Old Drogheda Society
Sean Corcoran with some advice on accessing reconstructions of songs from the Irish music and song tradition.
Go to this site and click on "Sean Corcoran"
Patrick Weston Joyce was a major collector of Irish Music and Song in the 19th century and one of the first to publish English language texts along with the melodies noted down from vernacular singers.
In 1965 I got my hands on an original copy of his 1909 publication OLD IRISH FOLK MUSIC AND SONGS and released a lot of songs from it back into the world of living music.
The Irish Traditional Music Archive asked me to recall some of these "reconstructions" as part of their P.W. Joyce Commemorative Micro-Site. I sing them here as closely as possible to the original published versions.
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage, Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097