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O'Neill's 1001 Jigs, Reels, Hornpipes, Airs and Marches (Irish Music Collection) Paperback – Dec 1998

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  • Paperback: 173 pages
  • Publisher: Waltons Publishing; New ed of 1907 ed edition (Dec. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1857200276
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857200270
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 1.1 x 29.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 319,436 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A facsimile edition of Francis O'Neill's classic 1907 collection of jigs reels, hornpipes and other dance tunes. The Dance Music of Ireland has proved so valuable to musicians and circulated so widely that it has become known simply as "the book", a virtual bible for many traditional players. Suitable for all melody instruments.


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Paul Magnussen TOP 500 REVIEWER on 11 Mar. 2011
In 1967, in love with folk music, I knew how to play about ten Irish dance tunes, and was desperate to learn more.

One day the Grehan Sisters came to our local folk club, and I asked them if there were any book of such tunes that I might buy: they told me of O'Neill's, and gave me the address of the publishers, Walton's Musical Galleries, to whom I wrote the next day.

When the book arrived I felt like Aladdin. There are literally 1001 dance tunes here, comprising:

365 double jigs
045 single jigs
045 slip jigs
350 reels
150 hornpipes
030 long dances & set dances
016 miscellaneous

Francis O'Neill (1848-1936), born in County Cork, was Police Chief in Chicago. He seems to have been a good Chief, for he was re-appointed twice; but it is for his assiduous collections of Irish music that he's remembered today.

In an interview on Andy Irvine's website, Liam O'Flynn refers to O'Neill's as "the bible", and this seems to be the consensus, although other good collections have appeared (notably Brendán Breathnac's).

All is not perfect, however: Francis O'Neill was musically illiterate, and relied on his (unrelated) friend James O'Neill for notating the tunes. Unfortunately James was classically trained, and this seems to have made him blind to the modal nature of many of the tunes, so that key signatures are wrong and essential accidentals are missing.

A good example is Chief O'Neill's Favorite, where the Fs and Cs in the first two bars of the B part should be natural; leaving them sharp destroys the whole character of the piece.
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By Denis Liddy on 3 April 2014
I use O'Neill's 1001 for my music classes in Traditional Irish Music as it has the essential tunes for any student of Irish Music. My students get their own copy and soon enough they get to learn a lot of tunes by ear and with the notes at hand if needed.
Denis Liddy, Co.Clare
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By Yvonne Kearns on 2 Dec. 2013
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My cousins are really into Trad and they loved this book. Perfect for any Irish instrument once you know how to read sheet music.
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