From The Irish Melodies by Thomas Moore, arranged by Charles Villiers Stanford
This 1895 edition of Thomas Moore's Irish Melodies has the original airs, as noted by Edward Bunting and George Petrie, restored and arranged by Charles Villiers Stanford. For the alterations that Stanford has made to earlier editions of the music see Notes to the Airs.
Charlotte Milligan Fox, sister of the poet Alice Milligan, was a founding member of the Irish Folk Song Society and an indefatigable field collector of Irish traditional music. Her singularly important work on Irish haprers is here presented for the twenty-first century reader. This edition of Annals offers a much greater number of illustrations than were included in the original 1911 publication, a full biographical introduction, an extensive bibliography of the writings of Milligan Fox and an appendix discussing the variant texts of Arthur O’Neills Memoirs.
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