Acquisitions, May 2012
Items of interest acquired by the Archive within the last two months
Collection of 19th-century ballad sheets, mostly printed by Brereton, Dublin. Donated by Dan Milner, New York
Collection of late 19th-century Irish-published sheet music. Donated by Jane Hurley, Miltown Malbay, Co Clare, and originally owned by her grandmother, Jane Hurley (Nee Donnellan), a music teacher from Miltown Malbay, Co Clare and her grand-uncle Fr John Donnellan, Miltown Malbay, & Shinrone, Co Offaly
Mixed-media collection of Irish books, serials, CDs, LPs & video. Donated by Westmeath County Library Service
Collection of privately made and commercial audio cassettes & CDs of Irish and international folk & traditional music, and ephemera including 1980s concert programmes. Donated by Mary Holderby
Three collections of Irish 78s. Donated by Seán Magee, Terry Moylan, and Angela O'Neill
New CD issues of English traditional singing in the Voice of the People series, donated by Topic Records, London: Various, singing in English, I'm a Romany Rai : songs by southern gypsy traditional singers, Topic Records TSCD672D (2 CDs); Various, singing in English, You never heard so sweet : songs by southern English traditional singers, Topic Records TSCD671
Bort, Eberhard, 'Tis sixty years since: the 1951 Edinburgh People's Festival Ceilidh and the Scottish folk revival, Ochtertyre, Scotland: Grace Note with Carrying Stream Festival, 2011. [viii]+237 pp. ISBN 9781907676109 (pbk.)
Alexander's new scrap book containing one thousand favorite airs for the flute, violin or flageolet. [Volume 6. Tune numbers 833-1000], London: J. Alexander & Co, [185-?]. [ii]+97+ pp. (bound).
We would also like to acknowledge with thanks donations and other help from the following people and organisations: Armagh Pipers Club, Shelley Barber, British Flute Society, Peter Browne, Michael Brunnock, Phil Callery, Celtic Thunder Ltd., Aileen Dillane, Anthony Doogan, Peter Ellis, Elphinstone Institute, Barry Gleeson, Herri Musikaren Txokoa, Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle, Irish Music Magazine, Anne Kennedy, Oisín Mac Diarmada, Susan McKeown, Breda McKinney, Terry Moylan, John Loesberg, Justine Murphy, Musicians' Union of Ireland, Paul de Grae, North Kerry Traditional Music Archive, Aidan O'Hara, Anne Pearson, Tom Sherlock, Skibbereen District Historical Society, & Topic Records.