ITMA Audio Field Recordings, 2013

ITMA Audio Field Recordings, 2013

Now playing: The gracious lady, march ; Hornpipe 139 ; McCartney’s hornpipe / Mick O’Brien ; and other performers
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  1. The gracious lady, march ; Hornpipe 139 ; McCartney’s hornpipe / Mick O’Brien ; and other performers
  2. Untitled, jig ; Bean Pháidín, jig / Mikie Smyth, uilleann pipes
  3. Cuaichín Ghleann Neifín, song / Áine Ní Dhroighneáin, singing in Irish
  4. Pól Ha’penny, set dance / Cormac Cannon, uilleann pipes
  5. Slán le Máigh, air / Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, fiddle
  6. Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard, song / Helen Diamond, singing in English
  7. The pigeon on the gate, reel ; The dairy maid, reel / Cormac Begley, concertina
  8. The Derry hornpipe ; Untitled, hornpipe / John Blake, flute ; Colm Murphy, bodhrán
  9. Councillor MacDonagh’s Lamentation, air / Siobhán Armstrong, harp
  10. The Sandgate dandling song / Jenny Lascelles, singing in English

ITMA Audio Field Recordings, 2013

As usual, 2013 was a busy year for the recording staff of the Irish Traditional Music Archive who were at work at festivals and concerts, recitals and lectures throughout the country. Hundreds of hours of music, song and dance were captured on audio and video, and have been transferred to user-friendly formats, and catalogued, for access by present-day visitors to ITMA and for posterity.

The selection of audio recordings presented here from just some of the ITMA 2013 recording trips are a sampler of what is available to visitors. The recordings were made variously at the Inishowen Singers International Folk Song and Ballad Seminar in Donegal in March, at the Cruinniú na bhFliúit gathering in west Cork in April, at the Willie Clancy Summer School in west Clare in July, at the Frank Harte Festival in Dublin in September, at the William Kennedy Piping Festival in Armagh in November, and at the first-ever ITMA concert the same month in the Abbey Theatre, Dublin.

With thanks to the artists for permission to reproduce their performances, and to the organisers of the various events for their cooperation in facilitating ITMA’s recording activity.

NC & DD, 1 December 2013