Recent Publications & Acquisitions, January 2020

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

Rpa Jan 2020
CD cover: Michael Gorman: The Great Fiddle Player

Commercial Sound Recordings


Ann'Sannat (instrumental group, singing in English, singing in Irish). Welcome into the morning. Ann'Sannat, 1999. 1 CD.

Black, Mary (singing in English), and RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra (instrumental music). Orchestrated. 3ú Records TUCD050, 2019. 1 CD.

Burke, Kevin (fiddle). Sligo made. Loftus Music LM010, 2019. 1 CD.

Buteler, Clara (singing in English, singing in Spanish, guitar). Clara Buteler. Clara Buteler CBCD001, 2019. 1 CD.

Crannua Collective, The (singing in English, singing in Irish, instrumental group). The Crannua Collective. Daisy Rings Music, 2019. 1 CD.

Fidil (instrumental group). Decade. Raelach Records RR017, 2019. 1 CD + digital download.

Gorman, Michael (fiddle). Michael Gorman: the great fiddle player. Favourite Records, 2019. 2 CDs.

Irvine, Andy (singing in English, bouzouki, harmonica, mandolin, guitar, bass). Old dog, long road: volume 1. Andy Irvine 1961-2012. Andy Irvine AK-8, 2019. 2 CDs.

Keers, Hazlett (mandola, bouzouki, guitar, banjo). The groves of Boho: music from Co. Fermanagh. Hazlett Keers, 2019. 1 CD. [Available from Custy’s Music Shop]

McGrath, Brian (banjo, piano, keyboard), and Kanako Machida (accordion). Bridging the gap. Kanako Machida & Brian McGrath FPM002, 2019. 1 CD. [Available from Custy’s Music Shop]

Millane, Deirdre (piano). Idir dubh agus bán. Deirdre Millane, 2019. 1 CD + digital download.

Molloy, Ryan (piano). Pianophony. Ryan Molloy, 2019. 1 CD + digital download.

Molloy, Ryan (piano), and Fergal Scahill (fiddle). One day: November woods. Ryan Molloy & Fergal Scahill, 2019. 1 CD + digital download.

Mozaik (instrumental group, singing in English), and Chrysoula Kechagioglou (singing in English, singing in Greek). The long and the short of it. Mozaik MOZCD03, 2019. 1 CD.

Mulholland, Brendan (flute), and Micky McCluskey (guitar, bouzouki). Mulholland and McCluskey. Brendan Mulholland & Micky McCluskey BMCC001, 2019. 1 CD.

Nuadán (singing in Irish, singing in English, instrumental group). Dén díóbháil. Nuadán, 2019. 1 CD + digital download.

O’Connor, Francis (flute, fiddle), and Áine O’Connor (fiddle). They didn’t come home until morning. F+Á O’Connor, 2019. 1 CD + digital download.

Piggott, Charlie (button accordion, whistle). The days that are gone. Charlie Piggott, 2019. 1 CD.

Rice, Nora (singing in English). Life's journey. Nora Rice, 2018. 1 CD. [Available from Claddagh Records]

Rice, Nora (singing in English). Nora’s favorites. Nora Rice, 2016. 1 CD. [Available from Claddagh Records]

Rynne, Pádraig (concertina, keyboard, percussion), Tara Breen (fiddle), Conor Crimmins (flute), and Elaine Hogan (harp). Avalla. Liosbeg Records AVACD001, 2019. 1 CD. [Available from Custy’s Music Shop]

Smith, Ian J. (banjo, bodhrán, bouzouki, dulcimer, guitar, whistle, various instrument samples). Ode to whiskey. Iain J. Smith IJS001, 2018. 1 CD. [Available from Claddagh Records]

Troda (instrumental group). Troda. Troda, 2019. 1 CD.

Uaine (instrumental group, singing in Irish, singing in English). The dimming of the day. Uaine 001, 2019. 1 CD. [Available from Custy’s Music Shop]

Printed Materials


Accardi, Dan. “Irish fiddling with Dan Accardi: the lonesome touch Joe Cooley.” Fiddler magazine 26, no. 4 (2019): 34–35.

Beck, Jack and Wendy Welch. “Transatlantic connections: lakes of Coolfin.” The living tradition 132 (2020): 66.

Bradburd, Rus. “Gerry Harrington's search for the soul of Irish music.” Fiddler magazine 26, no. 4 (2019): 11–14.

Burke, Kevin, and Betsy Branch. The solo albums: 114 tune transcriptions from 'If the cap fits', 'Up close', 'In concert' and 'Sweeney's dream. Portland, OR: Loftus music, 2019. 136 pp. (pbk).

Doherty, Liz, and Iseult Wilson. “Protect your local traditional musician.” RTÉ, 22 Jan 2020. Webpage.

Egger, Sabine, Catherine E. Foley, and Margaret Mills Harper. Dance and modernism in Irish and German literature and culture: connections in motion. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, [2019]. viii+261 pp. ISBN 9781498594264 (hbk).

Hanrahan, Mike. Beautiful affair: a journey in music, food and friendship. London: Harper Collins Publishers, 2019. 304 pp. ISBN 9780008333003 (hbk).

Kelly, Fergus. “Dance in pre-Norman Ireland” In Lorg na leabhar: a festschrift for Pádraig A. Breatnach, ed. Caoimhín Breatnach, Meidhbhín Ní Úrdail, and Gordon Ó Riain. 167–73. Dublin: The National University of Ireland, 2019. ISBN 9780901510. (hbk).

Mac Aoidh, Caoimhín. “The hidden note: it's for the birds.” Fiddler magazine 26, no. 4 (2019): 32–33.

Mueller, James. Rincí fóirne caillte. Volume 1. Thirty lost figure dancers.[S.l.]: CreateSpace Publishing, 2017. xi+116 pp. ISBN 1978405510 (pbk).

Middleton-Metcalfe, Chloe Elizabeth. Review of Jigs to Jacobites: 4000 years of Irish history told through 40 traditional set dances by Orfhlaith Ní Bhriain and Mick McCabe (Dublin: Independent Publishing Network, 2018). Folk music journal: the journal of the Vaughan Williams Memorial 11, no. 5 (2020): 129–130.

Nic Lochlainn, Sorcha. “A pan-Celtic perspective on the oral lament” In Lorg na leabhar: a festschrift for Pádraig A. Breatnach, ed. Caoimhín Breatnach, Meidhbhín Ní Úrdail and Gordon Ó Riain. 447–80. Dublin: The National University of Ireland, 2019. ISBN 9780901510. (hbk).

Ní Ráinne, Sinéad, ed. An baile beag géimiúl: amhráin na Trá Báine. An Spidéal: Cló Iar-Chonnacht, 2019. 156 pp. ISBN 9781784441999 (pbk).

Ní Úrdail, Meidhbhín. “Athfhéachaint ar bhailiúchán lámhscríbhinní an Fheirtéaraigh.” Éigse: a journal of Irish studies, XL (2019): 186–206.

O’Connor, Liam. “Aitheasc ag oscailt Éigse Dhiarmuid Uí Shuilleabháin 2019.” Feasta 73, no. 1 (2020): 6–9.

Ó Muimhneacháin, Seán. The cuckoo sings in May. [S.l.]: Lettertec, 2019. x+87 pp. ISBN 9781912606429 (hbk).

O’Neill, Berry. “Commemorations planned for centenary of death of Percy French.” Sound post: newsletter of the MUI Musicians' Union of Ireland 17, no. 4 (2019): 7. Online article.

Ó Siadhail, Pádraig. Review of Sealbhú an traidisiúin, curtha in eagar ag Niamh Ní Shiadhail, Meidhbhín Ní Úrdail agus Ríonach uí Ógáin (Baile Átha Cliath: Comhairle Bhéaloideas Éireann, 2013). Éigse: a journal of Irish studies, XL (2019): 372–6.

Parsons, Niamh. Obituary of Gavin Ralston. Sound post: newsletter of the MUI Musicians' Union of Ireland 17, no. 4 (2019): 17. Online article.

Pendlebury, Celia. “Tune families and tune histories: melodic resemblances in British and Irish folk tunes.” Folk music journal: the journal of the Vaughan Williams Memorial 11, no. 5 (2020): 67–96.

Sanger, Keith. “The conundrum of the wire strung harp revival: a fresh evaluation.” Wire strung harp: the complete resource for the wire strung harp. Posted 15 August 2018. Webpage.

Slominski, Tes. “Policing space and defying the mainstream: gender and the creation of a traditional music public sphere in twentieth-century Ireland.” Yearbook for traditional music 51 (2020): 247–268.

Tunney, John. “‘It was the air we fell for': the transmission of 'The mountain streams where the moorcocks crow’ in the Tunney-Gallagher-Travers family.” Folk music journal: the journal of the Vaughan Williams Memorial 11, no. 5 (2020): 8–27. 

Acquisitions


Séamus O'Mahony Collection. Original letters, photographs, ephemera, books and newspaper clippings relating to the fiddle player Séamus O'Mahony, 1900s–1950s. Donated by Fr Brendan O'Mahony.

An extensive collection of non-commercial sound cassettes featuring recordings made predominantly in Belfast by Geoff Harden. Donated by Colin Harper.

Six non-commercial CD-Rs and DVDs featuring artists such as the McGrath Family and Seán Maguire. Donated by Pat O'Loughlin.

Two non-commercial CD-Rs featuring recordings of the Ward Family, Aghacashel, Co. Leitrim. Donated by Eileen Barry (née Ward).

One non-commercial sound cassette featuring Paddy Glackin, John Dwyer and Mick O'Connor. Recorded at a Fleadh Cheoil in Listowel in the early 1970s. Donated by John Lee.

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: Peter Browne, Gael Linn, Dermot McLaughlin, Andrew Finn Magill, Meath County Library, Ryan Molloy, Sadhbh Nic Ionnraic, Raelach Records, Fergal Scahill, Jack Talty, Troda.