This book was written by Mr. Stephen Grier, Newpark, County of Leitrim, and Parish of Gortletteragh, dated 25th May, 1883Book 3
Stephen Grier (c.1824–1894), a native of north Longford, moved to Newpark, Bohey, Gortletteragh, in south Leitrim in 1852. An uilleann piper and fiddle player, he compiled a collection of over 1,000 melodies, transcribed mainly in the 1880s.
Now in collaboration with the current custodian of the Grier Collection, Hugh Maguire, the ten music manuscripts have been digitised and made publicly available for the first time. As well as giving access to the original manuscripts, ITMA also provides contemporary transcriptions of the individual tunes, downloadable as PDFs. This collection will be available as interactive scores via port.itma.ie later in 2019.
ITMA would like to sincerely thank Hugh Maguire; Séamus McGuire; Fr. John Quinn; Conor Ward; and Jackie Small for their support in bringing this project to fruition.
Typeset tunes from the Stephen Grier Manuscripts, Books 2 – 10 are available in the digital library