Charlotte Milligan Fox

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Life
1864-1916; b. Omagh, Co. Tyrone, sister of Alice Milligan; founded the Irish Folk Song Society in 1904; Annals of the Irish Harpers (1911), edited from the Bunting papers, and including (e.g.), the announcement for the Harpers Festival in Belfast in 1792 and an account of Bunting and Arthur O’Neill, et al. DIW DIB DIH DUB

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Works
Annals of the Irish Harpers
(London: Smith, Elder, 1911), 320pp.

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Commentary
A. P. Graves, “Edward Bunting,” Irish Lit. and Mus. Studies (1913), relating that Mrs Milligan Fox, pursuing a harp in London, was introduced to a Dr Louis Macrory of Battersea, grandson of Edward Bunting, who gave her a large mass of documents relating to his collections of Irish music; it includes the Gaelic originals of a number of songs collected by Patrick Lynch [in c.1805] during a tour through Connaught; Published as Annals of the Irish Harpers. (Graves, p.190.)

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Quotations
‘What a strange contrast is afforded here between the politicians of the new era, fired with the principles of the [10] French Revolution, and the musicians mostly aged and blind assembled in the Exchange Rooms, who waited fror the sound of the drums and the cheering to pass into the distance, ere they waken the clear sweet music of their harps.’ (Annals of the Irish Harpers, 1911, p.5; quoted in Katie Trumpener, Bardic Nationalism: The Romantic Novel and the British Empire, Princeton UP 1997, pp.10-11.)

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References
University of Ulster Library ( Morris Collection) holds Annals of the Irish Harpers (1911).

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