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This spreadsheet © Simon Chadwick, CC-BY (use this data however you like, but credit me!). For more information see my Old Irish Harp Transcriptions Project via http://www.simonchadwick.net and my Bunting manuscript index PDFs via http://earlygaelicharp.info/sources/bunting/music.htm
Bunting mss (Queen’s University Belfast, Special Collections, MS4/…)
Description of ms version listed (either a transcription, or a related non-transcription page or item)
ms29
HARP TRANSCRIPTION
My
My interim opinion based on looking at the transcriptions from the point of view of a player of the old Irish harp
Write-ups and video demonstrations of the transcription notation
ATTRIBUTION SUMMARY
Carolan
Reference nos.
1796 (May) (BL g.138.(2) see Peter Downey, Edward Bunting and the Ancient Irish Music… (Lisburn 2017) p.7
1797180918401840
ms attributions (transcr.)
ms attributions (arr)
ms attributions (arr)
ms attributions (arr)
ms attributions (arr.)
Printed book attributions (1840 index, 1797 & 1809 annotated copies BL add ms 41508 – for annotations see Karen Loomis, https://www.academia.edu/6808341/Edward_Bunting_s_Annotated_Volumes_of_Irish_Music_An_Overlooked_Treasure_at_the_British_Library )
Belfast tunes
2
Irish title
English title & alternatives
29 (part 1). See http://simonchadwick.net/oldirishharptranscriptiondownloads/ms29transcription_text.pdf
29 (part 2) See http://simonchadwick.net/oldirishharptranscriptiondownloads/ms29transcription_text.pdf
29 (part 3) See http://simonchadwick.net/oldirishharptranscriptiondownloads/ms29transcription_text.pdf
29(part 4) See http://simonchadwick.net/oldirishharptranscriptiondownloads/ms29transcription_text.pdf
33.133.233.333.4125
transcription
copy
arrangement
paper(see my ms29 text transcript PDF available via http://earlygaelicharp.info/sources/bunting/
SCORE (my opinion on whether it is notated live from the playing of an old Irish harper. 9=defintiely. 0=no chance. 5=not sure, could be a harper singing, or just can’t tell.)
comment
transposition
Key
tuning (harp can be tuned all naturals, or f can be sharp. Bunting mentions the possibility of limited c sharp in one or two tunes)
bass
comments
Youtube
Commentary or write-up
PDF typesetting of transcription notation, and machine audio (see write up page)
No. of attributions to the same informant
harper
Non-harp
placedate
my score (see my Carolan Tunes Collation spreadsheet at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1G1d1i6glY0PNFT4AilsPoJsTavGcUN313Y_axQFJY3s/edit?usp=sharing 9=definitely Carolan. 0=no chance. 5=I’m not sure)
DOSC (Donal O’Sullivan, Carolan the Life Times and Music of an Irish harper. London, Routlege & Kegan Paul, 1958, 2 vols. Numbers 214 and above are from Bonnie Shaljean’s ’Appendix’ to the 2001 Ossian edition though they are un-numbered there; the numbers above 214 are from Catríona Rowsome, The Complete Carolan Songs & Airs, Waltons 2011.)
DOSB (Donal O’Sullivan, The Bunting Collection of Irish Folk Music and Songs. Journal of the Irish Folk Song Society, 1927-39 )
MOSB (Donal O’Sullivan with Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Bunting’s Ancient Music of Ireland edited from the original manuscripts. Cork University Press, 1983)
N (A Collection of the most Celebrated Irish Tunes proper for the violin, German Flute or Hautboy, Dublin, John and William Neal, 1724, facsimile edition by Nicholas Carolan published 1986 by the Folk Music Society of Ireland / Cumann Cheol Tire Eireann, second edition Irish Traditional Music Archive 2010)
pageno.pageno.page
Attribution
place
date
source
Attribution
placedate
source
Attribution
placedate
source
Attribution
placedate
source
Attribution
place
dateSource
Attribution
placedate
Source
Attribution
placedate
Source
Robert Young, the Irish harpers in Belfast, UJA ser.2, vol 1, no 2, 1895)
Northern Star (from Young)
Bunting 1840 intro p63-4 tunes for each harper
titles in 1840 list intro p64
Bunting 1840 intro other info
3
The Banks of Claudy (harp version)
3
of transcription?
2 staff
it49Higgins 922Higgins1792434333
Higgins, Hugh, the harper
1792
ms13 M35/f17r
Higgins, H. Harper
1792
1840 index p.vii
4
Casadh an tsúgáin
Twisting the rope
4full
of transcription
it4892? (in 96)1 up
G major
F sharp
no
Very clear
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnQ2_YJ1lUI
http://simonchadwick.net/2021/06/casadh-an-tsugain.html
Yes1
Mooney
193.319
Mooney
1797 anno (Cannot find any other attributions for this version)
5
Molly Bheag Ó
old way of Molly Astore
6fullit49921 up
G major
F sharp
a few
Seems to work fairly well! Rythym problems in first bar of first and last lines
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJoOto5Izlw
http://simonchadwick.net/2021/05/maili-bheag-o.html
Yes1Fanning1792909067
Fannin C harper
1792
1840 index p.ix
Duncan?
6
Planxty Irwin or Kit Irvin
7fullit4892?1 up
C major
all naturals
no
Very clear. A set with the Beggar?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0fe19JWkBo
http://simonchadwick.net/2021/07/planxty-irwin.html
Yes
conflicted
Higgins, Byrne
959717
Byrne, Charles
Ms33.3 p7
Higgins, harp
1809 anno
7
Bacach buidhe na léimne
Lame yellow beggar
7fullit4992?1 up
G major
no Fno
Very clear. A set with Irwin?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0fe19JWkBo
http://simonchadwick.net/2021/06/bacach-bui-na-leimne.html
Yes
conflicted
Black, Byrne, Duncan
1792202018
Duncan, James
1792
ms27 M20 f9v
Black Daniel the harper
1792
ms13 M11/f5v
Byrne, Charles
On the mountains high
ms33.3 p8
Black D harper
1792
1840 index p.xi
Northern Star
Bacach buidhe na leimne The lame yellow beggar
8
Planxty Drury8dots
of transcription
it48(in 97, not in 96)1 up
C major
all naturals
no
Very clear
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVFZNM_zRi4
http://simonchadwick.net/2020/03/planxty-drury.html
Yes1Byrne5421010Byrne
1797 anno
9
Planxty Kelly10dots
of transcription
it48(in 97, not in 96)1 up
C major
all naturals
no
Rhythm problem 2/4 or 6/8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgPlWN11ASM
https://simonchadwick.net/2021/09/miss-kelly.html
Yes1Byrne9712121Byrne
1797 anno
10
Hugh O’Donnell (John Carolan printed version)
12
From John Carolan’s printed book (NLI LO1635)
it40
--- (John Carolan book)
https://simonchadwick.net/2021/09/hugh-odonnell.html
Yes1Byrne17929127646447
Byrne, Harper
1792
1840 intro
11
Hugh O’Donnell (transcription dots version, last 4 bars only)
12
dots and bars
it48Byrne 92?at pitch
C major
all naturals
no
Confused dots, only 4 bars, hard to make out
https://simonchadwick.net/2021/09/hugh-odonnell.html
Yes1Byrne17929127646447
Byrne, Harper
1792
1840 intro
12
Rambling boy (Mr Stewart)
12dotsit45Vocal??? (Byrne???)1 up
E minor
f sharp
no
vocal version?
https://simonchadwick.net/2022/03/rambling-boy.html
Yes3
Sloane (or Stewart?)
Belfast / Armagh
1799969671
Mr. Stewart
Sloan, Mr
ms12(2)29b/M250/f89r
Sloan W. Esqr
Armagh
1799
ms27 p.73
Sloane, W, esq
Belfast
1799
1840 index p.viii
13
Codladh an tsionnaigh
The Fox’s sleep14
neat copy with Irish text
it41
Vocal and / or Copy (Hempson ??? Or from a book or singer 92?) (in 97, not in 96)
E flat major (three flats)
https://simonchadwick.net/2022/04/codladh-an-tsionnaigh.html
Yes22
Hempson
1797 anno
Northern Star
Collough an Tinnic or The sleeping fox
14
Mrs MacDermot Roe / Nanny McDermottroe
18dots
of transcription
it47 (in 97, not in 96)
At pitch / mixed
A minor
f sharp
no
Dots in A minor. Copy in D minor. F sharp accidental marked in dots (B flat in transposed copy) but all Fs could be sharp or skipped. Final part of transcription is in the wrong place (D minor) and there is a wrong section as well.
http://simonchadwick.net/2020/04/mrs-anne-macdermot-roe.html
Yes1
Mooney
8825353
Mooney
1797 anno
15
Colonel Irwin (copy from book)
20
from book?
it49609639
Byrne, Charles
Co. Leitrim
ms33.3 p14
O Neil
1809 anno
16
Colonel Irwin ??? (transcription dots)
20dotsit47
Byrne perhaps? (from copy version)
mixed
low notes written below staff
seems to repeat up a 4th
http://simonchadwick.net/2021/06/colonel-irwin.html
Yes60
17
Rambling boy (not right)
21
full plus deleted dots
of transcription
it45Byrne vocal?1 up
E minor
f sharp
no
C sharp accidental inserted but questionable, classical minor editing even in transcription?
https://simonchadwick.net/2022/03/rambling-boy.html
Yes1Byrne96
Byrne, Charles
Ms33.2 p54
18
Fanny Power22
from elsewhere?
it4
conflicted
O’Neil, Byrne
9155676749
Byrne, Charles
ms33.3 p15
O’Neil the harper
Newry
1800
ms27 M73
O’ Neill, A, harper
1800
1840 index p.viii
Mooney, Rose
MooneyFanny Power
19
An Róise Bheag Mhodhamhar (first version)
bonny shannon water
23
dots and bars
of transcription
it45
Higgins? 92? (attr of print, in 96 book)
Mixed, 1 up?
major
sharp 7th?
no
Big problems. Rhythm changed in copy (from 3 to 2 time). 1st dots in A, 2nd dots in G, 3rd dots and bars and copy in E
http://simonchadwick.net/2020/09/an-roise-bheag-mhodhamhar.html
Yes 43
20
Saely Kelly24full
of transcription
it481 / 2 up
D neutral?
F natural
no
Clear. Clef changes from alto to treble. Dots in F, full and copy in E with c sharp & f sharp. Accidental in full/
https://www.orielarts.com/harp/saely-kelly/
conflicted
Linden, Byrne
Newtownhamilton / The Fews
1802975343427
Byrne, Charles
Co. Leitrim
ms33.3 p16
Linden, Paddy
Newtown Hamilton, Co. Armagh
1802
ms13 p30/M26/f13r
Linden the Harper
the Fews Co. Armagh
1802
ms27 M14 f7r
Linden, P
Newtownhamilton
1802
1840 index p.ix
21
Toby Peyton (Higgins version)
26
dots and bars
of transcription
it46Higgins 92
Mixed, 4 up / at pitch
A neutral
f sharp?
no, but goes very low and jumps high
Dots in E neutral for first half, switch up to A neutral for 2nd half. Copy in A neutral
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eGcBzEuuUI
http://simonchadwick.net/2020/04/toby-peyton.html
Yes1Higgins1792914812712797
Higgins H harper
1792
1840 index p.ix
22
Tá Mé Mo Chodladh (Higgins version)
I am asleep28full
of transcription
it48Higgins 921 up
D major
f sharp
no
Nice clear, rythym marks. Transcription and copy in E major, 4 sharps but D natural marked.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iH3-Ebv0lE
http://simonchadwick.net/2020/05/ta-me-mo-chodladh-from-hugh-higgins-in-1792.html
Yes1Higgins1792100
Higgins, Hugh
1792ms29
23
Burns’s March30dots
of transcription
it49
????? Is this Higgins 92? Or Hempson?
1 up
G major
no FB
Problems with rhythm and note alignment
https://simonchadwick.net/2022/04/burnss-march.html
Yes2
Hempson
696
Hempson
of Magilligan
ms33.3 p18-19
Hempson, from (composite version)
1809 anno
24
William McCracken
30dots
of transcription
it41
F major
no0
William McCracken
William McCracken (not an attribution?)
25
A chailíní, an bhfaca sibh Seoirse (anon version)
32fullit47Is this Higgins 92?at pitch
E minor
no Fnoclear
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqP_J7AaqNM
http://simonchadwick.net/2020/05/a-chailini-an-bhfaca-sibh-seoirse.html
Yes611
26
Róisín Dubh (Doctor version)
Second set of Black Rose Bud
34
from elsewhere?
it40from a ms 1803/4
https://simonchadwick.net/2020/05/rois-bheag-dubh.html
Yes3
McDonald / a peasant
Cushendall
1803/4
191917
Low Glens
1803
ms27 M18 f9r
Dr. McDonald’s set
ms12 M155/f51r
A peasant
Cushendall
1804
1840 index p.vii
Lower glens, co Antrim
1840 intro p97
27
Abair a chumain ghil
maybe influence on the print? An bhfaca tú mo valentine in 1797 / Sgarúint na gcompánach in 1796
34
from Walker book
it40--- (Walker)57
28
Gol na mna ’san ar
34
from Walker book
it40--- (Walker)
29
Diarmaid Ó Dúda
Slack Dermot yeoudy / O Doudy
38dots
of transcription
it47
Byrne 92?? harp? (in 97, not in 96)
at pitch
G neutral
f natural
no
Very clear
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlG3M0QG9XI
http://simonchadwick.net/2020/04/diarmaid-o-duda.html
Yes1Byrne373724Byrne
1797 anno
no attr in 1809
30
B’fhearr Liom Ná Éire (first version)
39
Dots & full
it44
Byrne 92? vocal? (in 96)
no
Vocal version? D minor B natural and flat
https://simonchadwick.net/2022/03/bfhearr-liom-na-eire.html
Yes1Byrne488.14829Byrne
1797 anno
no attr in 1809
31
Edward Dodwell
40
dots and bars
it46Byrne 92 vocal?no
Notated in C Neutral, needs Bflat & Eflat. So either 1 down or possibly transposed from A neutral. We are probably missing the facing-page neat copy. Is this a vocal version? Was Byrne such a bad harper that he used non-standard tunings?
http://simonchadwick.net/2020/04/edward-dodwell.html
Yes5Byrne
1792/1802
94010410477
Byrne, Charles
ms33.3 p21
Byrne, C.
1802
ms27 M122
Byrne, Charles the harper
1792
ms13 M3/f2r
Byrne, C.
1802
ms27 M38 f18r
Byrne C harper
1792
1840 index p.viii
32
(unidentified tune)
40dotsit4?????no
Mystery 2 line fragment
http://simonchadwick.net/2020/04/edward-dodwell.html
Yes
33
Lady Blayney43
of transcription?
ot4
copy from lost facing page transcription?
conflicted
Fanning, Mooney
95616145
Fanning C the Harper
1792
ms13 M64/f29r
Mooney, Rose
1792
ms27 M24 f11v p24
Fannin, C, harper
1792
1840 index p.ix
Northern StarLady Blaney
34
Uilleacán Dubh O
The County of Leitrim ???
44fullot49Hempson 96at pitch
G major
f natural
Says “bass first”
What does “bass first” mean? Rythm not clear but in 4. Over-writing and deletion of dots and notes.
https://simonchadwick.net/2022/04/uilleacan-dubh-o.html
Yes2
Hempson
685
Dennis a Hempson in 179[6]+1796
1796
Hempson
of Magilligan
ms33.3 p22
Hempson. Harp
1809 anno
Hempson
35
Letty Burke45fullot49Hempsonat pitch
C major
f natural
B, Bass,
Seems clean enough, some deleted notes and over-writing, B markings not clear which notes they belong to
https://simonchadwick.net/2022/04/lady-letty-burke.html
Yes
conflicted
Hempson, Mooney
91011355
Hempson, Dennis a
Magilligan
ms33.3 p23
Mooney harp
1809 anno
Lady Leititia
Lady Letitia Burke
36
A chailíní, an bhfaca sibh Seoirse (Hempson version)
46
Dots & full
ot49
Hempson 92?96? (in 97, not in 96)
at pitch
E minor
f sharp
B and other implied bass notes
This is the version printed in 1797
5
Hempson
Magilligan
1796 / 92
61161110
Hempson, Dennis a
ms33.3 p24-28
Hempson
Magilligan
1796
MS13 p34/M32/f15r-16r
Hempson
Magilligan
1796
ms27 M108
Hempson
1797 anno
Hempson
Magilligan
1792
1840 index p.vii
37
Caitlín TriallKitty Tyrrell47notesot49
Higgins? 92? (in 97, not in 96)
at pitch
G major
F sharp
B
No barlines, but feels like 3. Questions about stresses / strong notes. Big notes written over dots – some questionable passages? *** Could it be 1 up in D major???*
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOP6Zeb2CnE
http://simonchadwick.net/2020/05/caitlin-triall-and-the-friar-and-nun.html
Yes1Higgins88Higgins
1797 anno
Duncan, James
Duncan
Cathleen Tyrrell
38
A lovely nun to a friar came
48notesot49
Higgins? 92? or Hempson?? 96??
at pitch
G major
no F
B 8ths
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STNdakQkZeg
http://simonchadwick.net/2020/05/caitlin-triall-and-the-friar-and-nun.html
Yes2
Hempson
Magilligan
1796142142104
Hempson’s authority… many other harpers had it and played it with the same variation of the octave to imitate the ...voices…
ms12 M51/f19r
Hempson
Magilligan
1796
1840 index p.vii
39
Aisling an Óigfhir (Codladh an Óigfhear)
The Young Man’s Dream
49fullot47
Hempson??? 92 (in 96 book). Hempson attribution is very late
at pitch
G major
f sharp
no
nice simple clear
https://simonchadwick.net/2022/04/codladh-an-oigfhir.html
Yes1
Hempson
173.117
Hempson
1797 anno
40
Cad é sin do’n té sin nach mbaineann sin dó
51fullot48Hempsonat pitch
G major
no Fno
Very clear
https://simonchadwick.net/2022/05/cad-e-sin-don-te-sin-nach-mbaineann-sin-do.html
Yes1
Hempson
153
intro p15
Hempson, Dennis a
Magilligan
Ms33.2 p55r
41
Lady of the Desert
52fullot49Hempson 96at pitch
G major
F sharp
B and other notated bass notes
Dots overwritten, often ambiguously. Possibly very corrupt.
https://simonchadwick.net/2022/08/coolin-or-lady-of-the-desert.html
1
Hempson,
Magilligan
179611911988
Hempson
Magilligan
1796
ms13 p22/M20/f9r
Hempson
Maggilligan Co Derry
1796
ms27 M92
Hempson
Magilligan
1796
1840 index p.viii
Hempson
1840 intro p89
Northern StarCoolin
Fanning, with modern variations. Hempson (p75)
42
A ghadaidhe ghoid mo shláinte Uaim
The Jointure or the Golden Star
53
of transcription?
ot49
Higgins 92? (in 96 book)
at pitch
G major
F sharp
B
Looks like a copy, not a transcription
https://simonchadwick.net/2021/10/the-jointure-or-the-golden-star.html
Yes1Higgins332.233Higgins
1797 anno
43
Féachain Gléis54notes
of transcription
ot49Hempson 92?at pitch
G major
F sharp
2 staves, full harp bass through entire tune
Difficult, overwritten in many places especially 2nd line
2
Hempson
1792156
Hempson, Dennis a
Magilligan
Ms33.2 p55v
Hempson
1792
1840 intro p82
44
(unidentified tune)
stub54.6copy
Fragments, in C or G perhaps with F nat?
Not yet uploaded
45
Cumha Caoine an Albannaigh
Scott’s Lamentation
58fullot49Hempson 92?at pitch
G major
F sharp
written bass notes
7
Hempson
Magilligan
1792886
Hempson, Dennis
Ms33.2 p17
Henpson the Harper
1796
ms27 M28 f13v p27
Hempson
1792
ms12 M69/f28r
Hempson the harper
Maggilligan
1796
ms13 M63/f28r
Hempson, harper
Magilligan
1792
1840 index p.x
Hempson
1796
ms13 p48-9
Hempson
1840 intro p89
46
Eibhlín a RúinAileen Aroon58
of transcription?
ot49Hempson 92?at pitch
G major
F sharp
B and other written bass notes
3
Hempson
Magilligan
179212312394
Hempson, Dennis
Ms33.2 p6-8
Hempson
Magilligan
1792
1840 index p.viii
Hempson
1840 intro p90
Northern Star
Eibhlin a Ruin Ellen a Roon
NOT Hempson (p75)
47
Róis bheag dubh
Rosey Black (3rd version)
62
Notes & dots
of transcription
ot45Black 96?at pitch
E minor
no Fno
Clear but rythym and strong notes questions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=al2xHZ7U3n4
http://simonchadwick.net/2020/05/rois-bheag-dubh.html
Yes1
McCracken
Belfast
18
John McCracken Belfast
ms29 p62
48
Ar Bhruach na Sionainne variant
The banks of the Shannon
63
from elsewhere?
ot4 31
49
Brighit Óg
Young Bridget Cruise by Carolan. Stroon a roon.
64
Dots & full
of transcription
ot48Black 96at pitch
E minor
no Fno
mine/his in copy. Transcription is fragmentary, like he couldn’t get rythym or flow. Don’t believe barring in copy! Don’t believe ¾ time sig!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_wJq751b7k
http://simonchadwick.net/2020/06/brighid-og.html
Yes1Black92689a
Black, Donald “I have the words”
Ms33.2 p9
50
Sir Thomas Bourk
66
from elsewhere?
ot4(in 97, not in 96)9136262Mooney
1797 anno
Black, Daniel
51
Maili San Seóirse
Molly St George (Neal version)
67
from Neal book
ot40--- (Neal)12
52
Géidhe Fiáinewild geese68
from Neal book
ot40--- (Neal)0
book (Neal)
113
53
Éirí na Gréine69
copy?
ot44at pitch
A minor
F sharp
no017986
Oct 31 98
1798
54
Éirí na Gréine69
from Neal book
ot40--- (Neal)
55
Mailí Níc Ailpin70
from Neal book
ot40
--- Copied from Neal book, 92? (in 96 book)
446.244
Martin, Kate (harp)
1797 anno
56
Sín Síos an Ród a d’Imigh Sí / Súd é sios an rod a d'imigh sí
Neal version71
from Neal book
ot40--- (Neal)
This is copied from Neal. The piano arrangements use the second and third parts of this Neal copy.
contradictory
Higgins / O’Neill
book (Neal)
9740Billy, B.
Ms33.3 p60
Higgins
Ms33.3 p60
O’Neil, Arthur
Ms33.3 p60
no attr in 1809
57
Sín Síos an Ród a d’Imigh Sí / Súd é sios an rod a d'imigh sí
71
Copy?
ot44Copy from elsewhere?
This seems to be a copy from somewhere else, inserted under the Neal copy. The piano arrangements use this for their first part. It can’t be from blind Billy O’Malley because the arrangement is 1798 and Bunting didn’t hear O’Malley sing until 1802. In D minor with B flats
contradictory
Higgins / O’Neill
book (Neal)
Billy, B.
Ms33.3 p60
Higgins
Ms33.3 p60
O’Neil, Arthur
Ms33.3 p60
no attr in 1809
58
Captain Magan72
from Neal book
ot40--- (Neal)393126a
59
Creamonea72
from Neal book
ot40--- (Neal)1192
60
Radaire Mínchosach
73
from Neal book
ot40--- (Neal)
61
Cuckoo74
from Neal book
ot40
--- Copied from Neal book, 92? (in 96 book)
12026314.163
from an old MS
1797 anno
62
Isabella Burke (Neal version)
75
from Neal book
ot40--- (Neal)51256
63
Carraige an Aoibhnis (Neal version)
Clanuff’s Delight (the Rocks of Pleasure)
76
from Neal book
ot40--- (Neal)
book (Neal)
22
64
A Mhaighdean, druid liom
77
from Neal book
ot40--- (Neal)
65
Mild Mable Kelly
78fullot49Higgins? 92?at pitch
D neutral
f nat (see note in 1809 anno, “in D natural minor while the harp is tuned in high bass key… F being left out all through...”)
B
Overwritten with edited version?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pI0tqqolal4
http://simonchadwick.net/2020/06/mable-kelly-by-carolan.html
Yes
conflicted
Linden, Higgins
97310748
Higgins, Hugh
co. Mayo
ms33.3 p29-30
Linden harp
1809 anno
Northern StarMable Kelly
66
Sliabh gCallann / Sliabh Gaillean
Slieve Gallen / Slieve Gallion
80fullot49Higgins 92at pitch
A minor
f natural
B and full bass division
Clear but difficult to understand register of bass passages
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NdlnEw_TZo
http://simonchadwick.net/2020/06/sliabh-gcallann.html
Yes4Higgins1792242421
Higgins, Hugh, died in 1796
ms33.3 p.32
Higgins, Hugh, the harper
co. Roscommon
1792
13 p10/M10/f5r
Higgins1792
ms27 M15 f7v
Higgins, harper
Co Roscommon
1792
1840 index p.ix
Higgins
67
Cupán Uí Eaghra
O’Hara’s cup – 2 versions of the same tune? (with different DOSC numbers)
82fullot49Higgins 92?at pitch
G major?
f sharp?
B
Very corrupt, gave up on trying to do a playing edition
http://simonchadwick.net/2020/07/cupan-ui-eaghra.html
Yes1Higgins9131
Higgins, Hugh
Ms33.3 p.34-5 “These 2 last tunes are very middling hard to set basses too”
Same tune as the other Cupán Uí Eaghra?
68
Caitlín Ní Uallacháin (first version)
Kitty Nowlan84fullot44
Higgins? 92?? (p79 tune list)
???
E major?
sharp 7th?
No? possible, voice leading?
Vocal version?
https://simonchadwick.net/2021/10/caitlin-ni-uallachain.html
Yes
VERSION AMBIGUITY
Byrne (or maybe Higgins, needs version checking in the ms13 and ms27 settings)
1806979771
Byrne, Charles
co Leitrim
Ms33.3 p.31
Byrne, C
1802
MS27 p.50
Higgins, Hugh
1792
MS27 M107 f46r p.91? (CHECK VERSIONS)
Byrne the harper
1806
ms13 M62/f27v p.59?
Byrne harper
1806
1840 index p.ix
The 1840 print is a kind of synthetic modified combination of both versions
69
Thugamar féin an samhradh linn (with variation)
86fullot48
Higgins 92? (in 96 book) – less likely to be Black 96 (p178 tune list)?
at pitch
D major
F sharp
no
very clear,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OlYXlqW6xY
http://simonchadwick.net/2020/07/thugamar-fein-an-samhradh-linn.html
Yes1Higgins615.261
Higgins, harp
1797 anno
70
Rois Dilloun
Young Lady Dillon
88fullob49(in 97, not in 96)at pitchC majall nat
Bass clef passages
May be keyboard setting overwritten onto partial transcription
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSMrdhnSMbA
http://simonchadwick.net/2020/07/miss-dillon.html
Yes
conflicted
Fanning, O’Neil
935242418O Neil
1797 anno
Fanning Harp
1809 anno
Fanning, Charles
Fanning
71
Dr. Hart90
Full & dots
ob49Higgins 92at pitch
G major
no F
B and bass clef
Difficult tune, difficult to untangle transcription, compare with John Carolan (harpsichord) and James Cody (voice or pipes)
https://simonchadwick.net/2021/08/doctor-hart.html
Yes4Higgins1792953272723
Higgins, Hugh
co. Mayo
Ms33.3 p.36-7 “These 2 last tunes are very middling hard to set basses too”
Higgins the harper
1792
ms13 M45/f21v
Higgins, Hugh the Harper
1792
ms27 M48 f22r
Higgins H harper
1792
1840 index p.viii
Northern StarDoctor Hart
72
Fairy Queen92
Full & dots fragment
ob49
O’Neil? 96? (in 97, not in 96)
at pitch
G major
F sharp
yes, single low note
Dots overwritten by another tune, very hard to make out. Fragments only.
http://simonchadwick.net/2020/10/fairy-queen.html
Yes1O’Neil919555O Neil
1797 anno
O’Neill, Arthur
73
A bhean dubh rún dileas
bonny black Irish maid
92full
of transcription
ob44
??? 96? (in 97, not in 96)
at pitch
G major
Don’t know
no
Could be a vocal version? Neat copy has F natural and implied F sharps
https://simonchadwick.net/2021/11/a-bhean-dubh-run-dileas.html
Yes1
Ballinascreen
4040
Ballynascreen
1797 anno
74
Clair bog deal
Soft Boards of Deal or Castle Moon
93
Full & dots
ob43
Vocal. Byrne? Black 96? (p178 tune list)
at pitch?
D minor?
F nat? B flat???
no
vocal version?
https://simonchadwick.net/2021/11/clar-bog-deil.html
Yes1
Byrne singing
Byrne, Charles, singing
Ms33.3 p.38
75
An Fallainnin Mhuimhneach
Little Munster Mantle
93
Full & dots
ob44vocal?
at pitch?
D minor
f nat, maybe B flat
no
dots seem to be at different pitch level from full? Dots Include F sharp accidental.
https://simonchadwick.net/2021/11/little-munster-mantle.html
Yes
76
Uair bheag roimh a’ lá
little hour before day
94fullob44
Vocal version? Byrne?. Black 96? (p178 tune list)
at pitch?
D minor
B flat definitely
no
f sharp accidenta marked, but probably overwriting.
https://simonchadwick.net/2021/11/uair-bheag-roimh-an-la.html
Yes3Byrne
1802/6
666648
Byrne, C
Ms33.3 p39
Byrne, C.
1802
ms27 M34 f16r p.38
Byrne the harper
1806
1840 index p.vii
77
An londubh agus an chéirseach
blackbird and thrush
95fullot45
Black 96? (p178 tune list)
at pitch
D minor?
f natural?
no
classical minor sharps and naturals inserted over transcripton. Implied b flat in key signature
https://simonchadwick.net/2021/09/an-londubh-agus-an-cheirseach.html
Yes
conflicted (the Ballinrobe attribution is clearly mistaken and transferred from no.7 cock and hen
Quin
Byrne singing
Ballinrobe
1792 / 1802
333
Byrne, Charles, singing
Ms33.3 p40
no attr. In ms13
Quin, Paddy the harper
1802
ms27 p69
Ballinrobe, co Mayo
1792
1840 index p.x
78
An gearrán buidhe
yellow horse96
Full & notes
ot45
Higgins 92? Or Black 96? (p178 tune list)
at pitch?
E minor?
f sharp?
no
Written in E, over-written? Seems to be changing from minor to major as he works? Very unclear key/mode. Neat copy seems to be in Bb major
https://simonchadwick.net/2021/09/an-gearran-buidhe.html
Yes1Higgins7312
Higgins, Hugh
Ms33.2 p11
no attr in 1809
79
Sín Síos an Ród a d’Imigh Sí / Is é siúd siar an ród a d'imigh sí
Coolin Fin (dots on previous page)
96
Dots & full
ot47
Higgins 92? Or Black 96? (p178 tune list)
at pitch
G major or E minor
F sharp
no
clear, lots of rests
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPu3h-3amKA
http://simonchadwick.net/2020/07/cuileann-fin.html
Yes
contradictory (attributions come from piano arrangement, combined from p.71 transcription and Neal printed book version)
Higgins / O’Neill
O’Malley
97
80
Variation Coolin / Lady of the Desert variation
98
Full & dots
ot49Hempson 96at pitch
G major
F sharp
B and bass notes
Dots overwritten, often ambiguously. Possibly very corrupt.
https://simonchadwick.net/2022/08/coolin-or-lady-of-the-desert.html
4
Hempson
Magilligan
179611911988
Hempson, Dennis a
Magilligan
Ms33.2 p2
Hempson
Maggilligan Co Derry
1796
ms27 M92
Hempson
Magilligan
1796
1840 index p.viii
Hempson
1840 intro p89
Fanning, with modern variations. Hempson (p75)
81
The ploughman’s whistle
101
from Walker book
ot4--- (Walker)0
book (Walker)
137
as whistled by the ploughman
1840 intro p96
82
Speic Gailleanach101
from Walker book
ot4--- (Walker)
83
An bhfaca tú mo valentine
maybe influence on the print? An bhfaca tú mo valentine in 1797 / Sgarúint na gcompánach in 1796
102full?ot4792? (in 96 book)
D minor?
f sharp
no
transcription overwritten with heavy editorial notes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9y-GxC2fR8
http://simonchadwick.net/2020/08/an-bhfaca-tu-mo-valentine.html
Yes1Black5710.157Black
1797 anno
84
Madam Maxwell102notesot49??? harpat pitch
C major
f natural
B and 8
No barlines but clear and nice with bass notes at phrase endings
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEawQgIJbEs
http://simonchadwick.net/2020/08/madam-maxwell.html
Yes
conflicted
Fanning, Higgins, Mooney
17929101939368
Higgins, Hugh
Ms33.3 p52
Fanning the harper
1792
ms13 M56/f25r
Mooney, Rose
Belfast
1792
ms27 p60
Fannin C harper
1792
1840 index p.ix
Northern StarMrs. Maxwell
the piano arrangements are not completely the same as the transcription but close.
85
An Róise Bheag Mhodhamhar (second version)
bonny shannon water
103fullot46perhaps Black 96?at pitch
G major
f sharp
no
seems clear enough. Some slight overwriting
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RMQ_L5z0ag
http://simonchadwick.net/2020/09/an-roise-bheag-mhodhamhar.html
Yes 43
86
Ar bhruach na Sionainne
The banks of the Shannon
104fullot46
Black 96? (p178 tune list) (in 97, not in 96)
at pitch
G major
f sharp
no
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiTJkH8Whh4
http://simonchadwick.net/2020/09/ar-bhruach-na-sionainne.html
Yes Byrne3131Byrne
1797 anno
87
Sín Síos agus Suas liom
Stretch her up and down
104fullot48??? harpat pitch
G major
f sharp
noClear
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYo1Ui55vOs
http://simonchadwick.net/2020/09/sin-sios-agus-suas-liom.html
Yes 3825
88
Sín Síos agus Suas liom variation
Variation105full?
or copy?
ot46???at pitch
G major
f sharp
no
Ink over pencil, Independent of previous page?
http://simonchadwick.net/2020/09/sin-sios-agus-suas-liom.html
Yes
89
Peggy na Leaven (with variation)
106fullot48
O’Neil? Or Black 96? (p178 tune list)
at pitch
D neutral
F sharp
no
very clear
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AX9b6FbGQOk
http://simonchadwick.net/2020/09/peigi-ni-shleibhin.html
Yes1O’Neil109
O Neil, Arthur
Ms33.3 p60
90
Pléráca na Ruarcach
O’Rourke’s feast
107full?ot48Mooney?????at pitch
G major
F sharp
noClear
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ir7iwqv6TXI
http://simonchadwick.net/2020/10/plearaca-na-ruarcach.html
Yes
conflicted
O’Neil, Mooney
9199728
Mooney, Rose
Ms33.2 p13
O Neill harp
1809 anno
Northern Star
Plearaca na Ruarc or O’Rourke’s Feast
91
Betty O’Brein (aka Catty or Kitty O Brian) (The other version is what the print is based on)
108fullot49
Fanning? 96? (in 97, not in 96) (attribution from other version)
at pitch
C major
no F
B and B 8ths
http://simonchadwick.net/2020/10/betty-obrian.html
Yes1
Fanning (other version)
91113838Fanning
1797 anno
92
Seónin Ó Raghallaigh, fear gasda
109fullot46
O’Neil 92??? (in 96 book)
at pitch
D neutral
F natural
no
clear 1st half, totally corrupt 2nd half
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r71tbzuXCKQ
http://simonchadwick.net/2020/10/seonin-o-raghallaigh-fear-gasda.html
Yes1O’Neil1141498.249O neil
1797 anno
93
D’éalaigh Máire Liom (First set)
Mary would go with me
111full2+21
Mayo 92 (in 97, not in 96 – indicates that some tunes were incorporated in 97 book from 92 transcriptions? Or, is this inserted into the 92 notebook in 96?)
no1
Ballina, Deel Castle
4141
Deel castle
1797 anno
94
The taylor done over
111
dots and bars
2+21Mayo 92?no
95
Seán Ó Duibhir an Ghleanna
112
from elsewhere?
2+2(in 97, not in 96)Dr Sheil
Ballyshannon
3030
Shiel, Dr
Ballyshannon
1797 anno
96
Giolla na Sgriob
Kate Martin is written on the ms29 page but this may be an alternative title and not a reference to Kate Martin the harper. Lady Morgan wrote the song Kate Kearney to this tune. Murphy includes the tune under the title Kate Martin (p12)
113full2+24(in 97, not in 96)?
F major
no
B flat marked and required
3Martin9912
Kate Martin (may be alternate title)
ms29
Martin, Kate
1797 anno
Martin, Kate (harp)
1809 anno
97
Andrew Carey113
from elsewhere?
2+2
98
Sláinte an Chupáin
Health from the cup
114dots
of transcription
2+21Mayo 92no3Kirwan179210584478464
Kirwan, Mr
Ms33.3 p63
Kirwan, Richard, esq.
1792
1840 index p.viii
no attr in 1809
Kirwan
1840 intro p96
99
(unidentified tune)
114dots2+21Mayo 92?no
100
(unidentified tune)
(Garret Moore)115
Full & dots
of transcription
2+21Mayo 92?no