Handwritten music manuscripts, music tablature manuscripts and an imperfect printed fiddle tutor. Some of the music tablature is written in the hand of Pádraig O'Keeffe and other music notation is written either by Dáibhí Ó Cróinín's father or uncle. More information to follow from Dáibhí once digitised versions of the manuscripts are shared with him.
This collection includes: photocopies of original Pádraig O'Keeffe manuscripts; transcriptions made by Caoimhín Mac Aoidh of 700 Pádraig O'Keeffe tunes, along with contextual notes and texts on the tunes; and correspondence relating to MacAoidh's research into Pádraig O'Keeffe. The photocopied manuscript collections are as follows:
O'Connell Collection: 212 Tunes O'Connor Collection (comprising five Manuscripts): 260 Tunes Horan Manuscripts: 85 Tunes Mickey Duggan Manuscripts: 14 Tunes Jerry McCarthy Manuscripts: 15 Tunes. Nicky McAuliffe Manuscripts: 38 Tunes Miscellaneous Manuscripts: 74 Tunes Appendix 1 is a summary sheet of the collections and their contents by rhythm.