Acquisitions, July 2011

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

Seán 'ac Dhonncha Collection (cassettes, digital sound recordings,  posters and digital photographs relating to the late Co Galway sean-nós singer). Donated by the 'ac Dhonncha family and Michael Geaney. 

Programmes for Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 1956 and 1969. Donated by Paul Brock.

Programmes for Fleadh Cheoil na Midhe 2010 and 2011. Donated by Jimmy Carolan.

Original copies of Edward Bunting ed., Bunting's general collection of the ancient music of Ireland, London: Clementi, 1809, and Francis O'Neill ed., O'Neill's music of Ireland, Chicago: Lyon & Healy, 1903 (Leo Rowsome's personal copies); various items of sheet music; Rowsome family photographs, and uilleann pipes drawings by Leon Rowsome. Donated by Caitríona Rowsome.

Collection of the serials Strad and Strings (c. 200 issues, 1991 to 2010). Donated by Rab Cherry. 

Collection of miscellaneous ephemera (flyers, posters, etc.). Donated by Fintan Vallely.

Copy of CD Newport town, Five Line Music FL02005, 2002, by Denis Carey & Denis Ryan (vocal & instrumental); and new publication by Denis Carey (see Recent Publications, July 2011

Scanned copies on CD of instrument tutors printed in London for John Simpson in the 1740s for German flute, pastoral or new bagpipe, hautboy, violin, French horn, and harpsichord. Purchased from the British Library.

We would also like to acknowledge donations and other help from the following people and organisations: The Canadian Society of Traditional Music, Des Garvey, Irish Theatre Institute, Jens Kommnick, Musicians' Union of Ireland, Dan Worrall, and Larry Masterson.