Ceol: A Journal of Irish Music. Volume 4

Ceol vol. 4, no 1, January 1972

p. 1Editorial on formation of Folk Music Society of Ireland, the Department of Education’s collection of dance music, activities of Na Plobairí Uilleann
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– The man and his music. John Reilly, singer / Tom Munnelly
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– Seán Ó Riada, beo tréis oidheadha. Obituary / Pádraig Mac Caomhánaigh
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– The Folk Music Society of Ireland. On a new society / Breandán Breathnach p. 11 – A mummers’ play from County Louth / Seán Corcoran
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– The tone quality of the uilleann pipes chanter / Pat McNulty
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– ‘The humours of Glin’ the piece way. Slow version of dance tune / Breandán Breathnach
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3 – Letters from Ireland. Extracts (c. 1695) on Irish music and dancing
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– Montrose music. Criticism of traditional music programmes on RTÉ: radio and television / Breandán Breathnach
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5 – Reviews. E. Duncan, The story of the carol (D.S.) [Douglas Sealy]. Joan Rimmer, The Irish harp (Breandán Breathnach). W.H. Logan ed., A pedlar's pack of ballads (Hugh Shields). Edmondstoune Duncan, The story of minstrelsy (P. O C.) [Proinsias Ó Conluain]. Records: Eddie Butcher, Adam in Paradise; Phoebe Smith, Once I had a true love (T.M.) [Tom Munnelly]; various, The breeze from Erin (P.M.) [Pat Mitchell]; Máire Áine Ní Dhonnchadha, Deora aille; various, The Child ballads 1-2; W.H. Logan, A pedlar’s pack of ballads (Hugh Shields)

Ceol vol. 4, no 2, December 1973

p. 33Editorial on report of Government committee on organisation of the public services
p. 34 – Carolling at New Ross, 1265 / Hugh Shields
p. 36 – Patrick Lynch to John M’Cracken junr. Extract (1802) on song collecting
p. 37 – Some thoughts on Irish harp music / Gráinne Yeats
p. 50 – Bunting to Mary M’Cracken. Extract (1839) on a forthcoming music publication
p. 51 – The airs in Bishop Wadding’s ‘Small Garland’ / Pádraig Ó Súilleabháin
p. 52 – Amhránaí sean-nóis Seosamh Ó hÉanaí. Biography and songs / Seán Ó Curraoin, Pádraig Ó Máille.
p. 60 – Reviews. Frank Purslow ed., The wanton seed (Hugh Shields). Causeway, The arts in Ulster; Folk music journal 1972 (Breandán Breathnach). Breandán Breathnach, Folk music and dances of Ireland (Donncha Ó Cróinín). Robin Morton ed., Folksongs in Ulster (S. Ó B.) [Seán Ó Baoill]. Records: various, More grand airs from Connemara (D.S.) [Douglas Sealy]. various, The folk songs of Britain 9 (Hugh Shields)

Ceol vol. 4, no 3, April 1977

p. 69Editorial on recent publications of traditional music
p. 70 – The American scene. Current state of Irish music and dancing in the United States / Lawrence E. McCullough
p. 77 – The croppies’ grave. Extract (n.d.) on music at an O'Connell mass meeting
p. 78 – Piping in Belfast / Éadaoin Bhreathnach
p. 79 – Provision for the arts. On an Arts Council report / [Breandán Breathnach]
p. 80 – The Rev. Mr Stinson, piper and repealer. Extract (n.d.)
p. 81 – Amhránaí sean-nóis: Cóilín ‘ac Dhonncha. Biography and songs / [Breandán Breathnach, Pádraic Ó Máille?]
p. 92 – Reviews. P. Kennedy ed., Folksongs of Britain and Ireland (Breandán Breathnach). Records: Leo Rowsome, Classics of Irish piping 1; William Andrews, Liam Walsh, Classics of Irish piping 2; Felix Doran, Last of the travelling pipers; Sean McAloon, John Rea, Drops of brandy (Breandán Breathnach). Tim Lyons, The green linnet, Charlie Wills (T.M.) [Tom Munnelly]

Ceol vol. 4, no 4, January 1981

p. 97Editorial on the future of Ceol
p. 98 – The foundering of a national archive of Irish folk music / Breandán Breathnach
p. 102 – A musical link between dán and amhrán / Pádraig A. Breatnach
p. 110 – ‘The duke of Spain and my sister Jane’. Some children’s games from Dublin / Méav Bean Uí Ghallchóir
p. 115 – Amhráin a thiomsaigh Eoghan Ó Comhraí. Index of titles and first lines / Pádraig de Brún
p. 127 – ‘Ceol rince na hÉireann’. An appraisal / Josef A.J. Koning
p. 129 – Reviews. C. Ó Baoill ed., Amhráin Chúige Uladh (Cathal Goan). Records: George Hanna, Sarah Ann O'Neill, On the shores of Lough Neagh (T.M.) [Tom Munnelly]; Virginia Stevens, Tiocfaidh an samhradh; Sinéad Caher, The flower of Magherally; Paddy Tunney, Lough Erne Shore (Dubhghlas Sealy)