Píobaire, An, Volume 9, Issue 5, Page 10

Píobaire, An, Volume 9, Issue 5, Page 10


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An Píobaire
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Píobaire, An 9 5 10 20131126 TUNES OF THE MUNSTER PIPERS Irish Traditional Music from the James Goodman Manuscripts, Volume 2 Edited Hugh & Lisa Shields T HIS IMPORTANT NEW BOOK PUBLICATION from the Irish Traditional Music Archive / Taisce Cheol Dúchais Éireann was launched on 20 November 2013, in the Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin, at a recital-lecture on Canon James Goodman and his music manuscripts by uilleann piper Peter Browne and ITMA director Nicholas Carolan. Lisa Shields, editor of the volume, also spoke. The publication completes a two-volume edi- tion of the manuscript collection of Irish music compiled by Canon James Goodman in the 1860s and preserved in the Library of Trinity College. The volume contains 536 song airs, dance tunes and other forms, along with extensive documentation and indexes. These melodies provide a unique insight into the musical tra- ditions of the Irish-speaking south- ern regions of pre-Famine Ireland. The first volume of the edition, ed- ited by Hugh Shields in 1998, con- tained 515 tunes obtained by Goodman from ‘Munster pipers &c.’. This second volume includes all other Goodman melodies from oral sources, along with unpublished melodies from manuscripts to which he had access; it omits those copied from printed sources. It is accompa- nied by a substantial online index of research information on the whole Goodman collection. Dr Hugh Shields (1929–2008), a na- tive of Belfast, was Senior Lecturer in French in Trinity College Dublin and a Fellow of the college. He collected, studied and pub- lished traditional song and music from the 1950s. Lisa Shields, a player of concertina and uilleann pipes, is a graduate in modern lan- guages from TCD. She is former Librarian of the Irish Meteorological Service. Published in hardback (€35) and paperback (€25), A4 format, xxx+282 pp. Post and pack- ing extra (see website Available exclusively from the Irish Tradi- tional Music Archive, 73 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, tel. +353-(0)1-661 9699; fax +353- (0)1-662 4585; email queries; website purchase; payment by PayPal from website, by cash or cheque. 10
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