Recent Publications & Acquisitions, January 2022

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

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Cover of CD Within a mile of Kilty 2 (CICD 209)

Commercial Sound Recordings

Alt, The (singing in Irish, singing in English, instrumental music). Day is come. Under the Arch Records, 2021. 1 CD.

Byrne, Dermot (accordion), and Yvonne Casey (fiddle). As we feel it. Byrne and Casey, 2021. 1 CD + digital download

Carolan, Nicholas, ed., The new demesne: field recordings made by Alan Lomax in Ireland, 1951, Irish Traditional Music Archive, 2021. 2 CDs + booklet (see Printed Materials).

Carroll Sisters, The (fiddle). Daybreak. Carroll Sisters, 2021. 1 CD + digital download.

Celtic Women (singing in English). Postcards from Ireland. Celtic Women, 2021. 1 CD.

Cloigheann (instrumental music). Cloigheann. Cloigheann, 2005. Digital download.

Fiddle Case. The (singing in English, instrumental music). Ar Luail. The Fiddle Case, 2021. 1 CD.

Gavin, Seán (accordion). The fisherman’s island. Seán Gavin, 2021. 1 CD.

Machida, Kanako (accordion), and Brian McGrath (banjo, piano). Jiggin’ in Japan. Kanako and McGrath, 2017. Digital download.

McGeehan, Damien (fiddle). Kin. Damien McGeehan, 2021. 1 CD + digital download.

McKenna, Ian (accordion), Joe De Georgeo (fiddle) and Brian Miller (bouzouki, guitar). Star of the north. McKenna, De Georgeo and Miller, 2022. Digital download.

Nettleton, Georgia (instrumental music), The parting glass. Celtic Sheet Music, 2022. Digital download + PDF sheet music for four-part harmony instrumental string arrangement.

Ní Uallacháin, Pádraigín (singing in Irish). Brigid. Ceoltaí Éireann, 2022. Digital download.

O’Brien, Diarmuid (fiddle), and various (accordion). Cairde Cairdín: traditional Irish fiddle & accordion music from west Limerick. Diarmuid O’Brien, 2021. Digital download. Re-issue of 2007 CD.

Ó Cróinín, Éanna (uilleann pipes). Píobaireacht na Mí = The Meath piping tradition. Éanna Ó Cróinín, 2021. 1 CD + digital download.

Reck, Tommy (uilleann pipes). Tommy Reck. The master pipers volume 4, Na Píobairí Uilleann NPUCD025, 2021. 2 CDs.

Reynolds, Brian (guitar). The old coach road. Brian Reynolds, 2021. Digital download.

Various (instrumental music). Within a mile of Kilty 2. Cló Iar-Chonnacht CICD209, 2021. 1 CD.

Printed Materials

Alexander, Kathryn. Review of Trad nation: gender, sexuality and race in Irish traditional music, by Tes Slominski. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2020. ISBN 9780819579270. Yearbook for Traditional Music 53 (2021): 159–161.

Belibou, Alexandra. “Features of Irish dance music.” Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai, Musica 66, no. 2 (2021): 89–98.

Bhreathnach, Úna, Ciarán Ó Murchaidh, Gearóid Ó Cleircín, and Brian Ó Raghallaigh. “Ní ualach do dhuine an léann: meithleacha pobail i ngort na Gaeilge.” Léachtaí Cholm Cille L: téamaí agis tionscadail taighde (2020): 100–118.

Bradkte, Elaine. Review of Ón gcos go gcluas – from dancing to listening, by Liz Doherty and Fintan Vallely, eds. (Aberdeen: Aberdeen University Press, 2020). Folk music journal 12, no. 2 (2022): 115–117.

Burn, Sarah M. “A.J. Potter: new perspectives and connections revealed through his life, words, and music.” The musicology review 10 (2021): Online article.

Caldwell, Conor. Review of Becoming an Irish traditional musician: learning and embodying musical culture, by Jessica Cawley (London and New York: Routledge, 2021). Folk music journal 12, no. 2 (2022): 104–106.

Carolan, Nicholas. The new demesne: field recordings of Irish traditional song, music and stories made by Alan Lomax in Ireland, 1951, with Robin Roberts & Seamus Ennis; with an account of the Lomax collecting trip and notes on songs, tunes and stories. Dublin: Irish Traditional Music Archive in association with the Folk Music Society of Ireland and the Association for Cultural Equity, New York, 2021. 68 pp. (pbk + 2 CDs: see Commercial Sound Recordings).

Carolan, Nicholas, and Caitlín Uí Éigeartaigh, eds. The Forde collection: Irish traditional music from the William Forde manuscripts. Dublin: Irish Traditional Music Archive = Taisce Cheol Dúchais Éireann, 2021. lx+380 pp. ISBN 9780953270477 (hbk).

Castles, Brenda, and Toland, Grace, ed. “Brenda Castles: the light side of the tune.” Irish Traditional Music Archive. Posted 27 January 2022. Blog post.

Cullen, Emily. “This harp-shaped life: a personal essay.” Harp perspectives (December 2021): Online article.

Darcy, Eamon. “The mystery of the Irish bard” In The historian as detective: uncovering Irish pasts: essays in honour of Raymond Gillespie, ed. Terence Dooley, Mary Ann Lyons, and Salvador Ryan, 163–167. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2021. ISBN 9781846829994 (hbk).

Donnelly, Seán. “Glimpses of the Irish harp in Spain and Spanish Flanders, 1611–35: an Irish harper in Madrid, c.1612–13?” An Cruitire (2020): 46–51. Online article.

Duffin, Ross W. “Mourning sickness: the musical birth of ‘Barbara Allen.’” Early music (2021): Online article.

Falc’Her-Poyroux, Erick. “’The reel thing’ in the reputation of Ireland in France GIS EIRE.” HAL (2021): Online article.

Feeney, Tatyana, and Risteard Mac Liam. Mo chuid amhráin Ghaeilge 2. [S.l.]: My Irish Books, 2021. [13] pp. ISBN 9782919958986 (hbk).

Foley, Catherine E. “Shifting dynamics: sean-nós dancing, vernacular expression, and the competitive arena of the Oireachtas” In The Oxford handbook of dance and competition, ed. Sherril Dodds, 189–209. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019. ISBN 9780190639082 (hbk).

Garelick, Gus. “The intrepid fiddler: live on the dance floor.” Fiddler magazine 28, no. 4 (2021/22): 36. [Ref: Top of Cork Road, jig]

Harkin, Treasa. “Creating a linked data thesaurus for Irish traditional music.” AI & Soc (2022). Online article.

Harkin, Treasa. “Faoiseamh 2.” Irish Traditional Music Archive. Posted 5 December 2021. Blog post.

Harkin, Treasa. “Peter Laban: within 5 miles of home.” Irish Traditional Music Archive. Posted 31 December 2021. Blog post.

Harkin, Treasa. “Saothar: new compositions for the tradition.” Irish Traditional Music Archive. Posted 31 December 2021. Blog post.

Howson, John. “Edward Rushton (1756–1814): radical Liverpool poet and ballad maker.” Folk music journal 12, no. 2 (2022): 36–59. [Ref: Mary Le More, ballad – atrocities in rural Ireland, United Irishmen, Eleen O’More, ballad]

Howson, Katie. Review of Trad nation: gender, sexuality, and race in Irish traditional music, by Tes Slominski (Middleton, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2020). Folk music journal 12, no. 2 (2022): 102–103.

Howth Singing Circle. Howth Burns Nicht 2022: peace, enjoyment, love & pleasure. [Dublin]: Howth Singing Circle, 2022. 24 pp. (pbk).

Kearney, Daithí. "Port na bPucaí: representations of solitude, isolation and otherworldly encounters in Irish poetry and folk theatre."Confluente (2021): 89–105. Online article.

Kearney, Daithí. Forging the dance: the expression of regionality in Irish folk theatre,” In Timbres of identity: ethnomusicological approaches to music-dance and identity, ed. Özlem Dogus Varli, 152. Bursa, Turkey: Association of Ethnomusicology, 2021. ISBN 9786056789335. Online book.

Kearney, Daithí. “Performing local music: engaging with regional musical identities through higher education and research” In Musical spaces: place, performance, and power, ed. James Williams and Samuel Horlor, 85–113. New York: Jenny Stanford Publishing, 2021. ISBN 9781003180418. Online book.

Kearney, Daithí, and Séamus Bellew. Review of The rose in the gap, by Gerry O’Connor (Louth: Lughnasa Music, 2018). Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society, 29, no. 3 (2019): 303–305.

Kearney, Daithí, Adèle Commins, and Philip McGuinness. “Virtual musicking during COVID-19: maintaining a music ensemble community.” Journal of Music, Health, and Wellbeing (Autumn 2021): Online article.

Mac Amhlaoibh, Feargal. “My regards to the guardian of generosity.” Harp perspectives (November 2021): Online article.

Mac Aoidh, Caoimhín. Between the jigs and the reels revisited: the Donegal fiddler tradition. Dublin: Waltons, 2021. 400 pp. ISBN 9781857202229 (pbk).

Mac Aoidh, Caoimhín. “The hidden note: paying compliments.” Fiddler magazine 28, no. 4 (2021/22): 48.

Mac Cárthaigh, Eoin, and Elaine Uí Dhonnchadha. “Corpas filíochta Choláiste na Tríonóide.” Léachtaí Cholm Cille L: téamaí agis tionscadail taighde (2020): 85–99.

Mageean, Jim. Review of Sailor song: the shanties and ballads of the high seas, by Gerry Smyth, ed. (London: British Library, 2021). Folk music journal 12, no. 2 (2022): 97–99.

McLaughlin, Dermot. Development priorities 20212027: a three stage development framework for CÉHI. [S.l.]: Harp Ireland=Cruit Éireann, 2021. 47 pp. (pbk).

Moulden, John. Review of Comfort, by Thomas McCarthy (UK: Deafear Productions). Folk music journal 12, no. 2 (2022): 142– 143.

Moulden, John. Review of Last man standing: conserving the endangered songs of the Irish Traveller community in the UK, by Thomas McCarthy (UK: Deafear Productions). Folk music journal 12, no. 2 (2022): 142– 143.

Mulcahy, Derek. The leader of the band: the life and history of Patrick J. McNamara & McNamara’s band. Limerick: Limerick Writers’ Centre, 2021. 88 pp. ISBN 9781919633817 (pbk + 2 CDs).

Ní Mhaonaigh, Tracey. “Léachtaí Cholm Cille 1(1970) – L (2020): innéacs.” Léachtaí Cholm Cille L: téamaí agis tionscadail taighde (2020): 181–251. [Includes direction to published lectures on music and song]

Ní Úrdail, Meidhbhín. “Laimhscríbhinní Uí Mhuirgheasa: foinsí luachmhara an léinn dúchais in Ultaibh.” Léachtaí Cholm Cille 51: scríobhaithe an Tuaiscirt, 1650–1900 (2021): 22–58.

Ní Úrdail, Meidhbhín. Pádraig Ó Laoghaire (1870–1896): an Irish scholar from the Béarra Peninsula, Béarra. Cork: Cumann Staire Béarra / Beara Historical Society, 2021. 445 pp. ISBN 9781527271814 (pbk.)[Includes song texts]

Ó Céilleachair, Pádraig, ed., and Seán Ó Cróinín. Seanachas Phatsy Chit 1. Cork: Cumann Staire Uíbh Laoire, 2021. v+201 pp. (pbk). [Includes song texts]

Ó Cinneide, Séamus, and Nollaig Mac Congáil, eds. Brian Ó Cianaigh, ceannródaí ildánach Gaeilge as Ard an Ratha: beathaisneis agus rogha saothair. Dublin: Arlen House, 2021. 440 pp. ISBN 9781851322664 (pbk). [Includes data on song, music and dance in early Gaelic League circles in Ulster and the United States]

O’Connor, Liam. Obituary of Jimmy Campbell. Irish Traditional Music Archive. Posted 24 January 2022. Blog post.

O’Neill, Lauren. “Ceolchair sin, a’ chruit an ríogh: reflections on the harp in Gaelic bardic poetry.” Harp perspectives (January 2022): Online article.

Toland, Grace. “St Brigid's Day / Lá Fhéile Bríde 2022.” Irish Traditional Music Archive. Posted 27 January 2022. Blog post.

Vallely, Fintan. Review of Collecting music in the Aran Islands: a century of history and practice, by Deirdre Ní Chonghaile (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2021). Folk music journal 12, no. 2 (2022): 138–139.

Williams, Sean. “The magical whiteness of being Irish: language and song in American white nationalism.” New Hibernia review = Iris Éireannach nua 25, no. 4 (2021): 134–148. Online article. [Ref: Sean-nós, Celtic studies, appropriation]

Wright, Chris. Review of Printer, pedlars, sailors, nuns: aspects of street literature, by David Atkinson and Steve Roud, eds. (London: British Library, 2020). Folk music journal 12, no. 2 (2022): 99–101.

Yeates, Macdara. Review of A living voice: the Frank Harte collection, by Terry Moylan, ed. (Dublin: Craft Recordings, 2020). Folk music journal 12, no. 2 (2022): 106–107.


Various (instrumental music, singing in Irish, singing in English). Turas: virtual Ireland in music., 2021. 1 DVD


3 x non-commercial sound cassettes of music from Co. Clare, 1950s. Donated by Aoife Kelly.

Digital copy of interview by Seán Lally with Brian Howard, 2021. Donated by Sean Lally and Jeremy Kingsbury.

Vincent Mulvihill Collection. 17 x reel-to-reel tapes of music recorded primarily in Co. Clare, Co. Galway and Co. Tipperary by Vincent Mulvihill, 1950s. Loaned to ITMA for digitisation by John and Martin Mulvihill.

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: Brenda Castles, Cruit Éireann/Harp Ireland, Daithí Kearney, Nuala Kennedy, Aisling Lyons, Peter Laban, Larry Masterson, Thierry Michel, Eileen Mize, Terry Moylan and Fran O’Rourke.