Recent Publications & Acquisitions, November 2020

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

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Detail from a Colm Ó Meachair Harp, 1970s. Donated to ITMA by Mary Gregg, December 2020

Commercial Sound Recordings

Avourneen (instrumental group). Beloved. Avourneen, 2014. 1 CD.

Avourneen (instrumental group). Sparrow. Avourneen, 2020. 1 CD.

Broaders, Pat (guitar, singing in English). Pat Broaders. Pat Broaders, 2020. Digital download.

Browne, Nicolas (uilleann pipes). Good enough music for them who love it. Nicolas Browne, 2020. Digital download.

Buckley, Linda (instrumental and vocal music). From ocean’s floor. NMC Recordings NMC D258, 2020. 1 CD.

Burke, Kevin (fiddle) and [various] (instrumental music). Travels with Loftus Music. Loftus Music LM011, 2020. 1 CD.

Choonz (instrumental group). Live! Choonz, 2020. Digital download.

Drennan, Wullie (fiddle, singing in Ulster-Scots, singing in English, lambeg, fife). Wullie Drennan in lockdown 2020. The Ulster Folk, 2020. 1 CD.

Élir (instrumental and vocal group). Moorlough shore. Élir, 2020. Digital download.

Garner, Paul (low whistle). The nyaa. Paul Garner, 2020. Digital download.

Harbison, Janet (harp). By Strangford water. Janet Harbison, 2020. Digital download.

Indianapolis Ceili Band (instrumental music). Emotional velocity. Indianapolis Ceili Band, 2018. 1 CD.

Indianapolis Ceili Band (instrumental music). Every Wednesday night. Indianapolis Ceili Band, 2015. 1 CD.

Morrissey, Norman (singing in English). Short stories in song. Ceol Music CDC050, 2007. 1 CD.

Murray, Alan (bouzouki, guitar) and Andrew Finn Magill (fiddle, octave fiddle). Murray & Magill. Alan Murray and Andrew Finn Magill, 2020. 1 CD + digital download.

Ó Ceannabháin, Eoghan (singing in English, singing in Irish, flute) & Ultan O’Brien (fiddle, viola). Solas an lae. Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin & Ultan O’Brien, 2020. Digital download.

Palm, Sabrina (fiddle) & Michael Lempelius (singing in English, bouzouki). Sabrina Palm & Michael Lempelius. Sabrina Palm & Michael Lempelius, 2020. 1 CD + digital download.

Ruane, Paul (fiddle). Sound. Paul Ruane PGR0001, 2020. 1 CD.

Samzun, J.B. (fiddle) & Charles Monod (concertina). Aughavinna: Irish traditional music from Doolin, Co. Clare. JB Samzun & Charles Monod, 2020. 1 CD + digital download.

Turner, Eoin & Johnny ‘Bongos’ Horgan (instrumental and vocal music). Keep it simple. Eoin Turner & Johnny ‘Bongos’ Horgan Music, 2020. 1 CD.

Walsh, Pat (tin whistle). Simply whistle. Bunowen Music BUN001, 2020. 1 CD.

Van Arnam, Victoria (hammered dulcimer). Dulcet dreams. The Lady Victoria, 2017. Digital download.

Various (vocal and instrumental music). Rogha Raelach: volume 1. Raelach Records RR018, 2020. 1 CD + digital download.

Printed Materials

Beattie, Seán. “Emigration from Moville.” In Across the Atlantic: emigrating from Moville and Derry, ed. Niamh Brennan and Bernadette Walsh, 24–30. [Donegal]: Donegal County Council and Derry City Council, 2020. ISBN 9780955656736 (pbk).

Byrne, Emma, and Eoin O'Brien. Best-loved Irish ballads: great songs from the Irish folk tradition. Dublin: The O'Brien Press, 2020. 159, [i] pp. ISBN 9781788492201 (hbk).

Caulfield, Cathal, ed. A selection of comic songs collected by Tom Munnelly: tales of humour, wonder and woe. Dublin: Howth Singing Circle. 28 pp. Online book.

CCÉ Harp of Tara. Kingston Irish slow session tunebook. Rev ed. Meath: CCÉ Harp of Tara, 2013. 506 pp. Online book.

Daly, Gregory. In nearly every house: Irish traditional musicians of North Connacht. [Sligo]: Bogfire, 2020. 228 pp. ISBN 9781838224004 (pbk).

Daly, Paddy, Niamh Parsons, and Ann Riordan. “Special presidential issue: Diarmuid Ó Cathasaigh.” The sweet nightingale (October 2020). Online article.

Donovan, Julie. “The encroachment on Highbury: Ireland in Jane Austen's Emma.” New Hibernia review = Iris Éireannach nua 23, no. 4 (2019): 13–30.

Doyle, Joe. Music for the Irish pipes. Volume 2. A selection of dance tunes, marches, Carolan tunes and airs. Dublin: Na Píobairí Uillleann, 2020. viii+169 pp. ISBN 9781916429710 (pbk).

Downey, Tom. “Patsy and Rosie play ‘The spotted dog’.” The living tradition no. 136 (2020/2021): 42–44.

Fonn: traditional music & song. “Rita Gallagher: the linnet beyond the Bluestacks.” Fonn: traditional music & song. Posted 16 November 2020. Online article.

Frampton, George. Obituary of Sean Burke. The living tradition no. 136 (2020/2021): 10.

Frampton, George. Obituary of Brendan McGlinchey. The living tradition no. 136 (2020/2021): 10.

Guckian, Edwina. "Story of Jack Lattin." Irish Traditional Music Archive. Posted 18 November 2020. Blog post.

Harkin, Treasa. “Faoiseamh.” Irish Traditional Music Archive. Posted 8 November 2020. Blog post.

Haslett, Moyra. “Print, manuscript, and oral literary cultures: the case of eighteenth-century Irish song.” Studies in eighteenth-century culture 49 (2020): 349–354. Online article.

Haywood, Fiona. “John Doyle [interview]” The living tradition no. 136 (2020/2021): 12–15.

Hoch, Matthew. So you want to sing world music: a guide for performers. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2020. 538 pp. ISBN 9781538116845 (pbk). Contents include: Elizabeth L. Blades. “Celtic and Celtic pop.” & Sandra Joyce and Éamonn Costello. “Irish traditional song: style, practice, context.”

Kearney, Daithí. “Capturing the moment and replaying the tape: developing technology-enhanced strategies for student learning and engagement in music performance at third level” In Teachers as learners: exploring the impact of accredited professional development on learning and assessment in Irish Higher Education, ed. M. Maguire, N. Harding, G. Noonan and T. O’Connor, 48–57. Dublin: AISHE, 2017. ISBN 978099352544. Online book.

Kearney, Daithí. “From Tralee to Times Square: Siamsa Tíre on Broadway” In How popular culture travels: cultural exchanges between Ireland and the United States, ed. Sylvie Mikowski and Yann Philippe. Reims: EPURE, 2019. ISBN 9782374960838.

Kearney, Daithí. Review of Ireland: crossroads of art and design, 1690–1840, by Christopher Monkhouse, William Laffan, Leslie Fitzpatrick ([USA]: Yale University Press, 2015). Yearbook for traditional music 48 (2016): 231–232. Online article.

Kearney, Daithí. “Listening for tradition: contributing to a regional musical identity through higher education research”. Musicology research 5 (2018): 387–424.

Kearney, Daithí. “Reliving island life: staging stories of the Blasket Islands.” Estudios Irlandeses 12.2 (2017): 73–90. Online article.

Kearney, Daithí. Review of The Irish Dancing: Cultural Politics and Identities, 1900-2000, by Barbara O'Connor (Cork: Cork University Press, 2013). Popular music 36, no. 2 (2017): 334–335. Online article.

Kearney, Daithí. “Revisiting Samhain: two directions on a theme.” In New Crops, Old Fields: (Re)imagining Irish Folklore, ed. Conor Caldwell and Eamon Byers, 99–124. Dublin: Peter Lang, 2016. ISBN 9781787072497. Online book.

Kearney, Daithí. “Soundscapes: geographies of sound and music.” In International encyclopedia of human geography, ed. Audrey Kobayashi, 297–304. [USA]: Elsevier, 2019. ISBN 9780081022955. Online book.

Kearney, Daithí, and Adèle Commins. “Studio trad: facilitating traditional music experiences for music production students.” Journal of music, technology & education 11, no. 6 (2018): 301–318. Online article.

Köküer, Munevver, Islah Ali-MacLachlan, Daithí Kearney, and Peter Jancovic. “Curating and annotating a collection of traditional Irish flute recordings to facilitate stylistic analysis.” International journal on digital libraries 20, no. 1 (2019): 107–121. Online article.

Köküer, Münevver, Islah Ali-MacLachlan, Daithí Kearney, Peter Jancovic, Cham Athwal. “Towards the creation of digital library content to study aspects of style in Irish traditional music.” In Proceedings of the 1st international workshop on digital libraries for musicology, London: 2014. Online article.

Lynch, Reidun. Making progress on the Irish harp: songs and tunes from Ireland: in easy arrangement with for Celtic harp: a tune book and tutor. Kerry: Independent Publishing Network, 2020. 36 pp. ISBN 9781838538132 (pbk).

Mac Aoidh, Caoimhín. “The hidden note: when folklore misses the mark.” Fiddler magazine 27, no. 1 (2020/2021): 46–47.

McCarthy, Maire. Review of Ceol Phádraig: Music at St Patrick’s College Drumcondra 1875–2016 by John Buckley and John O’Flynn (Dublin: Carysfort Press, & Oxford, UK: Peter Lang, 2019). Journal of the Society for Musicology in Ireland 15 (2020): 121–127. Online article.

McLaughlin, Mary. “Keening the dead: ancient history or a ritual for today?” Religions 10, no. 4 (2019): 1–15. Online article.

Mannion, Anne. Review of Music, liturgy, and the veneration of saints of the medieval Irish church in a European context, by Ann Buckley (Turnhout: Brepols, 2017). Journal of the Society for Musicology in Ireland 15 (2020): 103–107. Online article.

Mansfield, Paul. “Looking for the real thing?... pondering the online folk club phenomenon.” The living tradition no. 136 (2020/2021): 37–38.

Marková, Kateřina. “The Troubles in music.” Diploma thesis, Palacký University Olomouc, 2020. Online thesis.

Mulcahy, Louise. "The Liam O'Flynn collection at ITMA." Irish Traditional Music Archive. Posted 14 October 2020. Blog post.

Oates, Jennifer. Review of Irish Musical Studies 12: Documents of Irish music history in the long nineteenth century by Kerry Houston, Maria McHale, and Michael Murphy (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2019). Journal of the Society for Musicology in Ireland 15 (2020): 117–120. Online article.

O'Brien, Kara. “Ireland's favourite folk song: why folks songs endure.” RTÉ 15 May 2019. Online article.

Ó hAodha, Cormac, Eilís Mhaidhcí Ní Shúilleabháin, Eoiní Mhaidhcí Ó Shúilleabháin, Seán Ó Sé. “Amhráin ó Mhúscraí [Dónall Ó Mulláin].” Feasta 73, no. 9 (2020): 16–17.

Potter, John, and Neil Sorrell. A history of singing. United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 2014. vii+349 pp. ISBN 9781107630093 (pbk).

Taylor, Alice. Books from the attic: treasures from an Irish childhood. Dublin: Brandon, 2020. 255 pp. ISBN 9781788492140 (hbk)

Tighe, Paddy Joe, and Alan Morrisroe. “Paddy Joe Tighe - music and my roots.” Annagh magazine (2008): 39–48. Online article.


Martin Rochford Collection. 16 reel-to-reel tapes and 10 sound cassettes featuring recordings of musicians such as Martin Rochford, Connor Tully, Paddy Canny and Willie Clancy, 1960s–1980s. Loaned for digitisation by Aoife O'Halloran.

Charles Horton Collection. Collection of 78 rpm discs collected by Charlie Horton, 1920s–1950s. Donated by Charles Horton

Two sound cassettes featuring recordings of musicians such as Finbarr Dwyer. Loaned for digitisation by Condy Campbell, via Rónán Galvin.

Video and audio recordings of Patrick Curtin, 2010s. Donated by Chloe E. Metcalfe.

Audio donation of 10 Near FM Radio programmes presented by Terry Moylan and broadcast in 2019 adapted from the landmark book The Indignant Muse published by Lilliput Press. Donated by Terry Moylan. 

Digital copy of a Jiggery Pokery Production podcast entitled The Art of Lilting, 2020. Donated by Robert Harvey.

Birth certificates belonging to fiddle player Séamus O’Mahony (1900–1991), 1918. Donated posthumously by Brendan O’Mahony per Jacinta Coughlan.

10 tracks of new compositions from various composers composed as part of The Rolling Wave Faoiseamh project. Donated by Aoife Nic Cormaic and RTÉ.

Transcriptions of compositions and recordings of the tunes played slowly, made by the composers featured on the RTÉ Rolling Wave Faoiseamh project. Donated by various composers.

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: Tatyana Feeney, Adam Goldstein, Dr Daithí Kearney, Fr John Quinn, Risteard Mac Liam Charles Monod, Terry Moylan, Na Píobairí Uilleann, Cormac Ó hAodha, Peadar Ó Scolaí, Jack Talty and Dave Wood.