : 1844)

Third part of the Musician’s companion containing 40 setts of Cotillions arranged with figures, and a large number of popular marches, quick-steps waltzes, hornpipes, contra dances , song, &c., &c. Several of which are inthree parts – first, second, & bass, for the flute, violin, clarionett, bass-viol &c.
Containing in all over 500 pieces of music, more than 150 of which are original or have never before beenn published in this country

Compiled by Elias Howe Jn

Facsimile : http://imslp.org/wiki/The_Musician’s_Companion_%28Howe,_Elias%29
(Index : Marie Coviaux)


1850_Oliver DITSON_The Boston Collection of Instrumental Music

The Boston Collection of Instrumental Music: containing Marches, Quicksteps, Waltzes, Airs, Cotillons, Contra Dances, Hornpipes, Quadrilles, arranged with figures, Scotch and Irish Jigs, Reels, and Strathspeys, arranged for Brass, Wooden, & Stringed Instruments.

ABC et index : http://trillian.mit.edu/~jc/music/book/BostonCollection/

Facsimile : http://imslp.org/wiki/The_Boston_Collection_of_Instrumental_Music_%28Various%29


1850_Handbook of the songs of Scotland_Mitchitson

Hand-book of the songs of Scotland With music, and descriptive and historical notes. Edited by William Mitchison. To which is added, A biographical sketch of the life of the late John Wilson, the celebrated Scottish vocalist. London: Richard Griffin and Co., [1850].

Facsimile and index : http://digital.nls.uk/90408235


1855_William CHAPPELL_Old English Popular Music_Vol 1

First published 1838-40 as « A collection of national English airs » which was afterwards expanded into his « Popular music of the olden time » (1859, 2 vols.) Part of the latter edition was published under title « The ballad literature and popular music of the olden time. »
Editor’s preface : « The present edition was a copy of the work of 1855 annotated and interleaved by the author and  containing all the information he had collected since that publication. »

Facsimile? :https://archive.org/details/oldenglishpopula01chapuoft
(Index : Marie Coviaux)


1855_William CHAPPELL_Old English Popular Music_Vol 2

First published 1838-40 as « A collection of national English airs » which was afterwards expanded into his « Popular music of the olden time » (1859, 2 vols.) Part of the latter edition was published under title « The ballad literature and popular music of the olden time. »
Editor’s preface : « The present edition was a copy of the work of 1855 annotated and interleaved by the author and  containing all the information he had collected since that publication. »

Facsimile? :https://archive.org/details/oldenglishpopula02chapuoft
(Index : Marie Coviaux)


1855_the Petrie collection of the Ancient Music of Ireland_Vol 1

The Petrie Collection of the Ancient Music of Ireland : Arranged for Piano-Forte. Vol 1 / edited by George Petrie
Petrie, George – Dublin : Society for the Preservation and Publication of the Melodies of Ireland, 1855

Facsimile and index pp. 1-113 : http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/book/ancient-music-of-ireland-petrie-vol-1-pp1-113
Facsimile and index pp. 114–196 : http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/book/ancient-music-of-ireland-petrie-vol-1-pp114-196


1856_The Lyric Gems of Scotland_Vol 1

The Lyric Gems of Scotland: a collection of Scottish songs, original and selected, with music. With
appendix of notes, historical and descriptive, of the various songs.
Glasgow: D. Jack, 1856.

Facsimile and index: http://digital.nls.uk/90261221

(There is a 3rd edition dated 1858  : http://imslp.org/wiki/The_Lyric_Gems_of_Scotland_%28Various%29 with the sames tunes but with appendix of various songs )


1858_The Lyric Gems of Scotland_Vol 1-3dr_ed

The lyrics gems of Scotland – A collection of Scottish song, original and selected with music – First serie, with appendix of notes, historical and descriptive
Third edition –  Glasgow : Morison Kyle, 108 Queen Street; Edinburgh : Oliver &Boyd; London : Richard Griffin & co
Exactly same tunes as 1856’s ed with an appendix with some new songs.
Facsimile : http://imslp.org/wiki/The_Lyric_Gems_of_Scotland_%28Various%29


1858-The Lyric Gems of Scotland-02

The lyric gems of Scotland : a collection of Scottish songs original and selected with Music – second series –
Glasglow : Morison Kyle, 108 Queen Street; Edinburgh : Oliver & Boyd: London: Richard Griffin & co

Facsimile : http://imslp.org/wiki/The_Lyric_Gems_of_Scotland_%28Various%29


1858_300-Irish Airs_Haverty_New York

One Hundred Irish Airs arranged for the Piano-Forte, Haverty Co, NY : Vol 1 – Vol 2 – Vol 3

Facsimile : http://imslp.org/wiki/300_Irish_Airs_arranged_for_the_Piano_Forte_%28Various%29
Index from : http://www.csufresno.edu/folklore/Olson/IRTITLE3.HTM


1859_Popular Music of the Olden Time _VOl 1

A collection of ancient songs, ballads, and dance tunes … with short introductions to the different reigns, and notices of the airs from writers of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Also a short account of the minstrels. Airs harmonized by G.A. Macfarren. London: Cramer, Beale & Chappell, [1859]. 2 volumes. Paged continuously. [An expansion of his  Collection of national English airs , published 1838-40.]

Publisher: Cramer, Beale & Chappell

Facsimile and index : http://digital.nls.uk/91367459


1859_Popular Music of the Olden Time _VOl 2

A collection of ancient songs, ballads, and dance tunes … with short introductions to the different reigns, and notices of the airs from writers of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Also a short account of the minstrels. Airs harmonized by G.A. Macfarren. London: Cramer, Beale & Chappell, [1859]. 2 volumes. Paged continuously. [An expansion of his  Collection of national English airs , published 1838-40.]
Publisher: Cramer, Beale & Chappell

Facsimile and index : http://digital.nls.uk/91362006


1859_Cameron’s Selection of Violin Music

Cameron’s selection of violin music : containing all the most popular airs, marches, strathspeys, reels, hornpipes, jigs, country dances, quicksteps, quadrilles, polkas, &c., &c., &c. – Glasgow : George Cameron, 1859

Facsimile and index : http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/book/cameron-violin-music


1860s_Tunes of the Munter Pipers_ James Goodman vol 1

Info from ITMA :

James Goodman (1828─1896) from the Dingle area of West Kerry, a Canon of the Church of Ireland, Professor of Irish in Trinity College Dublin, and an accomplished performer on the Irish or uilleann pipes, compiled a highly important manuscript collection of Irish traditional music in the 1860s. Drawn to a great extent from the oral tradition of Munster, and partly from other manuscripts and printed sources, a book edition of the collection Tunes of the Munster Pipers has now been published for the first time, in two volumes, edited by Hugh and Lisa Shields.

Index and interactive score -but not in Linux – :
Tunes 1–100 : http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/score/goodman
Tunes 101–200 : http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/score/goodman2
Tunes 201–300 : http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/score/goodman3
Tunes 301–400 : http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/score/goodman4
Tunes 401–515 : http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/score/goodman5


1860s_Tunes of the Munter Pipers_ James Goodman vol 2

Info from ITMA :

James Goodman (1828─1896) from the Dingle area of West Kerry, a Canon of the Church of Ireland, Professor of Irish in Trinity College Dublin, and an accomplished performer on the Irish or uilleann pipes, compiled a highly important manuscript collection of Irish traditional music in the 1860s. Drawn to a great extent from the oral tradition of Munster, and partly from other manuscripts and printed sources, a book edition of the collection Tunes of the Munster Pipers has now been published for the first time, in two volumes, edited by Hugh and Lisa Shields.

Index and interactive score -but not in Linux – :
Tunes 516–698 : http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/score/tunes-of-the-munster-pipers-2-516-698
Tunes 699–880 : http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/score/tunes-of-the-munster-pipers-2-699ndash880
Tunes 881–1051 : http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/score/tunes-of-the-munster-pipers-2-881ndash1051


1860_1870_John Smith Manuscript

Info from Piobaireachd.co.uk :

This is the manuscript of 79 Piobaireachd written by  PM John Smith of the 93rd Highlanders.   He lived from 1840 to 1877, dying at 37 years of age in Lochgoilhead.  He joined the 72nd Highlanders in 1858 aged 18. It is likely that he was taught by his father, John Smith, and/or his uncle William Smith, both of whom were prize winners in the Edinburgh Competitions. He may have been influenced, or taught, by Donald and Sandy Cameron, and also Alex Cameron junior, who was piper to the Marquis of Huntly in Aboyne in 1870, when John Smith was in barracks in Aberdeen. John Smith won the Prize Pipe in Inverness in 1871, and the Gold Medal for former winners in 1874 playing Chisholm’s Salute.

Facsimile and index : http://www.piobaireachd.co.uk/library/reference-library/manuscripts/7628


1860 ca_58 Irish Melodies for the piaforte

Very uncertain date : just to sort the book!

Fifty-eight Irish melodies for the pianoforte, arranged by C.H. Morine
Morine, C. H. (Charles Harland), 1828-1879.
Glasgow : Cameron & Co., [18?]
Cameron & Co.’s excelsior series of pianoforte books. – No. 4

Index from : http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000114591#
Facsimile : http://imslp.org/wiki/58_Irish_Melodies_%28Morine,_Charles_Harland%29  or http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000114591#


1860_William Titley manuscript

Info  from Folkopedia :
Mr William Titley, Pave Lane, Shropshire – Manuscript Book, circa 1860

FOREWORD by Brian Tomkinson:
The following pages of music (Ed. See PDFs) are a complete copy of a manuscript book, which I was given by my late uncle Mr Joe Evans of Bromstead near Newport, Shropshire.

The book belonged to his grandfather Mr W. Titley who was an accomplished musician and it records in his own hand writing the music played by him in the area in the mid to late 1800’s. The 1891 census records William Titley, aged 62, was at the time resident at the Plough Inn, Bromstead and his occupation was given as carpenter, farmer, and beer house keeper. This information confirms stories that I heard from family members that Mr Titley worked on local estates as a carpenter and that his musical talent was such that a pony and trap would be sent from as far afield as Shrewsbury to take him to play at hunt balls etc. This crossing of social boundaries would have been uncommon at the time and indicates the level of his musical talent. I have been told that he played the piccolo and may have also played the flute and fiddle. He was well known in the district /at the time and played for many village functions.  … :…

Facsimile and index : http://folkopedia.efdss.org/wiki/TITLEY,William_MS


1860_1865_William Tildsley manuscript

Info  from the Village Musique Project
WILLIAM TILDSLEY MS
Swinton, Lancashire.
1860-65.

This is a fiddler’s manuscript book of about 200 tunes of all types. It includes some tunes that might indicate ability or interest in flute, clarinet, and more than a few of the marches would be very suitable for brass instruments.
On the end paper is written in a neat copperplate hand, –  William Tildsley’s Book, Swinton, 1860, Violin Player

ABC and index : http://www.village-music-project.org.uk/t


1860_The Caledonian Repository of Music for the Great Highland Bagpipe

Info from Ceol Sean:
Alexander Glen was an older brother to Thomas Glen, and father of David Glen. He was born in 1801, and went into business as a bagpipe maker in 1844. His  Caledonian Repository  was first published in 1860, and there were three other editions published over the next several years. The version presented here is a first edition.

Modern edition and index: http://www.ceolsean.net/content/AGlen/AGlen_TOC.html


1860_Davidson’s Collection of Scottish Melody

Davidson’s collection of Scottish melody Glen.237 Containing above three hundred airs
Publisher: Davidson, G. H. (George Henry), 1800?-1875
Date printed: 1860

Facsimile and index : http://digital.nls.uk/91433920


 1860_The Caledonian Collection_Howe
The Caledonia Collection: containing about 200 Scotch reels, hornpipes, songs, strathspeys, dances,
&c. including all the famous national airs of Scotland, ancient and modern. Arranged for the violin,
flute, cornet, clarionett, &c. Compiled by Elias Howe.

Facsimile :  http://imslp.org/wiki/The_Caledonia_Collection_%28Howe,_Elias%29
(Index : Marie Coviaux)


1861 ca_Old English Ditties_Vol 1

Vol 1 of Old Englih Ditties Selected by W. Chappell’s « Popular Music of the Olden time: » with a new introduction. The long ballads compressed , and occasionally new words written, by J.Oxenford; The Symphonies anc accompanimments by G.A. MaFarren in two volumes.
Chappell & co, Ltd, 50 New Bond Street , London, W.

Facsimile University of North Carolina :   https://archive.org/details/oldenglishdittie00chap
(Index : Marie Coviaux)


1861 ca_Old English Ditties_Vol 2

Second Volume  of Old Englih Ditties Selected from  W. Chappell’s « Popular Music of the Olden time »The long ballads compressed , and occasionally new words written, by J.Oxenford and Natlia MacFarren; The Symphonies anc accompanimments by G.A. MaFarren in two volumes.
Chappell & co, Ltd, 50 New Bond Street , London, W.

Facsimile University of North Carolinahttps://archive.org/details/oldenglishdittie02oxen
(Index : Marie Coviaux)


1861_1940_Pipe manuscripts of Henry and Thomas Clough

Facsimile and index : http://www.folknortheast.com/archive/browse_by_collection.asp


1862_Treatise on the language, poetry, and music of the Highland clans

Treatise on the language, poetry, and music of the Highland clans With illustrative traditions and anecdotes and numerous ancient Highland airs.
Publisher: D. R. Collie & Son – Author: Campbell, Donald, Esq. – Date published: 1862

Facsimile : http://digital.nls.uk/76236414
((Index : Marie Coviaux -from page 299 pdf)


1862_Songs of Scotland prior to Burns

Songs of Scotland prior to Burns. With the tunes
Edited by Robert Chambers.  – Editor: Chambers, Robert, 1802-1871 – Publisher: Chambers, Robert, 1802-1871 – Publisher: Chambers, William, 1800-1883 – Date published: 1862

Facsimile and index : http://digital.nls.uk/94499988

(Other edition dated 1880 with the same tunes : http://digital.nls.uk/90575750)


1863_Winner’s tunes of the world_Flute

Containing the most popular music of the Army and Navy, the opera and dance, consisting of the United States tattoo, the reveille, army calls, camp duties, &c. , also, the best opera airs, song-tunes, reels, jigs, Ethiopian airs, &c, plain cotillions, with the calls for dancing, schottische quadrilles, mazourkas, fancy dances, redowas, waltzes, marches, schottisches, &c, &c. arranged with easy instructions for the flute.
Publisher Philadelphia : Lee & Walker
Winner’s tunes of the world …by Winner, Septimus, 1827-1902
Published 1863

Facsimile and index Boston Public Library :   https://archive.org/details/winnerstunesofwo00winn_0


1863_Winner’s tunes of the world_Clarionet

Containing the most popular music of the Army and Navy, the opera and dance, consisting of the United States tattoo, the reveille, army calls, camp duties, &c. , also, the best opera airs, song-tunes, reels, jigs, Ethiopian airs, &c, plain cotillions, with the calls for dancing, schottische quadrilles, mazourkas, fancy dances, redowas, waltzes, marches, schottisches, &c, &c. arranged with easy instructions for the clarionet.

Facsimile and index Boston Public Library https://archive.org/details/winnerstunesofwo00winn


1865_Scottish Orpheus

A selection of the most admired Scottish songs with symphonies and accompaniments for the pianoforte. Edinburgh : Hamilton & Müller, 1865.

Facsimile and index : http://digital.nls.uk/91372528


 1865 ca_Chappell’s One Hundred Scotch Melodies for the Concertina

Chappell’s One Hundred Scotch Melodies arranged for the concertina by Carlo Minasi. One of a
series arranged for various instruments, London
Chappell & Co.,

Facsimile : https://www.dropbox.com/s/7btcqhk8hn24nci/Chappell’s%20One%20Hundred%20Scotch%20Melodies%20-%20Scans.pdf
(Index : Marie Coviaux)


1866_One hundred songs

One hundred songs With melodies original & selected. Glasgow : J.S. Marr, 1866.
Compiler: Ballantine, James, 1808-1877
Publisher: John S. Marr & Sons – Date printed: 1866

Facsimile and index : http://digital.nls.uk/90384973


1867_Lucy A Baltzell_Music manuscript book

Music manuscript book belonging to Lucy A. Baltzell. (1867)

Musical copybook with 49 pieces for voice and piano including marches, quicksteps, and Irish & Scottish folk songs.
From the Center for Popular Music, Middle Tennessee State University.

Facsimile  : http://archive.org/details/MusicBookLucyABaltzell
(Index : Marie Coviaux)


1869_1891_William Ross’s Collection

Info from Ceol Sean :

Wm Ross was a Pipe Major in the Black Watch from 1849 to 1854, and then served as a piper to Queen Victoria from 1854 until he passed away in 1891.
His collection first appeared in 1869, and the number of tunes presented increased in subsequent editions. We’ve had access to several of these editions, and have made an effort to include every setting that was included as part of this collection.

Modern edition and index : http://www.ceolsean.net/content/WRoss/WRoss_TOC.html


1870_Glen’s Collection for the Great Highland Bagpipe

From Ceol Sean :

This collection dates to around 1870, and was initially published as a three-volume collection.
Although there are various versions of this collection, the one present here includes 213 settings.
John and Robert Glen were pipe makers and from Edinburgh, and were the sons of Thomas Glen
and cousins to David Glen. In addition to the tune settings, the collection also contains a historical
sketch with some interesting drawings.

Modern edition and index : http://www.ceolsean.net/content/JRGlen/JRGlen_TOC.html


1872_Angus MacKay’s Piper’s Assistant

From Ceol Sean
The Piper’s Assistant was published by Angus MacKay in 1844, and there have been at least three
other additions through 1872. The version presented here is the 3rd edition.
Geoff Hore’s website offers a detailed description of this history of this collection and it’s
relationship to Wm. MacKay’s  Complete Tutor .

Modern edition and index : http://www.ceolsean.net/content/PipeAsst/PipeAsst_TOC.html


1872_Northumbrian music collected by Joseph Crawhall

Facsimile and index : http://www.folknortheast.com/archive/browse_by_collection.asp


1873_Joyce Ancient Irish Music

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 – PW Joyce – Professor Glover – Dublin : McGlashan and Gill ; London : Marshall Simpkin ; Edinburgh : John Menzies, 1873

Facsimile and index :  http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/book/ancient-irish-music-joyce

Facsimile : https://archive.org/details/ancientirishmusi00joyc


1874_John Robson manuscript
Facsimile and index : http://www.folknortheast.com/archive/browse_by_collection.asp


 1876_1900 David Glen’s Collection of Highland Bagpipe Music

Info from Ceol Sean :

David Glen, the son of Alexander Glen, was a pipe maker in Edinburgh, and published pipe music
from from 1876 to 1911. David Glen’s Collection of Highland Bagpipe Music as presented here
includes all seventeen books, and the tutor book. In all, there are over 1100 tunes in this collection,
making it the largest collection of pipe music. The first book was published in 1876, and the last
was published sometime around 1900.
Modern edition  and index : http://www.ceolsean.net/content/Dglen/Dglen_TOC.html


1876_1900 David Glen’s Collection of Highland Bagpipe Music

Info from Ceol Sean :
David Glen, the son of Alexander Glen, was a pipe maker in Edinburgh, and published pipe music
from from 1876 to 1911. David Glen’s Collection of Highland Bagpipe Music as presented here
includes all seventeen books, and the tutor book. In all, there are over 1100 tunes in this collection,
making it the largest collection of pipe music. The first book was published in 1876, and the last
was published sometime around 1900.

Modern version and index : http://www.ceolsean.net/content/Dglen/Dglen_TOC.html


1877_F.Hoffmann_Ancient Music of Ireland from the Petrie collection

Ancient music of Ireland from the Petrie collection Arranged for the pianoforte by F. Hoffman.

Facsimile and index : http://digital.nls.uk/91386492


 1880 ca_Henry Stables manuscript

ABC  and index: http://www.village-music-project.org.uk/s


1880_Whites 100 popular hornpipes
White’s 100 popular hornpipes, reels jigs and country dances for the violin Boston Published by Jean White
Facsimile : http://www.loc.gov/item/sm1880.09124/
(Index : Marie Coviaux)


1881_1885 KöHLER_Violin Repository of Dance Music_VOL 1

Volumes 1-3 – Köhlers’ violin repository of dance music Description    Comprising reels, strathspeys, hornpipes, country dances, quadrilles, waltzes &c. Edited by a professional player. Edinburgh : Ernest Köhler & Son, [1885]. 3 volumes.

Facsimile and index : http://digital.nls.uk/91450068


1881_1885 KöHLER_Violin Repository of Dance Music_VOL 2

Volumes 1-3 – Köhlers’ violin repository of dance music Description    Comprising reels, strathspeys, hornpipes, country dances, quadrilles, waltzes &c. Edited by a professional player. Edinburgh : Ernest Köhler & Son, [1885]. 3 volumes.

Facsimile and index:  http://digital.nls.uk/91448575


 1881_1885 KöHLER_Violin Repository of Dance Music_VOL 3

Volumes 1-3 – Köhlers’ violin repository of dance music Description    Comprising reels, strathspeys, hornpipes, country dances, quadrilles, waltzes &c. Edited by a professional player. Edinburgh : Ernest Köhler & Son, [1885]. 3 volumes.

Facsimile and index: http://digital.nls.uk/91447082


1882_the Petrie collection of the Ancient Music of Ireland_Vol 2

The Ancient Music of Ireland. Volume 2 / edited by George Petrie
Petrie, George [ed.] – [Dublin] : [Society for the Preservation and Publication of the Melodies of Ireland], [1882]
The Petrie Collection of the Ancient Music of Ireland

Facsimile and index : http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/book/ancient-music-of-ireland-petrie-vol-2


1882_Jane Fraser Morison_Collections of Highland Airs and Quicksteps

Info from  The Highland Music Trust:
Jane Fraser Morison, musician and collector of Gaelic airs, Kintail Manse, Wester Ross, produced 2 collections of Highland Airs and Quicksteps, which were published by Logan & Co, Inverness in 1882. Her notes to Book 2 say   the greater part of the Gaelic Airs… belong exclusively to the West Highlands, and have never before been published. They have all been arranged as simply as possible, to preserve the true pipe-like character of the Music

Modern edition and index : http://www.heallan.com/freedownloads.asp


1882_COLLINGWOOD_BRUCE_STOKOE_Northumbrian Minstrelsy

Northumbrian Minstrelsy – A Collection of the Ballads, Melodies and Small-Pipe Tunes of Northumbria Edited by J. Coolingwood Bruce and John Stokoe, published by the society ofantiquaries of Newcastle upon tyme – 1882
Info from wikipedia : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northumbrian_Minstrelsy

Northumbrian Minstrelsy is a book of 18th and 19th century North East of England folk songs and pipe music, intended to be a lasting historical record. The book was edited by John Stokoe and the Rev John Collingwood Bruce LL.D., F.S.A., and published by and on behalf of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1882. It was reprinted in 1965 by Folklore Associates, Hatboro, Pennsyslvania, with a foreword by A. L. Lloyd.

More info and other index available in Wikipedia

Facsimile :  https://archive.org/details/ACollectionOfTheBalladsMelodiesAndSmall-pipeTunesOfNorthumbria
ABC: http://www.campin.me.uk/Music/BruceStokoe.abc
(Index : Marie Coviaux)


1883_Ryan s Mammoth Collection

Info from ITMA:
Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, published in Boston in 1883, was – and is – an important collection of traditional music, though comparatively little known among Irish traditional players today.
Most of its content was long available in the United States as 1000 Fiddle Tunes, commonly known as simply ‘Cole’s’, named after its publisher. Recently, an annotated edition of Ryan’s original edition, edited by Patrick Sky, was published by Mel Bay publications.
Ryan’s collection contains more than a thousand tunes. It was a forerunner and model for the now much better known collections of Francis O’Neill. Ryan’s book features music in a wider variety of keys and degrees of difficulty than are prevalent in the Irish tradition today. The book is known to have been a source of repertory for many prominent Irish players, including such notable players of complicated hornpipes as the fiddle players James Morrison and Seán Maguire. However, there are many extremely simple tunes in the collection as well, and this makes it a fruitful source of tunes for players of every level of competence.
In the ITMA versions presented here, obvious mistakes and doubtful readings in the original are corrected in order to give an optimal interactive experience to you, the user.

interactive score -but not in Linux- and index :
1 – 300 : http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/score/ryans-mammoth-collection
301 – 600 : http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/score/ryans-mammoth-collection-2
601 – 800 : http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/score/ryans-mammoth-collection-3
801 – 1051 : http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/score/ryans-mammoth-collection-4

ABC :  http://trillian.mit.edu/~jc/music/book/ryan-cole/Tunes/


1883_George Watson manuscript

Info from the Village Music Project

George Henry Watson was one of 11 children. Born in 1859, the son of a labourer, he was baptised in Skeyton Church in Norfolk on July 3rd.

He appears in the 1861 census, 2 years old. In the 1871 census (name spelt Whatson but clearly the same family) he is 12 and an agricultural worker. In the 1881 census he is aged 22 and still at Skeyton but an »Odd ware maker » . In the1891 census he is 32, married with two sons and is a brickmaker. His marriage to Mary Knights took place in Skeyton in 1883. In 1901 and 1911 he is still a brickmaker and his wife is still alive. More info in The village Music Project

ABC, info and index :  http://www.village-music-project.org.uk/w


 1884_Henry Huntlea’s tunebook
Henry Huntlea Musician Cambridge 1884

Facsimile and index : http://www.vwml.org/browse/browse-collections-dance-tune-books/browse-huntlea1884


 1885_Melodies of Ireland_A Collection of the Famous airs of the Emerald Isle

Melodies of Ireland_A Collection of the Famous airs of the Emerald Isle, expressly arr. for the piano or organ

Index from : http://www.worldcat.org/title/melodies-of-ireland-a-collection-of-the-famous-airs-of-the-emerald-isle-expressly-arranged-for-the-piano-or-organ/oclc/19797993

Facsimile : https://archive.org/details/melodiesofirelan00bost


1887_Popular songs of Scotland

Popular songs of Scotland with their appropriate melodies

Arranged by G.F. Graham … [et al.] ; illustrated by critical and other notices by George Farquhar Graham ; revised by J. Muir Wood ; with additional airs and notes. Balmoral edition, revised & enlarged. Edinburgh : J. Muir Wood, 1887. Title on added title page: The popular songs and melodies of Scotland – Publisher: Wood, J. Muir – Arranger: Graham, G. F. (George Farquhar), 1789-1867 – Date printed: 1887

Facsimile  and index : http://digital.nls.uk/90414456


 1887_Converse_230 Easy Pieces for the Banjo

230 easy pieces for the banjo : comprising a choice collection of polkas, waltzes, clog hornpipes,
reels, jigs, walkarounds, songs, etc., etc., in both the  guitar  and  banjo  styles of execution
by Converse, Frank B., arranger, compiler, Hitchcock, Benjamin W., 1836-, publisher
Published 1887
Facsimile : https://archive.org/details/230easypiecesfor00conv
(Index : Marie Coviaux)


1890_Songs of the Gael_Part 1
1890_Songs of the Gael_Part 2

A collection of Gaelic songs, with Translations. By L. MacBean
Music in both notations
Edinburgh : MacLachlan & Stewart.
Glasgow : Porteous Brothers, & W. Love, Argyle Street
Oban : Duncan Cameron

Part 1 :
Facsimile : http://digital.nls.uk/82036342
(Index : Marie Coviaux)

Part 2 :
Facsimile : http://digital.nls.uk/82036587
(Index : Marie Coviaux)


1890_Frank KIDSON_Old English Country Dances

Old English Country Dances gathered from scarce printed collections, and from manuscripts with illustrative notes and a bibliography of englih country dance music – Collected and Edited by Franck Kidson – London William Reeves, 185, Fleet Street E.C. 1890
Facsimile : http://imslp.org/wiki/Old_English_Country_Dances_%28Kidson,_Frank%29
ABC : http://trillian.mit.edu/~jc/music/book/
(Index : Marie Coviaux)


1890 ca-Thomas CRAIG_Empire Violin Collection of Hornpipes

Empire Violin Collection of Hornpipes – Thomas Craig, Music Publisher &c. – Goerge Street, Aberdeen, N.B.

Facsimile : http://imslp.org/wiki/Empire_Violin_Collection_of_Hornpipes_%28Various%29
(Index : Marie Coviaux)


1891_Franck Kidson_Traditional Tunes

Traditional Tunes – A collection of ballad airs, chiefly obtained in Yorkshire and the south of Scotland , together with their appropriate words from broadsides and from oral tradition
Collected and Edited with illustrative notes , by Franck Kidson – Orford : Chas Taphouse & Son, 3, Magdalen Street – 1891

Facsimile and index : http://digital.nls.uk/87816366


1892_Songs of the West_Baring Gould_Fleetwood Shepard

Songs & Ballads of The West  – A Collection made from the Mouths of The People by the Rev. S. Baring Gould , M.A. and Tev. H. Fleetwood Sheppard, M.A.
Harmonised and Arranged for Voice and Pianoforte by the Rev. H. Fleetwood Sheppard, M.A. – London Methuen & co. 36 Essex Street
First edition in one volume (the fifth is indexed too :  1905_Songs of the West_Baring Gould_Fleetwood Shepard_ Bussel-5th Edition)

Originally issued in four Parts in 1890
First Published in One volume in 1892
New and Revised Edition October 1905
Reprinted :April 1913

Facsimile : http://imslp.org/wiki/Songs_and_Ballads_of_the_West_%28Baring-Gould,_Sabine%29
(Index : Marie Coviaux)


1893_C. S. Thomason’s Ceol Mor

Info from Ceol Sean :
General C.S. Thomason’s Ceol Mor is one of the most signficant collections of piobaireachd, and was an attempt to create a comprehensive collection of piobaireachd. The collection played a significant role in forming the Piobaireachd Society, and served as the source of settings for the Society’s first competition. The details of Thomason’s life, and the history of Ceol Mor have been covered in detail in other sources, and we would refer our users to Dr. William Donaldson’s Highland Pipe and Scottish Society for more information. In addition, the Piobaireachd Society’s web site has a page entitled « The Making of Ceol Mor » that presents a history of the collection.

The version of Ceol Mor that is presented here comes from a 1975 reprint by EP Publishing Limited. Additional description of this reprint can be found in the Ceol Mor bibliography provided on the Piobaireachd Society site.

Modern edition and index:  http://www.ceolsean.net/content/CeolMor/CeolMor_TOC.html


 1893_Scots Minstrelsie

Scots Minstrelsie
A National Monument of Scottish Song
Edited and Arranged by John Greig, Mus. Doc. (Oxon.) (1893)
in six volumes – Edinburgh – T.C. & E.C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works

Facsimile and index : http://www.electricscotland.com/music/minstrelsie/


1895_Minstrelsy of Scotland

200 Scottish songs, adapted to their traditional airs
Publisher: Augener & Co.
Date printed: 1895

Facsimile and index : http://digital.nls.uk/91378130


1895_A selection of the songs of Lady Dufferin

A Selection Of The Songs of Lady Dufferin (Countess of Gifford) : a companion volume to ‘Songs, poems & verses’ / set to music by herself & others , edited by her son The Marquess of Dufferin
Author:    Lady Dufferin
Contributor:    The Marquess of Dufferin and Ava –  London : John Murray, 1895

Facsimile and index : http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/book/a-selection-of-the-songs-of-lady-dufferin


1896_Nicholas Bennett_Alawon Fy Ngwlad_Vol 1
Alawon Fy Ngwlad – The lays of my land. – Collected by Nicholas Bennett of Glanyrafon – Arranged for the Harp or Pianoforte by D. Elmyn Evans – Vol 1
Facsimile  Boston Public Library https://archive.org/details/alawonfyngwladla01benn
(Index : Marie Coviaux)


1896_Nicholas Bennett_Alawon Fy Ngwlad_Vol 2

Alawon Fy Ngwlad – The lays of my land. – Collected by Nicholas Bennett of Glanyrafon – Arranged for the Harp or Pianoforte by D. Elmyn Evans – Vol 2
Facsimile  Boston Public Library https://archive.org/details/alawonfyngwladla02benn
(Index : Marie Coviaux)


1898_Alfred Moffat_Minstrelsy of Ireland

200 Irish songs adapted to their traditional airs, arranged for voice with pianoforte accompaniment, and supplemented with historical notes by Alfred Moffat.

Facsimile and index : http://digital.nls.uk/91381975


1899_A Collection of Ancient Piobaireachd or Highland Pipe Music

Info from Ceol Sean :
Angus MacKay is a well-known figure in the history of piping, so we haven’t included any
biographical background, but instead refer you to other sources that are listed on our Library page .
Angus MacKay’s Collection was first published in 1838, and the version presented here is from a
fourth edition published in 1899.

Modern edition and index : http://www.ceolsean.net/content/MacKay/MacKay_TOC.html


1899_1918-Logan’s Collection of Highland Bagpipe Music

Info from Ceol Sean :
Logan’s Collection consists of eight books and contains over 500 tunes. The first book was published in 1899, and the eighth book appeared sometime after World War One.

Modern edition and index : http://www.ceolsean.net/content/Logan/Logan_TOC.html


1899_James Bett_A Collection of Pipe Music

Info from Ceol Sean
James Bett’s  A Collection of Pipe Music  was published in 1899, and it appears that there is only
one edition of this collection. The collection contains both light music and piobaireachds.

Modern edition and index :  http://www.ceolsean.net/content/Betts/Betts_TOC.html


1900_1913_Choisir chiul

A’ Choisir-Chiul , The St Columba collection of Gaelic songs arranged for part-singing
J. and R. Parlane.
Facsimile : http://digital.nls.uk/75753150
(Index : Marie Coviaux)


 1900 ca_Kidson’s H’pipe manuscript
ABC and index : http://www.village-music-project.org.uk/abc/fkhp.abc


The Dunn Family Collection

Info from The Dunn Family Collection:

The origins of the musical manuscripts are difficult to determine. Most appear to have been bound together from various sources, and although some of the notation may be from Francis O’Neill’s hand, it is likely the majority is from Michael J. Dunn or his son, Michael J. Dunn, Jr. Since Dunn received materials from James Early, it is also possible some of the work could be Early’s.

1900 ca_Dunn Family Manuscripts_01 :
Facsimile and index : http://archives.irishfest.com/dunn-family-collection/Manuscripts/Manuscript-01.htm

1900 ca_Dunn Family Manuscripts_02 :
Facsimile and index : http://archives.irishfest.com/dunn-family-collection/Manuscripts/Manuscript-02.htm

1900 ca_Dunn Family Manuscripts_03 :
Facsimile and index : http://archives.irishfest.com/dunn-family-collection/Manuscripts/Manuscript-03.htm

1900 ca_Dunn Family Manuscripts_04 :
Facsimile and index : http://archives.irishfest.com/dunn-family-collection/Manuscripts/Manuscript-04.htm

1900 ca_Dunn Family Manuscripts_05 :
Facsimile and index : http://archives.irishfest.com/dunn-family-collection/Manuscripts/Manuscript-05.htm

1900 ca_Dunn Family Manuscripts-Dance Music of Ireland 01 :
Facsimile and index : http://archives.irishfest.com/dunn-family-collection/Manuscripts/Dance-Music-of-Ireland-01.htm


 1900_The Music of Clan MacLean
Info from Ceol Sean :
The Music of Clan MacLean is collection compiled by David Glen and first published in 1900 for
the Clan MacLean Society. The collection includes both piobaireachd and light music.
There were two editions of this collection, and the version presented here is a first edition.

Modern edition and index :  http://www.ceolsean.net/content/MacLean/MacLean_TOC.html


1900 ca_Westrop’s_120 country dances jigs reels hornipes for the pianoforte

Facsimile and index : http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/book/t.-westrops-120-country-dances


1900 ca_Westrop’s_120 country dances jigs reels hornipes for the violin

Facsimile and index :  http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/book/westrops-120-country-dances-for-the-violin


1901_Minstrelsy of England

A collection of 200 English songs with their melodies, popular from the 16th century to the middle of the 18th century.
Publisher: Bayley & Ferguson, publisher in London – Date printed: 1901

Facsimile and index :  http://digital.nls.uk/91374045


1901_PW Joyce_Irish Music and Song

Irish Music and Song: A Collection of Songs in the Irish Language, Set to Music / edited for the Society for the Preservation of the Irish Language by PW Joyce  – Dublin : M.H. Gill and Son, 1901

Facsimile, index, and interactive score (but not in Linux) : http://www.itma.ie/joyce/book/irish-music-and-song-joyce


1902_Misses Cambell_Irish-airs

Facsimile and index : https://archive.org/details/irishairs00miss


 1902_George Petrie_the complete collection of Irish Music Vol 1
The complete collection of Irish music / as noted by George Petrie ; edited from the original manuscripts, by Charles Villiers Stanford.

(the Petrie’s manuscripts date between 1855 to 1857 .. and Petrie collected tunes from years! He quoted 1807 in the third volume..)
Facsimile of 1902 edition :  http://hdl.handle.net/1802/6228
Modern edition and index : http://d232364.sitehosting.ie/data/IMCO/SP.HTM

(You can find the titles of the 1582 traditional melodies , the 3 Volumes including the gaelic titles here : https://search.library.brown.edu/catalog/b3489641)


1902_George Petrie_the complete collection of Irish Music Vol 2

The complete collection of Irish music / as noted by George Petrie ; edited from the original manuscripts, by Charles Villiers Stanford.
(the Petrie’s manuscripts date between 1855 to 1857 .. and Petrie collected tunes from years! He quoted 1807 in the third volume..)

Facsimile of 1902 edition :  http://hdl.handle.net/1802/6228
(Index : Marie Coviaux)

(You can find the titles of the 1582 traditional melodies , the 3 Volumes including the gaelic titles here : https://search.library.brown.edu/catalog/b3489641)


1902_George Petrie_the complete collection of Irish Music Vol 3

The complete collection of Irish music / as noted by George Petrie ; edited from the original manuscripts, by Charles Villiers Stanford.
(the Petrie’s manuscripts date between 1855 to 1857 .. and Petrie collected tunes from years! He quoted 1807 in the third volume..)
Facsimile of 1902 edition :  http://hdl.handle.net/1802/6228
(Index : Marie Coviaux with only the english titles –I can’t read the gaelic-)

(You can find the titles of the 1582 traditional melodies , the 3 Volumes including the gaelic titles here : https://search.library.brown.edu/catalog/b3489641)


1903_O_Neill Music of Ireland

Modern edition, ABC, Midi and index : http://www.oldmusicproject.com/oneils1.html

Modern edition and other index : http://www.celtic-sheet-music.com/musicofireland.html


1903_The Edinburgh Collection of Highland Bagpipe Music

Info from Ceol Sean :
David Glen was the son of Alexander Glen, was a pipe maker in Edinburgh, and published pipe music from from 1876 to 1911. David Glen’s Edinburgh Collection of Highland Bagpipe Music is an eleven book set that contains 530 settings. The first book was published in 1903 and that final book in the set appears to have been published in 1908. The Edinburgh Collection was the last of David Glen’s major collections to be published. In addition to presenting a vast collection of light music, it also includes over 50 piobaireachds (most of which present the ground only).

Modern edition and index : http://www.ceolsean.net/content/EdinColl/EdinColl_TOC.html


1905_Songs of the West_Baring Gould_Fleetwood Shepard_ Bussel-5th Edition

5th edition (1905 reprint : 1913) The 1892 edition indexed : 1892_Songs of the West_Baring Gould_Fleetwood Shepard

Songs of the West – Folk songs of Devon & Cornwall collected from the mouths of the people by S. Baring-Gould, M.A. , H. Fleetwood Sheppard, M.A.  and F.W. Bussell, mus.Doc D.D. – Under the musical Editoship of Cecil J. Sharp Principal of the Hampstead Conservatoire – Fifth edition in one volume – Methuen & Co LTD – 36 Exxex street W.C. London

Originally issued in four Parts in 1890
First Published in One volume in 1892
New and Revised Edition October 1905
Reprinted :April 1913

Facsimile : http://imslp.org/wiki/Songs_and_Ballads_of_the_West_%28Baring-Gould,_Sabine%29
(Index:  Marie Coviaux)


1905_A. Ogilvie Grey_Scottish Music_Strathspeys, Reels, Step-Tunes and Old Airs

Scottish music comprising strathspeys, reels, step-tunes & old airs. Easily and effectively arranged for the pianoforte by A. Ogilvie Grey  – second edition, Ernest Köhler & son, 101 Leith Street  Edinburgh – Oliver ditson company Boston Mass, USA – Copyright for all countrues 1905 by A. Ogilvie Grey
Facsimile : http://imslp.org/wiki/Scottish_Music:_Strathspeys,_Reels,_Step-Tunes_%26_Old_Airs_%28Grey,_A._Ogilvie%29
(Index:  Marie Coviaux)


 1905_HARDING’S All Round Collection of Jigs, Reels and Country Dances

Harding’s All-Round collection ofJogs, Reels and Country Dances for Piano, Violin, Flute or Mandolin – Harding’s Music House New York – Edward B. Marks Music Co.-Sole Selling Agents – Price 75 cent – Made in U.S.A.
Facsimile and index: http://imslp.org/wiki/Harding’s_All-Round_Collection_of_Jigs,_Reels_and_Country_Dances_%28Various%29


 1905_The Cowal Collection

Info from Ceol Sean :

The Cowal Collection, as presented here, includes four different tune collections. The first of these was compiled by John MacLellan, D.C.M. It appeared in 1905, and includes 71 tunes. The second book was compiled by the Cowal (Dunoon) Highland Games Committee, and was published about 1912. Book Three was published by the Cowal Committee around 1920. The fourth book appeared in 1932, and again published by the Cowal Highland Games Committee. There is a fifth book, not presented here, that was compiled by P/M George MacDonald that was published in 1958.

Modern edition and index : http://www.ceolsean.net/content/Cowal/Cowal_TOC.html


1906_PW Joyce_Irish Peasant Songs

Facsimile and index : http://www.itma.ie/joyce/book/irish-peasant-songs-1906


1907_A Collection of Ancient Piobaireachd by David Glen

Info from Ceol Sean :
David Glen was the son of Alexander Glen, was a pipe maker in Edinburgh, and published pipe
music from from 1876 to 1911.

Glen’s  Ancient Piobaireachd  is a collection of seven books, presenting about 100 piobaireachds.
The first book was published in 1880, and the seventh book appeared in 1907. The version
presented is from a third edition published between 1907 and 1911, and printed as a bound volume
of all seven books. Piobaireachd players should be aware that our site has David Glen’s
manuscripts, and might be intererested in comparing those manuscripts to the settings presented
here.

Facsimile of 1907-1911 edition and index : http://www.ceolsean.net/content/GlenPio/GlenPio_TOC.html


 1907_David Glen’s Manuscript

Info from Ceol Sean :

David Glen’s Manuscript: was completed around 1907.  Containing 191 tunes, it is one of the 19th century’s biggest piobaireachd compilations.  It is exceptionally wide-ranging in scope and includes several interesting contemporary compositions which indicate that the tradition was still in its creative phase.  Glen’s manuscript is a fascinating ‘piper’s workshop’.  In it we can see one of piping’s greatest editors actually at work, and study how he approached the tunes and the principles he applied.  In addition to his editorial work, David Glen was perhaps the most prolific publisher of pipe music yet to have appeared.  His Collection of Highland Bagpipe Music (17 vols., Edinr., 1876-1900) was for a good many years the standard light music edition, while his Collection of Ancient Piobaireachd (7 vols., Edinr., 1880-1907) was described by John MacDonald of Inverness in 1940 as ‘the most reliable we have today’.  As well as being an editor and publisher of pipe music, David Glen was also an important pipe maker whose instruments are still prized, and a figure whose central significance to modern piping is at length being recognised.

Facsimile and index : http://www.ceolsean.net/docs/Indexpages/David%20Glen%20Index%20in%20HTML.html


1907_O Neill_The Dance Music Of Ireland

Modern edition, Midi and index (with only english titles) : http://www.celtic-sheet-music.com/dancemusicofireland.html
Facsimile :  http://imslp.org/wiki/The_Dance_Music_of_Ireland_%28O’Neill,_Francis%29

A index with the english titles AND the gaelic titles is available here :
http://www.worldcat.org/title/dance-music-of-ireland-1001-gems-double-jigs-single-jigs-hop-or-slip-jigs-reels-hornpipes-long-dances-set-dances-etc/oclc/868166384


 1908_Jigs and Reels_VOL 1

Jigs and reels in two volumes : containing all favorite reels, jigs, hornpipes, flings, country dances, buck and wing dances etc. both old and new. Vol. I – USA : Academic Music, 1908

Facsimile and index : http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/book/jigs-and-reels-vol-1


1908_Jigs and Reels_VOL 2

http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/book/jigs-and-reels-vol-2

Jigs and reels in two volumes : containing all favorite reels, jigs, hornpipes, flings, country dances, buck and wing dances etc. both old and new. Vol. II   –   USA : Academic Music Co, 1908
Facsimile and index :   http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/book/jigs-and-reels-vol-2


 1908_The Kilberry Book of Ceol Meadhonach

Info from Ceaol Sean :

The Kilberry Book of Ceol Meadhonach was compiled by brothers Captain John Campbell and Archibald Campbell and published in 1908.
Ceol Meadhonach means « middle music », and the Campbells describe it as follows in the Introduction.:
« The music of the Highland bagpipe is usually said to be divided into three categories: Ceol Mor, the « big music » or Piobaireachd; Ceol Beag, the « little music, » that is quicksteps and dance music, and Ceol Meadhonach, the « middle music » which lies between the other two, and consists of such tunes as are neither constructed in the measure of Piobaireachd, nor adapted for the quick march or dance. »
There were two (and possibly) three editions of this book, and the version presented here is from a first edition.

Modern edition and index :  http://www.ceolsean.net/content/CeolMead/CeolMead_TOC.html


1909_Irish country songs_Herbert Hughes
Irish Country song Collected and arranged by Herbert Hughes – Boosey & Hawkes
4 volumes

Facsimile : http://imslp.org/wiki/Irish_Country_Songs_%28Hughes,_Herbert%29
(Index Marie Coviaux)


1909_ PW JOYCE_Old Irish Folk Music_Part 1

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 by PW Joyce
London ; New York ; Bombay ; Calcutta : Longmans, Green & Co. ; Dublin : Hodges, Figgis, 1909  – 1rst Edition

Facsimile and index : http://www.itma.ie/joyce/book/old-irish-folk-music-and-songs-part-1
Interactive score – but not in Linux- : http://www.itma.ie/joyce/score/old-irish-folk-music-and-songs-part-1


 1909_ PW JOYCE_Old Irish Folk Music_Part 2

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 by PW Joyce  –  London ; New York ; Bombay ; Calcutta : Longmans, Green & Co. ; Dublin  – 1909  –   1st Edition

Facsimile and index :  http://www.itma.ie/joyce/book/old-irish-folk-music-and-songs-part-2
Interactive score – but not in Linux- : http://www.itma.ie/joyce/score/old-irish-folk-music-and-songs-part-2


1909_ PW JOYCE_Old Irish Folk Music_Part 3_The Forde collection

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 by PW Joyce – London ; New York ; Bombay ; Calcutta : Longmans, Green & Co. ; Dublin : Hodges, Figgis, 1909 – 1st Edition

Facsimile and index :  http://www.itma.ie/joyce/book/old-irish-folk-music-and-songs-part-3
Interactive score – but not in Linux- : http://www.itma.ie/joyce/score/old-irish-folk-music-and-songs-part-3


1909_ PW JOYCE_Old Irish Folk Music_Part 4_The Pigot collection

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 by PW Joyce –  London ; New York ; Bombay ; Calcutta : Longmans, Green & Co. ; Dublin : Hodges, Figgis, 1909  – 1rst Edition

Facsimile and index :  http://www.itma.ie/joyce/book/old-irish-folk-music-and-songs-part-4
Interactive score – but not in Linux- : http://www.itma.ie/joyce/score/old-irish-folk-music-and-songs-part-4


1910_Old Irish Croonauns_Honoria Tomkins Galwey

Old Irish croonauns and other tunes / re-collected and collected by Miss Honoria Galwey –  London ; New York : Boosey, [1910]

Facsimile and index : http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/book/old-irish-croonauns


1911_13_Morris Dance tunes_Cecil J Sharp

Morris dances tunes; collected from traditionnal souces and arranged for piano solo by Cecil J. Sharp and Herbert C.Macilwaine- Set 1  – London Novello & co, Ltd.
These tunes are issued in connection with « The Morris Book, « Part 1 (New Edition) by the same authors, wherein will be found a full and clear  description of the traditional way in which these Dances are performed by the Morris-men of England: together with a notation , in which each step and figure is described in the fullest detail.

Facsimile Set 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9 and index : http://larkcamp.com/CecilSharp.html

Facsimile Set 6 : http://imslp.org/wiki/Morris_Dance_Tunes_%28Sharp,_Cecil%29
Set 7 missing


1911-Irish tunes for the scottish and Irish war-pipes

Irish tunes for the Scottish and Irish war-pipes / compiled by William Walsh, Chicago ; arranged by David Glen, Edinburgh – Edinburgh : David Glen

Facsimile and index : http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/book/irish-tunes-for-the-scottish-and-irish-war-pipes-compiled-by-william-walsh
There is a third edition with more tunes just below…


1911_Irish tunes for the scottish and Irish war pipes_3rd ed

Info from Ceol Sean :
David Glen was the son of Alexander Glen, was a pipe maker in Edinburgh, and published pipe music from from 1876 to 1911. This collection of tunes was first published in 1911, after David Glen had published all of his collections of highland pipe music. The version presented here is from the 3rd edition.

(wrong datation : 1911 is for the first edition, not for the third..)

Modern edition and index : http://www.ceolsean.net/content/GlenIris/GlenIris_TOC.html

(there is on ITMA a facsimile with less tunes)


1912_Dances of the olden time_Moffat_Kidson

Dances of the Olden Time arranged for the Pianoforte by Alfred Moffat
with an Essay on old English Dancing , and the method explained of performing a number of Dances included in this work by Frack Kidson
London : Bayley & Ferguson -Copyright 1912 by Bayley & Ferguson

Facsimile : https://archive.org/details/dancesofoldentim00moff
(Index : Marie Coviaux)


1912_Country Dances Tunes_Cecil J Sharp

Country Dance Tunes
Collected and Arranged by Cecil J. Sharp – Set 1 to 11
London Novello & Co. Ltd.

Facsimile and index : http://larkcamp.com/CecilSharp.html


1912_and_later_The Scottish Piper’s Society Book of Tunes
Info from Ceol Sean :

The are two editions of this collection. The first one was published in 1912, and the second one was published later, although we haven’t been able to ascertain its publication date. The two editions are substantially different. The second edition has 26 settings from the first edition, and 35 new settings. In all, 85 tunes are presented in the two books editions. The first tune in the second edition,  Mallorca , was written by the the Duke of Windsor (when he was Prince of Wales).

Modern edition and index : http://www.ceolsean.net/content/RSPS/RSPS_TOC.html


1914_Arthur Darley and P. J. McCall Feis Ceoil_Collection of Irish Airs

Feis Ceoil -Collection of Irish Airs Hitherto unublished – Edited by Artur Darley & P.J.McCall – Vol 1 – Published by the Feis Ceoil Association – 37, Molesworth Street Dublin 1914 – Dublin

Modern edition -but not in Linux – and index : http://d232364.sitehosting.ie/data/imco/FC.HTM


1915_140 folk tunes_with piano accompaniment

140 folk-tunes, with piano accompaniment [« rote songs » for grades I, II and III]. Compiled and edited for use in school and home by Dr. Archibald T. Davison and Thomas Whitney Surette. – Boston – 1915

Facsimile : http://hdl.handle.net/1802/14329
(Index : Marie Coviaux)


1916_One hundred English folksongs_Cecil Sharp

One Hundred English Folksongs edited by Cecil . Sharp for Medium Voice
Oliver Ditson Company  – Theodore Presser CO. Distributors – 1712 Chestnut Street Philadelphia
Copyright , 1916 By Oliver Ditson Company

Facsimile :  https://archive.org/details/onehundredenglis00shar
(Index : Marie Coviaux)


1917_English folk songs from the southern Appalachians_Campbell_Sharp

English folk songs from the Southern Appalachians comprising 122 songs and Ballads, and 323 tunes Collecte by Olive Dame Campbell and Cecil . Sharp with an introduction and notes  G.P. Putnam’s Sons New York and London The Knickerbocker press 1917

Facsimile : http://archive.org/details/englishfolk00camp
(Index : Marie Coviaux)


1918_1933 Robert M’Kinnon’s Collection of Highland Bagpipe Music

Info from Ceol Sean :
Robert M’Kinnon was another of the 19th century Glasgow bagpipe makers to publish a music
collection. M’Kinnon open his business in Glasgow in the early 1880’s.
M’Kinnon’s Collection first appeared in 1884, and the version presented here is from a seventh
edition that appeared sometime between 1918 and 1933.

Modern edition and index : http://www.ceolsean.net/content/Mkinn/Mkinn_TOC.html


1918_Henderson’s Tutor for the Bagpipe and Collection of Pipe Music

Info from Ceol Sean :
First edition : 1900
Peter Henderson was a Glasgow bagpipe maker and published of bagpipe music.
His  Tutor for the Bagpipe and Collection of Pipe Music  was first published in 1900. A second
edition of this work was published sometime between 1918 and 1932, and that second edition is
presented here.

Modern edition and index : http://www.ceolsean.net/content/Hendo/Hendo_TOC.html


1919_Amhrain Mhuighe Seola_Eileen Costello

Amhráin Mhuighe Seóla: Traditional Folk-Songs from Galway and Mayo

Info from ITMA :
Amhráin Mhuighe Seóla is a classic collection of traditional songs in the Irish language, one of the relatively few to contain notated melodies as well as words.

These songs were collected in Co Galway and Co Mayo by Mrs Eileen Costello (Eibhlín Bean Mhic Choisdealbha) of Tuam in the early 20th century, and were published by the Irish Folk Song Society in London in 1919 as a number of its journal, and again in Dublin in 1923 by The Talbot Press, commercial publishers. On a variety of themes, they are mainly love songs. Maigh Seola is an ancient territory between Loughrea and Headford in Co Galway.

Mrs Costello was born Edith Drury in 1870 in St Pancras workhouse in London, where her Limerick father worked as an attendant. Her mother was Welsh. She became a teacher, and was in the 1890s prominent in a number of the then many Irish cultural organisations in London. A highly active member of the Gaelic League from its London foundation in 1896, she learned Irish there. Her song collecting in the Irish language began in London (she first collected ‘Neillí Bhán’ on a train coming from Woolwich), but her collecting work really began in Ireland, in Tuam, where she came to live having in 1903 married a Dr Thomas Bodkin from the town. He was a medical doctor, historian, and fellow Gaelic Leaguer. Among her chief singers from 1904 was a Maggie Hession of Belclare, members of whose family are still involved in traditional music. Mrs Costello was active in the War of Independence and became a senator in the Irish Free State. She died in 1962. Although she supplied extensive source-notes to the songs and information on their backgrounds (with English translations mainly by others), her motivation was not academic. She intended her volume primarily ‘for popular use in the schools and Gaelic League classes of Connacht’.

Interactive Scores -but not in Linux and index :  http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/score/AMS


1920 ca_The English Country Dance Graded series_Cecil J. Sharp

The English country dance, graded series. Containing the description of the dances together with the tunes by Cecil J. Sharp by Sharp, Cecil J. (Cecil James), 1859-1924

Published [192-]

Facsimile :

Supplement 1 (Vol IX) : http://round.soc.srcf.net/dances/cdb/graded
Vol 8 : https://archive.org/details/englishcountryda08sharuoft
Vol 7 : https://archive.org/details/englishcountryda07sharuoft
Vol 6 : https://archive.org/details/englishcountryda06sharuoft
Vol 5 : https://archive.org/details/englishcountryda05sharuoft
Vol 4: http://round.soc.srcf.net/dances/cdb/graded
Vol 3 : https://archive.org/details/englishcountryda03sharuoft
Vol 2 : https://archive.org/details/englishcountryda02sharuoft
Vol 1: https://archive.org/details/englishcountryda01sharuoft

Index : http://round.soc.srcf.net/dances/cdb/graded


1920s_1930s_Hill Country Tunes_Pennsylvania

A collection of fiddle tunes from western Pennsylvania in the 1920s and 1930s, collected by the folkorist, musicologist and field researcher Sam Bayard in 1943.
HILL COUNTRY TUNES – Instrumental Folk Music of Southwestern Pennsylvania – Collected and Edited by: Samuel Preston Bayard (Philadelphia 1944)

Facsimile , ABC and index : http://trillian.mit.edu/~jc/music/book/


1920_The Pipes of War by Bruce Setton and John Grant

From Ceol Sean :

This collection was published in 1920 by Sir Bruce Seton and John Grant. There were only two
hundred copies of this book printed, and all of the settings are original tunes composed during
World War One. Most of the settings presented here appear only in this collection.

Modern edition and index :  http://www.ceolsean.net/content/Pwar/Pwar_TOC.html


1920 ca_MacLeod’s Tutor for the Highland Bagpipe

Info from Ceol Sean :
MacLeod’s Tutor for the Higland Bagpipe was published by Pipe Major A.R. MacLeod. The exact publication date is not known, but judging from some tune titles, it appears to have been published after World War I. It presents 130 or so tunes, and over 50 of the settings are either arrangements or original compositions by Pipe Major A.R. MacLeod. Pipe Major A.R. MacLeod was a friend of G.S. McLennan, and there is some evidence to suggest he was living in Edinburgh at the time this collection was published.

Modern edition and index : http://www.ceolsean.net/content/MacLeod/MacLeod_TOC.html


1920 ca_The World’s Largest Online Collection of Bagpipe Music

Info from Ceol Sean :
Wm. Fergusson was a student of Farquhar MacRae, and went on to become Pipe Major of the City of Glasgow Pipe Band. He led the band in winning several major competitions in the 1920’s, including the World Championships in 1921, 1922, 1923 and 1925. This collection was compiled by P/M Wm. Fergusson in 1939, and is a nice collection of light music, including his march  Kintara to El Arish .

Modern edition and index : http://www.ceolsean.net/content/Ferguss/Ferguss_TOC.html


1921_Hardebeck_A collection of jigs and reels_Part I

Cnuasacht port agus cor do’n bpiano. Cuid a h-aon / Carl G. Hardebec do ghléas = A collection of jigs and reels / arranged for piano by Carl G. Hardebeck – Dublin : Sullivan & Co, 1921

Facsimile and index : http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/book/Cnuasacht-port-cuid-1
Interactive score -but not in Linux- : http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/score/hardebec-cnuasacht-port-part1


1921_Hardebeck_A collection of jigs and reels_Part II
Cnuasacht port agus cor do’n bpiano. Cuid a dó / Carl G. Hardebec do ghléas = A collection of jigs and reels. Part II / arranged for piano by Carl G. Hardebeck

Facsimile and index : http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/book/cnuasacht-port-cuid-2
Interactive score -but not in Linux- : http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/score/hardebec-cnuasacht-port-part2


1922 ca_Francis O’Neill_Waifs and strays of Gaelic melody

Waifs and strays of Gaelic melody ; comprising forgotten favorites, worthy variants, and tunes not previously printed. Collected and edited by Francis O’Neill. Arranged by Selena O’Neill.  – Chicago, Lyon & Healy, c1922.

Facsimile : http://hdl.handle.net/2027/hvd.32044040672529
Edition moderne online (just treble) and index :  http://www.celtic-sheet-music.com/waifsandstrays.html
ABC (just treble) : http://trillian.mit.edu/~jc/music/book/oneills/waifs/Intro.html


 1922_PW Joyce_Irish peasant songs

Irish Peasant Songs: in the English Language / with the Words Set to the Proper Old Irish Airs by P. W. Joyce – Dublin : The Talbot Press, 1922

Facsimile and index : http://www.itma.ie/joyce/book/irish-peasant-songs-1922


1923_The Piobaireachd by Ian M’Lennan

Info from Ceol Sean :

This rather small collection was compiled by Ian McLennan, father of George S. McLennan, and published in 1923. The note page two indicates that the Ian McLennan died while the book was in press. Despite its name, the collection also includes a few light music settings.

Modern edition and index : http://www.ceolsean.net/content/McLenPio/McLenPio_TOC.html


1923_The MacPhee Collection

Info from Ceol Sean :
Donald MacPhee was a Glasgow bagpipe maker. He was born in 1841, and opened his bagpipe business around 1871. He published collections of both light music and piobaireachd. His first collection  A Selection of Music for the Highland Bagpipe  was published in 1876. The version presented here is from the third edition that appeared in 1923. MacPhee also publshed  A Complete Tutor for the Highland Bagpipe . Prior to 1895, the tutor was part of  A Selection of Music for the Highland Bagpipe  In 1895, the tutor was first published as separate book. The tutor version presented her is from the eighth edition, printed prior to 1899. His piobaireachd collection was published in 1879 as a single book. Beginning with the second edition (around 1885), the piobaireachd collection was published as two books, and version presented here is from a 1923 fourth edition

Modern edition and index : http://www.ceolsean.net/content/MacPhee/MacPhee_TOC.html


1925_Rinnci na hEireann_G.Shirmer_New York

Info from  http://trillian.mit.edu/~jc/music/book/ :
This is my transcription of the tunes in the book of Irish dances published by G.Shirmer Inc in New York in 1925. This book contains instructions for 25 dances in square, circle and longways formations. It has apparently been out of print for a long time, but a friend had a copy. Some day, I may also get around to typing in the dance descriptions. Meanwhile, this is an interesting set of old versions of a lot of well-known tunes.

ABC and index : http://trillian.mit.edu/~jc/music/book/Rinnci_na_hEireann/


1925_William Cocks’ A Tutor for the Northumberland Half Long Bagpipes

Info from Ceol Sean

Wm. Cocks was a master clock maker who had interest in Northumbrian pipes. His collection was published in 1925. Many of the settings included in this collection are not found in other collections included on our site. Unlike the settings for the Highland pipes, the settings presented here are devoid of embellishments, and pipers may need to improvise as needed to adapt these settings.

Modern edition and index : http://www.ceolsean.net/content/Cocks/Cocks_TOC.html


1926 ca_MacCrimmon and Other Piobaireachd and Some Piobaireachd Studies

Info from Ceol Sean :
The G.F. Ross Collection, as presented here, has settings and materials from two different books compiled by G.F. Ross and published by Peter Henderson. The first is  Some Piobaireachd Studies  from 1926, and the second is  A Collection of MacCrimmon and Other Piobaireachd . In several of the settings, the music is layed out in a  lines-across-two-pages  format. Users should understand that, with this format, the two pages need to be set side by side, rather than one after the other, in order to follow the setting. In addition, the entries in  Some Piobaireachd Studies  are instructional materials that use portions of the settings, rather than complete settings themselves.

Modern edition and index :  http://www.ceolsean.net/content/GFRoss/GFRoss_TOC.html


1927_Roche Collection Of Traditional Irish Music_Vol 1

Vol 1: Collection of Irish airs , marches , and dance tunes – compiled and arranged for violin, mandoline flute or pipes – by – F. Roche with introduction by the  Rev. Charles J. Brennan – New edition carefully revised  by the author.

Modern edition, midi, ABC and index : http://www.capeirish.com/webabc/working/source.folders/roche/roche.1/roche.1_table.html


1927_Roche Collection Of Traditional Irish Music_Vol 2

Vol 2: Collection of Irish airs , marches  and dance tunes – compiled .and arranged for violin, mandoline flute or pipes  by  F. Roche  with introduction / by the  Rev. Charles J. Brennan – Entered Stationers’ Hall.
Modern edition, midi, ABC and index : http://www.capeirish.com/webabc/working/source.folders/roche/roche.2/roche.2_table.html


1927_Roche Collection Of Traditional Irish Music_Vol 3

Vol 3:Collection of Irish airs , marches  and dance tunes – compiled and arranged for violin, mandoline flute or pipes  with introductory essay on Irish dancing – by F. Roche  New edition carefully revised  by the author.
Modern edition, midi, ABC and index : http://www.capeirish.com/webabc/working/source.folders/roche/roche.3/roche.3_table.html


1929_George S. McLennan_Highland Bagpipe Music

Info from Ceol Sean :
G. S. MacLennan was born in 1884, and according to Wm. Donaldson, was  a child prodigy . He had fantastic career as a soloist, and served as Piper Major with the Gordon Highlanders. Sadly, he died at an early age. G. S. MacLennan’s  Highland Bagpipe Music  was first published in 1929 (the year that he died). The version presented here is from the third edition.

Modern edition and index :  http://www.ceolsean.net/content/mclennan/MacLennan_TOC.html


1930-1940_An claisceadal

Facsimile and index : http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/book/claisceadal-colm-o-lochlainn


1931_Dances of Donegal_Grace Orpen

Facsimile and index : http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/book/dances-of-donegal


1931_The dance music of Ireland_arranged by R.M. Levey_First and Second Collection

First Collection of The Dance Music of Ireland.  – arranged by R.M. Levey. – The Frederick Harris Company, 89, Newman St., Oxford St., London, W.

The Second Collection of The Dance Music of Ireland Consisting of upwards of One Hundred National Jigs, Reels, Hornpipes &c. – Arranged with Easy Basses for the Piano Forte (The treble line to suit violin or flute)  by R.M.Levey – Director of Music to the Theatre R…. (?)  and Leader of the Philharmonic and Ancient Concert Societies of Dublin – The Fredericl Harris Company – 89, Newman St. Oxford St. London , W.

Facsimile from the University of Rochester :  http://hdl.handle.net/1802/26527
Index : http://promusica.ie/the-dance-music-of-ireland-the-levey-collection-for-piano.html


 1934_1936 A New Zealand Collection of Highland Bagpipe Music

Info from Ceol Sean :
The New Zealand Collection of Bagpipe Music was published by Alexander T. Cameron. He came from a family of pipers and lived in New Zealand from around 1868 to 1957. Geoff Hore has prepared a very nice history of the Cameron family that includes additional information on Alexander T. Cameron.

Alexander Cameron published two collections of tunes. The first was entitled  A New Zealand Collection of Bagpipe Music  and had 188 tunes. It was published in 1934. The second collection of 15 tunes was published in 1936 and was called  The Second New Zealand Collection of Bagpipe Music . Both collections are presented here

Modern edition  and index : http://www.ceolsean.net/content/NewZeal/NewZeal_TOC.html


1934_The Empire Book of Pipe Tunes and Tunes for the Pipes

Info from Ceol Sean :
The Empire Collection, as presented here, consists of two books by J.D. Ross Watt, a native Scot who later emigrated to South Africa. The first was published in 1934, and the other appeared in 1936. In all, there are about 225 tunes in these two collections. Many were written by J.D. Ross Watt, and many others are his arrangements. The collection also includes tunes from Asian and African cultures, and well has his own piobaireachd compositions

Modern edition and index : http://www.ceolsean.net/content/Empire/Empire_TOC.html


1937_Hardebec_Ceol na nGaedheal

Ceol na nGaedheal / gléasta d’fheadógaibh ag Carl G. Hardebec
Baile Átha Cliath [Dublin] ; Béal Feirste [Belfast] ; Corcaigh [Cork] ; Portláirge [Waterford] : Brún agus Ó Nualláin [Browne and Nolan], 1937

Info from ITMA :
Carl Gilbert Hardebeck (1869−1945) was a classical pianist, organist and composer, a music teacher and choirmaster, and also a dedicated collector, arranger and publisher of Irish traditional music. Traditional song was his main area of Irish interest, and he edited and arranged for voice and piano several influential collections of Irish-language songs. But he was also responsible for three published collections of instrumental traditional music, and these are reproduced here to mark the 70th anniversary year of his death.

Facsimile (Tonic Sol-fa notation) and index : http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/book/ceol-na-ngaedheal
Interactive scores -but not in Linux :  http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/score/hardebec-ceol-na-ngaedheal


 1948_Viola Mom Ruth_Pioneer Western Folk Tunes

Info from http://trillian.mit.edu/~jc/music/book/ :

Viola Ruth lived in Arizona for the first half of the 20th century. She was an important dance fiddler and long-time state fiddle champion. She published a number of tune collections showing her style of playing, and left copies of them plus her music notebooks to the state historical museum, who have put images of much of her material online.

ABC and index : http://trillian.mit.edu/~jc/music/book/ViolaRuth/


1949_Lee Owens and Viola Ruth_American Square Dances of the West and Southwest

Info from http://trillian.mit.edu/~jc/music/book/ :

Viola Ruth lived in Arizona for the first half of the 20th century. She was an important dance fiddler and long-time state fiddle champion. She published a number of tune collections showing her style of playing, and left copies of them plus her music notebooks to the state historical museum, who have put images of much of her material online.

Incomplete facsimile , ABC and index : http://trillian.mit.edu/~jc/music/book/ViolaRuth/

(p. 121  « Chadham County Breakdown » is missing is the facsimile)


1949_The Brigade Book of Irish Pipe Music
Info from Ceol Sean :
This collection was published in 1949, was compiled by a committee of three pipe majors at the Brigade Pipe School in Armagh. Details of the committee’s efforts appear in the Foreword. The book contains over 200 settings, as well as some suggested arrangement of sets, all which are presented here.

Modern edition and index : http://www.ceolsean.net/content/Brigade/Brigade_TOC.html


1950 ca_The Nelson Music Collection

Info from : http://townofnelson.com/nelson-music-collection :

The Nelson Music Collection was first published in 1969, as a “Collection of Authentic Square Dance Melodies. Compiled by Newt Tolman, a flute player from Nelson, and his piano accompanist, Kay Gilbert from Peterborough, it contains 63 tunes that might be heard at one of the local square dances. It became an important resource over the next decade as the face of square dancing evolved (and became more commonly known as contra dancing), and as young musicians aspired to learn the tunes so that they could play for the dances. Eventually it took a back seat to newer collections which offered additional and newly popularized tunes, but serious scholars and musicians remained aware of its existence. Newt and Kay also issued an LP recording of the same name, which featured many of the tunes from the book. It was one of the first commercial recordings of this music.
Several years ago a box of approximately 400 copies of the Nelson Music Collection tune book were discovered by Kay’s daughter Kayti. At about that time, a copy of the LP was used to create a digital master of the recording. There was talk of a reissue of both items, but it was not until recently that Newt’s son, Renn Tolman, began to move the project forward. The result is a package consisting of the original book (with the scores hand-inscribed by Kay), a CD of the remastered recording, and biography of Newt entitled New Tolman and the Haynes flute.

ABC and index :  http://trillian.mit.edu/~jc/music/book/


1951_The Fiddler s Tune Books I-II

Info from www.cpartington.plus.com
The original books, of which this is a transcription, have long been out of print, and although they have been re-edited and republished by Dave Mallinson, the new version is quite different.

ABC and index : http://www.cpartington.plus.com/links/ChrisPartingtonsLinksPage.html


1951_The Glendaruel Collection

Info from Ceol Sean :
The Glendaruel Collection was compiled by P/M W. Norris and published in 1951. Like the Glenallan Collection, some of the tunes have been taken from David Glen’s Collection. Only one edition of this collection was published. We haven’t been able to find any background information on P/M W. Norris, so we welcome any info that you might be able to share

Modern edition and index: http://www.ceolsean.net/content/GlenDar/GlenDar_TOC.html


1952 1962_Franck C Brown Collection_Folklore Of North Carolina_Vol IV

The Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore; the folklore of North Carolina, collected by Dr. Frank C. Brown during the years 1912 to 1943, in collaboration with the North Carolina Folklore Society
by Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore; White, Newman Ivey, 1892-1948; Brown, Frank Clyde; North Carolina Folklore Society

Vol IV : The Music of The Ballads – Edited by Jann Philip Schinhan – Durham, North Carolina Duke University Press 1957

Facsimile :https://archive.org/details/frankcbrowncolle04fran
(Index : Marie Coviaux)


1952 1962_Franck C Brown Collection_Folklore Of North Carolina_Vol V

The Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore; the folklore of North Carolina, collected by Dr. Frank C. Brown during the years 1912 to 1943, in collaboration with the North Carolina Folklore Society
by Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore; White, Newman Ivey, 1892-1948; Brown, Frank Clyde; North Carolina Folklore Society

Vol V – The Music of the Folk songs edited by Jan Philip Schinhan – Durhan University Press  1962

Facsimile : https://archive.org/details/frankcbrowncolle05fran
(Index : Marie Coviaux)


1952_The Glenallan Collection of Bagpipe Music

Info from Ceol Sean :
The Glenallan Collection was compiled by P/M W. Norris and published in 1952. Some of the tunes have been taken from David Glen’s Collection. There is only one edition of this collection. We haven’t been able to find any background information on P/M W.

Modern edition and index: http://www.ceolsean.net/content/Glenall/Glenall_TOC.html


1952_Irish Folk Music Jerry O Brien

Irish Folk Dance Music: for Violin, Flute, Guitar, Banjo and Accordion / Compiled and Arranged by Jerry O’Brien. Roxbury, Massachusetts: E. O’Byrne DeWitt’s Sons, 1952

Info from ITMA :
Accordion player Jerry O’Brien, a native of Kinsale, Co Cork, came to Boston in 1921, and as accordionist with the recording group O’Leary’s Irish Minstrels was a leading exponent and teacher of Irish music in the city. In 1928 he also made one solo 78 rpm recording for the Columbia company of New York before the Great Depression of 1929 brought most Irish-American recording to a halt. In a period of rising prosperity after the Second World War he began recording solo again, this time for the Irish-American Copley label of Boston, and also in duet with a young local star pupil Joe Derrane. The Copley label had been set up in 1948 by Justus O’Byrne DeWitt, son of an Ellen O’Byrne DeWitt who had been involved in the recording industry in New York since 1916. O’Brien also designed for the company the O’Byrne DeWitt Irish Professional Accordion.

Interactive score -but not in Linux-  and index : http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/score/JOB_IFDM1
and http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/score/JOB_IFDM2


1953_The Edcath Collection of Highland Bagpipe Music and Drum Settings

Info from Ceol Sean :
The Edcath Collection, by P/M Donald Shaw Ramsay, was first published nearly sixty years ago, and was a three book collection. The version presented here is the second edition of the the first book. This collection is somewhat unique among the collections presented on our site in that it is the only one that includes drum scores for many of the settings.

Modern edition and index:  http://www.ceolsean.net/content/Edcath/Edcath_TOC.html


1953_Master Method for the Highland Bagpipe

Info from Ceol Sean :
This collection was compiled by P/M James Robertson and P/M Donald Shaw Ramsay. It was first published nearly sixty years ago. It includes instructional materials, light music, piobaireachd exercises and two piobaireachds.

Modern edition and index: http://www.ceolsean.net/content/RobRam/RobRam_TOC.html


2006_William Donaldson_Broadside to Broadband

Info from Ceol Sean :
Broadside to Broadband  by Dr. Wm Donaldson is the first collection of pipe tunes initially published in digital form. The collection, first released on November 30, 2006, and was presented on CD by Ceol Sean CD’s.

Dr. Donaldson is a well-known authority within the piping community and is the author of The Highland Pipe and Scottish Society 1750-1950 and provides analysis and commentary for the Set Tunes Series hosted by the Pipes|Drums website.

This is a spectacular collection in many ways. It includes 50 original tunes composed by Dr. Donaldson, along with his arrangements for 156 traditional tunes. Throughout the collection, there are photos, line drawings, engravings, and a host of other images associated with the settings that bring the music to life. In addition, the introductory material includes a detailed background on the collection, as well as an interesting collection of recordings called  Sounds of the North . Ceol Sean is especially grateful to Dr. Donaldson for allowing us to present this collection on our site, and we hope you find it to be rewarding and enjoyable as well

Modern edition and index: http://www.ceolsean.net/content/B2B/B2B_TOC.html

 

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