Acquisitions, January 2011

Items of interest acquired by the Archive within the last two months

Two nineteenth-century music manuscripts, loaned for scanning by Richie Piggott, Chicago

Nineteen items of sheet music and eight music books from the Convent of Mercy, Cobh, Co Cork, donated by Sr Emmanuel Leonard per Adrian Gebruers

Photographs and ephemera relating to Dan Cleary, founder of the Ballinamere Céilí Band, donated by his daughter Mary Healy, Co Offaly

Two bound volumes of nineteenth-century sheet music, donated by Gene Scanlon, Glasnevin, Dublin

Bound volume of nineteenth-century sheet music and manuscript material, loaned for digital photographing by Philip Shields, Dublin

Eleven reel-to-reel tape recordings from the 1970s, loaned for digitising by John Donegan, Co Mayo

Video recording of seminar on ‘The O’Conor Don Reel’ given by Pat Mitchell at the Centre for Irish Studies, NUI Galway, December 2010

Three DVDs of recordings made by ITMA staff at the 5th Frank Harte Festival, Dublin, September 2010

Three bound volumes of digitally scanned nineteenth-century serials, Irisleabhar na Gaeilge = The Gaelic journal vols 2, 4–5. Dublin: The Gaelic Union, 1884–6, 1889–93, purchased from Na Píobairí Uilleann

Seven DVDs of recordings made by ITMA staff at the 17th William Kennedy International Piping Festival, Armagh, November 2010

A spiral-bound photocopy of an eighteenth-century English music manuscript written by Kentish violin and dancing master William Mittell, 1799, containing a large number of Irish tunes, donated by Bonnie Shaljean

We would also like to acknowledge donations and other help from the following people and organisations: Peter Browne, Cairde na Cruite, Carlow Historical & Archaeological Society, Michael Fortune, Gael Linn, Aileen Lambert, Cathal McConnell, Na Píobairí Uilleann, NUI Galway, Pádraig Ó Cearbhaill, Peadar Ó Riada, Jerry O’Sullivan, Caroline Philpott, Ian Russell, Mrs Kathleen Ryan & Adrian Scahill