Music page

All of is about music, but here you will find the stuff that musicians crave. For the harpers among our visitors, you will find downloadable sheet music, articles on arranging and interpreting the music, ideas for where to find more music to play, and several links to our Library, where a few music books sit on our virtual shelves. Plan a further visit to our Library when you take a practice break: there is more on our shelves than musical scores.

Future plans for this section of the website include more soundclips, videos, education/tutor tips, and more. Please come back and visit again some time, to see what is added as we grow.

Captain Mac Neill a missing Carolan composition? See the pdf in the article on Echlin O’Cathain
Fingal’s Cave an article originally published in the Kilt & Harp, with score for download and a recording
The Parting of Friends relates how Charlotte Milligan Fox came to discover the Bunting papers, plus an analysis of his original manuscript page of this air; with three downloadable music pdf files
Tweedside — For Ireland I’d not Tell Her Name An examination of the history, melody and lyrics of a popular traditional song
Tweedside a downloadable pdf in an article on John Elouis hosted on
Lost Chords What do we know about the early harp music?
An examination of the background to the classical period of the wire strung harp
The Library of also holds some music books
The Irish and Highland Harp (1904) by Robert Bruce Armstrong (pages 121–136 and 185–192)
A Collection of Strathspey Reels & Country Dances (1789), the harp tunes from pages 32–35 by John Bowie
The Collections of Edward Bunting all three of which have music as a primary element.
Collection for the Musical Society of Mary's Chappell by Adam Craig, music master in Edinburgh
Ancient Scotish Melodies by William Dauney, print music on pages 215–251 and 342–353
A Collection of Ancient Scots Music by Daniel Dow
General Reid and Daniel Dow An article exploring the collection and its subscribers
A Collection of Ancient Irish Airs by John Mulholland
Elizabeth Ross manuscript and transcriptions edited by Cooke, Macleod and Ó Baoill