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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…
As I Roved Out / Sarah Makem
Irish traditional singer Sarah Makem (1900–1983) of Keady, Co Armagh, lived quietly as a housewife, but became famous in the early 1950s when she was recorded for the BBC and when her song 'As I Roved Out' was used as the signature song for the famous radio series of the same name.
Sarah sang love songs and romantic ballads, but many of her songs grew out of local incidents, or were songs of loss, poverty, and harsh experience, desolation, occupation, and want - many with roots that could be traced back four hundred years or more.
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.
Around the hills of Clare : songs and a recitation from the Jim Carroll and Pat Mackenzie Collection
Songs and a recitation from the Jim Carroll and Pat Mackenzie Collection
Travellers and fellow travellers : keepers of the flame
Music and song have always been important to Traveller life and culture. This collection, which includes some of the best examples of recorded music and song by Travellers, is being released as part of Pavee Point's twentieth anniversary celebrations
The purple heather : traditional fiddle music from Donegal / VIncent Campbell
Vincent Campbell's fiddle playing is truly wonderful as it has a real old time sound to it. His repertoire is huge with much being derived directly from the famous Doherty brothers John and Mickey. He has many tunes and special versions that no one else has. His bowing, fingering and droning are often quite spectacular. Listeners often wonder how just one fiddle player could be doing so much all at the same time. Vincent was born in 1938.
Songs of the Irish travellers : traditional ballads and lyric songs, 1967-75 / recorded and edited by Tom Munnelly
Originally released in 1983, these are the sings Tom Munnelly chose himself when he was asked to make a selection of Travellers' songs for publication by The European Ethnic Oral Traditions.
Cascades of song : Clare Festival of Traditional Singing, 1991-1999
The Clare Festival of Traditional Singing took place in the North Clare market town of Ennistymon on the June bank holiday weekend from 1990 to 2002. The centrepiece of each festival was the Grand Concert held in the former Church of Ireland church, St Andrew's, now designated as a Teach Cheoil and traditional music venue. Most of the recordings were made by Tom Munnelly in his dual capacity as director of the festival and folk song collector.
Live recordings from the William Kennedy Piping Festival / various
Armagh Pipers Club presents Live Recordings from the William Kennedy Piping Festival. This CD is the first in what is hoped to be a series reflecting the richness and diversity of the world of piping taken from live recordings at concerts and recitals. It is thanks to the Irish Traditional Music Archive and Glenn Comiskey that we have this unique and valuable resource and it is thanks also to the generosity of the pipers over the years who have given us their permission to release these recordings and bring them to a wider audience than could ever attend the…
Whist : Irish traveller folktales and songs / Cassidy Family
People have always told stories and sung songs, and always will. The sung and spoken narratives in this collection are international, all of them travellers in their own way, as Johnny Cassidy and his family were. Their tales and songs represent a vibrant oral tradition stretching back hundreds, and possibly thousands, of years. Collected by Alen MacWeeney from the Cassidy Family in Dublin, 1967