a harp source book by Simon Chadwick
Progressive Lessons presents the source material for the three beginners’ tunes “traditionally taught young harpers”. These tunes were collected by Edward Bunting from the last of the old Irish harpers in the 1790s, and written into his manuscript notebooks.
Thie book includes actual-size colour facsimiles of the key source manuscripts, with detailed commentary on them. As well as the three tunes, there is information about the old harpers and their harps.
These companion web pages give links, videos and further reading. Click on a header to find out more...
Mailí Bhán “the first tune”
Féileacán “2nd tune”
Burns’s March “3rd tune”