The Age of Revolution: 1776 to 1815 in the Irish Song Tradition

Front Cover
Terry Moylan
Lilliput Press, 2000 - Music - 168 pages
The Age of Revolution in the Irish Song Tradition is a definitive gathering of songs, poems and tunes composed between the 1776 American Revolution and Napoleon's exile and death in 1821 and beyond, dramatically conveying how the seismic events of those years inspired literary and musical effort across succeeding generations in Ireland.
The material is drawn from tradition and from print and manuscript collections. These include contemporary sources - the various editions of Paddy's Resource, Watty Cox's Irish Magazine and Madden's Literary Remains - and archival collections of songs and music. Many traditional songs have been notated directly from the singers themselves, and represent an important addition to the literature of bardic nationalism.
The work divides as follows: 157 songs (text and tune); 27 poems (text only); and 25 tunes (music only). Fifteen pieces are in the Irish language, fourteen stem from loyalist sources, and ten are written by members of the United Irishmen, including Wolfe Tone, Henry Joy McCracken, Jeremy Hope and Robert Emmet. All come with notes listing source and musical associations, as well as historical and political background. Appropriate music accompanies the words attached to each tune, and the whole is liberally illustrated with over a hundred period engravings.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

The Song of the Volunteers
1
The Shamrock Cockade
2
The Green Cockade
3
The Saratoga Hornpipe
4
Rodneys Glory
5
George Reilly Who Fought at Port Royal Bay
7
Irelands Glory
8
Man is Free by Nature
9
The Westss Asleep
86
The Frenchmen
87
The Rising of the Moon
88
Little Jimmy Murphy
89
Ierne United
90
Rody McCorley
91
Rody MacCorley
92
Henry Downs
93

Freedom Triumphant
10
The Glorious Exertion of Man
11
The Sheepfold
12
Plant Plant the Tree
14
The Carmagnoles
16
Do as They Do in France
17
Unite and Be Free
18
The Exiled Irishmans Lamentation
19
Saoirse
21
The Shan Van Vocht
22
General Wonder
23
Cockledemoy or The French Invasion
24
Green Upon the Cape
25
The Wearing of the Green
26
The Wearing of the Green
27
To Your Tents O Erins
28
Captain Fowler
29
Advice to Paddy
30
The Boys of Mullaghbawn
31
Bold McDermott Roe
32
Preachan Chill Chainnigh
33
The Blarismoor Tragedy
35
The Wake of William Orr
36
The Orangemans Apology
37
Lady Connolly
38
Sceal do Reab mo Chrof Ionam
40
Dunlavin Green
41
The Song of Prosperous
42
Captain Doorley and the Boyne
43
Boolavogue
45
The Cow that Ate the Piper
47
The Groves of Blackpool
48
A 98 March
50
Lament for Father Murphy
52
The Boys of Wexford
53
The Boys of Wexford
55
The Banished Defender
56
Kelly of Killann
58
NinetyEight
59
Croppies Lie Down
60
Up
61
An Croppy Lie Down
62
The Swinish Multitude
63
Watty Grimes
64
Betsy Gray
65
The Pikeman
66
Henry Munroe
67
Corney Is Coming
68
The Battle on Vinegar Hill
69
Bagenal Harveys Farewell
70
The Croppies March
71
Sweet County Wexford
73
The Croppy Boy
74
The Croppy Boy
75
Down on Your Knees
76
The Kinnegad Slashers
77
Sliabh na mBan
78
Slievenamon
79
The Brothers John and Henry Sheares
80
The Social Thistle and the Shamrock
81
Henry Joy
83
McCrackens Ghost
84
The Men of the West
85
The Exile of Erin
94
The Game of Cards
95
Fireball MacNamaras Address to his Pistols
96
Raiteachas na Tairngreacht
97
An Spailpffn Fanach
98
The Rover
99
Olivers Advice
100
Athchuimhniu ar NinetyEight
101
The Memory of the Dead
102
The Orange Yeomanry of 98
103
The Dying Rebel
104
Bas an Chroppi
105
Michael Dwyer
106
Michael Dwyer
107
Captain Dwyer
108
Michael Dwyers Lament
109
Twenty Men from Dublin Town
110
Dialogue Between Orange and Croppy
111
Dublin After the Union
112
The Union
114
Bold Robert Emmet
115
My Emmets No More
116
She Is Far from the Land
117
When He Who Adores Thee
118
Emmets Farewell
119
The Three Flowers
121
By Memory Inspired
122
The Old Grey Mare
123
Jemmy OBriens Minuet
125
Heres a Chorus
128
Heveys Mare
130
The Banks of the Nile
131
Nelsons Victory
132
Napoleon Crossing the Rhine
133
The Bantry Girls Lament
135
Barrosa Plains
136
The Spanish Volunteer
137
Whiskey Youre the Devil
138
The Bonny Light Horseman
139
The Salamanca Reel
140
The Bonny Bunch of Roses
141
Bonapartes Retreat
142
Napoleon Bonapartes Farewell to Paris
143
The Mantle So Green
144
The Plains of Waterloo
145
The Plains of Waterloo
146
The Plains of Waterloo
147
Napoleons Lamentation
148
Waterloo
149
The Grand Conversation Under the Rose
150
Ye Sons of Old Ireland
151
The Wheels of the World
152
Fallen Boney
154
The New Granuwale
155
Bonapartes Defeat
157
Napoleons Dream
158
Bonapartes Farewel
159
Index
161
Index of First Lines
163
Index of Authors
165
Bibliography
166
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Bibliographic information