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Index: Annotated online index of all four volumes of James Goodman’s manuscript music collection


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Annotated index of all four manuscript volumes of the Goodman collection (online supplement to Tunes of the Munster Pipers: Irish Traditional Music from the James Goodman Manuscripts, Volume 2 / Hugh & Lisa Shields, eds )

Dublin: Irish Traditional Music Archive, 10 October 2013 (version 1.0)

This index lists all the 2,300+ tunes in the four volumes of the Goodman music manuscript collection, in the order of the manuscripts. Each title is individually annotated with information about its musical structure and with references, where appropriate, to related items in print, in current circulation, or in other Goodman manuscripts. Also available as a html file.

See also Supplementary Online Resources for Tunes of the Munster Pipers, Volume 2


Essay: Shamrock records: The first Irish-made commercial discs 1928–1930


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'Shamrock records: The first Irish-made commercial discs 1928–1930' / Nicholas Carolan

Dublin: Irish Traditional Music Archive, 14 November 2012 (version 1.0)

This is the story of the first company to manufacture commercial sound recordings in Ireland. The Shamrock label purported to publish Irish traditional music, but, as the article reveals, the truth – a mixture of innovative enterprise and sharp practice – was considerably more complicated.


Essay: Courtney's 'union pipes' and the terminology of Irish bellows-blown bagpipes


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'Courtney's "union pipes" and the terminology of Irish bellows-blown bagpipes' / Nicholas Carolan

Dublin: Irish Traditional Music Archive, 14 May 2012 (version 1.0)

This is a specialist essay on the terminology of the native Irish bagpipes now called 'uilleann pipes'. They have also been known in the past as 'union pipes', a term introduced in a concert performance in London in 1788 by an Irish bellows piper named Denis Courtney. The essay is also an experiment in the rolling publication of information emerging from ongoing digitisation projects.


Essay: The beginnings of ceili dancing: London in the 1890s


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'The beginnings of ceili dancing: London in the 1890s' / Nicholas Carolan

Dublin: Irish Traditional Music Archive, 7 June 2012

Ceili dances are traditional Irish group figure dances of various types which range in complexity from the simple 'Siege of Ennis' or Walls of Limerick' through the 'Haymakers' Jig' to the complicated 'Sixteen-Hand Reel' or 'High Caul Cap', and they can be performed by hundreds of people at a time. But ceili dancing only rose to prominence in the early twentieth century. This paper looks at its beginnings, which is a story belonging to the decade of the 1890s and, what may be surprising, to the city of London.


Booklet: No 73 Merrion Square


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No 73 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. The premises of the Irish Traditional Music Archive / Nicholas Carolan

Dublin: Irish Traditional Music Archive, 2009

This booklet traces the history of 73 Merrion Square from the time it was built in the late eighteenth century to the present day. It includes pen-pictures of all its occupants, and reveals surprising connections that the house and locality have with Irish traditional music.  Hard copies are available in the Archive.


Booklet: ITMA: The first ten years – TCDÉ: Na chéad deich mbliana


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Irish Traditional Music Archive / Taisce Cheol Dúchais Éireann. The first ten years / Na chéad deich mbliana / Nicholas Carolan

Dublin: Irish Traditional Music Archive, 1997

This booklet was produced to celebrate the first ten years of the Irish Traditional Music Archive / Taisce Cheol Dúchais Éireann.  It describes the early development of the Archive and its state in 1997.


Index: Irish folk song recordings, 1966 — 1972


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Hugh and Lisa Shields, 'Irish folk-song recordings, 1966-1972: an index of tapes in the Ulster Folk and Transport Musem', Ulster folklife, Vol. 21 (1975), pp. 25-54

Copyright © Hugh & Lisa Shields, & Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, 1975.

The material referenced in this article was donated to both the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum and the Irish Traditional Music Archive.  The material is available for reference in the Archive.


Leaflet: What is Irish traditional music?


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What is Irish traditional music?

 Dublin: Irish Traditional Music Archive, 1991

No 1 of a series of ITMA information leaflets first issued in 1989 and revised in 1991. Such leaflets have been overtaken by the Internet as information sources, but they provide a historical window on the recent past of Irish traditional music.


Leaflet: Getting to hear Irish traditional music


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Getting to hear Irish traditional music

 Dublin: Irish Traditional Music Archive, 1991

No 2 of a series of ITMA information leaflets first issued in 1989 and revised in 1991. The information conveyed was accurate then, but much of it is now obsolete. It is reproduced here to provide a historical window on the recent past of Irish traditional music.


Leaflet: Learning Irish traditional music


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Learning Irish traditional music

 Dublin: Irish Traditional Music Archive, 1991

No 3 of a series of ITMA information leaflets first issued in 1989 and revised in 1991. The information conveyed was accurate then, but much of it is now obsolete. It is reproduced here to provide a historical window on the recent past of Irish traditional music.


Leaflet: Studying Irish traditional music


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Studying Irish traditional music

Dublin: Irish Traditional Music Archive, 1991

No 4 of a series of ITMA information leaflets first issued in 1989 and revised in 1991. The information conveyed was accurate then, but much of it is now obsolete. It is reproduced here to provide a historical window on the recent past of Irish traditional music.


Leaflet: The uilleann pipes in Irish traditional music


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The uilleann pipes in Irish traditional music

Dublin: Irish Traditional Music Archive, 1992

No 5 of a series of ITMA information leaflets. 


Leaflet: The fiddle in Irish traditional music


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The fiddle in Irish traditional music

Dublin: Irish Traditional Music Archive, 1994

No 6 of a series of ITMA information leaflets.


Book: Alexander's new scrap book. Volume 6


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Alexander’s New Scrap Book, Containing [in all of its six volumes] One Thousand Favorite Airs for the Flute, Violin or Flageolet

London: Published by J. Alexander & Co., [18--?]

Undated but published in London by James Alexander & Co. Alexander was a musical instrument maker, music seller and publisher on Leadenhall St from about 1807 to 1851. The sixth volume reproduced here contains 168 airs and an index.