Irish Traditional Music
O'Neill's Music of Ireland
O'Neill's Music of Ireland, collected & edited by Capt. Francis O'Neill & arranged by James O'Neil. Irish traditional was reaching a very low point near the turn of the 20th century, and Francis O'Neill, chief of the Chicago Police Department set out to collect as much as he could. This was the first real attempt to collect these melodies on a large scale and, more than a century later, this landmark collection is still as valuable and important as ever. This facsimile edition containing the original collection of 1,850 melodies consisting of airs, jigs, reels, hornpipes, marches, and more for any melody instrument. 368 pages.