113 – The Amateur’s Companion by Anon

An update by Geoff Hore 2008-2015.  The writing in black font is from A Bibliography of Bagpipe Music. The update comments are in blue font.

 

1      c1821

The / amateurs companion / being a rare selection of Irish / & Scotch melodies / arranged in a familiar stile / for the / pipes flute flageolet & violin / to which are added a variety of country, dances/

Dublin / published by MacLean, at the Musical Commission Warehouse, 15 Essex Quay.

Title; pp 1-54, tunes (94); pp [55-56], index,

  • National Library of Ireland, Dublin. 4.9 x 6.6”. Bound up with Edition II (below) and three other music books.

2      No date

The / amateurs companion / being a rare selection of Irish / & Scotch melodies / arranged in a / familiar stile / for the / pipes flute flageolet & violin / to which are added a / variety of country dances / foreign airs waltzes & c /

Dublin / published by MacLean at the Musical Commission Warehouse, 10 Batchelors Walk.

At lower right: Price 3/9 Below imprint: Vol. [but no number is given]

title; pp 1-54, tunes (94); pp [55-56], index.

  • National Library of Ireland, Dublin. 4.9 x 6.6”. Bound up with edition I (above) and three other music books. There is a watermarked date on p 31, but only the tops of the figures appear. It is apparently 1821, or less probably 1831.

In spite of the changed wording of the title, there are no additional tunes in this edition.

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  • Rev 00. (16 October 2008).
  • Rev 01. (31 March 2015).  Format changed for bibliography.altpibroch.com. The edition numbering changed from Roman to Arabic numerals.

© Geoff Hore 2015