Recent Publications & Acquisitions, March 2019

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

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Fragment of a poster from the Dan Milner ephemera collection.

Commercial Sound Recordings

A Nocte Temporis (instrumental group), Reinoud Van Mechelen (singing in English, singing in Irish) and Anna Besson (flute). The Dubhlinn gardens. A Nocte Temporis & Alpha Classics; Outhere Music France ALPHA447, 2018. 1 CD.

Backwest (instrumental group, singing in English). Heritage hall. Backwest BWMCD002, 2018. 1 CD.

Bloom, Luka (singing in English, guitar). Refuge. Luka Bloom; Bigsky Records BSCD-0010, 2017. 1 CD.

Boadle, Niamh (singing in English, guitar, fiddle, tin whistle, bodhrán). Wild Rose. Niamh Boadle NEB1, 2010. 1 CD.

Bridge Céilí Band, The (instrumental group). Curlews over Coolnafearagh. The Bridge Céilí Band BCB003, 2018. 1 CD.

Browne, Peter (accordion, guitar). Sidewinder. Peter Browne PB001, 2018. 1 CD. [Available to purchase here.]

Byrne, James (fiddle). The Beirneach: field recordings of Donegal fiddler James Byrne. Connie Drost, 2018. 1 CD.

Cáit [= Catherine O’Halloran], singing in English. The long road home. Catherine O’Halloran, 2018. 1 CD. [Available to purchase here.]

Coldrick, Pat (classical guitar). Ophelia. Sonatina Records, 2018. 1 CD.

Conifers, The (singing in English, singing in Irish, instrumental group). The Conifers. The Conifers TC001, 2019. 1 CD + digital download.

Connolly, Johnny Óg (melodeon). Fear Inis Bearachain: traditional Irish music on the melodeon. Cló Iar-Chonnacht CICD206, 2018. 1 CD.

Carroll, Liz (fiddle), and Jake Charron (piano, guitar, synth). Half day road. Liz Carroll and Jake Charron LC0002, 2019. 1 CD. 

Farrell, Daoirí (singing in English, bouzouki). A lifetime of happiness. Daoirí Recordings DAOIRICD002, 2018. 1 CD.

Finn, Alec (bouzouki, guitar), and Cian Finn (singing in English). Alec & Cian Finn. Emerald Isle Records 2018. 1 CD + digital download.

Foxy-Devil (instrumental group, singing in English). The lowlands. Athos Productions, 2012. 1 CD.

Keane, Colm (fiddle, singing in English, mandolin). Tune, song, tune. Colm Keane CK002, 2018. 1 CD + digital download.

Kilfenora Céilí Band, The (instrumental music). Both sides now. The Kilfenora Céilí Band KCB104, 2019. 1 CD.

King, Geraldine (singing in English). Home from the sea. Geraldine King, 2018. 1 CD.

Mac Craith, Cárthach (singing in Irish). An tobar séimh. [All Media MPO] ALM17208, 2018. 1 CD. [Available to purchase here.]

McGlynn, Arty (guitar, bass). Botera. Arty McGlynn; Botera Records BOTRCD001, 2018. 1 CD. [Available to purchase here.]

McGoldrick, Mike (flute, uilleann pipes, bodhrán), and Dezi Donnelly (fiddle, viola). Dog in the fog. Boxroom Music BRM001CD, 2018. 1 CD. [Available to purchase here.]

Mourne Community Choir, The (singing in English). Come on home: songs from the County Down. The Mourne Community Choir, 2018. 1 CD + digital download.  

Ní Chéileachair, Máire (singing in English, singing in Irish). Ceantar Glas Mhúscraí: cnuasach amhrán = a collection of songs. Máire Ní Chéileachair; Peadar Ó Riada PORCD024, 2018. 2 CDs.

Night Tree (instrumental group, singing in English). Night Tree. Night Tree Records NTR01, 2017. 1 CD.

Nolan, Brendan (speech in English) ,and Martin Nolan (uilleann pipes). Irish love stories. Brendan Nolan & Martin Nolan MSN003, 2015. 1 CD.

O’Brien, Laoise (recorders, singing in English). The Child ballads. Laoise O’Brien 2019. 1 CD.

O’Sullivan, Jerry (flute). An fheadóg mhór Chill Lasrach = The Killasser flute. Jerry O'Sullivan Music, 2018. 1 CD.

Power, Big Mike (speech in English), and Fiona O’Brien (speech in English). Take two: a collection of recitations. [Big Mike Power & Fiona O’Brien, n.d.]. 1 CD.

Stiffe, Don (singing in English, guitar). Longing for the day. Don Stiffe; Mayfly Music Productions, MFP018, 2018. 1 CD.

Trant Sisters, The (instrumental group). Cairdeas. Trant Sisters, 2010. 1 CD.

Printed Materials

Beauguitte, Pierre, Bryan Duggan, and John Kelleher. “Key inference from Irish traditional music scores and recordings.” Conference paper at the 14th Sound and Music Computing Conference, Espoo, Finland, 5–8 July 2017. Online article.

Byrne, Angela, ed. A scientific, antiquarian and picturesque tour John (Fiott) Lee in Ireland, England and Wales 1806–1807. Abingdon: Routledge for the Hakluyt Society series III, 2018. xx+377 pp. ISBN 9780429426896. (pbk).  

Crawford, Sylvia. “Towards the potential role of a neglected eighteenth-century harper in cultural tourism in the Oriel region.” MA thesis, Dundalk Institute of Technology, 2019.

Darwin, Greg R. Review of Irish ethnologies, by Diarmuid Ó Giolláin (Indiana: Notre Dame Press, 2017). Béaloideas, 86 (2018): 111–113.

Farmar, TonyThe history of Irish book publishing. Stroud: The History Press, 2018. 352 pp. ISBN 9781845888947 (hbk).

Freedman, Fred. “The Tannahill Irish songs.” Béaloideas, 86 (2018): 75–99.

Goan, Cathal. “The place of folk and traditional song in contemporary Irish life.” Béaloideas, 86 (2018): 59–75.

Higgins, Padhraig. “Paddies evermore: stereotypes and Irish national identity in the late eighteenth century.” Eighteenth-Century Ireland, 33 (2018): 61–87.

Hurrell, Nancy. The Egan Irish harps: tradition, patrons and players. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2019. 301 pp. ISBN 9781846827594. (hbk).

Kearney, Daithí and Adèle Commins. “Abair Trad Report on the Creative Ireland Symposium on Irish traditional music.” In Creative Ireland Symposium on Irish Traditional Music, Cork, 2017. Online article.

Köküer, Münevver, Islah Ali-MacLachlan, Daithí Kearney, Peter Jančovič. “Curating and annotating a collection of traditional Irish flute recordings to facilitate stylistic analysis.” International journal on digital libraries, 20, no. 1 (2019): 107–121.

Lines, Rick. “When piping came to Wales.” An píobaire 15, no. 1 (2019): 28–32.

Mac Aoidh, Caoimhín. “More on the Mercer Museum material.” An píobaire 15, no. 1 (2019): 33–38.

Mac Mathúna, Liam. “Cion, grá, cumann agus comhbhá sa saol uirbeach nua-aoiseach Gaelach: léiriú ar raon na mothúchán i saothair mhuintir Neachtain.” Eighteenth-Century Ireland, 33 (2018): 112–32.

McCabe, Ciarán.“ ‘The last of the shanachies' and the professor.” History Ireland 27, no. 2 (2019): 20–24.

McGrath, Charles Ivar. Review of Murtaí óg Ó Súilleabháin (c. 1710–54): a life contextualised, by Gerard. J. Lyne (Geography Publications, 2017). Eighteenth-Century Ireland, 33 (2018): 205–206.

Moloney, Dr. Colette. “The Boss Murphy North Cork musical legacy.” Mallow Field Club journal, 35 (2017): 47–61.

Moulden, John. “Ballads and songs, print and practice: an exploration of common usage.”   Béaloideas, 86 (2018): 1–25.

Moylan, Terry. “Paddy's resource and the Irish harp: the songbooks of the United Irishmen.” Béaloideas, 86 (2018): 25–45.

Na Píobairí Uilleann. Sharing the sound of Ireland: strategy 2019–2021. Dublin: Na Píobairí Uilleann, 2019. 32 pp. (pbk).

Ní Chaoimh, Máire. Review of Transforming tradition: Irish traditional music in Ennis, County Clare 1950–1980, by Geraldine Cotter (Ennis: s.n., 2016). Béaloideas, 86 (2018): 139–144.

Phelan, Helen. Review of The masses of Seán and Peadar Ó Riada: explorations in vernacular chant, by John O’Keeffe (Cork: Cork University Press, 2017). Béaloideas, 86 (2018): 124–127.

Porter, John. “The Public Dance Halls Act, 1935: a re-examination.” Irish historical studies, 42, no. 162 (2018): 317–35.

Quigley, Carole. “The fourth wave fights back: deconstructing the performativity of rape culture through contemporary Irish theatre, performance and society.” PhD thesis, Trinity College, 2019. Online thesis.

Ross, Ian Campbell, and Anne Markey eds. “Dominic Kelly's "The battle of the chaunters" sequence from Fugitive pieces (1770).” Eighteenth-Century Ireland, 33 (2018): 133–84.

Smith, Gillian. Olive Smith: a musical visionary. Bantry: Somerville Press, 2019. 384 pp. ISBN 9781999997045 (pbk).

Vallely, Niall. “Beyond the tune: new Irish music.” PhD thesis, University College Cork, 2018. Online thesis.


Tom Davis Collection. 45 reel-to-reel tapes, 8 audio cassettes, 3 VHS tapes, 1 Betacam tape and 1 poster from an extensive collection collated by Tom Davis during the 1960s–2010s. Donated by Eleanor Davis.

Brendan Gaughran Collection. A collection of books, sound recordings, manuscript materials and photographs acquired by Brendan Gaughran during his life as a music teacher, performer and Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann adjudicator, 1960s–2010s. Donated by Mary Gaughran.

Len Graham Collection. 33 audio cassettes of field recordings made by Len Graham. Donated by Len Graham. 

Hugh Shields Collection. Research materials relating to the James Goodman manuscripts, 1970s–2000s; words and music transcriptions of over 250 Magilligan songs, 1960s-1970s; card index of annotated tune and song titles 1960s–2000s. Donated by Lisa Shields.

Collection of printed ephemera relating to traditional music events in New York 1970s–1990s. Donated by Dan Milner

Music XML files of tunes in Ceol Rince na hÉireann 1, created by Donncha Ó Maidín. Donated by Donncha Ó Maidín.

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:

Sylvia Crawford, Frank Jeal per Karl Partridge, Gerry Murphy per Colette Moloney, National Gugak Centre, Stephanie Ford, Tom Sherlock and Alan Woods.