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Gallery Soundtrack

Music has always been a large part of my life, while I never had the staying power to learn to play the piano all that proficiently I have found a recent love for composing. This gallery playlist is a fusion of my love of music and Irish history. I began researching the oldest Irish music that I could find to see what remained after the English attempted to annihilate Irish traditional culture in the 1700’s-1900’s.

Most of the songs below come from “Sources of Irish Traditional Music c. 1600-1855 Vol 1 & 2: An Annotated Catalogue of Prints and Manuscripts, 1583-1855. Ed. Aloys Fleischman. Garland Publishing: New York. 1998.

The Irish Ho-Hoane

From The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book Fitwilliam Museum, Cambrige. Mus. MS 108 32. g. 29. c. 1609-19 ED. J.A. Fuller Maitland and W. Barclay Squire. London, 1894-9.

The Irish Dumpe

From The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book Fitwilliam Museum, Cambrige. Mus. MS 108 32. g. 29. c. 1609-19 ED. J.A. Fuller Maitland and W. Barclay Squire. London, 1894-9.

A Port- Port Rorie Dall

From Straloch MS NLS MS 5.2.18 c. 1647-29 [Original lute MS lost. Some of the tunes copied, In tablature, by G.F. Grahm in 1847. French 6-line tablature]

Ostend 14

Skene MS for the Mandora NLS. 1630-33. [Transcribed by G.F. Graham in W. Dauney’s Ancient Scottish melodies. Edinburgh, 1838]

I Mett Her in the Medowe

Skene MS for the Mandora NLS. 1630-33. [Transcribed by G.F. Graham in W. Dauney’s Ancient Scottish melodies. Edinburgh, 1838]

I Serve a Worthie Ladie

Skene MS for the Mandora NLS. 1630-33. [Transcribed by G.F. Graham in W. Dauney’s Ancient Scottish melodies. Edinburgh, 1838]

Weep On Weep On

From The Irish Melodies by Thomas Moore, arranged by Charles Villers Standford. 1895.

Thro’ The Wood Laddie

Eggicorn’s Musings

Original Composition Ashleigh Clayton 2021

Eggicorn Goes to the Top of Clarity Mountain

Original Composition Ashleigh Clayton 2021

The Waltz of the Jellyfish Trees

Original Composition Ashleigh Clayton 2021

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