THE CD CONTAINS:

O'Neill's Music Of Ireland (the 1850)

Allan's Irish Fiddler

The Complete Music of Turlough O'Carolan

MORE INFORMATION HERE

Bonuses:
A collection of Madrigals from the 16th & 17th Centuries
The Complete "Catch Club, or The Merry Companions"
Ancillary programmes and instructions.


While the CD itself IS a copyrighted work (that is, the arrangement of tunes and
the work of compiling them into the different formats), I want to stress that:

All TUNES/SONGS in the collection
are PUBLIC DOMAIN and may be used
for performance without payment of
any additional fees or royalties.

This question comes up quite frequently:   they should be listed as "Traditional Music" when
queried by a recording company or if you are asked if you have permission to perform them.  

Play the music and I love ya.  Copy my disc for sale and I come after ya.  
Simple rules from a simpleton.

Old Music Project is supported solely by Frayed Knot Arts and by
a few individuals (like you)  who have decided that the site is worth keeping around
and who are generously financing the web-space for it by purchasing a copy of the work.

Good on yer!


PLEASE NOTE!
THIS IS NOT AN AUDIO CD...     
STICKING IT IN YOUR CD PLAYER IS FRUITLESS!

YOU NEED A COMPUTER RUNNING WINDOWS
OR A MAC USING A WINDOWS EMULATOR!

I got a rather quizzical email from someone who got the CD and "can't get it to play".

Well,  it
WON'T shaggin' "play", then, will it?   (sigh.)

They're computer files.                         Not audio files.

How in the name of All that's Holy could I get nearly 2500 tunes on ONE CD if they were even mp3's?

...................................................................

The tunes are in the following formats:

NWC (Noteworthy Composer) format with a free reader/player;
(This feature unavailable for MAC users without "Soft Windows" or "Virtual PC" installed)

ABC format with a free reader/player;
(MAC users should go to http://www.gre.ac.uk/~c.walshaw/abc/ for MAC translators)

GIF format pictures of the sheet music and a link to a free image viewing program;
(for PC's.... MAC has it's own  picture rendering software built-in.)

MIDI format which will play with your Windows Media Player or in WinAmp,
RealPlayer or most other PC sound formats and on MACs via Quicktime.

A full index of all tunes in O'Neill's, Allan's and O'Carolans in a searchable Excel File (with free Excel reader)


Cost is $58.00 USD (ppd incl. tax)
anywhere in the world.



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EMAIL me for instructions for checque or Money Order payments.
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So, why is it so expensive?   

Well, it's not, really.  You get the three books on CD (about a $40.00 value right there) and you get them translated into programs
that allow those who cannot read music to use them and learn the tunes...  plus you get support (from me) in using the programs
and you also get the satisfaction of helping support the Old Music Project.  Bloody invaluable, that!

The bonus materials are usually available ONLY in the research libraries of major colleges or some cities. There, you may look at
the books but you need to hand-copy the tunes if you want them for your own.  Here, they're on your PC for easy access and
study.   
All in all, I've nearly five years invested in the CD's production.

You're right... not at all expensive... in fact, underpriced.

(Hmmmm.....)