Acquisitions, May 2011

Items of interest acquired by the Archive within the last two months

Songbooks

Collection of seven reel-to-reel tapes recorded in Dublin music clubs, undated, circa 1955-1965. Donated by the Gannon-Egan family of Walkinstown, Dublin.

Collection of nine songbooks published by Nugent & Co of Dublin, undated, circa 1915–1935. Purchased at Adams- Meally Independence Auction, 19 April 2011, Dublin.

Copy of book The Meisel simplified method: how to play the Globe accordeon Irish style / arranged by James C. Morrison, New York: C. Meisel, 1931. Donated by Dr Hugh E. O'Rourke, New York.

Slides, negatives, photographs, book. Donated by Irish Architectural Archive, Dublin.

Collection of mini-disc recordings of singing sessions at An Goilín, Dublin traditional singers' club, recorded 2001–2006. Donated by the collector, Brian Doyle.

Copies of two music books by the composer Francesco Geminiani (1687–1762): Rules for a playing in a true taste on the violin, German flute, violoncello and harpsicord, London: Geminiani, n.d. [1748]; The art of playing on the violin, London: Geminiani, 1751 ed. Geminiani lived in Dublin for some years and incorporated arrangements of Scottish, English and Irish airs in his works. Donation by the Library of Congress.

Copy of D.J. O'Donoghue comp., Feis Ceoil, 1899: catalogue of the musical loan exhibition held in connection with the above festival in the National Library, Dublin. 32 pp. (pbk.). Purchase.

Collection of commercial cassettes, off-air TV and radio cassette recordings. etc. 1980s & 1990s. Donation by Terry Moylan.

Copy of Martin Clayton et al., eds, The cultural study of music: a critical introduction, New York & London: Routledge, 2003. vii+368 pp. ISBN 0-41593845-7 (pbk). Purchase.

Music manuscript written by a Miss Fox of Foxhall, Legan, Co Longford, a member of the local landlord family, mid-nineteenth century. Donated by Tom Greene, Mullingar.

We would also like to acknowledge donations and other help from the following people and organisations: Ellen Doyle, James Flannery, Hong Kong Composers' Guild, Anne Lane, Middletown & Tynan Historical Society, John Moulden, Neilidh Mulligan, National Library of Ireland, National Museum of Australia Press, Máirtín O'Connor, Fr Seán Quinn, Gavin Whelan.