early 20th century

notes and references

1. For brief general mentions of MacFall see W.H. Grattan Flood, "The Story of the Harp", London 1905 p. 153, and Nora Joan Clark, "The Story of the Irish Harp", North Creek USA, 2003, p.104

2. Rev. James O'Laverty, "The Irish harp". Denvir's Monthly, 1903

3. Mabel Dolmetsch, "Personal Recollections of Arnold Dolmetsch", London, 1957

4. Arnold Dolmetsch, "Translations from the Penllyn Manuscript of Ancient Harp Music", Early Welsh Music Society, Llangefni, 1937 (score and 3 gramophone discs);
Arnold Dolmetsch, An Analysis of the Harmonies and Forms of the Bardic Music, in "The Consort", Special Number, June 1934;
D.A. Wyn-Williams, The Early Welsh Music Society, in "The Consort", No. 4, June 1937.

5. Alan Cochevelou, "Musique Gaëlique", (gramophone record) Mouez Breiz 4597, 1959

6. Gildas Jaffrennou, "Folk Harps", MAP 1973

7. Frances Collinson, "The Traditional and National Music of Scotland". Routledge and Kegan Paul, London, 1966.

8. Jane Freshwater, pers. comm.

9. Heloise Russell-Ferguson, "Ceol Clarsaich" (gramophone record), Clarsach Recordings PR 5313 / CR 01, 1964, sleeve notes.

10. Illustrated in Joan Rimmer "The Irish Harp", Mercier Press 1969

11. Jane Freshwater, pers. comm.

12. Mary Rowland, "Songs with Minstrel harp and solo instrumentals" recorded 13th July 1960, Folktrax 150 / RPL LP 25995 / BBC Recording

13. Although Joan Rimmer and Mary Rowland wrote reports on the stringing and playing respectively, neither these nor the report on the harps restoration at the British Museum were ever published. There is a brief mention in Joan Rimmer "The Irish Harp", Mercier Press 1969; the recording of Mary playing the restrung harp is occasionally broadcast on the BBC.

14. Pers. comm.



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