The Shields Family Collection in ITMA

The Hugh Shields Collection (HSH-18739) at the Irish Traditional Music Archive contains an extensive array of multi-media materials which have been entrusted to ITMA over the last number of years by Hugh and Lisa Shields.

Included in this collection:

commercial/non-commercial audio/audiovisual recordings (230+ reel-to-reels, tape cassettes, VHS etc.)

printed items (books, ballad sheets, serials, sheet music, pamphlets and off-prints etc.)

personal papers (correspondence (1953-2002) 

research notes 

card catalogues

unpublished articles 

radio and lecture scripts 

manuscripts, typescripts, music transcriptions and notations 

original illustrations 


ephemera and newspaper cuttings