Recent Publications & Acquisitions, November 2021

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

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Detail from Brenda Castles' new album The light side of the tune

Commercial Sound Recordings

Broadhead, Grace (fiddle), and Ben Williamson (bouzouki). Tipping the scales. Broadhead, 2021. 1 CD + digital download.

Carberry, Angelina (banjo), and Dan Brouder (accordion). Back in time. Carberry & Brouder, 2021. 1 CD.

Castles, Brenda (concertina). The light side of the tune. Castles, 2021. Digital download.

Chieftains, The, (instrumental music, singing in English, singing in Irish). Chronicles: 60 years of The Chieftains. Claddagh Records, 2021. 2 CDs.

Clarke-Coyne, Terry (whistle). Whistle walks. Clarke-Coyne, 2021. 1 CD + digital download.

Connolly, Aidan (fiddle). The Portland bow. Raelach Records RR019, 2021. 1 CD.

Eyers, Tony (harmonica). O’Carolan’s harmonica. Eyers, 2021. Digital download.

Good Morning to your Nightcap (instrumental music, singing in English, singing in Irish). Stirred and waked anew. Good Morning to your Nightcap, 2021. 1 CD.

Ghriallais, Sarah (singing in Irish) and Johnny Óg Connolly (accordion). Idir dhá sháile: amhráin ar an sean nós. Gael Linn CEFCD128, 2021. 1 CD. Vocal tracks originally recorded in 1987.

Healy, Treasa (singing in Irish). Gol agus gáire na mban = The heartbreak and the joy of women. Healy, 2021. 1 CD.

INòR Project (fiddle, instrumental music). INòR Project. INòR, 2021. 1 CD + digital download.

Keane, Jimmy ‘Horse’ (singing in Irish), and Jimmy Keane (accordion). Horse. Keane, 2021. 1 USB stick.

Kelly, Liam (flute), and Kevin Brehony (keyboards). ‘At home with McKenna’. The John McKenna Traditional Music Society, 2021. 1 CD + digital download.

Lyons, Aisling (harp). Aistear. Lyons, 2021. 1 CD.

McGoldrick, Mike (flute, tin whistle, uilleann pipes, bodhran, guitar percussion), John McCusker (fiddle, tin whistle, harmonium, accordion) and John Doyle (singing in English, guitar, bouzouki, mandola). The reed that bends in the storm. Under One Sky Records, 2020 UOSR007, 2020. I CD.

McGrory, Deirdre (singing in Irish, singing in English, whistle), and Ella McGrory (keyboards). Loinnir. McGrory, 2021. 1 CD + digital download.

McGuire, Séamus (viola, fiddle), and Steve Cooney (guitar). An Irish viola = Vióla Gaelach. Séamus McGuire SMCGCD2021, 2021. 1 CD.

Ní Bheaglaoich, Méabh (singing in Irish). Mise le meas: yours sincerely. Ní Bheaglaoich, 2021. 1 CD.

O’Brien, Diarmuid (fiddle), and Donal O’Sullivan (flute). Abroad in the back kitchen: traditional Irish fiddle and flute music from West Limerick. Diarmuid O’Brien and Donal O’Sullivan DOB2021, 2021. 1 CD.

O'Hagan, Aaron (uilleann pipes), and Luke Ward (bouzouki). From the devil’s punchbowl. Aaron O'Hagan & Luke Ward, 2021. 1 CD.

O’Leary, Caitríona (singing in English), and various artists (instrumental music). Strange wonders: the Wexford carols. Vol. 2. Heresy Records, 2021. 1 CD.

Ourceau, Patrick (fiddle). Live at Mona’s. Ourceau, 2021 (2004). 1 digital download. Digital download re-issue of 2004 CD.

Polca an Rí (instrumental music). From Sliabh Moscó to Cathair Pheadair. Polca an Rí, 2021. 1 CD.

Quigney, Anthony (flute). Breath-taking. Quigney, 2021. 1 CD.

Sickmann, Olaf (tin whistle). New Irish tin whistle tunes. Timezone Records TZ2027, 2020. 1 CD.

Sickmann, Olaf (tin whistle). New Irish tin whistle tunes 2. Timezone Records TZ2155, 2021. 1 CD.

Various (singing in English, instrumental music). Fire Draw Near: an anthology of Irish traditional song and music. River Lea Recordings RLR012CD, 2021. 1 CD + 1 vinyl LP + digital download.

Various (instrumental music). Taisce luachmhar = Valuable treasure: the piping album. Na Píobairí Uilleann NPUCD024, 2021. 1 CD.

Printed Materials

Accardi, Dan. “Irish fiddling with Dan Accardi: in memory of Jimmy Devine.” Fiddler magazine 28, no. 3 (2021): 38–40.

Bourke, Cormac. The early medieval hand-bells of Ireland and Britain. [Dublin]: National Gallery of Ireland, 2021. x + 708 pp. ISBN 9780901777881 (hbk).

Bowers, Shauna. “Cobblestone: Pub owner ‘eternally grateful’ as redevelopment plan refused.” The Irish Times, 29 November 2021. Online article.

Blankenhorn, Virginia. “Joe Heaney and his tradition.” Academia (October 2021). Online article.

Connor, Dyane. “Permission refused for hotel near Cobblestone pub.” RTE, 29 November 2021. Online article.

Cullen, Catherine Ann. “A ‘dark man’ of Dublin songs: finding Joseph Sadler.” Irish Traditional Music Archive. Posted 29 October 2021. Blog post.

Daly, Jackie, and Treasa Harkin, ed. “Compositions by Jackie Daly.” Irish Traditional Music Archive. Posted 22 October 2021. Blog post.

Dooley, Terence, Mary Ann Lyons, and Salvador Ryan. The historian as detective: uncovering Irish pasts: essays in honour of Raymond Gillespie. [Dublin]: Four Courts Press, 2021. 316 pp. ISBN 9781846829994 (hbk).

Egan, Patrick. “Exploring ethnography and digital visualisation: a study of musical practice through the contextualisation of music related projects from the Seán Ó Riada Collection.” PhD thesis, University College Cork, 2019. Online thesis.

Frampton, George. “Marianne McAleer: I could sing before I could talk!” The living tradition 141 (2021–2022): 40–42.

Graebe, Martin, ed. The forgotten songs of the Upper Thames: folk songs from the Alfred Williams collection. London: The Ballad Partners, 2021. xxiv + 313 pp. ISBN 9781916142435 (pbk).

Hayes, Martin. Shared notes: a musical journey. Dublin: Transworld Ireland, 2021. ISBN 9781848272644 (pbk).

Heywood, Fiona. “Cara grounded.” The living tradition 141 (2021–2022): 22–23.

Johansson, Mats. “Improvisation in traditional music: learning practices and principles.” Music education research 23, no. 5 (2021). Online article.

Lamb, BJ. “Old and new: musical characteristics and effects of the Irish folk music movement of the twentieth century.” PhD thesis, University of Tasmania, 2021. Online thesis.
Lambert, Aileen. The frog and the mouse: traditional Irish songs for children. Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford: Aileen Lambert, 2021. 44 pp. ISBN 9781739840303 (pbk).

Mac Amhlaoibh, Feargal. “My regards to the guardian of generosity.” Harp perspectives (November 2021). Online article.

Mac Aoidh, Caoimhín. “The hidden note: confession.” Fiddler magazine 28, no. 3 (2021): 36–38.

Meneely, Janie. “Rolling with The Hunch.” The living tradition 141 (2021–2022): 22–23.

McElvogue, Tom. Selected compositions and arrangements for string quartet: dedicated to the memory of Máirtín Ó Muirí (19682017). [S.l.]: [The Arts Council], 2021. 61 pp. (pbk + 1 CD).

Millar, Stephen R., and Evropi Chatzipanagiotidou. “From Belfast to the Somme (and back again): loyalist paramilitaries, political song, and reverberations of violence.” Ethnomusicology forum 30, no. 2 (2021): 246–266.

Moulden, John. Obituary of Robin Morton. The living tradition 141 (2021–2022): 8–10.

Moylan, Terry, ed. The legacy: the poems and songs of James Connelly, Dublin: The Labour Party, 2021. x+58 pp. ISBN 9781399910415 (pbk).

Mulvey, Michael Bernard. “’Digging for gold’: Irish builders in post-war London: historical representations and realities.” PhD thesis, Maynooth University, 2021.

Murphy, Dr Ciara L., Dr Brenda Donohue, and Conall Ó Duibhir. Speak up: a call for change towards creating a safe and respectful working environment for the arts. Dublin: Irish Theatre Institute, 2021. Online report.

Ní Ghráda, Máire. “Domhnall Ó Máirtín Collection at ITMA.” Irish Traditional Music Archive. Posted 8 November 2021. Blog post.

O’Carroll, Lisa. “Dublin’s famous music pub The Cobblestone saved from developers.” The Guardian, 29 November 2021. Online article.

Ó Crónín, Dáibhí, ed. The songs of Elizabeth Cronin, Irish traditional singer: the complete song collection. 2nd revised enlarged ed. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2021. 354 pp. ISBN 9781846828690 (pbk + 2 CDs).

O’Donnell, Mary Louise. “The infant lyra: an Irish musical prodigy.” Harp perspectives (October 2021). Online article.

O'Hara, Aidan. “Delia Murphy: legend of Irish folk music.” History Ireland 29, no. 6 (2021): 44–48.

Oxford Handbooks Online series. Chapters of the forthcoming Oxford University Press volume Oxford handbook of Irish song, 1100–1850 were made available to users of subscribing libraries to Oxford Handbooks Online in November 2021. More will be made available early in the new year. Those posted to date are:

Blankenhorn, Virginia, ‘Irish song and the idea of tradition'

Burke, Helen, 'Robert Owenson’s macaronic song repertoire and the Dublin theatre audience of the late 18th century'

Carpenter, Andrew, ‘Swift and song’

Coolahan, Marie-Louise, & Wes Hamrick, '“Their lamentable hone”: Irish women’s funerary song in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries'

Cooper, David, ‘George Petrie (1790-1866) as a collector of Irish song’

Earls, Brian, ‘William Carleton, Irish song and the art of keening’

Kelly, Fergus, ‘Vocal music in medieval Ireland: the textual and linguistic evidence’

Moulden, John, ‘“The best English-Irish poetry before Yeats”: late eighteenth-century Irish songs in English’

Murphy, Estelle, ‘Ceremonial song in eighteenth-century Dublin: Cousser’s and Dubourg’s odes and serenatas’

Nic Lochlainn, Sorcha, ‘“Out of a reverie, and as if giving unconscious expression to a deep internal feeling”: women’s clothmaking songs in Gaelic tradition’

Ní Mhunghaile, Lesa, ‘“Master pieces of their kind”: the eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century reception of the songs of Carolan’

Ní Shíocháin, Tríona, ‘Fearless song: Máire Bhuí Ní Laeire (1774–c.1848)’

Ó Gealbháin, Ciarán, 'Song transmission in Munster, 1700–1850’

Peoples, Siobhan, and Treasa Harkin, ed. “Compositions by Siobhán Peoples.” Irish Traditional Music Archive. Posted 25 November 2021. Blog post.

Shea, Mara. “The tune sleuth: Lough Erne: of fiddlers, ghosts, and ancient stones.” Fiddler magazine 28, no. 3 (2021): 33–36.

TG4. TG4 @ 25: 19962021. [S.l.]: Cló Iar-Chonnacht, 2021. 255 pp. ISBN 9781784442262 (hbk).

The living tradition. Obituary of Tony MacMahon. The living tradition 141 (2021–2022): 11.

The living tradition. Obituary of Paddy Moloney. The living tradition 141 (2021–2022): 12.

Waltham, John. Review of Geordie Hanna: the man and the songs, by Martin J McGuinness (Tyrone: Geordie Hanna Traditional Singing Society, 2021). The living tradition 141 (2021–2022): 63–64.


Various (singing in English). I have spent it in good company. Howth Singing Circle, 2021. 1 DVD


Original Irish music posters from the 1970s, 1980s. Donated by Paddy Glackin.

Copy of a handwritten music and song manuscript compiled from local musicians by Andrew Mac Intyre in Co. Donegal, 1920s–1940s. Donated by Eamon Mac Intyre.

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

Digital copies of interviews recorded by Dr John Cullinane, 1980s–2010s. Donated by Dr Mats Melin.

Three podcast interviews relating to Dr John Cullinane and Irish dance recorded by Richard Tew, 2020s. Donated by Richard Tew.

94 slides and three colour photographs taken by David Schofield for various Irish and Scottish music magazines, 1999–2000. Donated by David Schofield.

Collection of original and digital photographs taken by Terry Moylan, 1970s–1990s. Donated by Terry Moylan.

Tony MacMahon Collection. Commercial & non-commercial sound recordings, books, journals etc. Donated by the MacMahon Family.

Additional reels, cassettes, photographs and ephemera from an extensive collection created by Tom Davis. Donated by Eleanor Davis.

3 reel-to-reel tapes and 4 photographs featuring recordings of the 1958 All-Ireland Fiddle Champion, Seán McLaughlin, from Armoy, Co. Armagh. Donated by Alphie Lonergan.

2 reel-to-reel tapes, 2 DATs and 2 MiniDVs featuring Irish language song. Donated by Cormac Ó hAodha.

Digital audio files featuring 1960s recordings of songs from Paddy O'Neill and family, Killucan, Co. Westmeath. Donated by Emma Laffey.

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: Terry Clarke-Coyne, Howth Singing Circle, Jimmy Keane, Peter Laban, Aileen Lambert, Tom McElvogue, Séamus McGuire, Siobhán Peoples, Fr John Quinn and Steve Roud.