Music from Ireland in Colonial America
Expanded information from the Rogues' Consort CD Booklet


Sir William Johnson

Mohawk Baronet: A Biography of Sir William Johnson, by James Thomas Flexner, Syracuse Univ. Press, 2nd ed. 1979.

Johnson, William, Sir, 1715-1774: The papers of Sir William Johnson: Orig. pub Albany: Univ. of State of NY, 1921-1965, 14v.

The Kentucky Gazette, Lexington KY Saturday, July 12, 1788

The Memoirs of Arthur O’Neill, found in Donal O’Sullivan’s Carolan, The Life Times and Music of an Irish Harper, Vol. 2

Governor Arthur Dobbs

Arthur Dobbs, Esquire, 1689-1765: Surveyor-General of Ireland, Prospector and Governor of North Carolina, by Desmond Clarke (Chapel Hill, Univ. of NC Press, 1957).

The Colonial Records of North Carolina, Edited by Wm. L. Saunders [AMS Press, Inc: NY 1968] Vol. V 1752-1759

The Scots-Irish in PA & KY by Billy Kennedy [Emerald House Group, Inc, Greenville SC 1998]

Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743: A Transcription of the Reports of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced Emigration to America, by Frances McDonnell (Genealogy Publishing Co., Inc, Baltimore MD 1992)

Matthew Lyon

Matthew Lyon Cast the Deciding Vote which Elected Thomas Jefferson President in 1801. Article Showing That the Vote cast by Matthew Lyon of Vermont, an Irish Emigrant, was the deciding factor in the election of Thomas Jefferson as the third President of the United States in 1801. by William Pierce Kennedy, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1942. 77th Congress 2d session, House Document No. 825

Fracus in Congress: The Battle of Honor between Matthew Lyon and Roger Griswold, by Brian T. Neff, Yale University, pub. Essays in History, Corcoran Dept. of History at the Univ. of VA, Vol. 41, 1999

Lawrence, Vera Brodsky : Music for Patriots, Politicians, and Presidents, [New York, 1975]

Wardroper, John: Lovers, Rakes and Rogues, [London, 1995]


Beck, Henry: Henry Beck Manuscripts  (Lib. of Congress), 1786

Bunting, Edward  The Ancient Music of Ireland, 1796/1809/1840

Crosby, B.:  Crosby’s Irish Musical Repository; A Choice Selection of esteemed Irish Songs, Adapted for the Voice, Violin, and German Flute. Intended as a Companion to Crosby’s English and Caledonian Musical Repository  (B. Crosby & Co., Stationers’ Court, London [1808]

Fraser, Capt. Simon, ed.:The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles, [London/Edinburgh,1816]

Gifford, Paul M.: The Hammered Dulcimer; A History (The Scarecrow Press, Inc., Lanham, MD & London), 2001.

Grant & Moir, printers: The Edinburgh Musical Miscellany [Edinburgh, 1793]

Jones, Edward (harper): Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards, [London, 1784]

Hulbert, James: The Complete Fifer’s Museum; or, A Collection of Marches, of all

kinds, now in use in the military line, also, a number of occasional tunes, for the actual service, and the militia. With Rudiments and lessons complete for the work. By James Hulbert, Jun. Philo Musico. [S. and E. Butler, Northampton, MA, 1807]

McDonald, Rev. Patrick: A Collection of Highland Vocal Airs, [Edinburgh, 1784]

O’Farrell: Col. Of National Irish Music for the Union Pipes, [London, 1797-1800]

O’Farrell: Pocket Companion for the Irish or Union Pipes Vol. 1 and 2, [London]

O’Farrell was a Union Pipes player hired to perform in stage productions of Oscar and Malvina, a story based on Ossian’s son Oscar. The Ossianic fraud was quite popular at the time, involving a purported ancient poetic saga, which turned out to have actually been written recently by its “discoverer”.

O'Hara, Charles P.F.: O’Hara’s Gentleman’s Musical Repository, from the Ancient and

            Modern Music of Erin, with a number of Scotch and Welsh Airs [NY 1813]

Riley,             Riley's Flute Melodies 1st Volume            [NY, 1813]

Thumoth, Burk: Twelve Scotch and Twelve Irish Airs, [London, 1764]

Thumoth, Burk: Twelve English and Twelve Irish Airs, Book the Second, [London, 1765]

White, George: George White,His Book of Music Instr., commonplace book  [Cherry Valley NY, 1775-1799]