118 – Ceol Rince na hEireann by Brendan Breathnach

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     1963

Ceol Rince na hÉireann / Breandán Breathnach / a chruinnigh agus a chuir in eagar /

Oifig an tSoláthair / Baile Átha Cliath

The imprint on p [iv] reads:

An chéad chló, 1963 / Comhlucht Oideachais na hÉireann, Teo., / Baile Átha Cliath agus Corcaigh. / Le ceannach direach ó oifig díolta foilseachán rialtais / an stuara, ard-oifig an phoist Baile Atha Cliath / nó trí aon díoltóir leabhar / Luach: 12s. 6d.

Half-title: Ceol Rince / na hÉireann

p [i], half-title; p [iii], title; p [iv], as above, beginning ‘An chead chló’ etc; p v, dedication; p [vi] blank; p vii, ‘clár’ (contents); p [viii] blank; pp ix-x, introduction; p [xi] blank; pp xii-xiii, table of ornaments used on bagpipe, penny whistle, fiddle and accordion; p [xiv] blank; p 1, heading ‘Poirt Dúbalta’; p [2] blank; pp 3-22, tunes 1-54; p 23, heading ‘Poirt Singil (6/8) poirt luascaigh (9/8) agus eile’; p [24] blank; pp 25-29, tunes 55-69; p [30] blank; p 31, heading ‘Rileanna’; p [32] blank; pp 33-79, tunes 70-203; p [80] blank; p 81, heading ‘Cornphiopai’; p [82] blank; pp 83-86, tunes 204-214; pp 87-98, notes; pp 99-106, index; p 107, list of informants; p 108, bibliography.

10.9 x 8.5″. Stiff paper covers.

This book is not intended solely for pipers, but nearly all the tunes can be played on the Union pipe and the compiler has devised symbols so that players of any of the four instruments named can read the music directly and insert their own characteristic grace notes. Seven of the 21 informants acknowledged on p 107 are pipers and they contributed a total of 80 tunes.

The work was actually completed c. 1958. This first printing consisted of 2000 copies; since then there has been another printing of 1000 copies with a new cover design but no change in the title, preface or notes. At the time of writing (1978) a new edition is in preparation, with the preface in English as well as in Gaelic. (I am grateful to Mr. Breathnach for supplying these details).

2      1972

3      1974

4      1977

5      1983

Editions 2-5 are listed on page [iv] of edition 6.  Nothing more is known about them at this time. 

6      1985

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p [i], half-title; p [iii], title; p [iv], as above, beginning ‘An chead chló’ etc; p v, dedication; p [vi] ‘clár’ (contents);  p vii-xi, introduction; p x-xi, brollach (introduction);  pp xii-xiii, table of ornaments used on bagpipe, penny whistle, fiddle and accordion; p [xiv] blank; p 1, heading ‘Poirt Dúbalta’; p [2] blank; pp 3-22, tunes 1-54; p 23, heading ‘Poirt Singil (6/8) poirt luascaigh (9/8) agus eile’; p [24] blank; pp 25-29, tunes 55-69; p [30] blank; p 31, heading ‘Rileanna’; p [32] blank; pp 33-79, tunes 70-203; p [80] blank; p 81, heading ‘Cornphiopai’; p [82] blank; pp 83-86, tunes 204-214; pp 87-98, notes; pp 99-106, index; p 107, list of informants; p 108, bibliography.

  • Geoff Hore’s Collection.

The fly leaf has been signed by the compiler and dated 10 July 1985.  The front cover has ‘Cuid 1’ and this means Part 1.  It is not known if there are any other parts to this collection.

A search of internet websites show there are a number of editions post dating this one.  When they have been inspected the details will be added here.

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  • Rev 00. (4 April 2015).  

© Geoff Hore 2015