Recent Publications & Acquisitions, July 2020

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

Wcss Poster 4 Crop
Section of a poster from a Willie Clancy Memorial Fund Concert, donated by Mary Kelly

Commercial Sound Recordings


Birkin Tree (instrumental group, singing in English), with Aoife Ní Bhriain (fiddle). Five seasons. Proper Music FY8264, 2019. 1 CD

Connolly, Adrian (fiddle, flute, piano, guitar). The lockdown recordings. Adrian Connolly, 2020. Digital download

Daniels, Luke (button accordion). Making waves. Luke Daniels WRENCD017, 2017. 1 CD

Edey, Tim (melodeon, guitar, piano). Locked in a box – D/G melodeon music. Tim Edey, 2020. Digital download

Farrell, Daoirí (singing in English, bouzouki)The lockdown. Daoirí Farrell, 2020. Digital download

Gunning, Carmel (tin whistle), Cathair Shligigh. [Carmel Gunning], 2019. 1 CD. To purchase contact: [email protected]

Gunning, Carmel (singing in English). Shamrocks from Geevagh: a collection of 40 songs. Ireland: Carmel Gunning School of Music/ Summer School Sligo Town, 2019. 1 CD. To purchase contact: [email protected]

Gunning, Carmel (tin whistle). The Sligo maid: 64 original compositions. Ireland: Carmel Gunning School of Music/Summer School Sligo Town, 2019. 1 CD. To purchase contact: [email protected]

Harvey, Robert (flute). Feochán: the gentle breeze. Robert Harvey, 2020. 1 CD

Hill, Tim (uilleann pipes). Ceol ag an ngeata = Music at the gate. Tim Hill, 2019. 1 CD

Kennedy, Éilís (singing in English, singing in Irish). So ends this day. Éilís Kennedy, 2020. 1 CD [Available from Claddagh Records]

Macaulay, Kyle (guitar, bouzouki) and Nicole Ní Dhubhshláine (flute, whistle, concertina). Barra Taoide = High tide. Kyle Macaulay and Nicole Ní Dhubhshláine CEARC001, 2019. 1 CD and Digital download

M’anam (singing in English, singing in Irish, singing in Icelandic, singing in Cajun French, singing in Scottish Gaelic). M’anam. Danú 043, 2019. 1 CD and Digital download

Meurig, Cass (fiddle, crwth, singing in Welsh) and Nial Cain (guitar). Deuawd. Fflach CD323H, 2009. 1 CD

Mooneys, Na (singing in Irish, instrumental group). Siúl i suan. Na Mooneys, 2020. Digital download

Nic Gabhann, Caitlín (concertina). An ciúnas. Caitlín Nic Gabhann, 2020. Digital download

O’ Breskey, Antoni (piano, singing in English, trumpet). Samara. Nomadic Piano, 2020. 1 CD and Digital download

O’ Neill, Lisa (singing in English). The wren, the wren. Rough Trade Records, 2019. Digital download

Ó Raghallaigh, Caoimhín (hardanger d’amore) and Thomas Bartlett (piano). Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Thomas Bartlett. Real World Records, CDRW226, 2019. 1 CD

Rakish (singing in English, instrumental music). The flowing bowl. Rakish, 2020. Digital download

Sheehan, John (fiddle). Flirting fiddles. TY4TM1939, 2019. 1 CD [Available from Custy's Music Shop]

Sibéal [= Sibéal Ní Chasaide], (singing in English, singing in Irish). Sibéal. Universal Music 6770294, 2019. 1 CD [Available from Claddagh Records]

SíFiddlers, The (instrumental group). SíFiddlers. The SíFiddlers, 2020. Digital download

Stiùbhard, Dàibhidh, (singing in English, singing in Irish, singing in Scottish Gaelic). An sionnach dubh. Wildtune WTUNE001, 2020. 1 CD

Printed Materials


Accardi, Dan. “Irish fiddling with Dan Accardi. Tunes in the time of coronavirus: the phonograph project.” Fiddler magazine 27, no. 2 (2020): 44.

Bainbridge, Jim. Obituary of Ben Lennon 1928–2020. The living tradition, no. 134 (June–July 2020): 10–11.

Carolan, Nicholas. “Fr Pádruig Breathnach.” Béaloideas: the journal of the Folklore Society of Ireland 87 (2019): 82–99.

Chadwick, Simon. “Provenance and recording of an eighteenth-century harp.” The Galpin Society journal, no. 72 (2020): 85–201.

Cusack, Joanne. Review of Women and traditional folk music research symposium. Spéis (2019–2020): 10–11. Online bulletin.

Desplanques, Marie-Annick. Review of Flowing Tides: history and memory in an Irish soundscape, by Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016). Béascna 11 (2019): 146–152.

Downey, Peter. The sources of Beethoven’s Irish airs: an investigation. Lisburn, Northern Ireland: Downey Editions, 2020. vii+198 pp. ISBN 9780995585898 (pbk).

Fallon, Donal. Review of Píobaire [Liam O'Flynn documentary]. History Ireland 28, no. 4 (2020): 52–53.

Foley, Catherine E. “Steps, style and sensing the difference: transmission and the re–contextualisation of Molyneaux’s traditional set dances within the Irish traditional dance competitive arena.” Research in dance education (25 June 2020). Online article.

Ford, Stephanie. Review of The masses of Seán and Peadar Ó Riada: explorations in vernacular chant, by John O’Keefe (Cork: Cork University Press, 2017). Ethnomusicology Ireland 6 (2020): 117–119. Online article.

Ford, Stephanie. “Profile: integrating research and digital skills for music at the Irish Traditional Music Archive.” Spéis (2019–2020): 28–29. Online bulletin.

Gunning, Carmel. Shamrocks from Geevagh: a collection of 40 songs. Ireland: Carmel Gunning School of Music/Summer School Sligo Town, 2019. [48 pp.] (pbk + 1 CD). To purchase contact: [email protected]

Gunning, Carmel. The Sligo maid: 64 original compositions: with variations and ornamentation. Ireland: Carmel Gunning School of Music/Summer School Sligo Town, 2019. 84 pp. (pbk + 1 CD). To purchase contact: [email protected]

Hanlon, Dr Ann–Marie and Georgina Hughes. “Review: Sounding the feminists symposium: women in popular & traditional music in Ireland.” Spéis (2019–2020): 12–13. Online bulletin.

Harkin, Treasa. “Photographing the Willie Clancy Summer School.” Irish Traditional Music Archive. Posted 1 July 2020. Blog post.

Hestor, Carlotta. The pure drop: drawings of traditional Irish musicians, singers, and dancers: The All-Ireland Music Festival 2010-2012. Govinda Gallery Books, [2020]. [25 pp.] (pbk).

Hughes, Seán. “Corca Dhuibhne, Co. Kerry: a musical armchair journey.” Irish Traditional Music ArchivePosted 19 June 2020. Blog post.

Laban, Peter. “Photographs from Peter Laban.” Irish Traditional Music ArchivePosted 1 July 2020. Blog post.

Lawlor, Dr Helen. “Tribute: Mícheál Ó Suilleabháin, 1950–2018.” Spéis (2019–2020): 6–7. Online bulletin.

Lydon, Michael. Review of Trouble Songs: music and conflict in Northern Ireland, by Stuart Baile (Belfast: Bloomfield Press, 2018). Ethnomusicology Ireland 6 (2020): 113–114. Online article.

MacAoidh, Caoimhín. “Maurice Lennon: on playing and purpose.” Fiddler magazine 27, no. 2 (2020): 5–10.

MacAoidh, Caoimhín. Obituary of Ben Lennon. Fiddler magazine 27, no. 2 (2020): 34.

MacAoidh, Caoimhín. Obituary of Brendan McGlinchey. Fiddler magazine 27, no. 2 (2020): 34.

McAnally, Chad. O’Carolan King of the blind: Ó Cearbhallain Rí na nDall. Saint Paul, MN: Crann na dTéad Press, 2020. 207 pp. ISBN 9781794880450 (pbk).

Millar, Stephen R. Sounding dissent: rebel songs, resistance and Irish republicanism. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2020. xv+248 pp. ISBN 9780472131945 (hbk).

Morgenstern, Felix. “From ethnic to sonic Irishness: the reception of Irish traditional music in Germany.” Ethnomusicology Ireland 6 (2020): 61–80. Online article.

Morgenstern, Felix. “PhD vignette: tracing a trans–European intercultural affinity: from the historical to the current lived musical experience of Irish traditional musicians in Germany.” Spéis (2019–2020): 16–19. Online bulletin.

Motherway, Susan. Review of Singing the Rite to Belong: Music, Ritual, and the New Irish, by Helen Phelan (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017). Ethnomusicology Ireland 6 (2020): 120–121. Online article.

Murphy, Ciara L. “Research & music – A feminist collaboration.” Spéis (2019–2020): 10–11. Online bulletin.

Ní Bhriain, Orfhlaith. Review of A selection of Irish traditional step dances, by Michael Tubridy (Dublin: Brooks Academy, 2018). Béaloideas: the journal of the Folklore Society of Ireland 87 (2019): 156–57.

Ní Dhroighneáin, Sailí. “Talamh nua: sean nós singing in contemporary contexts.” Spéis (2019–2020): 14–15. Online bulletin.

Ní Dhubhghaill, Órla. “Eibhlín Ní Dhonnchadha agus ‘Ceol-sheanchas na gcúigí’: a series of Irish radio talk scripts for Radio Éireann from 1944.” Béaloideas: the journal of the Folklore Society of Ireland 87 (2019): 133–38.

Ó Gealbháin, Ciarán. “Song and revival in a County Waterford community.” Béascna 11 (2019): 92–109. Online article Ó Laoire, Lillis. “Gender and culture: revoicing traditional song in context.” Ethnomusicology Ireland 6 (2020): 26–40. Online article.

Ó Máille, Séamus. “Lámhscríbhinn nua ó Laimh Thomáis Uí Chriomhthain.” Feasta 73, no. 6 (2020): 4–8.

Santos, Antonio Raúl de Toro. Words and music in Irish literature. London: Francis Boutle, 2017. 210 pp ISBN 9781999903763 (pbk).

Simms, Katharine. “Other Ulster ‘men of art/learning’ (áes eladan).” In Gaelic Ulster in the Middle Ages: history, culture and society (Trinity Medieval series: 4), by Katharine Simms, 377–404. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2020.

Toland, Grace. “Welcome to ITMA online at Traidphicnic 2020.” Irish Traditional Music Archive. Posted 3 July 2020. Blog post.

Vallely, Fintan. “The humours of cocoon: topical tunes to while away the quarantine with sanguinity.” The living tradition, no. 134 (June–July 2020): 32–33.

[Woods, Fergus]. Obituary of Mary McPartlan 1955–2020. The living tradition, no. 134 (June–July 2020): 11–12.

Woods, Fergus. Obituary of Tom Hickland 1946–2020. The living tradition, no. 134 (June–July 2020): 11–12. 

DVD


Various (singing in Irish). Cúl an Kila & Cartoon Saloon. KRDVD004. 2018. 1 DVD 

Acquisitions


Mick O’Connor Collection. An extensive collection of reel-to-reel tapes, cassette tapes, VHS, gramophone recordings and non-commercial recordings. Donated by Mick O’Connor.

Tom Davis Collection. An extensive collection of reel-to-reel tapes, cassette tapes and ephemera featuring artists such as John Kelly, Seán Keane, John Joe Gardiner and Willie Clancy. Donated by Eleanor Davis.

Five cassette tape & one reel-to-reel tape featuring lectures on folklore and recordings of musicians such as Thady Casey, Tom Lenihan and Willie Clancy. Donated by Séamus Ó Rócháin.

Five mini-discs featuring recordings of musicians such as Noel Hill, Paddy Glackin and Cathal McConnell. Donated by Liam O’Connor.

Digital copies of two radio documentaries created by J.J. O’Shea with topics relevant to Irish traditional music. Donated by J.J. O’Shea

Jane Strausbaugh Collection. A series of photographs taken by Jane Strausbaugh in 1987 featuring musicians such as Nora Cleary, Tom Lenihan, Junior Crehan and Josie McDermott. Donated by Jane Strausbaugh.

A series of photographs and posters from an extensive collection owned by Mary Kelly. Loaned for copying by Mary Kelly.

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: Simon Chadwick, Peter Downey, Carmel Gunning, Carlotta Hester, Tony Kearns, Colm Keating, Peter Laban, Terry Moylan, Nutan, Philip O’Connor, Niamh Parsons.