Acquisitions, March 2011

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

Some 60 privately made reel-to-reel tape recordings from the 1970s, donated to the Archive by Des Garvey, Co Galway

Some 820 books and items of sheet music donated by the Oireachtas Library, Dáil Éireann, per John McDonough

Manuscript materials (including working papers, correspondence, etc.) and printed ephemera, donated by John Moulden, Co Donegal

Diary-scrapbook of the Claisceadal singing group 1928–1964, compiled by Colm Ó Lochlainn and donated by Éamonn de Barra, Dublin. For further information on Colm Ó Lochlainn and An Claisceadal, see here

Some 100 commercial cassettes and cassette field recordings of Donegal singing etc., donated by Pat O’Connell and Máire Delaney, Dublin

Off-print of article: Pádraig Breatnach, ‘Caoineadh Shéamais Óig Mhic Coitir’, Éigse vol. 37 (2010), donated by author

CDR copies of four 1950s Riverside, New York, LPs by Cork singer Patrick Galvin, digitised and donated by Tony McGaley, Dublin

Copy of PhD thesis, donated by author: Scott Spenser, The piper calls the tune: how uilleann bagpipers averted obsolescence through technology, networks and community, Department of Music, New York University, 2010

Copy of PHD thesis, donated by author: Roxanne M. O’Connell, The golden age of Irish music: the cultural impact of 78 rpm recordings in Ireland and Irish America 1900–1960, Department of Humanities, Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island, 2010

Copies of RTÉ commercial cassette tapes and of Linen Hall Library, Belfast, facsimiles of Edward Bunting, A general collection of the ancient Irish music (1786), donated by Cathal Goan, Dublin

Non-commercial CDR recording of Mike Gardiner, Clare, accordion.

We would also like to acknowledge donations and other help from the following people and organisations: Bill Black, Peter Browne, Jimmy Carolan, Cló Iar-Chonnachta, John Joe Costin, Ann & Henry Cunningham, Gael Linn, Bobby Gardiner, Jimmy McBride, Tony McGaley, Cáit Mhic Ionnraic, Dan Milner, Ciarán Power, Bonnie Shaljean, Terry Tully, Fintan Vallely, & Wexford County Council per Rosaleen Molloy.