ITMA invites you to discover some of the remarkable material in its collection.

Every year since 1991 an Irish traditional music festival – Rencontres Musicales Irlandaises de Tocane – has been held in the small rural town of Tocane Saint Apre in the Dordogne region of south-west France, some 140 kilometres east of Bordeaux, and thousands of people have attended it since its inception.

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'The Golden Era of Ceili Music and Dance, 1955–1970' is the title of a large and unique oral-history audio project which was carried out by musician Brian Lawler, with the technical assistance of the Irish Traditional Music Archive.

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An exhibition in the Irish Traditional Music Archive of music manuscripts dating from the 19th and 20th centuries, with online computer-mounted scans and interactive music scores, 25 to 30 August 2014, 2.00 to 4.30 pm

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‘Shamrock, Rose and Thistle’ is an appropriate metaphor for the mixed Irish, English and Scottish strands that make up the English-language song tradition of the north of Ireland, and it is also the title of an important collection-study made of this tradition by Hugh Shields: the book Shamrock, Rose and Thistle: Folk Singing in North Derry, which was first published in Belfast in 1981 and is long out of print.

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James Goodman (1828-1896), a native of Dingle, Co. Kerry, was a canon of the Church of Ireland and Professor of Irish at Trinity College Dublin.  However, he is now chiefly known as the compiler of an outstanding manuscript collection of some 2,300 mainly traditional tunes held in the Library of the college.

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'Oh Danny boy the pipes, the pipes are calling...'  It is now 100 years since Fred E. Weatherly published the iconic 'Danny Boy'.  As part of the Explore Your Archive campaign, we invite you to join ITMA as it delves into its printed & sound collections to find the real story behind the song.  We begin in the year 1910 ...

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As part of the Explore Your Archive campaign, we invite you to discover some of the remarkable material in ITMA's collections. In this exhibition you can listen to early recordings of Irish traditional music, see photographs from ITMA's collection, and discover some of the stories behind ITMA’s unique collection of wax cylinder recordings.

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