A detailed and engrossing study of the history, development and present condition of Irish traditional songs, dances and music, by the renowned Irish music scholar Breandan Breathnach. All the basic elements are explored, with critical commentary, examples, illustrations and a wealth of information. A comprehensive and expertly presented work suitable for research or simply anyone with an interest in Irish music from any period. Mercier 1971, reprinted Ossian 1996: paperback, 152pp. NB slightly rubber cover, reduced from RRP of 15 Euros.