Printed Materials, May 2011

Recently published books, articles & theses in Irish traditional music, May 2011


Carolan, Nicholas, ‘Some Irish pipers in America 1800–1850 [part 1]’ in An píobaire vol. 7, no 2 (Apr. 2011), pp. 20–23

Davis, Leith, 'Malvina's daughters: Irish women poets and the sign of the bard', in Ireland and Romanticism: publics, nations and scenes of cultural production, ed. Jim Kelly, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. ISBN 9780230274570 (hbk.), pp. 141–60

Desplanques, Marie-Annick, 'Nessa Cronin, Seán Crosson & John Eastlake eds, Anáil an bhéal bheo: orality and modern Irish culture (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009)' in Béascna 6 (2010) pp. 218–20. Review

Gaul, Liam, Glory O! Glory O!: the life of P.J. McCall, Dublin : The History Press Ireland, 2011. 223 pp. ISBN 9781845886950 (pbk.)

Gilmore, Brian J., & Frances T. Lavery, eds, Songs and poems of Tynan Parish, Co Armagh, Middletown, Co. Armagh: Middletown & Tynan Historical Society, 2011. viii+148 pp. (pbk.)

Harten, Brian ‘Michael (Mick) Toolan 1907–1984’ in An píobaire as above, p. 27

Jones, Alan, ‘Paddy Keenan, uilleann piper: the man and his music’ in The pipers’ review = Iris na bpíobairí vol. 30, no 1 (winter 2011), pp. 4–11

Kenny, David, The brilliant Irish flute: the Inish Turk Beg sessions, Inish Turk Beg, Co Mayo: Inish Turk Beg Ventures UK Ltd, 2010. 92 pp. (hb.). With 2 CDs by Alan Doherty, flute, etc., Sean Regan, fiddle etc., et al.

Kress, Simon B., ‘The music of the sentimental nationalist heart: Thomas Moore and Seamus Heaney’ in New Hibernia Review vol. 15, no 1 (spring 2011), pp. 123–37

Mac a' Bhaird, Proinsias, Rún an bhonnáin, Dublin: LeabhairCOMHAR, 2010. viii+261 pp. ISBN 978-0-9557217-4-8 (pbk.). Novel: 'Tá dúnmharfóir i mbun oibre. Ceoltóirí ar an sean-nós á marú aige...'

McCarthy, Angela, Scottishness and Irishness in New Zealand since 1840, Manchester University Press, 2011. 240 pp. ISBN 9780719077616 (hbk.)

McKeown, Colin, Treasures from the Cardinal Tomás Ó Fiaich Memorial Library & Archive, Armagh: The Cardinal Tomás Ó Fiaich Memorial Library & Archive, 2010. xvii+152 pp. ISBN 9780956753809 (hbk.). Has information on its Irish music collections

Morris, Catherine, Alice Milligan and the Irish cultural revival, Dublin: National Library of Ireland, 2010. 32 pp. (pbk.)

Nic an Airchinnigh, Méadhbh, 'Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire: scrúdú ar dhá bhéalaithris ó Nóra Ní Shíndile' in Béascna as above, pp. 69–91

Ní Shíocháin, Tríona, 'Ríonach uí Ógáin ed., Bealoideas 77: Tom Munnelly (An Cumann le Béaloideas Éireann, 2009)' in Béascna as above, pp. 201–205. Review

O'Connor, Máirtín,  Inside the box, outside the box, Roundstone, Co Galway: Arcona Publishing, 2011. 96 pp. ISMN 979090021605.  Available from

Ó Duinnshléibhe, Seán, 'A musical journey: Séamus Ennis's field accounts' in Béascna as above, pp. 177–92.  Review of 'Ríonach uí Ógáin ed. Going to the well for water: The Séamus Ennis field diary, 1942–46 (Cork University Press, 2009)'

O'Flynn, John, ‘Performance, transmission, and identity among Ireland's new generation of traditional musicians’ in Learning, teaching, and musical dentity: voices across cultures, ed. Lucy Green, Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2011. ISBN 9780253356031 (hbk.), pp. 252–66

Ó Gealbháin, Ciarán, 'Londubh an Chairn: leabhar dá ré' in Béascna as above, pp. 155–69

Olsen, Angun Sonnesyn, 'Roibeard Ó Cathasaigh ed. Tídil eidil eró: amhránaíocht thraidisiúnta don aos óg (Colour Books, 2009)' in Béascna as above, pp. 221–23. Review

Palmer, Roy, Working songs: industrial ballads and poems from Britain and Ireland 1780s–1980s, Todmorden, West Yorks: Herron Publishing, 2010. ISBN 9780954068257 (pbk.)

Paterson, Adrian, 'Drawing breath: the origins of Moore's Irish Melodies' in Ireland and Romanticism as abovepp. 12540

Reid, Richard, Not just Ned: a true history of the Irish in Australia, Canberra: National Museum of Australia Press, 2011. 127 pp. ISBN 9781876944827 (pbk.)

Royal Irish Academy, The appropriateness of key performance indicators to research in arts and humanities disciplines: Ireland's contribution to the European debate, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 2011. 56 pp. (pbk.). Includes consideration of Folklore Studies (Angela Bourke) and Musicology (Harry White)

Slobin, Mark, Folk music: a very short history, New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. [xvi]+144 pp. ISBN 9780195395020 (pbk.). Has references to Irish music

Trimble, Gearóid, 'Filí, mionfhilí agus rannairí in Oirialla' in Féilscríbhinn Anraí Mhic Giolla Chomhaill, Réamonn Ó Muireadhaigh ed., Dublin: Coiscéim, 2011 (pbk.), pp. 45–65

Whelan, Gavin, 120 Irish traditional tunes: selected and performed on tin whistle, Dublin: Tallaght Records, 2010. [ii]+66 pp. ISBN 9780956616500 (pbk). With 3 CDs

Williams, Sean, & Lillis Ó Laoire, Bright star of the west: Joe Heaney, Irish song man, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. 264 pp. ISBN 9780195321180 (hbk.)