Well,  I'm not sure how you managed to get here, but it's here y'are, so you must have an interest in Irish Music in general and in the three great
publications listed above.  All the tunes in the books have now been transcribed and are available on the linked pages (see below) for all to
enjoy.  I used Noteworthy Composer's format primarily (also see below), as well as translating them to ABC and MIDI formats and a
sheet-music view.

Noteworthy Composer (in which I have no financial or other interest) is a great little program which allows those of us (like myself) who
cannot read music to access the tunes in the above books by means of loading to our computers
THE NOTEWORTHY PLAYER
PROGRAMME.  It is FREE and EASY to download and install. If you want to print the music, make changes or otherwise 'foozle' with the
individual tunes, then you need to purchase the FULL PROGRAMME and register it,  but for just looking and listening to the music, the
PLAYER PROGRAMME will suffice nicely.    
MAC USERS GO HERE   I am aware of Sibelius and Finale but they are well beyond
my means to afford!

Once you have downloaded the PLAYER PROGRAMME you will be able to click on any of the listed tunes and, when the usual dialog box
appears, you may either open them from the site or download them to a directory of your choice on your hard-drive.  The nature of the files
precludes any inclusion of any virii or malicious trojan programs, so you may do so in confidence.  Simple instructions on this are located
HERE.











For those of you who do read music:  it is a known fact that the compilers of  O'Neill's were NOT trained "Traditional" musicians, and the
book is riddled with  incorrect notation, incorrect keys and an almost total lack of ornamentation.  If you would care to help me, correcting the
obvious errors you may find, I would be most grateful!

This page is divided into multiple  sections:  
O'Neill's Music Of Ireland (Daniel Collin's version of the Lyon & Healy "The 1850" edition),  
Allan's Irish Fiddler (Glascow Edition) and MUSIC I've Collected, [being just that.  Thanks to Noteworthy I can now put down in a
readable form all the things that have been cluttering my (alleged) mind for so many years.] and some other categories as well:  
The Complete
Works Of Turlough O'Carolan
,  English Madrigals and Parts-Songs, Catches and Rounds, and more to come.


The project was inspired by Daniel Beimborn's efforts in the mid-to-late 90's with the (I think) John J. Ward, jr.,  Irish Music Archives in
Milwaukee, WI, and while he was editor of
www.celticmusic.com, seeking  to put on-line all the music from O'Neill's in ABC format.  That
project has been completed and can be found online at  John Chambers'
http://trillian.mit.edu/~jc/music/book/ ,  the compiled efforts of over a
dozen dedicated musicians who have transcribed the sheet music into ABC format. That
IS a "pure-drop" effort (SEE BELOW) at a
note-for-note transcription of not only "the 1850",  but two other lesser known O'Neill's compendia,  "The Dance Music Of Ireland ("The
1001"),  and "Waifs and Strays Of Gaelic Melody".  Indeed,  If I had known of it when I started this site, I doubt I would have gone ahead with
my project.  Coals to Newcastle,  y'know?


Of course,  if anyone has any questions you may
EMAIL me and I will try to answer same for you.  Any and all suggestions or wishes to
render asistance in corrections will be most gratefully received as well.  Also, should the reader be aware of any other on-line projects which
may compliment this one, let me know of them.

Unlike some other sites on the web,  this one
IS and WILL REMAIN free to all, but of course I seek support for defraying the expenses of
running the site.  If you would like to help support the pages, I ask that you visit  
HERE and purchase a CD.
This is, of course, completely voluntary on your part.

So:  providing you have downloaded the PLAYER PROGRAMME and may (or may not) have peeked at the INSTRUCTION PAGE, you
should be good to go!  One nice thing... the NWC files are all less than 3kb in size and download in a jiffy!

Again,  I welcome one and all to take as much of the music as they care to onto their own hard-drives so they'll be available for ready reference.  
Anyone wishing to contribute their own music, or music that they have transcribed (in ABC, MIDI or NOTEWORTHY formats) is
encouraged to do so, but
please ZIP the files before emailing.  Especially if you're on AOL, some ISP's have a tendency to bugger emailed
files unmercifully.  Also,  please be sure that the music you send is not currently under copyright, or that you are the copyright owner.

CAVEAT LECTOR:   This is NOT an attempt to render the "pure and unadulterated" O'Neill's and Allans in a note-for-note
transcription process.  Where there is an error in the book(s) and I was able to correct it, or where someone corrected it and sent it
to me,  I  included such corrections if they made the music more playable or more easily listened to.
  I, for example, don't PLAY in
Eb!  If you want pure,  get a Hebrew National hotdog.  They answer to a 'Higher Authority"...I answer only to myself. (And the voices in my
head...)


Thank you, and - as Messalina is reputed to have said to Scylla - "Let the games begin!"
PLEASE NOTE:
In order to correctly read the notations on the NWC music files, you need
to DOWNLOAD and INSTALL the font
BOXMARKS.TTF

All pages are done in TIMES NEW ROMAN font.  If the pages display
incorrectly,  try changing your browser's default font to this
first.

O'NEILL'S MUSIC OF IRELAND
is divided into EIGHT sections: Click on the highlighted link to go to that page...

AIRS & SONGS    MARCHES

JIGS & DOUBLEJIGS  

SLIPJIGS       REELS

LONGDANCES   HORNPIPES

O'CAROLAN'S COMPOSITIONS


O'Neill's ("the 1850") Music Of Ireland completed  6-13-03 with much trimming-out and
additions of new rigging and sails as required 2003 - 2005)
(Oct 5 2006  revised and repainted with some foundation work)
Between 2006 and 2011 there were four re-dos of the site due to external errors
and my own stupidity,  I sincerely appreciate the many emails letting me know of things
needing correction or repair. I assure you that you are NOT "bothering" me with such corrections or alerts,

(MORE STUFF BELOW!!!)

PRESENTLY AVAILABLE :
O'NEILL'S, ALLAN'S and O'CAROLAN'S
ON CD IN NWC, ABC, MIDI AND GIF (sheet)
FORMATS (WITH FREE NWC,
ABC, GIF and EXCEL READERS)
CLICK
HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

(AND MY SINCERE THANKS TO ALL WHO HAVE HELPED OUT !)

(ESPECIALLY YOU, MR. POWER!)


LISTS OF ALL TUNES :
IN
XLS (Microsoft Excel) FORMAT
DOWNLOAD A FREE EXCEL READER !


MUSIC I HAVE COLLECTED AND TRANSCRIBED
which includes rigs, jeels, pornhipes, you name it..

ALLAN'S IRISH FIDDLER
which is a fine little collection of Irish dance tunes that are
almost "de rigeur"for any repetoire
!
Allan's Irish Fiddler completed 12-20-02
&  revised 11-14-04. (They're all there!)

The Complete Works of
Turlough O'Carolan

Catches. Rounds and Glees

The English Madrigals


The English Dancing Master pub. by John Playford  (1651)


LINKS TO:

!
Jeff Welty's Irish Pages at
RedHawk.org
seem to have disappeared.  If you can locate
a new home for them,
let me know.

The perpetrator of all this insanity

Tunes at Ceolas
.
NIGEL GATHERER'S WEBPAGES
(especialy for those of us afflicted by the Mandolin AND Traditional Music!)
.
The Tinwhistler's Music Pages

The Chiff and Fipple
(tinwhistle and flute pages and LOTS OF music)

The Hetzler Homestead
(Old-Timey Music)

Occasionally one gets to
recommend a TRULY outstanding website or work
which contributes to the preservation and enjoyment of
Traditional Music in a totally unique way:
such is the case with Andrew Kuntz' site:

The Fiddler's Companion

OUT-STANDING!
rev. Jan 2015
A Bit more on the differences between
the ABC and NOTEWORTHY music formats
and why I prefer NOTEWORTHY of the two!