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Jose Hassan (soprano)
John Ferguson (tenor)
Paul Sweeney (fiddler)
John Cruickshank (piper)
This programme gives an interesting survey of traditional Irish melodies and modern compositions in the same vein. The earliest published specimens of Irish folk-music appeared in the ' Fitzwilliam Virginal Book', but it was not till near the end of the eighteenth century that Irish folk-music was collected in bulk by Edward Bunting. Thomas Moore 's famous ' Selection of Irish Melodies', with his own words to the airs, came out in ten parts between 1808 and 1934.


Jose Hassan
John Ferguson
Paul Sweeney
John Cruickshank
Edward Bunting.
Thomas Moore

Regional Programme Northern Ireland

About Regional Programme

Regional Programme is a radio channel that started transmitting on the 9th March 1930 and ended on the 9th September 1939. It was replaced by BBC Home Service.

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