Recent Publications & Acquisitions, January 2019

Listings of the latest publications and items of interest received in the ITMA collection in the last two months.

Rpa Angeline King024 Crop
Irish dancing : the festival story / Angeline King

Commercial Sound Recordings

Anderson, Joel (harmonica). The Irish harmonicaJ.A. Harmonicas AB, 2018. 1 CD.  

Band of the Irish Defence Forces, The, (instrumental group). Rhapsodic windsRTÉ Lyric FM CD157, 2018. 1 CD.  

Bellodi, Gregorio (fiddle, whistle), and Ben Hall, (uilleann pipes, flute, whistle, fiddle). Tonight at Paddy Mac's. [Gregorio Bellodi & Ben Hall], [2018]. 1 CD. [Available from Custy’s Music Shop]  

Boadle, Niamh (singing in English, guitar, fiddle, bodhrán, tin whistle, mandolin). Maid on the shoreWildGoose Studios WGSCD, 2015. 1 CD. 

Brady, Gráinne (fiddle). The road across the hills. Cailín Records CFM01CD, 2018. 1 CD.  

Burke, Kevin (fiddle, speech in English). An evening with Kevin Burke: tunes & stories. Loftus Music LM009, 2018. 1 CD.  

Casey, Karen (singing in English). Hieroglyphs that tell the taleVertical Records VERTCD113, 2018. 1 CD.  

Casey, Peter (singing in English). Out in the day: songs of humour from County ClarePeter Casey 2018. 1 CD & digital download.  

Celtic Woman (singing in English, instrumental group). Ancient landCeltic Woman; Manhattan Records 2577012082, 2018. 1 CD. 

Childsplay (instrumental group), and Karan Casey (singing in Irish, singing in English). The bloom of youthChildsplay Records 007, 2018. 1 CD.  

Cúig (instrumental group, singing in English). The theory of chaosCúig 2018. 1 CD.  

Cúig (instrumental group, singing in English). CúigCúig [n.d.]. 1 CD.  

Falls, Sheila (fiddle). All in the timingSheila Falls, [n.d.]. 1 CD. 

Fiddle Case, The (singing in English, instrumental group). Write me a letter. The Fiddle Case [2018]. 1 CD.  

Garadice (singing in English, singing in Irish, instrumental group). GaradiceGaradice GA2018-01, 2018. 1 CD.  

Gavin, Frankie (fiddle), Martin Murray (banjo), Emma Corbett (accordion), and Carl Hession (piano). By heck: a toast to the 1920sGMCH Music 001, 2018. 1 CD. 

Gavin, Frankie (fiddle), and Alec Finn (bouzouki). Traditional Irish music on fiddle and bouzouki volume II. [Frankie Gavin], 2018. 1 CD.  

Gavin, Frankie (fiddle) and De Dannan (instrumental group, singing in English). Jigs & jazz II: Galway Arts Festival special edition: recorded live at McGrory's CuldaffFrankie Gavin & De Danann, 2013. 1 CD. 

Here and Now, The (singing in English, instrumental group). The winding stairThe Here and Now, [n.d.]. 1 CD. 

Here and Now, The (singing in English, instrumental group). LadybirdThe Here and Now, [n.d.]. 1 CD. 

Ímar (instrumental group). AvalancheBig Mann Records BMANN003, 2018. 1 CD.  

James, Jake (fiddle). FirewoodJake James 2018. 1 CD + digital download.  

McAnally, Chad (harp) and various (singing in Irish, instrumental music). Ó Cearbhalláin na nDall = O’Carolan: King of the BlindGaelic harp, song, fiddle, flute, viola da gamba. Chad McAnally 2018. 1 CD. 

McAnally, Chad (harp). Of bards and beggars: original and traditional music for Gaelic harpChad McAnally NP6129, 2011. 1 CD.  

McAnally, Chad (harp, tin whistle, flute). Chasing the winter sun: traditional Christmas music on the Gaelic harp. New Folk Records; Chad McAnally NFR9762, [n.d.]. 1 CD. 

McAnally, Chad (harp, tin whistle) and Shawn McBurnie, (singing in English, singing in Irish, bodhrán, shruti box)Blackbird from the willow singsChad McAnally; Shawn McBurnie NP2292, 2011. 1 CD. 

McGuire, Manus (fiddle). The Copperplate SessionsManus McGuire 2018. 1 CD. 

Molloy, Matt (flute). Back to the islandMatt Molloy MM005, 2018. 1 CD. 

O’Connor, Gerry (fiddle). Last night’s funLughnasa Music LUGCD966, 2018. 1 CD.  

O’Neill, Lisa (singing in English, guitar, banjo). Heard a long gone songRiver Lea Recordings RLR001CD, 2018. 1 CD. 

O'Rourke, Declan (singing in English, guitar, speech in English). Chronicles of the Great FamineMaiesta Music MM112, 2017. 1 CD. 

Possumato, Dan (accordion). The last pintDan Possumato; Old Box Records OBR005, 2018. 1 CD.  

Rynne, Davóg (singing in English, guitar, bodhrán, tin whistle). Talk to meDavóg Rynne DR2017/1, 2017. 1 CD.  

Seery, Enda (flute, tin whistle, piano). Raining notes: Irish traditional music on flute and whistleEnda Seery ESTWCCD03, 2018. 1 CD.  

Slow Moving Clouds (instrumental group). Starfall. Slow Moving Clouds SMC003, 2018. 1 CD.  

Sweeney, Noel (flute). The friendly visit. Happy Whistle Music HWCD1972, 2018. 1 CD. [Available from Claddagh Records

This is How we Fly (instrumental group)Foreign fieldsThis is How we FlyPlaying with Music PWM21, 2017. 1 CD + digital download.  

Trio Beoir (instrumental group, singing in Finnish). Trio Beoir. Trio Beoir BEOIRCD001, 2018. 1 CD 

Various (vocal music, instrumental music).  Naiade Productions: booking agency. World music = Musique du monde: Irlande, Bretagne, TurquieNaiade Productions, [n.d.]. 1 CD. 

Various (instrumental music, vocal music). Tønder Festival 2017. Tønder Festival; Millstream Records MIL-CD-2017, 20172 CDs. 

Various (instrumental music, singing in English). We are Ireland: emerging Irish music traditional and folkCulture Ireland, [n.d.]. 1 CD. 

Printed Materials

Beiner, Guy. Forgetful remembrance: social forgetting and vernacular historiography of a rebellion in Ulster. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. xviii+709 pp. ISBN 9780198749356.

Bixler, Heather Ann Martin. “Meeting at a crossroad: traditional Irish music and classical music taught in the same space.” PhD thesis, University of Memphis, 2015. Online thesis.

Bourke, Angela and Diane Negra."The Gaeltacht, the Irish language, folklore and vernacular creativity." Discussion paper 3, Royal Irish Academy, [January 2019].

Byrne Bodley, Lorraine."'The earth music for those who listen': creativity in music in Ireland." Discussion paper 2, Royal Irish Academy, [January 2019].

Collins, Tim . “Take off yer boots’: céilí bands, 2RN and sounding the nation.” The Irish review no. 54 (2018): 2334.

Dunphy, Eugene. “A hundred years in 'The foggy dew.’” History Ireland 27, no. 1 (2019): 3236.

Jordan, Andrea Harris. “House around Irish music: past and present in discourses of Irish music from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century.” PhD thesis, University of Chicago, 2015. Online thesis.

King, Angeline. Irish dancing: the festival story. S.l.: Leschenault Press, 2018. ii+355 pp. ISBN 9780648407584.

Lönze, Holger. “Exploring the alchemy of sound.” Archaeology Ireland 32, no. 4 (2018): 335.

Mac Póilin, Aodán. Our tangled speech. Belfast: Ulster Historical Foundation, 2018. 352 pp. ISBN 9781909556676.

McCann, Anthony. “A tale of two rivers: Riverdance, A river of sound, and the ambiguities of “tradition.”” In Irish Ethnologies, ed. Diarmuid Ó Giolláin, 203219. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2017. ISBN 9780268102401.

Merryweather, James. “The Irish piping pig stamp. “ Chanter 32, no. 4 (2018): 913.

Mollenhauer, Jeanette. “Dance in diaspora: the politics of practice.” Conference paper at Dance Research Forum Ireland Conference, Limerick, June 2018. Online paper.

Mollenhauer, Jeanette. “Michael Charles Purtill (1846–1914): an Irish step dancer in Sydney.” Australasian Journal of Irish studies (October 2018). Online article.

Ó Conchúir, Fearghus. “Féile failte: dancing out of place.” The Irish review no. 54 (2018): 5268.

Ó Suilleabháin, Mícheál. “The redress of music: music, mediation, and parity of esteem.” Yearbook for traditional music 50 (2018): 115.

Rayl, Marina. “Finding identity through Irish music in the Appalachian Mountains.” MA thesis, Liberty University, 2018. Online thesis.

Schreffler, Cara R. “Motivation and identity in an American Irish music community.” PhD thesis, University of Colorado, 2017. Online thesis.

The Journal of Music. “‘Over the last 15 years, the numbers have really increased’: telling the story of women uilleann pipers.”(16 January 2019). Online article.

Till, Karen E. “Waiting 'For the city to remember’: archive and repertoire in ANU Productions and CoisCéim dance theatre's 'These rooms.” The Irish review no. 54 (2018): 3452.

Toms, David. “Snapshots of a free state.” History Ireland 27, no. 1 (2019): 4044.

Wallace, Sharon Anne. “Psyche’s homeplace: a depth psychological exploration of music-making in the Irish community tradition.” PhD thesis, Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2015. Online thesis.


Tom Davis Collection. 17 reel-to-reel tapes from an extensive collection collated by Tom Davis during the 1960s–2010s. Donated by Eleanor Davis.

Mick Dooley Collection. Audiovisual field recordings of the West Limerick Singers' recorded by Mick Dooley in August & September of 2018. Donated by Mick Dooley.

Assorted commercial LPs & 78rpm records. Donated by Éamon MacDonnell.

With thanks

ITMA would also like to acknowledge donations of materials (CDs, printed items, visual items, etc.), and other help and information from the following people and organisations:

Anne Barry, Rebecca Draisey-Collishaw, Ray Duffy, Sheila Keenaghan, Peter Laban, Frances Oakley, Bryan O'Connell, Dan Possumato, Tom Sherlock, Nancy Woods.