I gCoigríoch má Bhíonn Tú / If to a Foreign Clime you go1
“[…]The air of Ad ccoigreac ma bin tu [sic], or If to a foreign clime you go, (№1) procured in the county of Mayo, we have reason to believe the oldest extant. It was sung by only one person who was of great age, and altho’ numbers were present, few knew it even by name, but they all appeared greatly delighted with the composition.”2
- Edward Bunting, A General Collection of the Ancient Irish Music, Containing a Variety of Admired Airs Never Before Published, and also the Compositions of Conolan and Carolan; Collected from the Harpers &c. in the Different Provinces of Ireland, and Adapted for the Piano-Forte, with a Prefatory Introduction by Edward Bunting. Vol. 1.. London & Dublin, 1797, p1.
- ibid. piii/iv.