Recent Publications & Acquisitions, May 2021

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

Rpa Website
Chief O'Neill: a novel / by Ronan O'Driscoll [cover section]

Commercial Sound Recordings

The Donoghue Brothers (instrumental music). Retrospect. The Donoghue Brothers, 2020. 1 CD.

Hoddle (instrumental music). Apples in winter. Hoddle, 2013. 1 CD.

McCormick, John (accordion) and Mary Vanorny (fiddle). In the tap room. Mary Vanorny, 2021. 1 CD.

Montgomery, Swan (singing in English). Back to my roots. Swan Montgomery, 2021. Digital download.

O’Connor, Áine (fiddle) and Francis O’Connor (flute). They didn’t come home until morning. F+A O’Connor, 2019. 1 CD.

Ó Cathasaigh, Diarmuid (singing in Irish, speech in Irish). Mór mo mholadh! = Great is my praise. A selection of songs, recitations and tunes. Diarmuid Ó Cathasaigh DAOC001, 2021. 1 CD and digital download.

O’Jizo (instrumental music). Cranking out. Toyko Irish Company TOIC-017, 2019. 1 CD.

O’Jizo (instrumental music). Highlight : a response to Irish music from far east by Irish flute, accordion, bouzouki and guitar. Tokyo Irish Company TOIC-003, 2011. 1 CD.

O’Jizo (instrumental music). MiC : music in cube. O’Jizo, 2014. 1 CD.

O’Jizo (instrumental music). Via Portland. Toyko Irish Company TOIC-015, 2017. 1 CD.

Takahashi, Hajime (guitar) and Mikie O’Shea (fiddle). The Boggeragh mountains. Mikie O’Shea and Hajime Takahashi TOIC-020, 2021. 1 CD + digital download.

Toyota Céilí Band (instrumental music). Gathering cloud. Toyko Irish Company TOIC-016, 2017. 1 CD.

Toyota Céilí Band (instrumental music). Seven more. Toyota Céilí Band, 2021. 1 CD.

Toyota, Kozo (flute). Internal circulation. Toyko Irish Company TOICS-102, 2011. 1 CD.

Various (instrumental music). The Celtic songline remixed. Storm Tree, 2021. Digital download.

Printed Materials

Accardi, Dan. “Irish fiddling with Dan Accardi: ‘the real East Galway style’: the music of Aggie Whyte.” Fiddler magazine 28, no. 2 (2021): 38–39.

Bailie, Anne, and Danny Diamond. “The Compositions of Andy Dickson by Anne Bailie and Danny Diamond.” Irish Traditional Music Archive. Posted 28 April 2021. Blog post.

Barclay, Katie. “The sound of politics in early nineteenth-century Ireland.” Journal of British studies 60, no. 2 (2021): 389–402. Online article.

Berry, Paddy. Wexford ballads: collected by Paddy Berry [Reprint]. Wexford: Foillsitheoirí Cois Sláine, 2021. 264 pp. (pbk).

Chadwick, Simon. “Tradition, lineage and revival.” Harp perspectives (April 2021). Online article.

Cusack, Joanne. “PhD vignette. Changes in society and scene: an examination of the role of women performers in commercial Irish traditional music.”Spéis: bulletin of the International Council for Traditional Music Ireland (2020–2021): 24–29. Online journal.

de Barra, Éamonn. “An fhliúit sin … sa traidisiún seo? Mír ghearr: an fheadóg mhór i gceol traidisiúnta na Éireann.” Spéis: bulletin of the International Council for Traditional Music Ireland (2020–2021): 19–21. Online journal.

Doherty, Laurence. “Damien O’Kane: from Bannside to Barnsley — an eventful journey.” The living tradition 139 (2021): 17–20.

Falconer, Alex. “Willie O’ Winsbury.” The living tradition 139 (2021): 29–30.

Farrell, Daoirí, and Grace Toland, ed. “Daoirí Farrell.” Irish Traditional Music Archive. Posted 21 April 2021. Blog post.

Haines, Simon. “Gatehouse: Roscommon roots.” The living tradition 139 (2021): 38–40.

Harkin, Treasa. “Andrea Palandri performs Pádraig O’Keeffe tunes for World Fiddle Day 2021.” Irish Traditional Music Archive. Posted 20 May 2021. Blog post.

Harkin, Treasa. “Compositions by Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh.” Irish Traditional Music Archive. Posted 27 April 2021. Blog post.

Hurrell, Nancy. “Origins of the modern Irish harp: John Egan and James McFall.” Harp perspectives (May 2021). Online article.

Kelly, Colm. “Broadband at 100MB/s – The speed of the sound of loneliness.” Spéis: bulletin of the International Council for Traditional Music Ireland  (2020–2021): 30–32. Online journal.

Loughran, Darren. “Traditional Irish classical guitar?” Irish Traditional Music Archive. Posted 20 April 2021. Blog post.

Mac Aoidh, Caoimhín. “The hidden note: Ireland Geronimo.” Fiddler magazine 28, no. 2 (2021): 40–41.

Mac Aoidh, Caoimhín. “The Caoimhín Mac Aoidh Pádraig O’Keeffe Project.” Irish Traditional Music Archive. Posted 20 May 2021. Blog post.

Mangaoang, Áine, John O'Flynn, and Lonán Ó Briain, eds. Made in Ireland: studies in popular music. New York and London: Routledge, 2021. ISBN 9781138336025 (hbk).

Contents include:

  • Adrian Scahill. “‘… practically rock stars now’: changing relations between traditional and popular music in the post-revival tradition.”
  • Síle Denvir. “Communal voices: the songs of Tom a’ tSeoighe and Ciarán Ó Fátharta.
  • Tríona Ní Shíocháin. “The politics of sound: modernity and post-colonial identity in Irish language popular song.”

Mawade Sylla, Pape, and Bassirou Kandji. “Folk music in the English and Irish literary traditions.” Inter-textual 3 (2020). Online article.

Merta, Matt. “Tom Morley: wide world of fiddling.” Fiddler magazine 28, no. 2 (2021): 20–21.

Minot, Judy. Best practice: inspiration and ideas for traditional musicians. New Jersey: TradBridge Press, 2021. 250 pp. ISBN 9780578870441 (pbk).

Murphy, Pat. Last night’s fun: set, céilí & social dancing. [S.l.]: Pat Murphy, 2021. 224 pp. (pbk).

O'Driscoll, Ronan. Chief O'Neill: a novel. Cork: Somerville Press, 2021. 286, [i] pp. ISBN 9781838254407 (pbk).

Rossow, Stacie Lee. “The choral music of Irish composer Michael McGlynn.” PhD thesis, University of Miami, 2010. Online thesis.

Sapkota, Sheila. “Honoria Tomkins Galwey: my musical Irish aunt (1830–1925).” The living tradition 139 (2021): 44–46.

Smyth, Gerry. Music and sound in the life and literature of James Joyce. [Liverpool]: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021. xvi+268 pp. ISBN 9783030612054 (hbk).

The living tradition. Obituary of Joe Burke. The living tradition 138 (2021): 10.

Woods, Fergus. Obituary of Geordie McAdam. The living tradition 139 (2021): 10–11.


Collection of Fleadh programmes dating from 1988–2019. Donated by Mick O'Connor.

Video recordings made for 2nd edition of A selection of Irish traditional step dances, 2018. Donated by Michael Tubridy.

Music typescripts of the Goodman manuscripts created using a music typewriter by Janice Murphy for Breandán Breathnach, 1980s. Donated by Lisa Shields.

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: Anne Bailie & Danny Diamond, Belfast TradFest, Yvonne Casey, Cathal Caulfield, Inishowen Traditional Music Project, Tony Kearns, Darren Loughran, Joe and Mary McGuiggan, Terry Moylan, Saileog Ní Cheannabháin, Mairéad Ni Mhaonaigh, NYAH Traditional Music Festival, Richie Piggott, Fr. John Quinn, Rosie Stewart, Kozo Toyota, Mary Vanorny and Zodomo.