Acquisitions, May 2010

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

Úna Wolf Brennan Donation
Collection of books, sheet music & manuscript, with a focus on Irish traditional singing but including instrumental music and international folk song, mainly mid-20th century

Jimmy Carolan Donation
DVD (& manuscript materials) of the 2009 reunion of the Emerald Céili Band, Cos Meath & Louth, which flourished in the 1950s and 1960s

Paul Eliasberg Donation
Digital photographs of pipers and other musicians at William Kennedy Piping Festival, Armagh, 2007-2009

Alun Evans Donation
Audio cassettes of field recordings made by Dr Malachy McCloskey of Donegal fiddle players, notably John and Mickey Doherty, 1950s to 1970s

ForeFront (TV production company) Donation
DVD of The Real Deal television series which featured young performers, programmes 1-7, 2009

Mary Healy Donation
Photographs & printed materials relating to her father Dan Cleary (1918-2004) of Ballinamere, Co Offaly, fiddle player and piper, member of Ballinamere and Longridge ceili bands

Mary Holderby Donation
Commercial audio cassettes, and audio-cassette field recordings made by Mary Holderby at concerts and folk clubs in America and Ireland, 1970s to date

Mickey McAdden Donation
DVDs of house concerts in the home of Malcolm & Peggy Wardlaw, San Antonio, Texas, featuring Matt Cranitch & Tommy O’ Sullivan and Kevin Burke & Cal Scott, 2009-2010

Jimmy McBride Donation
Photographs of singers at the Inishowen International Folk Song and Ballad Seminar, Ballyliffin & Clonmany, Co Donegal, mostly taken by Ken Garland and Jimmy McBride, 1990-2002

Jimmy O’Brien Moran Donation
Books including fiddle tutor by Batt Scanlon, The violin made easy and attractive, San Francisco, 1923 (see Digital Library)

Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich Donation
Hard disc containing digital copies of audio-cassette field recordings of musicians & singers in Corca Dhuibhne, west Co Kerry, 1970s

Dr Tom O’Beirne Donation
CD copies of reel-to-reel field recordings made by Dr Tom O'Beirne of Co Leitrim of musicians in Dublin, late 1950s. Digitised by Jesse Smith and donated per Tom Mulligan

Ritchie Piggott Donation
Printed material relating to 19th-century Irish settlement in Beaver Island, Michigan, USA

Laetitia Pollard Donation
General collection of books, slides & photographs donated by Laetitia Pollard, Dublin

Síle Quinn-Davidson Donation
Photographs of uilleann piper James Quinn and musical associates in London, 1950s      

Leo Rickard Donation
Photographs, manuscript & printed materials relating to his uncle James Rickard (d. 1975), a Dublin uilleann piper who flourished in the 1930s and 1940s and was a member of the Leo Rowsome Uilleann Pipes Quartette

Stirling Film & Televison Productions Donation
DVD of the Na Bailitheoirí Ceoil television series which featured the traditional music collectors Edward Bunting, George Petrie & Francis O'Neill, programmes 1-3, 2009

Judy Walsh Donation
Contemporary newspaper clippings and publicity ephemera relating to Co Clare, 2000s ongoing

We would also like to acknowledge donations and other help from the following people and organisations: John Byrne, Leah Clarke, Aisling Connolly, Ciarán Dalton, Tom Donovan, Paul Dooley, Gerry Harrington, Elaine Hogan, Daithí Kearney, Eugene Langan, Padraig Lynch, Brian McGee, Seamus McHale, Terry Moylan, Jimmy Murphy, Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill, Seán O'Dwyer, Eve O'Kelly, Fr John Quinn, Toner Quinn, David Stanley, Brendan Taaffe, Ríonach uí Ógáin, Lieselotte Wohlfahrt, Dan Worrall, Alternative Entertainments, Boston College, Cairdeas na bhFidléirí, Canadian Society for Traditional Music, Claddagh Records, Comhairle Bhéaloideas Éireann, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann,  Dance Ireland, Gael Linn, Glens Music, Herri Musikaren Txokoa, Irish Music, National Library of Ireland, Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne, Na Píobairí Uilleann, RTÉ, Royal Irish Academy, Sliabh Luachra Centre for Traditional Studies & Trinity College Dublin