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Faetrad:
Suggested Resources

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Sources on the nature of Faerie Music, Collections

Ralls-MacLeod, Karen. 2000. Music and the Celtic otherworld: from Ireland to Iona. Edinburgh: Polygon at Edinburgh.
Ralls-MacLeod compares, in this expansion of her dissertation, accounts from Old Irish sources of mundane, sacred, and liminal (i.e., sidhe) music, musicians and instruments.

Devil's tune. 1998. Minneapolis, MN: NorthSide.
A wonderful compilation of Faetrad melodies from Norwegian sources:Troll tunes, huldreslåtten and fanitullen.

Lysaght, Patricia. 1997. The banshee: the Irish death-messenger. Boulder, Colo: Roberts Rinehart Publishers.
Compares the circumstances and outcomes of different historical accounts of Banshee encounters. Includes an appendix of notations of Banshee wails.

Mac Aoidh, Caoimhín. 1994. Between the jigs and the reels. Leitrim, Ireland: Drumlin Publications.
You will have to go to other sources for scores of the pieces Mac Aoidh discusses, but the background stories he provides for the Donegal fiddle tradition is priceless. Includes a chapter focusing on stories of tunes from mystic sources.

Anderson, Tom, and Tom Georgeson. 1985. Da mirrie dancers: a book of Shetland fiddle tunes. [S.l.]: Shetland Folk Society. 1970. Lerwick [Scotland]: Shetland Times.
One of the first publications marking the Shetland fiddle revival lead by the late Tom Anderson, this and other publications edited by Anderson are a good source of "Trowie Tøns".

University of Edinburgh. 1971. Tocher; tales, songs, tradition. [Edinburgh]: School of Scottish Studies, Edinburgh University.
One of the best sources for Faetrad tunes and songs from both mainland Scotland and the Shetland Isles.

Gurvin, Olav. 1958. Norsk folkemusikk. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget.
This six volume set contains the transcriptions of many pieces of the Hardanger Fiddle repertoire of Norway.

Sung sources of Faerie Beliefs

MacColl, Ewan, and Francis James Child. 1961. The English and Scottish popular ballads. New York: Folkways Records.

Child, Francis James. 1965. The English and Scottish popular ballads. New York: Dover Publications.
The standard by which English-language ballad collections are measured, F.J. Child assigns the first tune types to ballads of encounters with Otherworld beings.

MacColl, Ewan. 1999. Child ballads. Vol. 1, English and Scottish popular ballads. Washington, DC: Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings.

Kennedy, Peter. 2000. Classic ballads of Britain and Ireland. folk songs of England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales. Volume one. Cambridge, MA: Rounder.

Faerie-Lore in General

Bannerman-Richter, Gabriel. 1987. Mmoetia: the mysterious little people. [Sacramento, Calif.]: G. Bannerman-Richter.

Briggs, Katharine Mary, and Katharine Mary Briggs. 2003. Abbey lubbers, banshees, and boggarts: an illustrated encyclopedia of fairies. London: Routledge.

Briggs, Katharine Mary. 1978. The vanishing people: fairy lore and legends. New York: Pantheon Books.

Briggs, Katharine Mary. 1976. An encyclopedia of fairies: hobgoblins, brownies, bogies, and other supernatural creatures. New York: Pantheon Books.

Briggs, Katharine Mary. 1967. The fairies in English tradition and literature. [Chicago]: University of Chicago Press.

Briggs, Katharine Mary. 2003. The anatomy of Puck: an examination of fairy beliefs among Shakespeare's contemporaries and successors. London: Routledge.

Evans-Wentz, Walter Yeeling. 2002. Fairy-faith in Celtic countries. Mineola, N.Y: Dover.

Hartland, Edwin Sidney. 2002. The science of fairy tales. Bristol: Thoemmes.

Reed, Jeannie. 1991. Stories of the yunwi tsunsdi': the Cherokee little people. Cullowhee, N.C.: Western Carolina University.

Roth, John E. 1997. American elves: an encyclopedia of little people from the lore of 380 ethnic groups of the Western Hemisphere. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland.

Sikes, Wirt. 2002. British goblins: Welsh folklore, fairy mythology, legends and traditions. Doylestown, Pa: Wildside Press.

Yeats, W. B. 1994. Irish fairy and folk tales. New York: Modern Library.


Peter Kennedy's Folktrax Collection

The following were difficult to find before the passing of field-recorder Peter Kennedy in 2006. The following are the fairie related tunes listed in the finding aid, with link to some descriptions of recordings on an archived mirror of Kennedy's site. Some are available via Camsco Music. The only place likely to have most available is the British Library, but this possibly constitutes the largest collection of British and Irish FaeTrad field-recordings.

FAIRIES -

- TROWIE - SPALDING: The Lilt of the Irish p368 - BLARNEY STONE - CAN Y TYLWYTH TEG (Welsh) - KING OF THE FAIRIES - LEPRECHAUN - QUEEN OF THE FAIRIES - SHEEAGHYN TROALTAGH & SHO-HEEN SHO-HO (Isle of Man) - SISTER O SISTER (Fairy Sweetheart's Lament - Scots) - TA ME MO SHUIDHE - TAM LIN - TAMMY DODDLE - WELL OF SPRING WATER - WELSH FAIRY SONG Britain & Ireland<--
Isle of Man: FTX-007
- John THOMAS (Welsh shepherd): FTX-051
- McPEAKES (Belfast): FTX-071
- Mickey DOHERTY(Co Donegal): FTX-073
- Seamus ENNIS (Dublin): FTX-FTX-079
- Neil BOYLE (Donegal): FTX-170
- Barra (Hebrides): 191
- "Talking with gypsies" radio prog introduced by John Seymour: 283
- Seamus ENNIS: FTX-302
- Aran Islands: FTX-421
- Women's Voices in Ulster: FTX-434
- Voices Raised: FTX-435
- Male Dialect speaker from Cornwall: FTX-450
"Being pixie-led" - Davie STEWART: FTX-461
- Annie JOHNSTONE (Barra): FTX-463
- "The Gravel Walks" rec by Kevin Danaher & Seam O Raymond for The Irish Folklore Commission Donegal 1949 Remastered & produced by Harry Bradshaw: COMHAIRLE BHEALOIDEAS EIREANN CBE-002 1990 d/cass CASS-1150 includes written notation of Slip Jig "learnt from the fairies" - Michael DOHERTY (fid)Co Donegal : RPL 16657-8
- Terence McSHANE (fid) story & tunes rec by PK, Loughguile, Co Antrim 1953: 20029
- Pat MULLEN, Aran Islands: RPL LP 27625
- John CALLISTER, rec by Stewart Wavell, Isle of Man Oct 1960: RPL LP 28457
- Maire O SULLIVAN: COLUMBIA SL-204
- Seamus ENNIS Dublin: LEADER LEA-2003
1969 - Dave & Toni ARTHUR: LEADER LEA 2017
"The Witches Rune" -Eddie BUTCHER: LEADER LEA 4055
"Tam Lin" - Paul DAVEY (flute)t Dartington, Devon 4/12/71: CASS 60-0909
"The Fairy Lullaby" - Miss Pender (talk), Sennen, Cornwall: RTR-810/ CASS- 0440