Recent Publications & Acquisitions, July 2022

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

Redican col crop
Item from the Larry Redican Collection

Commercial Sound Recordings

Cassidy, Con (fiddle). Traditional fiddle music from Donegal: Volume 2. Donegal Fiddle Music. 2022. 1 CD.

Curtin, Marian (flute), and Therese McInerney (fiddle)
. The youth that belonged to Miltown. Miltown. 2022. 1 CD.

Goitse (various instruments)
. Rosc. Goitse. 2022. 1 CD.

Keville, Breda (fiddle) and Claire Keville (concertina).
Music from Galway. Keville. 2022. 1 CD.

McCormack, June (flute) and Michael Rooney (harp)
. Tobar an cheoil: draíocht. Draíocht. 2022. 1 CD.

O'Brien, Paddy (accordion), Seamus Connolly (fiddle), and Charlie Lennon (piano)
. The Banks of the Shannon [restored and remastered]. Banks of the Shannon. 2022. 1 CD.

O’Brien, Paddy (accordion)
. Paddy O’Brien 1922-1991: solo recordings of the legendary Paddy O'Brien. O’Brien. 2022. 1 CD.

Printed Materials

Armstrong, Siobhán. “How did Irish harpers accompany their melodies? A preliminary look at pre-1800 performance practice evidence.” Cruit Éireann=Harp Ireland (June 2022). Online article.

Blankenhorn, Virginia. “The Connemara sean-nós since the gramophone.” ICTM bulletin 18 (1987). Online article.

Byers, David. Gatherings of Irish harpers 1780–1840. Belfast: The Irish Pages Press, Cló an Mhil Bhuí for Harps Alive, An Chruit Bheo, Harps Leevin, 2022. ISBN 978-1-8382018-8-3. 112 pp.

Chonaill, Fiana Ní. “An account of the Bunratty Castle medieval banquet and the place of the harp within it: an ethnographic perspective.” Cruit Éireann=Harp Ireland (May 2022). Online article.

Coghlan, Niall. "Early sound systems of the Irish dance bands and showbands." Irish communication review 18, no. 1 (2022). Online article.

Cusack, Joanne. “A woman’s heart: women, feminism and a communal voice.” New Hibernia review 26, no. 1 (2022): 103–123.

Daly, Jackie, and Matt Cranitch, ed. The Jackie Daly collection: original Irish tunes. Clare: Jackie Daly, 2022. 103 pp. ISBN 9781800689800 (pbk).

Deutsch, James I. “Unawakening from the dream of death: parallel worlds of folk tradition in Macushla,” In Botët paralele në balada dhe këngë popullore, ed. Arbnora Dushi et al. pp. 401–420. Instituti Albanologjik i Prishtinës, 2017. Online book.

Fahey, Marty. The dreamer: original compositions. [s.n.], 2021. 108 pp. ISBN 9780578951522.

Gebruers, Maeve. “Harp resources at the Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA).”Cruit Éireann=Harp Ireland (July 2022). Online article.

Guckian, Edwina. “Sowing the seed.” The Leitrim guardian 54 (2022): 52–53. [ref: Sowing the Seed project, Mummer groups]

Keegan, Patrice. “From ancient to avant-garde: the evolution of the organ in Ireland and a performer's analysis of five Irish contemporary pieces for solo organ.” PhD thesis, Royal Irish Academy of Music, 2022. Online thesis.

The Leitrim guardian. “Lisa Ward launches ‘Utopia’.” The Leitrim guardian 54 (2022): 27.

The Leitrim guardian. “Irish folk singer Emer Dunne connects notes to Lovely Leitrim.” The Leitrim guardian 54 (2022): 126–127.

Mulroy, Conor Darling. “The Ballybriar heist: an original composition and the incorporation of folk music and Tintinnabuli influences.” PhD thesis, University of North Colorado, 2022. Online thesis.

O’Regan, Paula. Paula’s leabhar ceoil 2 = Music book 2. [s.n.], 2019. 36 pp. ISBN 9780956651747 [pbk + 1 CD].

O’Regan, Paula. Paula’s leabhar ceoil 1. [s.n.], 2019. 36 pp. ISBN 9780956651747 [pbk + 1 CD].

[Smith, Vic]. Obituary of Dennis Cahill. The living tradition 145 (2022): 13.

Smith, Vic. Obituary of John Howson. The living tradition 145 (2022): 12–13.

Sweeney, Noel. “Joe Liddy of Killargue.” The Leitrim guardian 54 (2022): 26.


Tom Davis Collection. Additional reel-to-reel tapes, sound cassettes, DATs, mini-discs, VHS video tape, and a printed item from an extensive collection created by Tom Davis. Donated by Eleanor Davis.

Séamus Finnegan Collection. 11 sound cassettes and assorted manuscripts featuring songs and singers primarily from Northern Ireland recorded and documented by Séamus Finnegan from Armagh. Donated by the Finnegan Family and Ciara McGleenan.

Christy McNamara Collection. Additional black and white images of the Drawing from the Well Liam O'Flynn Concert at the National Concert Hall Dublin, 15 March 2022. ITMA Photographer-in-Residence 2022.

Alan Morrisroe Collection. 200 digital recordings transferred from 78 rpm disc at the speed at which it was originally recorded, 1920s–1950s. Donated by Alan Morrisroe.

Tomás Ó Canainn Collection. The third tranche of an extensive collection of manuscripts, printed items, ephemera, photographs, film reels, research papers, lecture scripts, scrapbooks, commercial/non-commercial sound and video recordings, 1960s–2013. Donated by the Ó Canainn Family.

Terry Rafferty Collection. Approximately 250 hours of video footage recorded by Terry Rafferty in the USA between 1986 and 2002. Digitised by Fionn MacGiolla Cudda. Donated by Mary Rafferty.

Larry Redican Collection. Photographs, music manuscripts, newspaper clippings, ephemera and printed music, 1900s–1990s. Donated by Laurence Redican.

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: Marty Fahey, Des Gallagher, Fintan Farrell, Christy Mc Namara, Terry Moylan, Méabh Ní Bheaglaoich, Paula O’Regan.