Carbery, Ethna. Songs from "The Four Winds of Eirinn". Dublin: M.H. Gill & Son; James Duffy & Co., 1906. Original set in six parts. Publishers original sewn stiff card wrappers with red and black printing to front. Each part has four leaves with a color illustration by Seaghan Mac Cathmhaoil and a musical score arranged by Charlotte Milligan Fox. Part l: "Mary of Carrick". Part ll: "Thinkin' Long". Part lll: "The Green Woods of Truagh". Part lV: "Niamh" Part V: "The Heathery Hill". Part Vl: "A Beannacht Leat". Measures approx. 6" x 6.75". Some browning, light wear to edges of covers. Fraying to ribbons at spine.
"In many ways [Mac Cathmhaoil] and his older brother Seosamh, a noted poet and lyricist, were emblematic of an entire generation of artists and writers from Ireland who combined art and politics as part of a wider revolutionary movement" (An Sionnach Fionn).
"Each [booklet] contained an original song by Ethna Carbery (1866–1902) with music set by Charlotte Milligan Fox (1864–1916) and a colour picture on the theme of the song by Seaghán Mac Cathmhaoil (1883–1962). ... Ethna Carbery was the pen name of Anna MacManus née Johnston, who was married to folklorist and poet Seamus MacManus. She died aged 35 while living in Revlin House in Donegal town and Songs from the Four Winds of Eirinn was published posthumously" (Irish Traditional Music Archive).