In einer eMail vom 15.12.02 17:50:44 (MEZ) Mitteleuropäische Zeit schreibt
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> And I suppose some
> song airs could be older than the dance tunes, but AFAIK there aren't
> many tunes of any kind documented before the 18th century
I can only recommend Aloys Fleischmann`s somehow neglected collection of
"Sources of Irish Traditional Music; ca.1600-1855", two volumes, 1400 pages,
and quite expensive; edited 1998, six years after Fleischmann`s death, by
co-editor Mícheál ÓSúilleabháin and associate-editor Paul McGettrick. I am
especially glad to have got these fantastic books, as they include such fine
collections as "O'Farrell's Collection of National Irish Music for the Union
Pipes" from 1804!
Is there a ban on this book or has it been put on the index? Nobody on
this list ever mentions it.