BUNTING, Edward. A General Collection of the Ancient Irish Music of Ireland, Containing a variety of Admired Airs never before published, and also the Compositions of Conolan and Carolan.

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Collected from the Harpers in the different Provinces of Ireland and adapted for the Piano Forte. Volume I. [1796]. With a Prefaratory Introduction by Edward Bunting. Belfast: Linen Hall Library, 1996. Folio. [2], v, 36. Stiff printed blue wrappers. A fine copy. The ‘General Collection of the Ancient Irish Music of Ireland’ includes 66 songs, without words; titles in Gaelic & English. The songs were collected at a meeting of itinerant Irish harpers in Belfast, 12 July 1792. Engraved throughout. There are selections of songs by Turlough Carolan, William and Thomas Connellans.

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