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Jane Austen’s music collection

Several volumes of music which belonged to Jane Austen survive – a combination of printed sheets and pieces which Jane laboriously copied out herself. Lucy talks to Professor Jeanice Brooks about “The Irishman” – a comic song Jane included in her collection – and has a go at singing one of the verses, whilst playing on an original 18th century piano.

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