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GUEST,Donal Lyr Req: An Staicin Eornan / An Staicin Ornan (25) RE: Lyr Req: An Staicin Eornan / An Staicin Ornan 10 Dec 11


This appeared in one of the Journals of the Irish Folksong Society under the editorship of Donal O'Sullivan.

        Readers of this number of the Journal cannot fail to remark the very frequent references made to
Mr. A. M. Freeman's collection of Irish traditional songs. This valuable collection is the result of
two extended vlsits paid by Mr. Freeman to Ballyvourney, and is contained in numbers 23, 24 and 25
of the Folk Song Society's Journal (Vol. VI.). The total number of airs given is 96, with the Irish
words in simplified spelling, accompanied by an English translation. The whole is elaborately
annotated by Mr. Freeman and by the experts of the FoIk Song Society. Taken together these three
volumes form a record of the highest scientific value, both linguistic and musical, and the method
adopted of notation and annotatlon provides a model for all future collectors of Irish songs. So far
as we are able with our limited funds, we of the IrĂ­sh Folk Song Society intend to proceed on the
lines of the Ballyvourney Collectlon, and we cannot flatter it more sincereIy than that.


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