Deirdre of the sorrows
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Deirdre of the sorrows an ancient and noble tale by Healey Willan

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Published by The Macmillan Company of Canada in Toronto .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Based on the Gaelic tale Longes mac nUsnig.

Other titlesLonges mac nUsnig.
Statementretold by John Coulter for music by Healey Willan.
ContributionsCoulter, John, 1888-
LC ClassificationsML50.W668 D4
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, [1] 72 p.
Number of Pages72
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6481247M
LC Control Number45002661

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