Recent Publications & Acquisitions, May 2019

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

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Front cover of Memories of Hughie Gillespie / Frank Kelly & Liam Deery [CD reissue of 1996 audio cassette recording with additional tracks]

Commercial Sound Recordings

Anúna (singing in English, singing in Irish, singing in Scottish Gaelic, singing in Latin, singing in French, singing in Chinese). Selected 1: 1987-2017. Anúna Teoranta DANÚ033, 2017. 1 CD.

Anúna (singing in English, singing in Irish, singing in Latin). Selected 2: 1987-2017. Anúna Teoranta DANÚ034, 2017. 1 CD.

Anúna (singing in English, singing in Irish, singing in Latin, singing in French). A Christmas selection. Anúna Teoranta DANÚ035, 2017. 1 CD.

Chaimbeul, Brìghde (smallpipes, harmonium). River Lea Recordings RLR003CD, 2019. 1 CD + 1 LP + digital download.

Cherish the Ladies (singing in English, instrumental group). Heart of the home. Cherish the Ladies; Big Mammy, 2018. 1 CD + digital download.

Dooley, Paddy (speech in English). Farewell to the fit-ups: a selection of monologues. Bantree Records, 2002. 1 CD.

Finnegan, Dearbhail (harp), and Robin Slater (flute). Enchanted. [Dearbhail Finnegan and Robin Slater, 2013]. 1 CD. 

Flook (instrumental group). Ancora. Flatfish Records, Flatfish006CD, 2019. 2019. 1 CD. 

Flowers, Hannah (harp, singing in Irish). Amhrán na cruite: song of the harp. Hannah Flowers 2018. 1 CD.  

Glackin, Dorieann (fiddle), and Sarah Flynn (concertina). The housekeepers. Doireann Glackin & Sarah Flynn, 2019. 1 CD + digital download.

Gloaming, The (instrumental group, singing in Irish). The Gloaming 3. Real World Productions CDRW223, 2019. 1 CD + 2 LPs + digital download.

Hall, Randall Stephen (singing in English, instrumental music). Leaving the box room. [Randall Stephen Hall, 2019]. 1 CD.

Hall, Randall Stephen (singing in English, instrumental music). Re-wired and random. [Randall Stephen Hall, 2016]. 1 CD.

Hall, Randall Stephen (singing in ‘Ulster Scots Irish’, speech in ‘Ulster Scots Irish’). The wee wee man: songs from The Moon Shed. [Randall Stephen Hall, 2010]. 1 CD.

Hamilton, Dave (fiddle), and Bruce Cardwell (cittern). Well acquainted: music for fiddle and cittern. Dave Hamilton & Bruce Cardwell, 2003. 1 CD + digital download.

Hennessys, The (singing in English, singing in Welsh, instrumental group). Homecoming. HFG Records HFG02, 2000. 1 CD.

Holland, Gráinne (singing in Irish, singing in English). Corcra. Gráinne Holland GH003, 2019. 1 CD.

Hyde, Joanna (fiddle, singing in English), and Tadhg Ó Meachair (accordion, piano). One for the foxes. Joanna Hyde & Tadhg Ó Meachair JHTOM001, 2017. 1 CD.

Johnston, Jim (singing in Irish, guitar, harmonica, harp). An béal gorm. Dealga-Din Records DDCD008, [2019]. [Available from]

Keaney, Eileen (singing in English). Recipe for turkey stuffing: Eileen Keaney sings. Eileen Pollock, 2001. 1 CD.

McEvoy, Marion (singing in English, singing in Irish, mandola, mandolin, reed organ, synth, string banjo). Broadstone belle. [Marion McEvoy, 2018]. 1 CD.

McGraw, Ted (button accordion). 80 years in the making. Ted McGraw, 2018. 1 CD + digital download.

McHale, Mike (flute, tin whistle), and Mary Coogan (guitar). The schoolmaster's house: traditional Irish music. Michael McHale MKM7590, 2000. 1 CD.

McNamara, Brian (uilleann pipes). Fort of jewels. Drumlin Records; Brian McNamara BMNCD2, 2004. 1 CD.

Moorings, The (singing in English, instrumental group). Thomas Moore reimagined. The Moorings, 2019. 1 CD.

Ní Aodáin, Clíodhna (cello, speech in English). The Celtic cello. Terra Preta Music TPM1801, 2018. 1 CD.

Ní Chanainn, Diane (singing in Irish, singing in English). Idir muir agus sliabh: traditional Irish songs. Cló Iar-Chonnacht CICD207, 2018. 1 CD.

Ní Mhiolláin, Treasa (singing in Irish, singing in English). Lán mara. Cló Iar-Chonnacht CICD208, 2019. 2 CDs.

O’Brien, Liam (concertina). The lane: traditional Irish concertina. Liam O'Brien LOBCD92, 2017. 1 CD.

Ó Dochartaigh, Seoirse (singing in Irish, guitar, whistle, percussion). A chraoibhín aoibhinn álainn ó. Errigal SCD026, 2019. 1 CD.

O’Hara, Liam (flute). Up Sligo. Liam O’Hara, 2018. 1 CD + digital download.

Oll an Gwella  (singing in English, singing in French). All the best from Oll an Gwella: Newquay’s male chorus. Oll an Gwella OAGCD22017, 2017. 1 CD.

O'Reilly, Damien (accordion, melodeon). Dúchas. Raelach Records RR016, 2019. 1 CD + digital download.

Paul Ó Colmáin agus na Sean-Gnóstics (singing in Irish, instrumental music). Geantraí, goltraí. Flying Rodent Records; Paul Ó Colmáin CD/FRR/POC/06, 2015. 1 CD.

Queally, Aoibheann (concertina), and Pamela Queally (fiddle). Beyond the bellows & the bow. Aoibheann and Pamela Queally APQ001, 2019. 1 CD.

REDS Band (instrumental group). REDS Band. Green Monkey Records GM1048, 2018. 1 CD.

Saoirse (singing in English, singing in Irish, instrumental group). Music evermore. Saoirse, 2012. 1 CD.

Shelta (instrumental group, singing in English). Shamrock Hill. Shelta, 2016. 1 CD. 

Tourish, Ciaran (fiddle, whistle, mandolin, bodhrán), and Kevin Doherty (singing in English, guitar, keyboard). Hotel Fiesta. Ciaran Tourish & Kevin Doherty, 2018. 1 CD.

Various (instrumental music, singing in English). Making waves by the Shannon: Carrick Trad Classes. [Carrick Trad Classes; Mary Mostyn, 2018]. 1 CD.

Various (singing in Galloway Gaelic, singing in Irish, singing in Scottish Gaelic, singing in Scots, singing in Welsh, singing in English, instrumental music). Òran Bagraidh. Knockengorroch Off Site Productions, [2019]. 1 CD + digital download. 

Various (instrumental music). The secret sessions: the Henshaw Family & friends with special guest Sharon Shannon. South Westmeath Hospice SWH001, 2018. 1 CD.

Various (instrumental music). Sraith Oileán Acla: Achill Island suite. Achill International Harp Festival = Féile Chruite Acla, 2017. 1 CD.

Various (instrumental & vocal). Tønder Festival 2018. Tønder Festival; Milkstream Records MIL-CD-2018, 2018. 2 CDs

Weissenberger, Lynnsey (fiddle), and Treasa Harkin (accordion). Dyad. Lynnsey & Treasa, 2019. 1 CD + digital download.

Ye Vagabonds (singing in English, singing in Irish, instrumental music). The hare’s lament. River Lea Recordings RLR004CD, 2018. 1 CD + 1 LP + digital download. 

Printed Materials

Accardi, Dan. “Irish fiddling with Dan Accardi: Vincent Campbell and the Donegal mazurka.” Fiddler magazine 25, no. 4 (2018): 42.

Accardi, Dan. “Irish fiddling with Dan Accardi: the archaeology of tunes.”Fiddler magazine 26, no. 2 (2019): 38–39.

Donnelly, K. J. “British and Irish film music.” In A companion to British and Irish cinema, ed. John Hill, 217–233. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2019. ISBN 9781118482889 (hbk).

Dooley, Gerard. “Entertainment in independent Ireland: evolution of Irish parochial versus commercial dance hall culture.” History studies 13, (2012): 47–68.

Houston, Kerry, Maria McHale, and Michael Murphy, eds. Documents of Irish music history in the long nineteenth century. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2019. 280 pp. ISBN 9781846827242 (hbk).

Contents include:

  • Adrian Scahill. “Transformations of performance and participation in the early céilí, (1897–8).”
  • Catherine Ferris. “Newspapers, music and politics in 1840s Dublin: a case study in bias, editorial style and selective reporting.”
  • Colette Moloney, and Deirdre McDonald. “The Irish music manuscripts of Henry Hudson.”
  • Darina McCarthy. “Heinrich Bewerunge and the art of plainchant accompaniment.”
  • Declan Plummer. “Sir Hamilton Harty: a nineteenth-century Irish musician in twentieth-century Britain.”
  • Fiona M. Palmer. “'Mad[am] le Stockhausen was not at rehearsal – but why not?!’: Sir George Smart's perspective on the Dublin Grand Musical Festival of 1831.”
  • Harry White. “Thomas Moore, ‘Letter on music’ (1810).”
  • Ita Beausang. “‘for the support of decayed musicians and their families': the papers of the Irish Musical Fund Society, 1787–1979.”
  • Jeremy Dibble. “The musical manuscripts of Michele Esposito: some new evidence.”
  • Karol Mullaney-Dignam."‘Music masters’ and ‘musicianers’: census records and Irish music history, 1821–1911.”
  • Kerry Houston. "‘Guinness is good for you’: the contribution of a Dublin brewing family to St Patrick's Cathedral and its musical establishment in the nineteenth century.”
  • Maria McHale. “'Dublin can still justly boast of being a music-loving city’: Joseph Holloway and opera in Dublin, 1880–1922.”
  • Mary Stakelum. “James Cooksey Culwick, ‘The rudiments of music’ (1882).”
  • Michael Murphy. "‘An apology for harmony’ (1841): context and authorship.”
  • Michael Murphy.  “Introduction: documents of Irish music history in the long nineteenth century.”
  • Pat O'Connell. “Four part-books of the Galway Regiment of Militia, 1793–1816.”
  • Paul Rodmell. “Richard Michael Levey, ‘Annals of the Theatre Royal, Dublin’ (1880).”
  • Una Hunt. “Ignaz Moscheles ‘The recollections of Ireland’ (1826): a virtuoso's souvenir.'”

Kelly, Michael, and Paul Waldron. “Piper Gorman: his life and legacy.” An píobaire 15, no. 2 (2019): 32–38.

MacAoidh, Caoimhín. “More on the Mercer Museum material – Part 2.” An píobaire 15, no. 2 (2019): 39–45.

MacAoidh, Caoimhín. “Obituary for Vincent Campbell.” Fiddler magazine 26, no. 1 (2019): 45–46.

MacAoidh, Caoimhín. “Obituary for Tommy Peoples.” Fiddler magazine 25, no. 4 (2018): 18.

MacAoidh, Caoimhín. “The hidden note. [The harvest home hornpipe]” Fiddler magazine 25, no. 4 (2018): 40–41.

MacAoidh, Caoimhín. “The hidden note: I see the light.” Fiddler magazine 26, no. 1 (2019): 45.

MacAoidh, Caoimhín. “The hidden note: Cherish the ladies.  Part I.  Black petticoats and brown sails.” Fiddler magazine 26, no. 2 (2019): 36–37.

Manners, Brian. The Irish harp: an illustrated guide. Dublin: Dubhlinn Nua Publishing, 2019. 65 pp. ISBN 9781527238213 (pbk).

Milner, Dan. The unstoppable Irish: songs and integration of the New York Irish, 1783–1883. Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, [2019]. xii+294 pp. ISBN 9780268105730 (hbk).

Murphy, Brian. “Traditional Irish musical elements in the solo-piano music of Ryan Molloy.” PhD thesis, University of Southern Mississippi, 2019. Online thesis.

Rowlands, D., ed. The long century: one piper's odyssey through the C18th drawing room, a collection of music for the drawing room and dance hall, selected from contemporary C18th sources. S.l.: Lulu Press, 2018. 105 pp. ISBN 5800132630817 (pbk).

Ward, Conor. “Thomas Kernan and the fiddle traditions of the Conmhaicne region: a critical analysis of selected fiddle sources 1844 to 1973.” PhD thesis, Dundalk Institute of Technology, 2019. 

White, Sam. “Paddy Killoran and the hybrid ensemble in Irish-American music, 1929 –1945.” BA thesis, Trinity College Dublin, 2019.


Dermot McLaughlin Collection. A collection of books, commercial/non-commercial video and sound recordings. Includes 3 reel-to-reel recordings of Donegal fiddler Con Cassidy recorded in the 1980s. Donated by Dermot McLaughlin.

Michael McNamara Collection. 81 reel-to-reel tapes and 46 compact cassettes.
The collection includes field recordings made in Co. Leitrim, 1960s–1990s. Loaned to ITMA for digitisation by Brian McNamara.

Hugh Shields Collection: Music and song manuscripts, radio typescripts, correspondence, photographs, unpublished talks and articles, printed material and 7 reel-to-reel tapes relating to the life and work of Hugh Shields, 1950s–2000s. Donated by Lisa Shields 

David Hammond Collection. Commercial and non-commercial CD recordings. Donated by Catherine Gilford.

55 digital photographs taken at the Willie Clancy Summer School 2018. Donated by Krystian Maruszewicz

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:

Cormac Begley, Cló Iar-Chonnacht, Mary Gaughran, Randall Stephen Hall, David Hammond, Treasa Harkin, Laoise Kelly, Stephanie Marbach, Sadhbh Nic Ionnraic, Seoirse Ó Dochartaigh, Raelach Records, Jack Talty, TG4, Fintan Vallely, Conor Ward, Lynnsey Weissenberger and Sam White.