Twelve (12) excerpted from “The Ancient Music of Ireland” by Edward Bunting


“The Ancient Music of Ireland”,
arranged for the piano forte

-to which is preffixed
“A Dissertation on The Irish Harp and Harpers,
Including an Account of the Old Melodies Of Ireland”

by Edward Bunting
[published in Dublin by Hodges and Smith in 1840]

first unabridged republication (2000) by
Dover Publications, Inc., Mineola, NY

12 Pieces from “The Ancient Music of Ireland” by Edward Bunting:

No. VI “Ossianic Air”,
[sung in the Highlands of Scotland.
Presented by the late Sir John Sinclair, Bart.]

No. IV “It’s Pretty To Be In Ballinderry”

No. III “Irish Cry”
[sung by a single voice in praise of the deceased]
The Goll.

No. V “The Battle of Argan More”
[in the time of Ossian.]

No. I “Feaghan Geleash — or Try If It Is In Tune”
[An ancient prelude for the Harp]

No. II “Lamentation of Diedre for the Sons of Usneach”
[Very Ancient.]
(The Air is Repeated in each Stanza of the Poem.)

“Sit Down Under My Protection. [1.]”
[Very Ancient; Author and date unknown.]

“Lady Iveach [2.]”
[Thos. Connallon, 1660.]

“The Blackbird and the Thrush [3.]”
[Very Ancient; Author and date unknown.]

“Huish the Cat [4.]”
[Author and date unknown.]

“The Merchant’s Daughter [5.]”
[Very Ancient; Author and date unknown.]

“Did You See the Black Rogue [6.]”
[Very Ancient; Author and date unknown.]

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