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Paul de Grae's Index of Irish Tune Books

From the introduction:

"This is an index of Irish traditional melodies in the various books in my collection. The compilation began several years ago, and is updated from time to time. The index is for my own use. It is not a scholarly work, it is not complete, and it is not definitive. However, it may be of some use to others."

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The currently indexed books are:

AB	50 Fiddle Solos.  Aly Bain.  Conway Editions, London, 1989.
AIF Allan's Irish Fiddler. Mozart Allan, Glasgow, no date [1920s?].
AS 1-6 A Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs adapted to the Fife,
Violin, or German-Flute. James Aird. Glasgow, 1778-1798(?).
BB Music's the Very Best Thing. The Bill Black Music Collection Vol. 1.
Bill Black, Falmouth (MA), 1996 [indexing yet to be completed].
B&S1-4 Music from Ireland (four vols.).
Dave Bulmer, Neil Sharpley, Lincolnshire, no date [1970s].
BSC Brenda Stubbert's Collection of Fiddle Tunes. Paul S. Cranford, ed.
Cranford Publications, Cape Breton Island, Canada, 1994.
BSIF Bowing Styles in Irish Fiddle Playing. Vol.1. David Lyth.
Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, 1981.
BT The Music of Brendan Tonra. Helen R. Kisiel, Boston, 1988.
C Carolan. The Life, Times and Music of an Irish Harper.
Donal O'Sullivan (two vols.). Routledge and Kegan Paul, London, 1958.
CC The Caledonian Companion. Alastair J. Hardie. EMI, London, 1981.
CL Musical Memories. Charlie Lennon.
Worldmusic Publications, Dublin, 1993.
CRÉ1-5 Ceol Rince na hÉireann (five vols.). Breandán Breathnach, Jackie Small.
An Gúm, Dublin, 1963-1999.
DMC The Darley & McCall Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
Arthur W. Darley, P. J. McCall. Dublin, 1914 (Ossian reprint, 1984).
DMI Dance Music of Ireland (1001 Gems). Francis O'Neill. Chicago, 1907.
DMWC The Dance Music of Willie Clancy. Pat Mitchell.
Ossian Publications, Cork, 1983.
EB 1 A General Collection of the Ancient Irish Music.
Edward Bunting. Dublin, 1796.
EB 2 A General Collection of the Ancient Music of Ireland.
Edward Bunting. London, 1809.
EB 3 A Collection of the Ancient Music of Ireland.
Edward Bunting. Dublin, 1840.
[EB1-3 reprinted by Walton's, 1969, as The Ancient Music of Ireland.]
EH Howe's 1,000 Jigs and Reels, etc. Elias Howe. Boston, n.d. [mid-1870s?].
Re-issue edited by Patrick Sky. Mel Bay Publications, 2001.
ER Where the Shannon Rises. The Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy.
Joseph M. Reavy. 1984.
FMDI Folk Music and Dance of Ireland. Breandán Breathnach.
The Mercier Press, Dublin and Cork, 1971.
FMN Forget Me Not. A Collection of 50 Memorable Traditional Irish Tunes.
Séamus Connolly and Laurel Martin. Mel Bay, 2002.
FTB The Fiddler's Tune-Book. Peter Kennedy.
Hargail Music Press, Saugerties, NY, no date (1951?).
G Collection of Traditional Irish Dance Music. P.J. Giblin. America, 1928.
GC Traditional Irish Tin Whistle Tutor. Geraldine Cotter.
Ossian Publications, Cork, 1989.
HAC Harding's All-Round Collection of Jigs, Reels and Country Dances.
Ed Harding. Harding's Music House, New York, 1905.
HF Hidden Fermanagh. Cyril Maguire.
Fermanagh Traditional Music Society, 2003.
IFB The Irish Fiddle Book. Matt Cranitch.
The Mercier Press, Dublin and Cork, 1988.
ISTR Irish Session Tunes: The Red Book. Matt Cranitch.
Ossian Publications, Cork, 2000.
J1 Ancient Irish Music. P.W. Joyce. 1873.
Re-issued 1912, Longman's, Dublin.
J2 Old Irish Folk Music and Songs. P.W. Joyce. Dublin, 1909.
Reprinted by Cooper Square Publishers, Inc., New York, 1965.
JCIT Jackson's Celebrated Irish Tunes. Edmund Lee, Dublin, 1774.
JOB1 Jerry O'Brien's Accordion Instructor. Jerry O'Brien.
E. O'Byrne DeWitt's Sons, Roxbury, 1949.
JOB2 Irish Folk Dance Music. Jerry O'Brien.
E. O'Byrne DeWitt's Sons, Roxbury, 1952.
JOL Johnny O'Leary of Sliabh Luachra. Terry Moylan.
Lilliput Press, Dublin, 1994.
K4 Kerr's Fourth Collection of Merry Melodies [etc.].
James Kerr, Glasgow, n.d.
[operatic airs and ballroom dance melodies omitted from this index]
KVR 1-3 Köhler's Violin Repository (three vols.).
Ed. by "A Professional Player" [W. B. Laybourn].
Ernest Köhler & Son, Edinburgh, 1881-5.
[operatic airs and ballroom dance melodies omitted from this index]
L 1 The Dance Music of Ireland. First Collection. R. M. Levey.
London, 1858.
L 2 The Dance Music of Ireland. Second Collection. R. M. Levey.
London, 1873.
[L 1 and L 2 reprinted in a single volume by Waltons, Dublin, 2003;
page references in the index are to this edition.]
LOM Luke O'Malley's Collection of Irish Music: Vol. 1. Luke O'Malley.
New Jersey, 1976.
LPF Learn to Play the Fiddle with Armagh Pipers Club.
Brian and Eithne Vallely. Armagh, no date [1970s].
MD Farewell to the Gort. Sixty Original Tunes Composed by Micheal Dwyer.
Copy of unpublished and undated manuscript.
MI Music of Ireland. Francis O'Neill. Chicago, 1903.
MM Martin Mulvihill: First Collection of Traditional Irish Music.
Martin Mulvihill. New York, 1986.
M&P Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. Randy Miller & Jack Perron.
Fiddlecase Books, New Hampshire. Second edition, 2006.
MR 300 Tunes from Mike Rafferty. Lesl Harker. New Jersey, 2005.
NF The Northern Fiddler. Allan Feldman, Eamonn O'Doherty.
Blackstaff Press, Belfast, 1979.
OFPC 1-4 O'Farrell's Pocket Companion for the Irish or Union Pipes [etc.]
Patrick O'Farrell, London, c.1805-10.

P1 The Ancient Music of Ireland Volume 1. George Petrie. Dublin, 1855.
P2 The Ancient Music of Ireland Volume 2. George Petrie. Dublin, 1882.
[P1 and P2 reprinted in a single volume, with additonal material, by
Cork University Press, 2002; editor David Cooper. Page references in
the index are to this edition.]
PFR Play 50 Reels. Brian and Eithne Vallely. Armagh Pipers Club, 1982.
PPM The Poets and Poetry of Munster [etc.].
John O'Daly and James Clarence Mangan. Dublin, 1850.
[via Google Books]
PS An Pota Stóir. The Set Dance Music of West Kerry.
Feargal Mac Amhlaoibh, Con Durham. Dingle, 1994.
PSI The Popular Songs of Ireland.
Thomas Crofton Croker. London, 1839. [via Google Books]
RG The Road to Glountane. Terence "Cuz" Teahan, Josh Dunson.
Chicago, 1980.
RMC Ryan's Mammoth Collection. Pat Sky (ed.). Elias Howe, Boston, 1883.
Reprinted by Mel Bay Publications, 1995.
RW English, Welsh, Scottish & Irish Fiddle Tunes. Robin Williamson.
Oak Publications, 1976.
SF 1 The Scots Fiddle. Volume 1: Tunes, Tales and Traditions of the
North-East & Central Highlands. J. Murray Neil.
Neil Wilson, Glasgow, 1999.
SF 2 The Scots Fiddle. Volume 2: Tunes, Tales and Traditions of the Lothians,
Borders & Ayreshire. J. Murray Neil.
Neil Wilson, Glasgow, 1999.
SFT Scottish Fiddle Tunes. 1903, reprinted by Ossian, Cork, 1985.
SL The Lyrics of Ireland.
Samuel Lover. London, 1858. [via Google Books]
SLP Sliabh Luachra on Parade. Paul DeLoughery, no date (post-1987).
SP The Complete Collection of Irish Music. George Petrie; ed. C.V. Stanford.
London, 1902-5. Reprinted by Llanerch Publishers, 1995. Three vols.
SR1 The Hidden Ireland. The First Collection of Irish Traditional
Compositions of Seán Ryan. Brian Ryan, no date [1990s?].
SR2 Seán Ryan's Dream. The Second Collection of Irish Traditional
Compositions of Seán Ryan. Brian Ryan, no date [1990s].
TIG Traditional Irish Guitar. Paul de Grae. Ossian, Cork, 1996.
TMP Tunes of the Munster Pipers. Irish Traditional Music from the James
Goodman Manuscripts. Hugh Shields, ed.
Irish Traditional Music Archive, Dublin, 1998.
TP1 Fifty Irish Fiddle Tunes. Tommy Peoples. Waltons, Dublin, 1986.
TP2 ABC collection of Tommy Peoples tunes, recorded mid-1970s
(posted to IRTRAD-L by Bernie Stocks)
TS Trip to Sligo. Bernard Flaherty. Sligo, 1990.
TW Learn to Play the Tin Whistle with Armagh Pipers Club (three vols.).
Eithne and John B. Vallely. Armagh, no date [1970s?].
W&S Whistle and Sing! Eamonn Jordan. Portadown, 1975.
WSGM Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody. Francis O'Neill. Chicago, 1922.

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This page was updated on 11 May, 2012. It was first published here on 27 April, 2004.