The Wexford Carols / Edition 1

The Wexford Carols / Edition 1

by Diarmuid O'Muirithe
     
 

The tradition of carol singing in County Wexford dates from the seventeenth century and continues as a living tradition today. The repertoire derives from a little book of songs published by Luke Wadding in Ghent in 1684 and from a manuscript collection compiled by Father William Devereux in County Wexford in 1734, which has been copied several times and is still… See more details below

Overview

The tradition of carol singing in County Wexford dates from the seventeenth century and continues as a living tradition today. The repertoire derives from a little book of songs published by Luke Wadding in Ghent in 1684 and from a manuscript collection compiled by Father William Devereux in County Wexford in 1734, which has been copied several times and is still circulated in manuscript copies. O Muirithe has assembled the twenty-one carols which exist in the Wadding book and later copies of the Devereux manuscript compiled by Michael Murphy and Richard Neil in the early nineteenth century; here he presents the first complete collection of these rare texts. The music is transcribed with a commentary by Seoirse Bodley.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780851053769
Publisher:
Smythe, Colin Limited
Publication date:
12/31/1982
Edition description:
Music
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.75(h) x (d)

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