McLean, John

Dates Active in Dublin: 



19 Anglesea Street, 1813–16
Musical Commission Warehouse, 15 Essex Quay, 1816
Musical Commission's Warehouse, 10 Bachelor's Walk, 1816–42


Also known as John Maclean.

McLean ran a circulating music library (Hogan).

Mark: 'McLean, Dublin' (Waterhouse).

[Dates and addresses differ according to sources: the Dublin Directories, Hogan and Humphries & Smith all give the Anglesea address at the dates above. The Essex Quay address is only recorded in McLean's own publication The Amateur's Companion. The Dublin Directories give Bachelor's Walk from 1821 but Humphries & Smith, Hogan and Waterhouse give it from c. 1816.]

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  • Flageolet: private collection (Boydell, 'Flageolet')
  • Published

  • The Amateur's Companion being a rare selection of Irish & Scotch melodies arranged in a familiar stile [sic] for the pipes, flute, flageolet & violin to which are added a variety of country dances, foreign airs, waltzes &c., c. 1816
  • Sold

  • 'A variety of violins, flutes, flageolets etc. both new and secondhand. N.B. Music neatly engraved or copied' (The Amateur's Companion, cited in Boydell, 'Flageolet')
  • Last Update: 26-09-2013