A Traditional Music Journey 1600-2000 - Maire Garvey
\r\nMaire Nic Domhnaill Gairbhi
\r\nA Traditional Music Journey 1600-2000: From Erris to Mullaghban
Text in English with song lyrics in Irish\r\n
A thoughtful study of Irish \r\nmusic and it's history by the well known scholar \r\nMaire McDonnell Garvey.\r\n\r\n
\r\nsecond edition 2007 ISBN 0-9545324-1-6 \r\n
from Maire's website:
\r\n"I was determined to do this project and connect the\r\n tradition in Mayo with South Armagh. It has been the \r\nmost exciting time of my life. Being from Connacht I \r\nrealised that this province has always been 'the poor \r\nrelation' for quite a long time. But there have been \r\nhidden cultural activities down through the years in \r\nthe midst of poverty, hardship, oppression and neglect. \r\nNot only in Connacht but right across the country to \r\nSliabh Gullion, Mullaghb�n, and across to the Long \r\nWoman's Grave in Oriel, the traditional music thrived \r\nwithout the help of modern technology. There was an \r\naffinity with each other when the men from the West \r\nwalked their cattle from Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo and \r\nLeitrim across the land of no borders, to load them for \r\nexport on the cattle boats of Greenore. Those were days \r\nof hardship and achievement."