Recent Publications & Acquisitions, November 2022

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

Davy Gunn Bodhran
Bodhrán made by Davy Gunn, Listowel, Co. Kerry, 1980s. Donated to ITMA by Mike Harding

Commercial Sound Recordings

Carty, John (banjo, fiddle and flute) and Michael McGoldrick (uilleann pipes, flute, bodhrán, snare, low whistle). At our leisure. Racket Records RR016, 2022. 1 CD + digital download

Comerford, Sam (tenor saxophone). Free air and dance tunes. Comerford, 2022. Digital download.

Davitt, Michael (singing in English). Songs from the fireside. Michael Davitt, 2012. 1 CD.

Doyle, Donnacha (uilleann pipes). Out on the ocean. Donnacha Doyle, 2022. 1 CD.

Doyle, Donnacha (uilleann pipes). Through the mountain woods. Donnacha Doyle, 2022. 1 CD.

Fleming, Pat (accordion). Live music from Sliabh Luachra. Sliabh Luachra, 2022. 1 CD.

Gavin, Frankie (fiddle) and Catherine McHugh (piano). Port Eireann. Frankie Gavin, 2022. 1 CD + digital download.

Hanly, Mick (singing in English, singing in Irish, guitar and dulcimer) and Mícheál Ó Domhnaill, (singing in English, singing in Irish, guitar). Celtic folkweave (Remaster [of 1974 album]). Tara, 2022. 1 CD.

McGinley, Ruth (piano) and Neil Martin (cello). Aura. Peermusic, RMGNMCD001, 2022. 1 CD + digital download.

McNamara, Brian (uilleann pipes). Portrait of a piper. Drumlin Records, BMNCD03, 2022. 1 CD.

McNamara, John ‘Twin’ (singing in English, singing in Irish). Oileán m’aislingí: island of my dreams. Achill Tourism, 2022. 2 CDs.

Nic Amhlaoibh, Muireann (singing in English, singing in Irish) and Irish Chamber Orchestra (various instruments). Róisín reimagined. MNicA/DOC/KAF/ICO, 2022. LP 2 Discs.

Ó Ceannabháin, Eoghan (singing in English, singing in Irish, various instruments). The deepest breath. Ó Ceannabháin, 2022. 1 CD + digital download.

Ó Meachair, Diarmuid (accordion, melodeon). Siúl na slí. Raelach Records, RR020. 1 CD.

The Clare Céilí Band (instrumental music). Seoda céilí. The Clare Céilí Band, 2022. 1 CD.

The Mary Wallopers (singing in English, instrumental music). The Mary Wallopers. The Mary Wallopers, BCRCD001, 2022. 1 CD.

Racket Records, various (instrumental music and singing in English). Racket Records 25 years celebration compilation: a selection of music from Racket Records 1997-2022. Racket Records RR017, 2022. 1 CD + digital download.

Warnock, Jack (guitar, singing in English, singing in Irish). Le solas faoithine. Warnock, 2022. 1 CD + digital download.

Printed Materials

Arts Council of Ireland. Critical Voices = Guthanna Criticiúla. [Dublin]: Arts Council of Ireland, 2022. Online report.

Barnard, Toby. Review of Clóliosta: printing in the Irish language 15711871: an attempt at narrative bibliography, by Richard Sharpe and Mícheál Hoyne. (Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 2022). Eighteenth-Century Ireland 37 (2022): 192–194.

Brady, Paul. Crazy dreams. Newbridge: Merrion Press, 2022. viii + 336 pp. ISBN 9781785374296 (hbk).

Britton, Barry. Barry Britton posters. Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal: Barry Britton, 2018. [200] pp. ISBN 9780954660581 (hbk).

Caldwell, Conor, Moyra Haslett, and Lillis Ó Laoire, eds. Oxford handbook of Irish song, 1100–1850. London: Oxford University Press, 2021. ISBN 9780190859701 (online) [new chapters added in November 2022].

  • Ciara Conway. "Irish theatrical song in the eighteenth century."
  • Micheál Ó Mainnín. "Poetry and performance in the Gaelic world, c.1200–c.1650."
  • Miriam Uí Dhonnabháin. "A study of the agallaimh tradition: two Munster agallaimh (dialogue songs) collected by James Goodman."

Chandler, Carla. 1100 Irish tunes by eye and by ear. Reno: By Eye and By Ear Books, 2022. ISBN 9798986940106. Online book.

Commins, Verena Dr. Review of The Forde collection: Irish traditional music from the Forde manuscripts (Dublin: ITMA, 2021). Sound post 20, no. 3 (2022). Online article.

Cuny, Lara. The history of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland 19432016: between the state and the arts. Switzerland: Palgrave MacMillan, 2022. xi+307 pp. ISBN 9783031134081 (hbk).

de Mórdha, Dáithí. Radio na Gaeltachta: cultúr & pobal. An Spidéal, Co. na Gaillimhe: Cló Iar- Chonnacht, 2022. 416 pp. ISBN 9781784442392 (pbk).

Fogarty, Phillip, Tiber Falzett, and Lillis Ó Laoire, eds. Dhá legan déag: léargais nua ar an sean-nós. . An Spidéal, Co. na Gaillimhe: Cló Iar- Chonnacht, 2022. 404 pp. ISBN 9781784442378 (pbk).

Harkin, Treasa, ed. “Saothar: new compositions for the tradition.” Irish Traditional Music Archive. Posted 30 October 2022. Blog post.

Hoban, John. Sound men and women: yarn, musings, fierce wit. Westport: John Hoban, 2022. 181 pp. ISBN 9781739210304 (pbk).

Joint Committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport and Media. “Joint Committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport and Media: a safe and respectful working environment in the arts.” Dublin: Houses of the Oireachtas, 2022. Online report.

Kennedy, David. “Assimilation and non-assimilation: traditional Irish music and the travelling community.” MA thesis, Mary Immaculate College, 2022.

Kennedy, Michael. Review of Ireland and Argentina in the twentieth century: diaspora, diplomacy, dictatorship, Catholic mission and The Falklands crisis, by Dermot Keogh. (Cork: Cork University Press, 2022). History Ireland 30, no. 6 (2022): 60–61.

Lemaitre, Gwendoline. “Des archives de la musique à Dublin: découvrir le compositeur à travers ses partitions.” L'école Des Chartes. Posted 17 October 2022. Blog post.

Lemaitre, Gwendoline. “Derek Bell's receipt: discovering the composer behind the mystic harp.” Irish Traditional Music Archive. Posted 14 October 2022. Blog post.

Mac Gabhann, Antóin. Ceol agus spraoi: traditional music and cultural life in Mullahoran. Dublin: Antóin Mac Gabhann, 2022. ISBN 9781399933667 (hbk + 1 CD).

McIntyre, Thérese. "'No maid in history's pages' : the female rebel hero in the Irish ballad tradition," In Thirsty work and other legacies of folk song ed. Steve Roud and David Atkinson, 210-228. London, The Ballad Partners, 2022. ISBN 9781916142459 (pbk).

Motherway, Susan, and John O’Connell, eds. Staged folklore: The National Folk Theatre of Ireland 1968 –1998. Cork: Cork University Press, 2022. xviii + 299 pp. ISBN 9781782053310 (hbk). [Includes references to Irish music and dance]

Moulden, John, and Grace Toland, eds. “Robin Morton: an appreciation.Irish Traditional Music Archive. Posted 1 October 2022. Blog post.

Murtagh, Kate Sheridan, and Fionnuala Maxwell. Brian O’Lynn: a rare Irish gentleman. Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim: The Guggering Bag, 2022. [30] pp. ISBN 9781739149604 (hbk).

Neely, Daniel. “‘Cry of a people gone' is brilliant, amazing and substantial” [Review of Cry of a people Gone: Irish musicians in Chicago 1920-2020, by Richie Piggott] (St Charles: Richie Piggott, 2022). The Irish Echo, 25 October 2022. Online article

Neely, Daniel. "Ennis was Lomax's entrée in Ireland" [Review of The New Demesne: Field Recordings made by Alan Lomax in Ireland, 1951, edited by Nicholas Carolan] (Dublin: ITMA, 2021). The Irish echo, 1 November 2022. Online article.

O’Donnell, Mary Louise. “Edward Bunting: the Dublin years (1819–43).” Harp perspectives (October 2022). Online article.

“Recent and forthcoming music books (September 2022).” The journal of music. Posted 27 September 2022. Online article. [Includes reviews of The Irish harper from Máire Ní Chathasaigh, Beauty an oileáin: music & song of the Blasket Islands from Claddagh Records, The Jackie Daly collection, Crazy dreams by Paul Brady, The road to Riverdance by Bill Whelan]

Piggott, Richie. Cry of the people: Irish musicians in Chicago 1920-2020. St. Charles: Cnocanglas Productions, 2022. xiv+410 pp. ISBN 9780578287874 (pbk).

Reilly, Paddy, and Tom Gilmore. Paddy Reilly: from The fields of Athenry to The Dubliners and beyond. Dublin: The O’Brien Press, 2022. 187 pp. ISBN 9781788493680 (hbk).

Scahill, Adrian. “Between what was and what might be” [Review of Crazy dreams, by Paul Brady] (Newbridge: Merrion Press, 2022). The journal of music. Posted 23 November 2022. Online article.

Toland, Grace, ed. “Edward bunting digital harp collection.” Irish Traditional Music Archive. Posted 30 October 2022. Blog post.

uí Ógáin, Ríonach, and Treasa Harkin, ed. “I gcuimhne ar Shéamus Mac Aonghusa: in memory of Séamus Ennis.” Irish Traditional Music Archive. Posted 5 October 2022. Blog post.

Whelan, Bill. The road to Riverdance. Dublin: The Lilliput Press, 2022. 240 pp. ISBN 9781843518525 (hbk).

Zepf, Juliana, and Samantha Brandal. “Rehousing the Breandán Breathnach reel‑to‑reel collection.” Irish Traditional Music Archive. Posted 30 October 2022. Blog post.


Various (dance), Bernard's Summer School 2022. Bernards, 2022. 1 DVD


The Dan Liddy Collection. Approximately 700 78 rpm discs. Recorded primarily in Ireland and the United States of America, 1910s–1940s. Donated by Dan Liddy

Cullinane Archive Collection. Fourth & fifth transfer of an extensive multimedia collection relating to Irish dance. Deposit by An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha per Dr John Cullinane.

Two music manuscripts given to Kathleen Mulholland by her music teacher Michael J. Gorman (1895-1970), Sligo, 1930s. Loaned for digitisation by Frank Carter.

Thirty colour and black & white photographs relating to Paddy Fahey, 1950s–2000s. Loaned for digitisation by John Fahey.

Bodhrán made by Davy Gunn, Listowel, Co. Kerry, 1980s. Donated by Mike Harding.

Two watercolour paintings attributed to George Petrie (1790–1866): "Co. Wicklow, River Landscape" & "The Lakes of Killarney". Purchased at auction, November, 2022.

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: Bernards Dance School, Henry Cox, Edward Devery, Des Gallagher, Orla Henihan, Laoise Kelly, David Kennedy, Peter Laban, Antóin Mac Gabhann, Erin McGeown, Brian MacMahon, Neil Martin, Fionnuala Maxwell, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Nuala Ní Chanainn, Na Píobairí Uilleann, Diarmuid Ó Meachair, Fr John Quinn, Kate Sheridan Murtagh and Lisa Shields.