Recent Publications & Acquisitions, January 203

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 the CD cover of 'Live in Oriel' / Gerry O'Connor & Gilles le Bigot

Commercial Sound Recordings

Byrne, Dermot (melodeon) and Steve Cooney (guitar). The Donegal melodeon. Byrne and Cooney. 2022. 1 CD.

Byrnes, Máirtín (fiddle). The inimitable Máirtín Byrnes. Byrnes. 2022. 1 CD.

Callery, Frank (singing in English). Songs from a life - “Dear dirty Dublin”. Callery. 2022. 1 CD + pdf.

Harper, Bríd (fiddle). Inis. Brid Harper. 2020. 1 CD.

Hughes, Brian (uilleann pipes) and Dave Sheridan (fiddle). However long the day. Hughes and Sheridan. 2022. 1 CD.

McKenna, Ian (button accordion), De Georgeo, Joe (fiddle) and Miller, Brian (bouzouki, guitar). Star of the north. Star of the North. 2022. 1 CD.

McVittie, Bróna (singing in English, singing in Irish). The woman in the moon: tiocfaidh an samhradh (the single). McVittie. 2022. 2 digital tracks.

Murphy, Donal (accordion). Tailored. Dónal Murphy. 2022. 1 CD.

Ní Bheaglaíoch, Seosaimhín (singing in Irish), Charlie Piggott (accordion) Gerry Harrington (fiddle) and Peter Browne (uilleann pipes). The lark on the strand. Lark. 2022. 1CD.

Ní Chatháin, Eithne: Inni-K (singing in Irish, singing in English). Iníon. Ní Chatháin. 2022. 1 CD.

O’ Connor, Pat (fiddle) and Brendan Hearty (guitar, bouzouki). Glaise. O’Connor. 2022. 1 CD

Ó Curráin, Cathal (singing in Irish, singing in English, instrumental music). Cosán Ceoil. Ó Curráin. 2022. 1 CD.

O’ Sullivan, Ciara (harp). Clare horizons. O’Sullivan. 2022. 1 CD.

Scanlon, Pauline (singing in English). The unquiet. Scanlon. 2022. 1 CD + digital download.

Síomha (singing in English, singing in Irish). Infinite. Síomha. 2022. 1 CD.

The Blackwater Céilí Band (instrumental music). Northern landscape. Blackwater. 2022. 1 CD.

Téada (instrumental music, singing in English, singing in Irish). Coiscéim coiligh: As the days brighten. Téada. 2022. 1 CD.

Walls, Mairéad (singing in English, instrumental music). Songs and tunes from Co. Antrim. Walls. 1 CD.

Ye Vagabonds (singing in English, singing in Irish) Nine waves. Vagabonds. 2022. 1 CD + 1 LP.

Printed Materials

Carolan, Nicholas. “Music collector William Forde & uilleann pipers of the 1840s.An píobaire 18, no. 1 (2022): 34–35.

Cassidy, Michael Brent. “Traditional Irish song and storytelling: an artistic approach of performing traditional song and storytelling to a modern audience outside of Ireland.” MA thesis, Oulu University of Applied Sciences, 2022. Online thesis.

Commins, Adéle. “The Irish pipes in Charles Villiers Stanford’s comic opera Shamus O’Brien (1895).” An píobaire 18, no. 2 (2022): 37–43.

Commins, Verena, and Méabh Fhuartháin. “Ageing masculinities and Irish traditional music on screen.” In Ageing Masculinities in Irish Literature and Visual Culture, ed. Michaela Schrage-Früh and Tony Tracy. New York: Routledge, 2022. ISBN 9781003240532 (ebook).

Coney, Brian. “Son of the session: an interview with John Francis Flynn.” The thin air, 7 April 2022. Online article.

Crane, Joe. Obituary of Eddie Charles. An píobaire 18, no. 2 (2022): 22–23.

Cusack, Joanne. “A woman’s heart: women, feminism, and a communal voice.” New Hibernia review 26, no. 1 (2022): 103–122. Online article.

Dalehite, Willow. “Redefining tradition in Irish music through innovation in The Blue Room.” Tortoise 9 (2022). Online article.

Dillon, Orla, and Treasa Harkin, ed. “Examining the classical accomplishments of Chieftains' harper Derek Bell.” Irish Traditional Music Archive. Posted 21 April 2022. Blog post.

Doherty, Laurence. “Seamus O’Kane: to the beat of his own drum.” The living tradition 144 (2022): 18–21.

Eyink, Anna N. “Exploring the regional traditions of fiddling.” MA thesis, Belmont University, 2022. Online thesis.

FairPlé. “FairPlé: the festival line-up challenge.” Online report.

Falc’her-Poyroux, Erick. “Irish music, an intangible cultural heritage.” Études Irlandaises 47, no. 1 (2022): 99–106. Online article.

Grasso, Eliot. “A pedagogical approach to rhythm in Irish uilleann piping.” PhD thesis, University of Oregon, 2022. Online thesis.

Geek, Sarah. “Songs of famine and war: Irish famine memory in the music of the US Civil War.” Nineteenth-Century music review. 1–25. Online article.

Haines, Simon. “From melodeon to button accordion.” The living tradition 144 (2022): 26–27.

Heaton, Matt, and Shannon Heaton. In harmony: tune cookbook for Irish melody players and backers: recordings, notation & encouragement. S.l.: [Matt Heaton and Shannon Heaton], 2022. Online book (+ digital download).

Heywood, Fiona. “Bríd Harper: Inis.” The living tradition 144 (2022): 34–37.

Kelly, Aoife, and Grace Toland, ed.
“Brendan McGlinchey (1940–2020): a tribute.” Irish Traditional Music Archive. Posted 25 April 2022. Blog post.

Larsen, Grey. Easy favourites for tin whistle or Irish flute. S.l.: Mel Bay, 2022. Online book (+ digital download).

Lydon, Michael. “Irish popular music and noise as an intangible signifier of cultural heritage: the noisy island.” Études Irlandaises 47, no. 1 (2022): 119–135. Online article.

Mannion, Laura, and Treasa Harkin, ed. “Michael Tubridy’s life in music and Irish traditional step dance.” Irish Traditional Music Archive. Posted 20 April 2022. Blog post.

Mulder, Larissa. Review of Trad nation: gender, sexuality, and race in Irish traditional music, by Tes Slominski (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2020). Irish studies review (2022). Online article.

Na Píobairí Uilleann. “Na Píobairí Uilleann (NPU): strategy 2022–2024.” Online report.

Na Píobairí Uilleann. “Ceol: piping tunes from Fonn and Treasure Trove.” An píobaire 18, no. 1 (2022): 26–29.

Na Píobairí Uilleann. Obituary of Michael Falsey. An píobaire 18, no. 1 (2022): 20–21.

Ó Conchubhair, Fearghal. “The influence of the Cork International Choral Festival on choral singing, choral, conducting and choral composition in Ireland (1954–2021).” PhD thesis, University of Dublin, 2022. Online thesis.

O’Donnell, Eithne, ed. Ceol an tSraidbhaile Ros Eó: a collection of local trational Irish music and songs from Rush, Co. Dublin. [Dublin]: Rinceoil Fingal, 2021. ix+92 pp. ISBN 9798777621764 (pbk).

O’Malley, Michael. The beat cop: Chicago’s Chief O’Neill and the creation of Irish music. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 2022. 350 pp. ISBN 9780226818705 (hbk).

O’Regan, Susan. “Songs in Irish popular politics: Cork election songs 1818–1837.Irish studies review (2022). Online article.

Rickard, Leo. Obituary of Séamus Mac Mathúna. An píobaire 18, no. 2 (2022): 20–21.

Rowsome, Kevin, and Treasa Harkin, ed. “Compositions by Kevin Rowsome.” Irish Traditional Music Archive. Posted 20 April 2022. Blog post.

Whitmer, Nick. “The piping underclass.” An píobaire 18, no. 1 (2022): 36–43.

Wong, Zhi Xuan, and Loo Fung Ying. “The development of Celtic music identity: globalisation and media influences.” Media watch 13, no. 1 (2022): 34–48. Online article.

Worrall, Dan M. House dance: dance music played on the Anglo-German concertina by musicians of the house dance era. Honolulu, HI: Rollston Press, 2022. 291 pp. ISBN 9781953208033 (pbk).


The Johnstons/Moloney Collection. Magazines, programmes, photographs, newspaper clippings, ephemera and 18 LPs relating to the ballad group The Johnstons, 1960s–1990s. Donated by Mick Moloney.

Kevin Henry Collection. Audio and audio-visual recordings in various formats. These recordings were made chiefly between 1960 & 1990 and showcase the musicianship of the Henry family. Also included correspondence, ephemera (posters, programmes), research material, newspaper clippings, typescripts, serials, articles, manuscripts and photographs. Donated by Kevin Henry Jnr.

TG4 Gradam Ceoil Collection. Gradam Ceoil Programmes from 2021 & 2022. Donated by TG4.

Typescript of Sliabh Luachra tunes as played by John Murphy (1911–2006). Donated by Carmel Gleeson

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: Peter Browne, Frank Callery, Dave Fitzgearald, Lamond Gillespie, Dan Gurney, Handed Down Sliabh Luachra Archive, Matt & Shannon Heaton, Carl Hession, Colm Keating, Brian McCabe, Terry Moylan, Áine O’Donnell, Bernie Potts, Fr John Quinn, Kevin Rowsome, Fintan Vallely, Mairéad Walls and Dan Worrall.