Recent Publications & Acquisitions, March 2023

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

Gabriel Mc Ardle cover
CD Cover of The Fermanagh blackbird / Gabriel McArdle

Commercial Sound Recordings

Dolan, Marie (singing in English, singing in Irish), The right time - In am cuı́. Marie Dolan, 2023, 1 CD.

Bradley, Fergal (piano accordion), Mc Laughlin, Edel (piano), Warnock, Jack (guitar, singing in English), Ceol sa sliabh. Fergal Bradeley, 2020, 1 CD.

McArdle, Gabriel (singing in English, singing in Irish), The Fermanagh blackbird. Dónal O’Connor, 2023, 1 CD.

Barry, Aideen (instrumental group), Oblivion / Seachmalltacht / ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᐅᔪᓐᓃᖅᑐᑦ. Aideen Barry, 2021,1 LP.

Ní Uallacháin, Pádraigín (composer, singing in English, singing in Irish), Brigid. Dónal O’Connor and RedBox Studio, 2022, 1 CD.

Crowley, Jimmy (Singing in English, bouzouki), Telford, Eve (singing in English), Child ballads learned from Irish travellers. Jimmy Crowley, 2022, 1 CD.

Hayes, Martin (fiddle), The Common Ground Ensemble (instrumental group), Peggy’s dream. Martin Hayes, 2023, 1 CD.

Lankum (instrumental group), False Lankum, Hellfire Studio, 2023, 1 CD.

Printed Materials

Ambrózová, Jana, and Bernard Garaj, eds. Traditional music and dance in contemporary culture(s). [Slovakia]: Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, 2019. Online book.

Antosik-Parsons, Kate. “By slight ligaments.” [Review of multi-media exhibition by Aideen Barry]. International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media. (January 2023). Online article.

Breatnach, Pádraig A. ‘“This late blossoming of poetic eloquence’: an mianach liteartha i roinnt marbhnaí comhghaolmhara ón 18ú haois,” In Léann na Sionainne ed. Aengus Ó Fionnagáin and Gordon Ó Riain, 189–219. Dublin: Cló Léann na Gaeilge, 2022. ISBN 9781739255107 (hbk).

Costello, Éamon. “Sean–nós in Oireachtas na Gaeilge 1903–1924: idé–eolaíocht ghluaiseacht na Gaeilge ag tús an fichiú haois trí lionsa na fonnadóireachta,” In Léann na Sionainne ed. Aengus Ó Fionnagáin and Gordon Ó Riain, 235–54. Dublin: Cló Léann na Gaeilge, 2022. ISBN 9781739255107 (hbk).

Duffy, Rachel. “Competing ideologies: the Feis Ceoil and the promotion of Irish harping 1897–1917.” Harp perspectives (March 2023). Online article.

Dowling, Martin. “An incomplete journey through Chicago's Irish music scene” [Review of Cry of a people gone: Irish musicians in Chicago, 1920–2020, by Richie Piggott] (St. Charles: Cnocanglas Productions, 2022). Journal of music. 8 February 2023. Online article.

Feeley, Pat. “Pádraig O'Keeffe: the last fiddle master.” Journal of the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society 2, no. 2 (2002).

Gebruers, Maeve, and Treasa Harkin. “Lá Fhéile Bríde/St Brigid's Day 2023.” Irish Traditional Music Archive. Posted 1 February 2023. Blog post.

Hermes, Will. "What's driving a fresh wave of Irish music? Tradition.” New York Times. 25 March 2023. Online article. Online article.

Mac Seáin, Conal. “Énrí Ó Muirgheasa, eagarthóir,” In Léann na Sionainne ed. Aengus Ó Fionnagáin and Gordon Ó Riain, 269–82. Dublin: Cló Léann na Gaeilge, 2022. ISBN 9781739255107 (hbk).

McAfee, Corona Shea. “Change in traditional Irish music: issues of decolonization and authenticity.” MA Thesis, San Franciso State University, 2022. Online thesis.

McCormack, Kevin. “Seán Fegan, 1938–2022.” Irish Traditional Music Archive. Posted 6 February 2023. Blog post.

Meehan, Shane, and Treasa Harkin, ed.“Compositions by Shane Meehan.” Irish Traditional Music Archive. Posted 22 February 2023. Blog post.

Moreno–Fernández, Susana, and Salwa El–Shawan Castelo–Branco. “Celtic music festivals in Portugal: Europeanisation, urban regeneration and regional development.” Yearbook for traditional music 54, no. 2 (2022): 99–119.

Ní Shíocháin, Tríona. “Parrhesia na mban: Máire Ní Dhroma, Máire Bhuí Ní Laeire, agus smaointeoireacht na hamhránaíochta,” In Léann na Sionainne ed. Aengus Ó Fionnagáin and Gordon Ó Riain, 221–33. Dublin: Cló Léann na Gaeilge, 2022. ISBN 9781739255107 (hbk).

Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí. “New thinking for sean–nós singing?” [Review Of Dhá leagan déag – Léargais nua ar an sean–nós, by Philip Fogarty, Tiber Falzett, and Lillis Ó Laoire, eds.] (An Spidéal, Co na Gaillimhe: Cló Iar–Chonnacht, 2021). Journal of music. 15 March 2023. Online article.

Ó Drisceoil, Proinsias. Review of ‘Life, lore and song = 'Binneas an tSiansa:' essays in Irish tradition in honour of Ríonach uí Ógáin = Aistí in onóir do Ríonach uí Ógáin,’ by Kelly Fitzgerald, Bairbre Ní Fhloinn, Meidhbhín Ní Úrdail & Anne O’Connor, in eagar. (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 20). Béascna 12 (2022): 151–155.

Sanger, Keith. “Harping on the past.” Harp perspectives (March 2023). Online article.

Singer, Rita, Peter Merriman, and Rhys Jones. Ports, past and present: stories of the Irish sea. Aberystwyth: Aberystwyth University, 2023. 168 pp. ISBN 9780992694036 (hbk).

Topper, Julia. “‘When an Irish dancer has the aux’: Feis music as the heart of modern competitive Irish dance.” New Hibernia review 26, no. 3 (2022): 53–68.

Worral, Dan M., and James J. Branch. Chris Droney of Bell Harbour and the tradition of the concertina in North Clare. Honolulu, HI: Rollston Press, 2023. xi+247 pp. ISBN 9781953208071 (pbk).


The Morris Collection. Songs, music, poetry, ephemera, photographs and sound recordings relating to Nan Morris, Foxford, Co. Mayo, 1960s. Donated by Patrick Fox

Tommy Fegan Collection. A collection of digital video files focusing on instrumental music, especially uilleann piping in the Irish Traveller community. Some master recordings and outtakes used for the program "Coppers and Brass" produced for Dublin Community Television's Irish traditional music series are also included, 2010s.

Four handwritten songs in English and Irish composed by George Curtin (Micheál Ó Tuama) (1877-1927) and written down in the 1970s in the Múscraí Gaeltacht for Nóirín Hamilton by John O'Connell (1911-1992). Loaned for copying by Nóirín Hamilton per Michael Steen.

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: Enda Byrt, Des Gallagher, Donncha Keegan, Claire Keville, Ann Droney Kirrane, Dan Liddy, Fionnán Mac Gabhann, Shane Meehan, Terry Moylan, Alphie Mulligan, Pádraig Ó Ceannabháin, Paud O’Connell, Seán Potts, Fr John Quinnm and Elizabeth Sweeney.