From Paul de Grae's introduction:
In a careless moment some years ago, I decided to go exploring Francis O'Neill's sources for his first two collections, "Music of Ireland" (1903) and "Dance Music of Ireland" (1907): not as an academic exercise (I'm no academic) but simply because it's the sort of nerdy detective challenge that I enjoy.
Why focus on the O'Neill collections? Didn't he just print the tunes he got from his
associates in the Chicago Irish music scene? Well, not quite.
Here is Paul's "final," 602-page edition that he announced on 8 October 2023 in a Facebook post, with corrections dated 22 October 2023:
- Download the PDF (9.3 MB)
See also within irishtune.info:
- Bibliography (includes full details on O'Neill's books, listed under the codes 1850 and 1001.)