ITMA welcomes the launch of a new CD by Mick O’Brien (uilleann pipes, flute, whistle), Emer Mayock (flute, whistle) & Aoife Ní Bhriain (fiddle): TUNES FROM THE GOODMAN MANUSCRIPTS. The tunes are drawn from ITMA’s 1998 book publication Tunes of the Munster Pipers, edited by Hugh Shields from the 1860s music manuscripts of Canon James Goodman (a second volume of selections is nearing completion). One of the aims of the original publication was to provide contemporary musicians with ‘new’ traditional music which they might re-create for the present time, and many musicians, especially uilleann pipers, now include Goodman tunes in…
Come West along the road. Vol. 4. Irish traditional music treasures from RTÉ TV Archives 1960s – 1990s
Come West along the Road 4. Songs from singers in Irish and English; jigs, reels, hornpipes and airs from solo musicians and groups; step dances and set dances from exhibition and social dancers – this fourth DVD from the television archives of RTÉ, the Irish national broadcaster, contains over three and a half hours of outstanding performances from across the rich spectrum of Irish traditional music. It features over 220 performers, and is produced by Nicholas Carolan, Irish Traditional Music Archive.
The Westmeath Hunt: William Mullaly: The First Irish Concertina Player on Record
William Mullaly was the first and one of the best Irish concertina players to issue commercial records. His discs, made in the United States in the 1920s, have been immensely influential and have contributed greatly to popularising the concertina in Irish traditional music.
The entire collection of Mullaly's recordings has been newly remastered for this reissue CD by Harry Bradshaw. It is accompanied by 60-page illustrated booklet by Harry Bradshaw, Nicholas Carolan and Jackie Small.
All the Days of His Life: Eddie Butcher in His Own Words: Songs, Stories and Memories of Magilligan, Co Derry / Hugh & Lisa Shields, eds.
This illustrated record of the life and songs of Eddie Butcher (1900–1980), an outstanding singer from Magilligan, Co Derry, brings back a vanished way of rural life and verbal entertainment. Hugh Shields (1929–2008) was teaching in Coleraine when he first met Eddie in Magilligan in 1953. Their musical friendship continued until Eddie's death. During this period Hugh recorded and published a large repertory of songs from Eddie. The words and notated music of 67 unpublished songs, together with stories and recollections, are given in this book. It is accompanied by three CDs with Eddie's singing of all the songs.…
A collection of the most celebrated Irish tunes : proper for the violin, German flute or hautboy / John & William Neal [eds.] ; facsimile edition by Nicholas Carolan
Music has been performed in oral tradition in Ireland now for some ten thousand years, but it was 1724 before the first notated collection of Irish music appeared. Consisting of forty-nine tunes and far older than any surviving manuscript collection, A Collection of the Most Celebrated Irish Tunes Proper for the Violin, German Flute or Hautboy was published that year in the yard of Christ Church Cathedral in central Dublin by the musical-instrument makers John and William Neal, a father and son of obscure origins who dominated the Dublin music trade in the first half of the eighteenth century.…
Adam in Paradise : four songs on courtship from the Ulster Tradition / sung by Eddie Butcher
The Irish Traditional Music Archive and the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum are pleased to be able to reissue on CD Adam in Paradise, an EP released by the Ulster Folk Museum in 1969 which was the first recording to feature Eddie Butcher, one of the most important traditional singers in Ireland in the twentieth century.
Eddie Butcher was first brought to public attention by Dr Hugh Shields of Belfast and Dublin who carried out extensive field-work and research into the song tradition of the Magilligan area of north Co Derry from 1953 until the late 1970s. His…