Celtic tunes and public domain
Hi—I’m new here and have a question.
I’m working on a piece for string orchestra that makes use of a couple of standard Celtic tunes (specifically Swallowtail Jig and Lilting Banshee) that I would like to publish in the near future.
Is it safe to assume that any of the arrangements/variations that show up in the sheet music graphics can be treated as 100% public domain? Or, should I use only old sources (O’Neill’s, etc.)?
Thanks in advance.