ITMA Pop‑Up Archive

Viewing Times: 9 — 13 Iúil 2018  Venue: Flynn's, Main Street, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare Event Over

ITMA is packing its archival bags for its first Pop-Up Archive event at the Willie Clancy Summer School this July 2018, with daily opening hours from 10am to 4pm.

Recording The Tradition

Since 1995, ITMA has been a familiar face at the Willie Clancy Summer School, recording and filming performances and presentations. This year, we're showing off the results. Our week-long Pop-Up Archive showcases the wonderful collections in our care. It's also an opportunity to check out our projects and the many services we provide for anyone with an interest in traditional music.

Each day, specially selected playlists of historical and contemporary video and sound recordings will be publicly available to listen and view. These include:

  • ITMA Field Recordings from the Willie Clancy Summer School.
  • Previously unknown recordings of Willie Clancy playing with, among others, Barney McKenna. Recorded by Pete Shepheard in Miltown Malbay in 1964, in 2018 Pete generously donated his reel-to-reel recordings of musicians and singers recorded in Clare in the 1960s to ITMA.
  • Stage and street recordings from the 1974 Willie Clancy Summer School. Recorded by Henrietta Yurchenco and her students from the City College of New York, this collection includes a rare recording of Roscommon piper, Paddy Lavin. ITMA is delighted to partner with the Library of Congress to make this selection of recordings available in Ireland for one week only. 

We are looking forward to meeting with all visitors to the Willie Clancy Summer School and to launching the first of many Pop-Up Archive days across the island.

The Pop-Up Archive will take place in Flynn’s, at the corner of Miltown Malbay's Main Street and the Lahinch Road, Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm. ITMA staff will be on hand to help visitors search the databases and advise on how best to use resources.