Collected Songs – important collections

Collected Songs – important collections


There are many significant song collections within the Irish tradition – among some of the important Northern collections of the 20th century are:

  • Sam Henry’s Songs of the People (1923-39);
  • Father Lorcán O Muireadhaigh’s Amhráin Chúige Uladh (1927);
  • Seán Ó Baoill’s Cnuasacht de Cheoltaí Uladh (1944); and
  • Hugh Shields’ Shamrock, Rose and Thistle (1981).

Other important collectors include Luke Donnellan, Enrí Ó Muiríosa and Peadar Ó Dubhda.


  • From the Father Lorcán O Muireadhaigh Collection

    Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin sings Séamus MacMurfaidh