Bunting - The Ancient Music of Ireland, Volume 1, Issue 1, Page 76

Bunting - The Ancient Music of Ireland, Volume 1, Issue 1, Page 76
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Hodges & Smith, Dublin, 1840
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Edward Bunting
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Bunting - The Ancient Music of Ireland
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64 ANCIENT MUSIC OF IRELAND.HUGR HIGGINs, (blind,) from the county of Mayo, aged 55, played Slieve Gallen,ancient, and Madam Cole, (Carolan.)PATRICK QUIN, (blind,) from the county of Armagh, aged 47, played The rocks ofpleasure, ancient; Carolans devotion, and Grace Nnge it, (Carolan.)WILLIAM CARR, from the county of Armagh, aged 15, played The dawning of theday, ancient.ROSE MooNEY, (blind,) from the county of Meath, aged 52, played Sir CharlesCoote, Mrs. Judge, and Mrs. French, or Fanny Power, all by Carolan.JAMES DUNCAN, from the county of Down, aged 45, played Molly Bheag 0, authorand date unknown; Morning star, and Catherine Tyrrell, ancient.Besides the tunes annexed to the names of the performers, the following were played,forming a portion of those airs held in the greatest esteem by the harpers:Molly Bheagh 0, or Little Molly 0. Ancient.Miss Moore, or The Hawk of Ballyshannon,OCahan.Plauxty Kingsland, Carolan.Graga-nish, or Love in secret,. . T. Conallon.Denis Daly, Carolan.Fanny Power, Do.Collough an Tinnic, or The sleeping Fox,Ancient.Coolin, Do.Carolans Concerto, Carolan.Lady Letitia Burke, Do.Bacach buidhe na leimne, The lame yellow beggar.OCahan.Scara na Gumbanagh, The parting of friends.Ancient.Cathal Mhac Aodha, Charles MHugh,Very ancient.Mable Kelly, . Carolan.The Irish harpers were succeeded by a Welshman,b whose execution was very great;the contrast between the sweet, expressive tones of the Irish instrument, and the bold, mar-tial ones of the Welsh, had a. pleasing effect, as marking the difference of character betweenthe two nations.On the following day, the highest premium, ten guineas, was adjudged to Fanning ;Ceight guineas to Arthur ONeill; and six to each of the others,The same as Carolans Receipt.The Welsh harpers name was Williams; he was a good performer, and died on ship board soon after this(late.Fanning was not the best performer, but he succeeded in getting the first prize, by playing The Coolin,with modern variations; a piece of music at that time much in request by young practitioners on the piano forte.Lady Iveagh, T. Conallon.Tiarna Mayo, Lord Mayo, . . Murphy.Eibhlin a Ruin, Ellen a Roon, . Ancient.Maidin bheag aoibhinn, Soft mild morning.Ancient.Carolan.Do.Do.Nancy Cooper,Carolans Cap,Lady Blaney,Mrs. 1\Iaxwell,Pleararca na Ruarc, orDo.ORourkes feast,Carolan.Doctor Hart, Do. Carrick an evenish, or Pleasant Rocks,Sheela na Conallon, .Sir Festus a Burke, .The humours of Whiskey, aCathleen Tyrrell,Ancient.T. Conallon.Carolan.Do.Ancient.
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