Printed Materials, August 2007

Recently published books, articles & theses in Irish traditional music, July–August 2007


Clune, Anne, ed., Dear Far-Voiced Veteran: Essays in Honour of Tom Munnelly, The Old Kilfarboy Society, Miltown Malbay, Co Clare 2007. 404 pp. ISBN 978 0 9556037 0 9 (pb.). Contents. Nicholas Carolan: Introduction; Ciaran Carson: ‘Fishing for Eels’, Poem for Tom Munnelly; David Atkinson: From Text to Work: Reconceptualizing Folk Songs as Texts; Margaret Bennett: ‘History, Heartbreak and Hope’: Recording the Story behind the Song; Seóirse Bodley: ‘Bean an Fhir Rua’ as Performed by a Master of Conamara Traditional Style, Seán Mac Donncha of Carna; Angela Bourke: Songs in English from the Conamara Gaeltacht; Caoilte Breatnach: Twenty Years Too Late: Collecting in the Kinvara Area; Nicholas Carolan: The Talking Machine Comes to Ireland; Jim Carroll & Pat Mackenzie: A Simple Countryman? Walter Pardon of Norfolk; Len Graham: Meeting Child on the Road; Patricia Lysaght: From the Kingdom to the Banner: Tadhg Ó Murchú as a Folklore Collector in Southwest County Clare in 1942; John Moulden: What Did We Sing before There were Folksongs?; Terry Moylan: Collecting Sets in the Early Days of the Revival; Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin: A Drogheda List of Melodies: Implications for the Song Tradition of Oriel; Éamon Ó Bróithe: Gluaiseacht na gCarabhat i Sliabh gCua: An Stair agus an Béaloideas; Séamas Ó Catháin: Connoisseurs of Song; Pádraig Ó Héalaí: ‘Nuair a Bhí an Slánaitheoir ag Siúl ar an Talamh’: Scéalta Mínithe Cráifeacha sa Traidisiún Béil; Lillis Ó Laoire & Sean Williams: Singing the Famine: Joe Heaney, ‘Johnny Seoighe’ and the Poetics of Performance; Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin: ‘Traditional Ears’: Perception and Analysis in Irish Traditional Music; Stan Scott: Brown Ale and Black Tea (Traditional Singing in North India and Ireland); Hugh Shields: Textual Criticism and Ballad Studies; Thérèse Smith: ‘Borders and Boundaries: Discord in Irish Traditional Song’; Seán Spellissy: Luibheanna Íce Árainn – The Healing Herbs of Aran; Barry Taylor: A Problem for the Public – Seán Ó Riada and Irish Traditional Music; Ríonach uí
Thar Farraige Anonn – Séamus Mac Aonghusa in Albain, 1946–1947; Fintan Vallely: Encomium on A Reluctant Academic

Grasso, Eliot, ‘Interview with Uilleann Piper Seán Óg Potts’, The Pipers’ Review. Iris na bPíobairí vol. 26, no 2 (Spring 2007), pp. 5–13

Healy, Audrey, The Singer and the Song: Sixty Irish Songwriters and their Favourite Songs, Hodder Headline Ireland, Dublin, 2007. 282 pp. ISBN 978-0-340-92408-2 (pb.). Reissue of 2006 trade pb. (ISBN 0 340 92407 1)

Hodgins, Tom, Rhetoric of Beauty. An Slabhra gan Bhriseadh : Filíocht, Seanchas agus Cuimhní Cinn as Rann na Feirste, Coiscéim, BÁC 2007. 161 pp. (pb.)

Kuntz, Andrew, ‘Fiddle Tune History : a Well-Traveled Melody …[Glenbeigh Hornpipe]’ in Fiddler Magazine vol. 14, no 1 (Spring 2007), pp. 33–8.

Mitchell, Pat, ed., The Dance Music of Séamus Ennis, Na Píobairí Uilleann, Dublin 2007. 431 pp. ISBN 978 0 9509743 6 1 (hb.)

Ó Drisceoil, Proinsias, Seán Ó Dálaigh: Éigse agus Iomarbhá, Cork University Press, Cork 2007. 487 pp. ISBN 978-1-85918-407-3. Study of nineteenth-century music and song collector and publisher

Ó Drisceoil, Proinsias, ‘Seán Ó Dálaigh: Gníomhaíocht agus Gnóthúlacht’, New Hibernia Review vol. 11, no 1 (Spring 2007), pp. 96–116

Ó Laoire, Lillis, On a Rock in the Middle of the Ocean: Songs and Singers in Tory Island, Cló Iar-Chonnachta/ The Scarecrow Press, Indreabhán, Conamara 2007. 360 pp. ISBN 978 1 905560 15 8 (hb.). With CD of Tory singers. Translation of author’s Ar Chreag i Lár na Farraige: Amhráin agus Amhránaithe i dToraigh (Cló Iar-Chonnachta 2002). Reissue of 2005 hb. edition by Scarecrow Press (ISBN 0-8108-5136-9)

Ó Macháin, Pádraig, ‘The Boys of Galmoy’ in Six Years in Galmoy: Rural Unrest in County Kilkenny 1819 – 1824, Pádraig Ó Macháin ed.,The Poddle Press, Dublin 2007, pp. 181–6. ISBN 978 0 9524260 3 5 (pb.), pp. 181–6

Ó Séaghdha, Barra, ‘Musical Texts of the Elites… Music, Postcolonialism, and Gender – the Construction of Irish National Identity, 1724–1874… University of Notre Dame Press, 2005…’ in JMI: Journal of Music in Ireland vol. 7, no 3 (May–June 2007), pp. 28–31. Review

Ó Súilleabháin, Mícheál, ‘Aloys Fleischmann, Séamas de Barra, Field Day Publications, Dublin, 2006, 240 pp.’ in JMI as above, pp. 6–9. Review

Quinn, Toner, ‘My Tunes and I’ in JMI as above, pp. 26–7

Taaffe, Brendan, ‘Up to your Knees in Sand : Practical Hints on Irish Fiddling’ in Fiddler Magazine as above, pp. 46–7

Troeger, Rebecca, ‘Irish Moves: An Illustrated History of Dance and Physical Theatre in Ireland by Deirdre Mulrooney. Dublin: The Liffey Press, 2006’ in New Hibernia Review vol 11, no 1 (Spring 2007), pp. 156–8. Review

White, Harry, ‘The Sovereign Ghosts of Thomas Moore’, in Print Culture and Intellectual Life in Ireland, 1660–1941: Essays in Honour of Michael Adams, Martin Fanning & Raymond Gillespie eds, The Woodfield Press, Dublin, 2006, pp. 164–85. ISBN 978-1-905094-00-4 (hb.), pp. 164–85

Woods, Peter, ‘His Pencil Poised… The Scribe – the Life and Works of James O’Neill, Caoimhín Mac Aoidh… Drumlin Publications, 2006…’ in JMI as above, pp. 18–19. Review