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Posted By: Geoff Wallis
28-Sep-08 - 11:42 AM
Thread Name: Irish Songbook Index PermaThread
Subject: RE: Irish Songbook Index PermaThread
Hidden Fermanagh: Traditional Music and Song from County Fermanagh

Author/editor: Cyril Maguire
Transcriptions: Sharon Creasey
Publisher: Fermanagh Traditional Music Society
Place of publication: Drumbeggan, Monea, Co. Fermanagh
Date: 2003
Format: softback; 11.5"

The book consists of four chapters on the dance music and songs of Fermanagh, focussing respectively upon: John and Valerie McManus; The Gunn Book of tunes; Cathal McConnell and his musical influences; and song and verse in the county. Then follows a substantial section devoted to traditional tunes and, finally, a song section consisting of these items (full lyrics and music in each case).

The Banks of Kilrea
The Banks of the Clyde
Bessie the Beauty of Rossinure Hill
The Bloomin' Bright Star of Bellisle
The Bonny Green Tree
Dominick Noone the Traitor
Dumb, Dumb, Dumb
Edward on Lough Erne's Shore
Erin the Green
The Frog's Wedding
Green-Robed Inisfail
The Groves of Boho
I Have Travelled This Country
The Illustrious Sons of Erin's Isle
In Praise of John Magee
Kate from Ballinamore
The Knockninny Men
Lough Erne's Shore
Lovely Jane from Enniskea
The Maid of Colehill
My Charming Edward Boyle
Pat Gunn's Boat
The Royal Blackbird
The Rushes Green
The Second-Hand Trousers I Bought in Belcoo
Sergeant Neill
Sweet William's Ghost
Tom Kelly's Cow
The Town of Swanlinbar
The Wee Weaver
Willie Rambler

Additionally, both Ballyconnell Fair and The Roslea Farewell appear in the earlier chapters of the book with full lyrics and music.