Acquisitions, September 2013

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

Copy of 'Herosongs: where history and song meets', 8-part radio series presented by Therese McIntyre, produced by Athena Media and broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 July-September 2013.  Included are interviews with Nicholas Carolan and Grace Toland.  Donated by Athena Media. 5 CDs 

Recordings of Cornelius McEleney, Boston, originally from the Isle of Doagh, Inishowen, Co. Donegal.  35 songs recorded in 2009 and donated by his daughter Cathy McEleney.1 CD

Bill Dean-Myatt, A Scottish vernacular discography 1888 – 1960, Hailsham, UK: City of London Phonograph & Gramophone Society, 2013. [vii] 624 pp. ISBN 9780900883996. Book with data CD

Reel-to-reel tapes and audio cassettes of domestic field recordings containing Co Sligo musicians, 1960s-1980s. 6 recordings donated by Gerry Taylor.

Jack and Anneke Schroevers Collection: 53 reel-to-reel tapes containing domestic field recordings of Irish, American and Dutch folk musicians, 1970s-1980s. Donated by Anneke Schroevers and Natalie Connolly.

Joe Heaney letters and biographical ephemera & Cuz Teahan obituaries. Donated by Josh Dunson.

Scans of 13 Co Leitrim music manuscripts and loose sheets made by ITMA staff from originals loaned by Hugh Maguire.

Collection of books, CDs and DVDs relating to the unaccompanied sung psalms of the Covenanters, donated to ITMA by the Psalmody Committee of the Reformed Prebyterian Church of Ireland per Gráinne McLaughlin.

Collection of marching band flute tunes donated by Alvin Mullan (Senior), Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, per Gráinne McLaughlin.

ITMA would also like to acknowledge with thanks donations and other help from the following people and organisations:  Maria Byrne, Declan Coyne, Claddagh Records, English Folk Dance and Song Society, Gael Linn, Dave Hegarty, Inishowen Traditional Music Project, John Kinsella, James McCrory, Paddy McDermott, Mick Moloney, Herri Musikaren Txokoa, Daithí Kearney, Eduardo Vera Luna, Marianne McAleer, Paddy McCormack, Cathy & Cornelius McEleney, James McGrory, Róisín McGrory (Harrigan), Gráinne McLaughlin, Christopher Murray, Grace Toland, Isabel Toland, Frank Whelan, Sarah-Jane Woods.