115 – Collection of Irish Airs by F Roche

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      1912

In the introduction to the 1993 edition by Micheál O Súilleabháin he states Francis Roche began assembling this collection in 1891 and it appeared in two volumes in 1912. Volume III of the 1927 edition adds ‘The first Edition (4,000) which appeared early in January, 1912, was so well received as to render a reprint of the work necessary after a few months, the entire issue having been sold out. Two further reprints have since been called for.’  According to Cannon’s comments in edition 4, the second printing occurred also in 1912.

2      1912

The details of this edition is not known other than the comments above but it seems most likely that it appeared in two volumes.

3      Date not known

The date of this reprint is not known and it, too, probably appeared in two volumes.

4     1927

  • Vol 1: Collection of Irish airs / marches / and dance tunes / compiled and arranged for violin, mandoline flute or pipes / by / F. Roche / with introduction / by the / Rev. Charles J. Brennan / New edition carefully revised / by the author.
  • Vol 2: Collection of Irish airs / marches / and dance tunes / compiled .and arranged for violin, mandoline flute or pipes / by / F. Roche / with introduction / by the / Rev. Charles J. Brennan / Entered Stationers’ Hall.
  • Vol 3:Collection of Irish airs / marches / and dance tunes / compiled and arranged for violin, mandoline flute or pipes / with introductory essay on Irish dancing / by F. Roche / New edition carefully revised / by the author.

Collection of Irish airs / marches / and dance tunes / compiled and arranged for violin, mandoline flute or pipes / with introductory essay on Irish dancing / by F. Roche / New edition carefully revised / by the author.

Dublin: Piggot & Co., Ltd., / 112, Grafton St., / also at Cork and Limerick.

  • Vol 1: p [1], title; p [2], preface to vol 1; pp [3-4], foreword; pp 5-6, index to vol 1; pp 7-75, tunes 1-199.
  • Vol 2: p [1], title; p [2], preface; pp [3-4], foreword; pp 5-6, index to vol 2; pp 7-66, tunes 200-354.
  • Vol 3: p [i], title; pp iii-iv, preface to vol 3; pp v-vii, note on Irish dancing; p viii, index to vol 3; pp 1-82, tunes 1-217
  • British Library, London.  Vols 1, 2, received 7 June 1929; vol 3 received 5 October 1928. The three now bound up together. 10. 8 x 8.4 ” .

The earlier history of this work is described in the preface to vol 3 of the present edition: ‘The first edition (4000) which appeared early in January, 1912, was so well received as to render a reprint of the work necessary after a few months, the entire issue having been sold out. Two further reprints have since been called for.’ A note below the imprint of this edition reads, ‘Copyright by W. W. Cooke, in United States of America, 1911.’

 The title-pages of volumes 1 and 3 bear the heading ‘Vol. 1 Vol. 2 Vol. 3’, but volume 2 has only ‘Vol. 1 Vol. 2’. This, together with the difference in wording between the titles of volumes 1 and 2, suggests that the present copy of vol 2 was printed before that of Vol 1.

1982

An edition of this book, published by Ossian Publications, Cork, in 1982, was offered for sale on a website.  ISBN 10: 0946005052 ISBN 13: 9780946005055

1983

An edition of this book, published by Ossian Publications, Cork, in 1983, was offered for sale on a website. On the same website another book, published by Music Sales Corporation, 1983, and with the same ISBN was offered for sale.  ISBN 10: 0946005052 ISBN 13: 9780946005055

1993

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p [i], title; p [ii], imprint; p [iii], introduction; p[iv], biographical note; p [v and vi], foreword; p [1], preface to vol 1; p [2], blank; p [3], title (vol 1); p 5 and 6, index, vol 1; pp 7-75, music; p [76], blank; p [3], title (vol 2); p [4], blank; pp 5 and 6, index; pp 7-66, music; pp iii and [iv], preface to vol III; p v, vi and [vii], notes on Irish dancing; (the opposite side of the last page is blank); title (vol III) p [viii],index; pp 1-82, music; pp 83-88, index to all three books; p [89], blank; p [90] publisher’s advertisement.

  •  The Author’s Collection.

 ISB Number 0 946005 05 2 

2000

An edition of this book, published by Ossian Publications, Cork, in 2000, was offered for sale on a website.  ISBN 10: 0946005052 ISBN 13: 9780946005055

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  • Rev 00. (8 November 2008).
  • Rev 01. (5 April 2015).  Format changed for bibliography.altpibroch.com. The edition numbering changed from Roman to Arabic numerals.  Adds details of editions 1, 2 and 3 as well as editions published in 1982, 1983, 1993 and 2000.

© Geoff Hore 2015