Goodman Trio Piping Live 2021 Concert

Time: 13:00 GMT Date: Dé hAoine 10 Meán Fómhair 2021 Venue: Online ITMA Facebook, YouTube and website Event Over

A lunchtime concert featuring music from the Canon James Goodman Collection played by Emer Mayock, Mick O'Brien and Aoife Ní Bhriain. The performance was originally shown in August 2021 at the online Piping Live 2021 Festival, and also includes interviews with Nicholas Carolan and Lisa Shields. 

Goodman Trio Piping Live 2021 At Itma
Goodman Trio in the ITMA Reading Room 2021

James Goodman (1828−1896), a native of Dingle, Co. Kerry, was a canon of the Church of Ireland and Professor of Irish at Trinity College Dublin (TCD). During his lifetime he compiled an exceptional music and song manuscript collection which was deposited in TCD Library following his death.

In collaboration with TCD, ITMA has digitised and made freely available online the six manuscript volumes. They contain over 2,000 melodies and upwards of 80 songs or poems compiled by James Goodman from oral, manuscript and printed sources at his disposal in mid-19th century southern Ireland.

This notable digital project enhances the published scholarly editions Tunes of the Munster Pipers Volumes 1-2 edited by Hugh and Lisa Shields (ITMA, 1998 & 2013) and interactive score access via

ITMA gratefully acknowledges the generosity of the performers and Piping Live for permission to share this performance.