On the Road with ITMA

A monthly video snapshot of interviews, performances and events recorded by ITMA, curated by ITMA Field Recording Officer Brian Doyle.

On the Road with ITMA January 2020

Mickey Dunne, speech in English, uilleann pipes, interview with Liam O'Connor, at the ITMA Pop-Up Archive, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, 29 January 2020. [Excerpt]

Brían Ó Domhnaill, speech in Irish, singing in Irish, interview with Catriona Gribben, QUB Intern at ITMA, at the Irish Traditional Music Archive, 21 January 2020. [Excerpt]

On the Road with ITMA December 2019

Sean Gilrane, flute, speech, & Owen Wynne, flute, speech, at the Cobblestone Bar, Dublin;
The McNamara Family, various instruments, at the launch of ITMA Furls of Music Digital Exhibition, Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim
Niamh Landale, uilleann pipes, recorded at Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair, Co. Donegal.

On the Road with ITMA November 2019 

Brighde Chaimbeul, smallpipes, & Sophie Stephenson, dance, at the William Kennedy Piping Festival 2019, Armagh;
Nellie Weldon, singing in English, and Shay Weldon, singing in English, in the Irish Traditional Music Archive, November 2019, Dublin;
Triona Marshall, harp, and David Power, uilleann pipes, at Harp Ireland Gala Concert 2019, Dublin Castle.

On the Road with ITMA October 2019 

Ella McGrory, fiddle, and Roisin McGrory, fiddle at Glenties Fiddlers Weekend 2019, Co. Donegal;
Ye Vagabonds, singing in English, at the Seamus Grant Weekend 2019, Ballyliffin, Co. Donegal;
Maurice Leyden, singing in English, at the Traditional Song Forum 2019, Belfast;
Tien Huicani, instrumental music, at Achill International Harp Festival 2019, Co. Mayo.

On the Road with ITMA September 2019

Each month ITMA records a wide range of performances and events around the country. Interviews and performances are also recorded in our Special Collections Room and ITMA Studio here in Merrion Square, Dublin. You can follow where the ITMA Field Recording Team have been, and are going, by visiting the Events page on the website.

These archival recordings are then processed, catalogued and made available to listen and view at our premises in 73 Merrion Square. Where permissions and opportunity allow we also publish the field recordings online and examples of these can be found in the ITMA Digital Library and our online exhibitions. 

Brian Doyle ITMA Field Recording Officer now presents a monthly video snapshot of field recording activities. We are very grateful to all the performers for permission to share their songs, music and dance.

James Kelly Interview at ITMA