Acquisitions, July 2015

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

Collection of photocopies of original Padraig O'Keeffe manuscripts containing over 1,000 pieces of music, 1930s─1960s with concentration on the earlier period. Made and donated by Caoimhín Mac Aoidh, Donegal

Correspondence files of traditional song collector and scholar Hugh Shields (1929─2008). Donated by Lisa Shields, Dublin

Over 340 colour and black-and-white photos in jpg and tiff formats taken at Willie Clancy Summer School 2014 by Tony Kearns, Dublin, and photos of Nicholas Carolan 2015 donated by Tony Kearns

Collection of books, sheet music (single and bound), 19th and 20th centuries, formerly in ownership of Alice Oram, Rathgar. Donated by Declan Moriarity, Dublin

Bound volume of early 19th-century sheet music incl. Thomas Moore, A selection of Irish melodies, second number, Dublin: Power, n.d., with large collection of modern ephemera. Donated by Peter Browne, Dublin

The vocal melodies of Scotland, complete in one volume, symphonies and accompaniments by Finlay Dun & John Thompson, Edinburgh: Paterson & Sons, n.d. [1840s?]. Donated by Vera McLaughlin, Dublin

Master's thesis, Dublin Institute of Technology College of Music:  Máire Mac Fhinn, Riobard (Bob) Mac Góráin (1928-2007), ceannródaí ildánach Ghael-Linn: a thionchar ar oirfidigh agus ar stair an cheoil thraidisiúnta idir na 50idí agus na 70idí; with listing of Gael Linn acetate discs. Donated by Máire Mac Fhinn/ McGing.

ITMA would also like to acknowledge with thanks donations of materials (CDs, printed items, visual items, etc.) and other help and information from the following people and organisations:  Breaking Trad, Jim Craig, Jennifer Fahrni, FourWinds, Gael Linn, Cathal Goan, Caroline Keane, the Library of the Royal Irish Academy, The O'Schraves, Charlie Piggott, Laoise Kelly, Pierina Roffler, Seamus Sands, Enda Scahill, Tom Sherlock, Lisa Shields, We Banjo 3.