Acquisitions, September 2011

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

Puredrops

Copies of charter of Irish Musicians Association of America, 1958; letter from Francis O'Neill to D.H.C. Mercer, 15 October 1920 and research notes relating to Joe Mór McDonnell (1796–1872), uilleann piper and MP from Ballaghadereen, Co. Mayo.  Donated by Kevin Henry, Chicago

Festival programmes from Whitby and Sidmouth Folk Festivals 2011, including collection of Whitby Hoolie programmes (2009–2011) with transcriptions of Irish tune sets for all dances.  Donated by Jerry O'Reilly, Dublin

Copy of nineteenth-century periodical The Citizen, or Dublin Monthly Magazine, March–December 1841, with traditional music inserts. Donated by Mercedes Garvey, Dublin

Collection of photographs of performers including Liam O'Flynn, Matt Molloy & Christy Moore, 1970–1997; papers relating to Seamus Ennis and various items of correspondence. Donated by Ann Lane, Dublin

Collection of twentieth-century sheet music (mainly Irish-language).  Donated by Vincent Duffe from Maureen Bergin, Kilkenny

One of the first commercially made bodhráns, manufactured about 1971 by James ‘Junior’ Davey, Sligo, without jingles. Donated by Terry Moylan, Dublin

Commercial CDs produced for the annual Pure Irish Drops music tour of Germany.  Donated by Florian Fürst, Germany, per Gerry D'Arcy, Galway

Collection of nineteenth- & twentieth-century song books in Irish & English.  Donated by Feargal Ó Béarra, Galway, from the Heinrich Becker Collection

We would also like to acknowledge donations and other help from the following people and organisations: Kevin Barry, Joe Burke, Jim Carroll, Oidhreacht an Chláir, Rab Cherry & Cairdeas na bhFidléirí, Gael Linn, Nancy Groce, Gerry Harrington, Cathal Lynch, Dónal Maguire, John Moulden, Bríd O'Donohue, Máire O'Keeffe, Fr John Quinn & Fergus Woods.