A collection of manuscripts, notebooks and photographs associated with Edward Bunting (1773-1843) and the Belfast Harpers Festival of 1792.
The Bunting Collection (QUB MS4) includes mainly original handwritten manuscripts (both music and text), notebooks, bound volumes, monographs, letters and photographic plates amounting to approx. 250 items, c 1791-c 1856. Facsimiles of the principal musical manuscripts are available on request.
A catalogue of the Bunting collection can be viewed here.
At present there are two manuscripts available from Bunting collection available digitally:
Manuscript 29, A Book of Irish Airs, 1792-1805, 254 pages
Manuscript 30, A Book of Irish Airs, 1792-1828, 15+11 pages