Recent Publications & Acquisitions, July 2019

Listings of the latest publications and items of interest received in the ITMA collection in the last two months.

Mcguigan Donation 1
Reel donated by Des McGuigan featuring recordings made in 1974 of Johnny Doherty & Tommy Peoples.

Commercial Sound Recordings

Alfí (singing in English, singing in Irish, instrumental group). Wolves in the woods. Alfí, 2019. 1 CD + digital download. 

Alfí (singing in English, instrumental group). Cluck old henAlfí, 2017. Digital download.  

Araki, Hanz (singing in English, flute, whistle, shakuhachi, bodhrán). At our next meetingLittle Sea Records, 2019. 1 CD + digital download.  

Blackwater Céilí Band, The (instrumental group), and [various (singing in English)]. Music in the valley. The Blackwater Céilí Band BCB001, 2019. 1 CD.

Blowin in the Wind (instrumental group, singing in English). But who’s driving? Blowin’ in the Wind, 2019. Digital download.  

Bogue, Fergus (accordion). Díreach ón gcroí. Fergus Bogue, 2019. 1 CD. [Available from Custy’s Irish Traditional Music Shop

Boxty Gang, The (singing in English, singing in Irish, instrumental music). West towards home. The Boxty Gang, 2018. Digital download.

Carlos, Dylan (fiddle), Cein Sweeney (flute), and John McCartin (guitar). Carlos Sweeney McCartin. Dylan Carlos, Cein Sweeney & John McCartin CSMC2019-01, 2019. 1 CD + digital download.

Castles, Brenda (concertina, singing in English), and Liz Hanley (singing in English, fiddle). The stolen bride and the last trip home. Brenda Castles & Liz Hanley, 2019. Digital download.

Connolly, Aidan (fiddle), and Fu Akamine (bouzouki). Aidan & Fu: Japan tour 2019. Aidan Connolly & Fu Akamine, 2019. 1 CD.

Crawford, Kevin (flute, whistles), Colin Farrell (fiddle, whistles), and Patrick Doocey (guitar). Music and mischief. Brooklyn Boy 1 Records BBR003, 2019. 1 CD + digital download.

Dálach (instrumental group, singing in Irish, singing in English). Comhar cairdis. Dálach, 2019. 1 CD + digital download.

Daymark (instrumental group, singing in English). Daymark EP. Nine Athens Music; Riverview Sound, 2019. 1 CD + digital download.

Diviners, The (instrumental group, singing in English). Earshot. The Diviners, 2019. 1 CD + digital download.

Dunne, Barbara (piano). Classic Irish melodies: volume two. Beechpark Records BPRCD104, 2019. 1 CD + digital download.

Dunne, Barbara (piano). Classic Irish melodies arranged by Barbara Dunne. Beechpark Records BPRCD1008, 2016. 1 CD + digital download.

Elma Orkestra (instrumental music). Factory girls. Eoin O’Callaghan; Amelia Records, 2018. Digital download.

Else, Katie (singing in English, singing in Irish, singing in Scottish Gaelic, organ). Songs from across the lake and sea. Katie Else, 2018. Digital download.

Gatehouse (instrumental group, singing in English, singing in Irish). Heather down the moor. Gael Linn CEFCD214, 2019. 1 CD.

Geremia, Steph (flute, singing in English, saxophone). Up she flew. Steph Geremia; Blackbox Music BBM09, 2018. 1 CD.

GIRO = Galway International Retro Orchestra (instrumental group). At the céilí. GIRO AGKMY102, 2019. 1 CD + digital download.

Heely, Sean (fiddle). Edge of the bow. Sean Heely, 2018. 1 CD + digital download.

Hession, Carl (piano), Francis Cunningham (concertina), and Eimear Coughlan (harp). Úrnua. Carl Hession, Francis Cunningham & Eimear Coughlan URN001, 2019. 1 CD + digital download.

Hogan, Elaine (harp, piano). In thr3 minds [= In three minds]. Elaine Hogan EHCD001, 2019. 1 CD.

Inishowen (instrumental group, singing in English). Inishowen: The Banks of Newfoundland: Songs and Tunes of the British Isles and North America. Inishowen Music, 2005. Digital download.

Kelly, Frank (fiddle), and Liam Deery (guitar). Memories of Hughie Gillespie. [Frank Kelly, 2019]. 1 CD. [Reissue of 1996 audio cassette recording, with additional tracks.] Available from [email protected]

Lost Forty, The (singing in English, instrumental music). The lonesome hours of winter. Two Tap Music; The Lost Forty, 2018. 1 CD + digital download.  

Mac Con Iomaire, Colm (fiddle, guitar, ukulele, cuatro, bouzouki, harmonium, cello). The river holds its breath = Tost ar an abhainn. Plateau Records PLATEAU30CD, 2019. 1 CD + digital download.

Martin, Laurel (fiddle). Larks & thrushes. Laurel Martin LKM7877, 2018. 1 CD + digital download.

Martin, Mossie (fiddle, tin whistle). Humours of Derrynacoosan. Mossie Martin, 2019. 1 CD + digital download.

McHugh, Joe (uilleann pipes, singing in Irish, singing in English), and [various, instrumental music, singing in Irish, singing in English]. Airla: Irish music: the eagle’s whistle. Airla; Joe McHugh, 2018. Digital download.

McKeon, Gay (uilleann pipes). The turning of the geese. Gay McKeon CDGMCK003, 2019. 1 CD. 

McMahon, Rory (concertina). Waiting in the long grass: Irish concertina music. Rory McMahon, 2018. 1 CD. [Available from Custy’s Traditional Irish Music Shop]

Ní Bheaglaoich, Méabh (singing in Irish, speech in Irish, accordion). Amhrán na nGael. Méabh Ní Bheaglaoich, 2017. Digital download.

Noone, Matthew (sarode, electronics, singing in English, piano). The Maghera pony. Matthew Noone MUCD001, 2019. 1 CD + digital download.

O'Beirne, Gerry (singing in English, guitars, u-bass, e-bow, tenor ukulele, tiple, banjo). Swimming the horses. Gerry O'Beirne, 2019. 1 CD + digital download.

O'Loughlin, Peter (flute), Paddy Canny (fiddle), Paddy Murphy (concertina), and Geraldine Cotter (piano). Friends of note. Cois na hAbhna Archive CNH012CD, 2019. 1 CD.

Pick of the Litter (singing in English, singing in Irish, instrumental group). Pick of the Litter EP. Pick of the Litter, [n.d.]. 1 CD.

Rakish (instrumental group, singing in English). Chameleon. Rakish, 2013. 1 CD.

Reilly, Joe (singing in English, guitar). The little things. [County Longford Primary Health Care Project for Travellers, n.d.]. 1 CD. [EP]

Russell, Micho (tin whistle). Micho Russell in Norway 1978 Vol 1: The Vinstra Concert. Taragot, 2018. Digital download. 

Schryer, Pierre (fiddle), and Adam Dobres (guitar). Mandorla. Schryer Dobres Productions SDP-56169, 2019. 1 CD + digital download. 

Shandrum Céilí Band (instrumental group). The Boss Murphy musical legacy: traditional music from North Cork. The Shandrum Céilí Band SCB002, 2019. 1 CD.

Sheerin, Gene (speech in English). Telling tales: more stories and tales. Gene Sheerin GSCD002.0014, [2014]. 1 CD.

Sheerin, Gene (speech in English). Tall tales: a collection of stories and recitations. Gene Sheerin GSCD001.0010, [2010]. 1 CD.

Spencer, Jeremy (fiddle). The lion’s head. Jeremy Spencer JWS001, 2018. 1 CD + digital download.

Toman, Susan (harp). Emerald shores: dance tunes and airs from Ireland and Scotland. Susan Toman, 2015. 1 CD + digital download.

Toyota Ceili Band (instrumental music). Gathering cloud. Toyota Ceili Band; Toyota Irish Company, 2017. Digital download.

Tradish (instrumental group, singing in English). Handmade tales. GO’ Danish Folk Music GO0619, 2019. 1 CD.

Various (singing in Irish, singing in English). Tabhair mo ghrá go Conamara: amhránaíocht ar an sean-nós ó Cho. na Gaillimhe = Bring my love to Connemara: sean-nós singing from Co. Galway. Veteran VT162CD, 2019. 1 CD + digital download.

We Banjo 3, (singing in English, instrumental group). Roots to rise live. We Banjo 3 WB3CD006, 2019. 1 CD + digital download. 

Woodson, Will (flute, piccolo, uilleann pipes), Caitlin Finley (fiddle), Chris ‘Junior’ Stevens (piano, melodeon), and Jackie O’Reilly (dance). The glory reel. Will Woodson, Caitlin Finley & Chris Stevens, 2019. 1 CD + digital download.

Printed Materials

Bashford, Christina. “Interpreting the role of the violin in the Ballykinlar internment camp during the ‘Anglo–Irish War’ of 1919–1921.” Music and Letters (13 July 2019). Online article.

Buckley, Ann, ed. Music, liturgy, and the veneration of saints of the medieval Irish Church in a European context. Turnhout: Brepols, 2017. xxxiv+359 pp. ISBN 9782503534701 (hbk).

Clonmany Genealogy. Clonmany Genealogy presents: a man of many talents, carpenter, army sniper, bodyguard, Garda, musician, sportsman, family man and friend to man, but especially those in Clonmany: Mick McElkenny. Donegal: Clonmany Genealogy, 2019. 16 pp. (pbk).

Commins, Adèle. “Challenging history's memory: C.V. Stanford and the Feis Ceoil.” Éire-Ireland 54, no. 1 & 2 (2019): 137–159. Online article.

Commins, Verena. “From Milan to Kilbaha: bronzing Irish traditional music.” Éire-Ireland 54, no. 1 & 2 (2019): 275–296. Online article.

Commins, Verena, and Méabh Ní Fhuartháin. “Notes: music and Ireland.” Éire-Ireland 54, no. 1 & 2 (2019): 10–16. Online article.

Costello, Éamonn.“Oireachtas na Gaeilge and sean-nós song competition, 1940–2012: regionalism, nationalism, and Gaelicness.” Éire-Ireland 54, no. 1 & 2 (2019): 160–187. Online article.

DeSilva, Dominique C. “Music learning through tradition: County Clare singing sessions and potential benefits of classroom adaptation.” MA thesis, Temple University, 2019. Online thesis.

Dillane, Aileen. "Crossroads of art and design: musically curating and mediating Irish cultural artifacts in Chicago.” Éire-Ireland 54, no. 1 & 2 (2019): 82–109. Online article.

Dow, Nick.“Gypsy music, song and culture, very far from ‘a thing of the past.’” The living tradition, no. 130 (2019): 13–14.

Ferguson, Pearse, and Antóin Mac Gabhann. Traditional music and song in County Meath. Meath: Fleadh Laighean 2019, 2019. xiv+309 pp. ISBN 9781527243583 (hbk).

Garratt, James. Review of A musical offering: essays in honour of Gerard Gillen, by Kerry Houston and Harry White, eds. (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2018). Journal of the Society for Musicology in Ireland 14 (2019): 75–77. Online article.

Irwin, Colin. “On the topic of records.” English dance and song 81, no. 2 (2019): 13 – 15.

Kaul, Adam. “Pedestrian performances: busking, cosmopolitanism, and Ireland.” Éire-Ireland 54, no. 1 & 2 (2019): 251–274. Online article.

Kavanagh, Aoife. “Studying the musical ecology of place in Irish towns through deep mapping.” NPPSH reflections 2 (2018): 22–32. Online article.

Lyth, David. Bowing styles in Irish fiddle playing. Vol. 1. Clare: Cois na hAbhna Archive, 2018 [1981]. xx+89 pp. ISBN 9780992760809 (pbk). Reprint.

McAulay, Karen. Review of Sources and style in Moore’s Irish melodies, by Una Hunt (London: Routledge, 2017). Journal of the Society for Musicology in Ireland 14 (2019): 79–82. Online article.

McCann, Mary Ellen. Ceol agus cairdeas: a study of the Drumshanbo traditional Irish music course 20072017. S.l.: Bord Oideachais agus Oiliúna Mhaigh Eo, Shligigh agus Liatroma, 2019. 26 pp. (pbk).

McCormack, Niall, and Ciarán Swan. “Myth, meaning, and modernity: printed record sleeves and visual representation of Irish music, 1958–86.” Éire-Ireland 54, no. 1 & 2 (2019): 46–81. Online article.

Ní Fhuartháin, Méabh. “Parish Halls, dance halls, and marquees: developing and regulating social-dance spaces, 1900–60.” Éire-Ireland 54, no. 1 & 2 (2019): 218–250. Online article.

Ó Fiongháile, Nollaig. “SÚNESIS evolving aesthetic discourse in traditional music practices of Ireland.” PhD thesis, Technological University Dublin, 2019. Online thesis.

Ó Seaghdha, Barra. "Thomas Davis, the arts, and music: a reassessment.” Éire-Ireland 54, no. 1 & 2 (2019): 110–136. Online article.

Rowlands, Dave. “Beauty in tears.” Chanter: the journal of the Bagpipe Society 33, no. 2 (2019): 8–14.

Scahill, Adrian. “The album and the musical work in Irish folk and traditional music, ca. 1955–70.” Éire-Ireland 54, no. 1 & 2 (2019): 17–45. Online article.

Shea, Helen. “(Re)Interpreting fieldwork: Jos Koning in East Clare.” Éire-Ireland 54, no. 1 & 2 (2019): 188–217. Online article.

York, Richard. Review of The long century: one piper's odyssey through the 18th century drawing room, by Dave Rowland, ed. (S.l.: Lulu Press, 2018). Chanter: the journal of the Bagpipe Society 33, no. 2 (2019): 37–39. 


Tim Lyons Collection. 18 reel-to-reel audio tapes donated to ITMA by Dominic Lyons.

John McSweeney, Talbot Dance Centre posters and photographs relating to Irish Dance.

Lisa Shields donation, reel-to-reels, VHS, cassette tape, serials, books, card index, manuscripts, photographs, ephemera, etc.

Gael-linn, collection of photographs.

With thanks

ITMA would also like to acknowledge donations of materials (CDs, printed items, visual items, etc.), and other help and information from the following people and organisations:

Aidan Connolly, Bríd Donoghue, Verena Commins, Tellef Kvifte, Dermot McLaughlin, Méabh Ní Fhuartháin, Davoc Rynne, Tom Sherlock, Anders Trajberg, We Banjo 3 and Alan Woods.