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Charlotte Milligan Fox:Irish Collector-info online

MartinRyan 02 Aug 11 - 10:35 AM
Joe Offer 03 Aug 11 - 04:47 AM
Bonnie Shaljean 03 Aug 11 - 05:42 AM
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Bonnie Shaljean 03 Aug 11 - 11:32 AM
MartinRyan 03 Aug 11 - 11:47 AM
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Subject: Charlotte MIlligan Fox: Collector
From: MartinRyan
Date: 02 Aug 11 - 10:35 AM

The Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA) has just put online some material relating to this important collector who published prolifically towards the end of the 19th and start of the 20th Century.

Click here

Regards


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Subject: RE: Charlotte Milligan Fox: Irish Collector
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Aug 11 - 04:47 AM

Martin gave me a tour of the IMTA when I visited Ireland several years ago, and it was a fascinating place. I could easily have spent my entire vacation there. I'm glad to see that so much of the archive is being put online.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Charlotte Milligan Fox:Irish Collector-info online
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 03 Aug 11 - 05:42 AM

Yes. me too. She's a far better scholar than she is generally given credit for. I suppose the familiar image of the stout middle-aged Victorian lady in a formidably-feathered hat sends a certain signal, so she doesn't get taken as seriously as she should.

There's a possibility that without CMF, the Bunting manuscripts (the unpublished material, not the books) would still be lying in obscurity, if they survived at all. His papers were divided between two of his descendants, who seemed content to leave them buried and forgotten - but for a chance meeting in a harp shop. CMF writes:

Edward Bunting's collections of Irish music were first brought to my notice by one who is now [c.1910] amongst the most venerable of Belfast citizens, the Right Hon. Robert Young, P.C. ... When in course of time I became Hon. Secretary of the Irish Folk-Song Society (founded 1904), Mr. Young contributed to our journal an article on Bunting and his work, which awakened great interest. Meantime through the medium of the Feis Ceoil and the Gaelic Revival in Ireland renewed attention was direct to the harp. ... In consequence a friend wrote asking me to select a harp for her daughter at one of the leading London warehouses.

While Mrs Milligan Fox was in the shop making her choice, on impulse she asked the proprietor, "Do any old wandering harpers ever come in here to buy strings?" She felt a bit silly when she saw his cynical smile, because she knew perfectly well that her question was anachronistic. But then he gave her an answer which affected the course of Irish harp history, for he told her that only recently a gentleman had come in and purchased a harp, and during this transaction had commented, "It is only right that I should have a harp in my home, for it was my grandfather who preserved the music of the ancient Irish harpers." The sales assistant gave her this man's name, she contacted him, and was soon invited to his house in Battersea. Thereby hangs the tale.


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Subject: RE: Charlotte Milligan Fox:Irish Collector-info online
From: MartinRyan
Date: 03 Aug 11 - 11:14 AM

Joe

Last time you were here, ITMA was in rather cramped quarters on the top floor of a beautiful Georgian building on Merrion Square. Since then it has moved - about six doors away - to take full possession of an even more beautiful building which has been sensitively restored to maintain its old character while still being efficiently plumbed for both water and data! Having also received rather more stable funding for a few years, this opened the way for the the expanded online presence.

Make sure you visit again this year, on your travels - even if we don't manage to meet up...

Regards


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Subject: RE: Charlotte Milligan Fox:Irish Collector-info online
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 03 Aug 11 - 11:32 AM

Since this thread is at the top again... Thanks so much for the pronunciations, Martin! Much appreciated -


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Subject: RE: Charlotte Milligan Fox:Irish Collector-info online
From: MartinRyan
Date: 03 Aug 11 - 11:47 AM

Fáilte romhat!


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Subject: RE: Charlotte Milligan Fox:Irish Collector-info online
From: GUEST,Lighter
Date: 03 Aug 11 - 01:14 PM

Martin, nice site! Is there any chance of posting CMF's arrangements of "Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye" and "Mrs. McGrath"? They were published together in 1915 by Schirmer in New York.

These seem to be unobtainable outside of the British Library.


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Subject: RE: Charlotte Milligan Fox:Irish Collector-info online
From: MartinRyan
Date: 03 Aug 11 - 01:39 PM

GUESTLighter

I should be in the archive over the next week or two - I'll check if either is there and see what I can do.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Charlotte Milligan Fox:Irish Collector-info online
From: Big Mick
Date: 03 Aug 11 - 01:45 PM

Superb information. But what would one expect from Mr. Martin Ryan?

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: Charlotte Milligan Fox:Irish Collector-info online
From: GUEST,Lighter
Date: 03 Aug 11 - 05:35 PM

Thanks, Martin.


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