Recent Publications & Acquisitions, March 2020

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

Varo Img 001
Fresh from the board / Varo (2020)

Commercial Sound Recordings


Allstaff, Kirsten (flute). Four / 4. Kirsten Allstaff OAIM002, 2019. 1 CD + digital download.

Bonny Men, The (instrumental group, singing in Irish, singing in English). The broken pledge. Bonnyhound Records BON3, 2020. 1 CD + digital download.

Ceólta (instrumental group, singing in English). Dancing fire. Ceólta, 2019. 1 CD.

Connolly, Johnny Óg (accordion), Cór Oige Chois Fharraige (singing in Irish), and [various, instrumental music]. Fad saoil: ciogal amhráin cumtha ag Johnny Óg Connolly bunaithe ar dhánta le Joe Steve Ó Neachtain. Johnny Óg Connolly JOC003CD, 2019. 1 CD.

Connolly, Rita (singing in English). Rita Davey sings Shaun Connolly Christmas songs. Shaun Davey & Rita Connolly, 2019. 1 CD. [Available from Claddagh Records]

Cooney, Steve (guitar). Ceol ársa cláirsí: tunes of the Irish harpers for solo guitar. Steve Cooney, 2019. 1 CD.

Cór Ban Cúil Aodha (singing in Irish) and Peadar Ó Riada (piano). Cór ban = Women’s choir. Peadar Ó Riada PORCD025, 2020. 1 CD.  

Crann Óg, An (instrumental group, singing in Irish). An chéad ghlúin. [An Crann Óg, n.d.]. 1 CD.

Crann Óg, An (instrumental group, singing in Irish). Fuaim an chiúnais. [An Crann Óg, 2015]. 1 CD.

Dervish (singing in English, instrumental music). The great Irish songbook. Rounder Records 00888072085077, 2019. 1 CD.

Gems, Lily (banjo, tin whistle), and Eileen O'Driscoll (accordion, fiddle). Early reflections. Lily Gems & Eileen O'Driscoll, 2019. 1 CD. [Available from Claddagh Records]

Jiggy (instrumental group, singing in Irish, singing in English). Hypernova. Big Beat Music BBM005, 2020. 1 CD + digital download.

McCarthy, Thomas (singing in English). Last man standing: conserving endangered songs of the Irish Traveller community in the UK. DeafEar Productions; Last Man Standing LMS001, [n.d.]. 1 CD

Moore, Christy (singing in English). Magic nights. Yellow Furze Ltd under license to Sony Music Entertainment Ireland 19075991082, 2019. 2 CDs.

Nava (instrumental group). Sojourns: volume 1. Nava, 2019. 1 CD + digital download.

Nic Amhlaoibh, Muireann, (singing in English, singing in Irish). Thar toinn = SeaborneMuireann Nic Amhlaoibh, 2020. 1 CD + digital download. 

O'Dwyer, Elle Marie (singing in English). Christmas by the Lee. Elle Marie O’Dwyer, 2019. 1 CD.  

Ó Fearghail, Caoimhín (uilleann pipes). Uilleann piping from County Waterford: Ace and Deuce of Piping volume 4. Na Píobairí Uilleann NPUCD023, 2020. 1 CD.

Scott, Aoife (singing in English, singing in Irish). Homebird. Aoife Scott WENR002, 2019. 1 CD.

Printed Materials


 Accardi, Dan. “Irish fiddling with Dan Accardi: Michael Gorman: power and poise.” Fiddler magazine 27, no. 1 (2020): 46–47.

An píobaire. “Netta Jane Johnston.” An píobaire 16, no. 1 (2020): 40–42. Online journal.

Cahalane, Sophie. “Earliest origins of the piano accordion in Irish traditional music.” Irish Traditional Music Archive. Posted 5 March 2020. Blog post.

Campbell, Julian. “Thomas Moore and the visual arts.” Irish arts review 36, no. 4 (2020).

Cusack, Joanne. “Review: Women and Traditional Folk Music Research Symposium.” Spéis: bulletin of the International Council for Traditional Music Ireland (2019–2020): 20–21. Online journal.

Doherty, Liz, and Fintan Vallely, eds. Ón gcos go cluas: from dancing to listening. Fiddle and dance studies from around the North Atlantic 5. Aberdeen: University of Aberdeen, 2019. Online book.

Donnelly, Seán. “A curiosity from Brother Gildas.” An píobaire 16, no. 1 (2020): 42–46. Online journal.

Ford, Stephanie. “Profile: integrating research and digital skills for music at the Irish Traditional Music Archive.” Spéis: bulletin of the International Council for Traditional Music Ireland (2019–2020): 28–29. Online journal.

Gebruers, Maeve. “Liam O'Flynn Collection in ITMA.” An píobaire 16, no. 1 (2020): 18–22. Online journal.

Halpenny, Michael. “Dominic Behan's 'Come out ye Black and Tans': 'Born on a Dublin street.” History Ireland 27, no. 1 (2020)

Hanlon, Dr Ann-Marie, and Georgina Hughes. “Review: Sounding the Feminists Symposium: women in popular & traditional music in Ireland.Spéis: bulletin of the International Council for Traditional Music Ireland (2019–2020): 12–13. Online journal.

Higginbotham, Owen, and Róisín Cahalan. “The collegiate Irish dancer's experience of injury: a qualitative study.” Medical problems of performing artists 35, no. 1 (2020): 1–9. Online article.

Lawlor, Dr Helen. “Tribute: Mícheál Ó Suilleabháin, 1950–2018.” Spéis: bulletin of the International Council for Traditional Music Ireland (2019–2020): 6–7. Online journal.

Mac Aoidh, Caoimhín. “Seanchas: Isaac Cooper – early Scottish uilleann piper.” An píobaire 16, no. 1 (2020): 34–38. Online journal.

Mac Aoidh, Caoimhín. “The hidden note: the hyper-physics of fiddling.” Fiddler magazine 27, no. 1 (2020): 44–45.

Morgenstern, Felix. “PhD vignette: tracing a Trans-European intercultural affinity: from the historical to the current lived musical experience of Irish traditional musicians in Germany.” Spéis: bulletin of the International Council for Traditional Music Ireland (2019–2020): 16–19. Online journal.

Murphy, Adrian, Eleftheria Tsoupra, and Sofie Taes. “Laments and longing: folk music and emigration.”Europeana. Posted 14 January 2020. Blog post.

Murphy, Ciara L. “Research & music – a feminist collaboration.” Spéis: bulletin of the International Council for Traditional Music Ireland (2019–2020): 10–11. Online journal.

Ní Dhroighneáin, Sailí. “Talamh nua: sean nós singing in contemporary contexts.” Spéis: bulletin of the International Council for Traditional Music Ireland (2019–2020): 14–15. Online journal.

O’Connor, Liam. “St. Patrick's Day: the tune.” Irish Traditional Music Archive. Posted 17 March 2020. Blog post.

Ó hAonghusa, Oisín. “The distinctive style and repertoire of the music of Sliabh Luachra.” BA thesis, Technological University Dublin, 2019.

Rivera Angel, Emmanuel. “The wire strung harp and the pedal harp.” Irish Traditional Music Archive. Posted 23 March 2020. Blog post.

Skelly, John. “Seanchas: Peter 'Pee' Hanly 1915–1986.” An píobaire 16, no. 1 (2020): 38–40. Online journal.

Slominski, Tes. Trad nation: gender, sexuality, and race in Irish traditional music. Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press, 2020. 238 pp. ISBN 9780819579287 (pbk).

Streit, Kayle. “Knowing by doing: connecting to the field in Irish music through creative practice on the cello.” Irish journal of anthropology 22, no. 1 (2019): 305–317. Online article.

Wilkins, Frances. Review of Music and society in Cork 1700–1900 by Susan O'Regan (Cork: Cork University Press, 2018). Notes 76, no. 3 (2020): 443–446. Online article.

Winick, Stephen. “More songs and tunes from ‘Fearless: a tribute to Irish American women’.” Folklife today. Posted 16 March 2020. Blog post.

Acquisitions


Tomás Ó Canainn Collection. An extensive collection of manuscripts, printed items, ephemera, photographs, film reels, research papers, lecture scripts, scrapbooks, commercial/non-commercial sound and video recordings, 1960s–2013. Donated by the Ó Canainn Family

Angela Crotty Collection. Three reel-to-reel tapes and a collection of circa 260 compact cassettes, mostly non-commercial, featuring recordings of P.J. Crotty, Jim Donohue, James Cullinane and Bobby Casey, amongst others. The collection includes a significant number of cassettes which were created by Steve Moran, of Shannon, Co. Clare. Donated by Angela Crotty.

Mick O'Connor Collection. Six Digital8 video cassettes featuring interviews conducted by Mick O'Connor. Donated by Mick O'Connor.

Digital donation.  Audio recordings of a performance by the Kilmore Carollers. Donated by Ian Russell.

An fhidil bheo. A TV programme made by Dearcán Media about the Northern Fiddler collection.  Donated by Dearcán Media

Gradam Ceoil 2020. Donated by TG4

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: Emmanuel Rivera Angel, The Bonny Men, Sophie Cahalane, Denis and Paud Collins, John Fitzgerald, Catriona Gribben, Jiggy, John Moulden, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Na Píobairí Uilleann, and Peadar Ó Riada.