Irish folk songs

December 12, 2017


45 Surprise and Bourbon and

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  • These are songs from my site that were popular in Ireland, arranged in chronological order. I have struggled to put them in APPROXIMATE/BEST GUESS date order. There are some for which I have no clue as to a date, so these may appear randomly placed. If you have an educated correction, please let me know.
  • Also, be advised that for the early ballads, the century may not be the date the tune AND words were known. The date I have used is for the original ballad or air to which the song can be linked. The tunes and words here are modern variants of the originals.
  • If you wish to use any of these tunes in an archive or on a webpage READ THIS.
  • 17th Century Music

  • and folksongs of the 17th Century
    Please note these words and tunes are not authentic to the time period. These are later variants of the broadsides.

  • 18th Century Music

  • Folksongs

  • 19th Century Music

    Source: www.contemplator.com
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