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Patrick Quin (c. 1745 - early 19th century)

Edward Bunting collected a lot of tunes from the playing of Patrick Quin.

The tunes from ms33(1) are a group of tunes written very fast and sketchily, upside down in the back of the notebook. They seem to have been notated as live field transcriptions by Edward Bunting, on a trip he made to Quin’s home in Co. Armagh around 1800. One has an attribution to Quin; all of the others are tunes that are stated elsewhere to have been collected from Quin.

Title and attribution in ms Bunting ms ref & folio no. Collette Moloney index item number
I’ll Follow You Over the Mountain
Quin Harp Manuscript annotation in Bunting 1809, p. 25, London BL Add ms 41508 Not in Moloney
from Quin ms12, f71r 12/199
  ms33(1) f32r 33(1)/57
Marbhna no Cumha
Quin Harp Manuscript annotation in Bunting 1809, p. 25, London BL Add ms 41508 Not in Moloney
death song / from Quin ms12 f71r 12/201
  ms33(1) f33r 33(1)/60
A Gradh Luighe Lamh Liom - Love Be Near Me
Quin Harp Manuscript annotation in Bunting 1809, p. 33, London BL Add ms 41508 Not in Moloney
from P. Quin ms33(3) f3r 33(3)/6
Suisheen Buidhe (the yellow blanket)
from Quin the harper in 1806 ms13 f31v 13/70
from Paddy Quin in 1802 ms27 f23r 27/51
P.Quin, Harper, 1806 1840 index p.xi 1840 p.58
Port Gordon / Ballyhaunis (more...)
Quins 1st part ms33(1) f14r 33(1)/29
from Quinn ms12 f75r 12/207
Mailí Bhán
Molly Vaun ms33(1) f31v 33(1)/56
Burns March (more...)
Pretty Peggy / Quins Burns March ms33(1) f32r 33(1)/58
Sion Sios a Rod a dImigh Si
Sion Sios a Rod a dImigh Si ms33(1) f32v-33r 33(1)/59
Lochaber no More
Lochaber ms33(1) f33v 33(1)/61
Géidhe Fiáine
Wild Geese ms33(1) f34r 33(1)/62
from Paddy Quin the harper in 1800 ms27 f18v-19r 27/40
brava bold Paddy Quin ms12 f56r 12/168
from Paddy Quin the harper in 1792 ms13 f8r-v 13/18
Do be Bean Uasal, or there was a young lady
Do be Bean Uasal, or there was a young lady / from Paddy Quin the Harper at Portadown in 1797 ms27 f31r 27/72
Planxty McDermott
Planxty McDermott / from Paddy Quin in 1802 ms27 f23v 27/52
A Lundubh agus a Chiarsath
A Lundubh agus a Chiarsath. The blackbird & the thrush. / from Paddy Quin the harper in 1802 ms27 f34v 27/79
Fanny Dillon
Fanny Dillon / from Paddy Quin County Armagh ms33(2) f19r 33(2)/35
Carolans Cap
Carolans Cap / from Paddy Quin County Ah ms33(2) f25r 33(2)/47
Nancy Cooper
Nancy Cooper / from Paddy Quin County Armagh near the Blue Ston ms33(2) f25v 33(2)/48
Staca an Margaidh
Staca an Margaidh, or Market Stake / from Paddy Quin County Armagh ms33(3)/5 f2v 33(3)/5
Feallagon
Feallagon / from Paddy Quin County Armagh ms33(3) f9r 33(3)/17
The Rocks of Pleasure
The Rocks of Pleasure List of tunes played at Belfast meeting, 1792. Bunting, 1840, p.64  
Carolan’s Devotion
Carolan’s Devotion List of tunes played at Belfast meeting, 1792. Bunting, 1840, p.64  
Grace Nugent
Grace Nugent List of tunes played at Belfast meeting, 1792. Bunting, 1840, p.64  
Patrick’s Day
Patrick’s Day “‘fixed it’ for the harp”. Bunting, 1840, p.82  
Patrick Quin, harper, 1792 1840 index, p.ix 1840 p.67
O Molly Dear
Patrick Quin, harper, 1800 1840 index p. ix 1840 p.87
Planxty Reilly
Harp Quin Manuscript annotation in Bunting 1796, p. 25-6, London BL Add ms 41508 f84r-v  
Aileen a Roon
List of tunes payed by Quin at the the first Meeting of the Subscribers of the Irish Harp Society, in Dublin. Dublin Evening Post 15th July 1809  
O’Rorke’s Noble Feast
List of tunes payed by Quin at the the first Meeting of the Subscribers of the Irish Harp Society, in Dublin. Dublin Evening Post 15th July 1809  
The Fairy Queen
List of tunes payed by Quin at the the first Meeting of the Subscribers of the Irish Harp Society, in Dublin. Dublin Evening Post 15th July 1809  

I have not seen the ms12, 13, or 27 settings.

Thanks to Sylvia Crawford for telling me about some of these references. Thanks to Karen Loomis for showing me the annotated Bunting prints.