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At the heart of English folk
Tunes of the Munster Pipers

‘Tunes of the Munster Pipers’ event showcases tunes from the James Goodman Collection

A special event at Cecil Sharp House will explore the musical landscape of 19th century southwest Ireland, through tunes drawn from Goodman’s outstanding manuscript collection.


The concert, on Thursday 5 October, sees fiddle player Aoife Ní Bhriain, and Uillean piper Caoimhín Ó Fearghail perform a selection of the 2300 tunes in the collection, against a visually stimulating backdrop by artist Michael Fortune. Narration from ITMA Director, Grace Toland, will guide the audience through their musical journey.

James Goodman (1828−1896), a native of Dingle, Co. Kerry, was a canon of the Church of Ireland and Professor of Irish at Trinity College Dublin. His exceptional music and song manuscript collection is held in Trinity College Dublin and was published in two volumes entitled Tunes From the Munster Pipers, in 1998 and 2013 respectively. In 2016, the combined efforts of the Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA) and Trinity College Dublin made the manuscripts available online for the first time. These can be explored on the ITMA website.

Tunes of the Munster Pipers is presented by ITMA / Irish Heritage, in association with the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS).

Tickets: £20 (£10 for under 30s) including reception and programme
Tickets can be booked online via the ‘DONATE’ button on the Irish Heritage website.



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