Acquisitions, July 2014

Some items of interest acquired by the Archive within the last two months

Non-commercial sound recordings of the late Kerry accordion player Denis Doody, with associated ephemera and visual items. 143 audio cassettes, 6 reel-to-reel tapes, 5 compact discs. Donated by Patricia Doody per  Áine Doody

Poems and songs on various subjects / by Hugh McWilliam, school-master.  Rare songbook published in Belfast by F.D. Finlay in 1816, written by Hugh McWilliams (c. 1783 –1831) of Glenavy, County Antrim.  Compositions of he Poet Hugh can still be heard in contemporary traditional singing sessions e.g. 'Peace in Erin' and 'The trip o'er the mountain'.  Donated by Jackie Boyce

Collection of 78s. Donated by Lynda McBreen

Collection of ephemera, 13 CDs, 1 DVD, 1 book. Donated by Tom Sherlock

Two songbooks donated by Rita O'Mahony via Justin Blennerhasset

Collection of 20th century Irish songbooks and 1 small artefact: statue of boy playing concertina, entitled Danny Boy.  Donated by Fergus Russell

Item of sheet music: Aonach Tailteann 1924, words by Dr Oliver St John-Gogarty ; music by Louis O'Brien. Donated by Irish Jesuit Archives per Damien Burke

ITMA would also like to acknowledge with thanks donations of materials (CDs, printed items, visual items, etc.) and other help from the following people and organisations: Boston College Center for Irish Studies, Barbara Cassidy, Cork Folklore Project, Peter Devine, Roger Digby, Bridget Fitzgerald, Gael Linn, Sue Gogan, Reg Hall, Luke Hayden, Robert Heuston, John McKenna Traditional Music Society, Conor Keane, Tony Keegan, Ann Lane, Ian Lynch, Noel McCarthy, Johnny 'Ringo' McDonagh, Carole McGlinn, Kieran McGlinn, Frank McGuinness, Claire Mann, John Moulden, Terry Moylan, Moylurg Céilí Band, Musical Traditions Records, Josie Nugent & Brian Stafford, Feargal Ó Béara, Paul O'Shaughnessy, Bernie Pháid, RTÉ, School of Scottish Studies Archives, Tony Stafford, Rod Stradling, Suspicious Motives Records, Topic Records, Rolf Wagels.