Catalogue for The Library of

Welcome to the library catalogue of This is a list of all the resources, by author last name, that are currently on the site. Some of these are also linked from other pages, though a few are unique to this place. Those sources which are not linked here from elsewhere on our site are indicated by a small harp logo: small harp icon

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Armstrong, Robert Bruce
The Irish and the Highland Harps (1904)
English and Irish Instruments (1908)
Robert Bruce Armstrong — a Biography and Catalogue of his papers (K Sanger and M Billinge) small harp icon
Bell, Charles
Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Volume III, New Series (1881) Notice of the Two Ancient Harps
Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Volume III, Fourth Series (1905) Purchase of the “so called” Queen Mary Harp (a follow–up to Charles Bell’s original report: Purchase of one of the harps noted in 1881)
Billinge, Michael
An index for British Museum Research Laboratories File 2231, relating to restoration work undertaken on the Trinity College Dublin Harp small harp icon
Bowie, John
Pages 32 to 35, the Harp Tunes, from A Collection of Strathspey Reels & Country Dances; etc. (1789)
Brochard, Thomas
Harpers in Scotland’s Outlying Communities in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries small harp icon
Bruford, Alan
Song and Recitation in Early Ireland as hosted at Scoil an Léinn Cheiltigh (School of Celtic Studies)
Bunting, Edward
A General Collection of the Ancient Irish Music (1796)
A General Collection of the Ancient Music of Ireland (1809)
The Ancient Music of Ireland: Arranged for the Piano Forte (1840) This link for the 1840 Bunting Collection leads to a large pdf (about 46MB). Please be patient as the download may take some time depending on your connection speed.
Cooke, Peter; Morag Macleod; Colm Ó Baoill The Elizabeth Ross Manuscript — Original Highland Airs Collected at Raasay in 1812
Craig, Adam The Adam Craig Collection for the Musical Society of Mary's Chappell (c. 1725) small harp icon
Dalyell, Sir John Graham Musical Memoirs of Scotland small harp icon
Dauney, William Ancient Scotish Melodies small harp icon
Dow, Daniel
A Collection of Ancient Scots Music small harp icon
General Reid and Daniel Dow An article exploring the collection and its subscribers
Eydmann, Stuart Sounds Across the Moyle: Musical Resonances Between Argyll and Antrim
Fox, Charlotte Milligan Annals of the Irish Harpers
Gunn, John The Highland Harp
Ledwich, Edward The Antiquities of Ireland small harp icon
Mackintosh, Donald Collection of Gaelic Proverbs and Familiar Phrases small harp icon
McIntyre North, C. N. The Book of the Club of True Highlanders (1880–1)
Milligan Fox, Charlotte Annals of the Irish Harpers
Mulholland, John A collection of ancient Irish airs, adapted for the harp, violin, flute, & pipes; in two volumes. small harp icon
O’Curry, Eugene
On The Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish, Volume I small harp icon
On The Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish, Volume II small harp icon
On The Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish, Volume III
O’Neill, Arthur, Memoir of Arthur O’Neill MS4/14 as dictated to Thomas Hughes (transcribed by M Billinge)
O’Maille, Tomas, Amhrain Cearbhallain The Poems of Carolan small harp icon
Sampson, George Letter Concerning Dennis Hampson
Sanger, Keith
The Clarsach's position among the Historical Instruments of Scotland
The 1692 Letter to John Aubrey re-visited
The Highland Society and the Lude Harps Bulletin of the Historical Harp Society, September 2010
Ua Súilleabháin, Seán; Seán Donnelly Music has Ended: The Death of a Harper small harp icon
Walker, Joseph Cooper The Historical Memoirs of the Irish Bards (1786)small harp icon