Recent Publications & Acquisitions, September 2020

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

Rpa Sept 2020
Cover of Oidhreacht Eochaille = The heritage of Youghal / Ceolta Sí

Commercial Sound Recordings

Anakronos (instrumental music). The red book of Ossory. Heresy Records Heresy 025, 2020. 1 CD.

Atlas (instrumental music). The joyous waltz. Atlas, 2020. Digital download

Bays, Randal (fiddle) and Frank Kelly (guitar). Up the west: Irish fiddle tunes vintage and new. Randal Bays FG0460, 2020. 1 CD.

Branwen [= Branwen Kavanagh], (singing in English, guitar, banjo, harmonium). Hunted and haunted. Branwen, 2019. Digital download.

Carty, John & Carty, James (fiddle). The wavy bow collection. Racket Records RR015, 2020. 1 CD.

Ceolta Sí (instrumental group). Oidhreacht Eochaille = The heritage of Youghal. Brú na Sí BnaS001, 2020. 1 CD.

Clannad (singing in Irish, singing in English, instrumental music). In a lifetime. BMG BMGCAT427DCD, 2020. 2 CDs.

Clannad (singing in Irish, singing in English, instrumental music). The real…Clannad. Sony Music Entertainment 19075899372, 2018. 3 CDs.

Clare Céilí Band, The (instrumental group). Turas ceoil. Clare Céilí Band, 2020. 1 CD.

Clew Bay Pipe Band (instrumental group). Pipe versity live. Clew Bay Pipe Band, [2018]. 1 CD.

Donaghy, Maura (singing in English). My Lagan love. Connoisseur Records CRCD3086, 2020. 1 CD.

Doyle, John (singing in English, guitar, mandola, mandolin, bodhrán, fiddle, bouzouki, harmonium). The path of stonesCompass Records 74739/2, 2020. 1 CD

Fielding, Marie (fiddle). The spectrum project. Marie Fielding RUMCD04, 2020. 1 CD + digital download.

Haar, The (singing in English, singing in Irish, instrumental music). The Haar. Wyastone Estate NI6404, 2020. 1 CD. 

Harris, Hannah (singing in English, fiddle). Tea for tunes. Hannah Harris, 2020. Digital download.

Inis Fail (instrumental group, singing in English). Will you come home with me? Inis Fail AMCD 0014, 2019. 1 CD.

Killalea, Pat (instrumental music). Thanks to Turlough: Carolan music. Pat Killalea PatKillaleaCD01, 2019. 2 CDs.

Larkin, David (singing in English, instrumental music). David Larkin sings Percy French: with a toot on the flute and a twiddle on the fiddle!!! Larkin’s Beehive, 2020. 1 CD.

Mulrooney, Tina (instrumental music). Celtic notes: enchanting Irish instrumentals. Tina Mulrooney, 2012. 1 CD.

Munnelly, David (button accordion). Aonair. David Munnelly ; Appel Rekords, 2018. 1 CD

O’Donnell, Joe (instrumental music). Gael’s vision. Joe O’Donnell ; Celtic Arts P&Q003, 2017. 1 CD.

O’Dowd, Seamie (instrumental music). Live at the Hawk’s Well. Seamie O’Dowd SODCD3, 2019. 1 CD.

Ó hÉadhra, Brian (singing in Scottish Gaelic, singing in Irish) and Fiona Mackenzie

(singing in Scottish Gaelic and singing in Irish). Tuath: songs from the Northlands. Naxos NXW761162, 2020. 1 CD.

O’Sullivan, Jimmy (accordion) and Breda Kinane (piano). The mountain top. Jimmy O’Sullivan & Breda Kinane, 2008. 1 CD.

O’Sullivan, Philip. Philip O'Sullivan: 1913-2000. A collection of home recordings. Philip O’Sullivan. 2 CDs.

One for the Foxes (singing in English, instrumental music). Take a look around. One for the Foxes OFTF001, 2020. 1 CD.

Périer, Lucie (flute) and Orwin Hébert (fiddle). Apples in winter. Lucie Périer, 2019. 1 CD and digital download.

Périer, Lucie (flute) and Her Big (Hus)Band (instrumental music). Irish music on flute, box and banjo. Lucie Périer  2019. 1 CD and digital download.

Pomplas, Jayne (fiddle). Lost and found. Jayne Pomplas, 2020. Digital download.

Shaskeen (instrumental group, singing in English, singing in Irish). Live and kicking: caoga bliain ag déanamh ceoil. Shaskeen CDFA3516/7, 2020. 2 CDs.

Stockton’s Wing (singing in English, instrumental music). Beautiful affair: a Stockton’s Wing retrospective. Tara Music 0859760, 2020. 2 CDs.

Various (singing in English, instrumental music). John F. Larchet: complete songs and airs. Champs Hill Records CHRCD151, 2020. 1 CD.      

Various (instrumental music). Scullys Fest: festival CD 2020. Scullys Fest, 2020. 1 CD

Various (instrumental music). The snowy hill. Snappin' Bug Records 2019. Digital download

Various. Sunshine: rare and wonderful recordings 1922-1949. Oldtime Records OTR 108, 2018. 1 CD.

Ward Morrow, Roisin (singing in English, fiddle), featuring Oisín McCann (guitar). The road to Clady (live). Roisin Ward Morrow, 2020. Digital download

Warfield, Fintan (singing in English). Step it out Mary. Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe Tones, 2019. 1 CD.

West Ocean String Quartet, The. Atlantic edge. The West Ocean String Quartet WORCD104, 2019. 1 CD.

Wilderness Yet, The (instrumental group, singing in English). The Wilderness Yet. The Wilderness Yet, 2020. Digital download.

Wilkinson, Desi (flute). Two for joy! Desi Wilkinson, 2020. 1 CD.

Printed Materials

Ali-MacLachlan, Islah, Edmund Hunt and Alastair Jamieson. “Player recognition for traditional Irish flute recordings using K-nearest neighbour classification.” Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Timbre, Thessaloniki 3–4 September 2020. Thessaloniki: Timber, 2020. Online article.

An Góilín. Those who suffer write the songs.  Virtual traditional singing tour 2020: a celebration of traditional singing legacy of Frank Harte (19332005). Dublin: An Góilin, 2020. 35 pp. (pbk).

Braman, Samantha Jane. “Transmutations of fiddle music: tracing folk melodies to their roots.” BA thesis, Whitman College, 2020. Online thesis.

Cahalan, R., P. O'Sullivan, H. Purtill, N. Bargary, O. Ní Bhriain and K. O'Sullivan. “Inability to perform because of pain/injury in elite adult Irish dance: a prospective investigation of contributing factors.” Scandinavian journal of medicine and science in sports 26, no. 6 (2016): 694–702. Online article.

Cahalane, Sophie. “The pull and push of the piano accordion: a history of the piano accordion in Ireland.” MA thesis, Maynooth University, 2020.

Cawley, Jessica. SOAS studies in music.  Becoming an Irish traditional musician: learning and embodying musical culture. Oxfordshire and New York: Routledge, 2021. xi+249 pp. ISBN 9780367429997 (hbk).

Challis, Jasmine, Róisín Cahalan, Phil Jakeman, Orfhlaith Ní Bhriain, Linda Cronin and Sue Reeves. “Dietary intake, body composition, and nutrition knowledge of Irish dancers.” Journal of dance medicine & science, 24, no. 3 (2020): 105–112. Online article.

Clifford, Billy. “My life and music.” Sliabh Luachra: journal of Cumann Luachra 1, no. 3 (2008): 103–108.

Cronin, Bart. “Haute cuisine at the ‘butcher’s’ lot and the roving house in Knocknageeha.” Sliabh Luachra: journal of Cumann Luachra 1, no. 3 (2008): 55–60.

Curtis, Maurice. Songs and strings: an odyssey through music. [Dublin]: Orpen Press, 2020. 232 pp. ISBN 9781786051103 (pbk).

de Toro Santos, Antonio Raúl. Words and music in Irish literature. London: Francis Boutle Publishers, 2017. 210 pp. ISBN 9781999903763 (pbk).

Diamond, Dermy. “Andy Dickson: a tribute.” Irish Traditional Music Archive. Posted 31 August 2020. Blog post.

Donnelly, Seán. “Masquerading as pipers, Irish and Scottish, 1770–1825.” Chanter: the journal of the Bagpipe Society 34, no. 3 (2020): 7–10.

Egan, Malachy Bernard. “A new model: Seán Ó Riada, Ceoltóirí Cualann and Irish traditional music.” PhD thesis, NUI Galway, 2020. Online thesis.

Falc’her-Poyroux, Erick. “The Great Irish Famine in songs.” Revue Française de Civilisation Britannique = French journal of British studies, XIX-2 (2014): 157–172. Online article.

Farrell, Kevin. “‘If I should fall from grace with God’: the Joycean punk of The Pogues.” New Hibernia review = Iris Éireannach nua 24, no. 2 (2020): 150–160.

Graydon, Philip. Review of Rebellious ferment: a Dublin musical memoir and diary by Brian Boydell (Cork: Atrium, 2018) Notes: the quarterly journal of the Music Library Association 77, no. 1 (2020): 120-123. Online article.

Harkin, Treasa. “Mapping the tunes: a journey through placenames in Irish music.” Irish Traditional Music Archive. Posted 7 August 2020. Blog post.

Kirk, John, Michael Brown and Andrew Noble, eds. Cultures of radicalism in Britain and Ireland. London and New York: Routledge Taylor & Francis, 2016. xi+243 pp. ISBN 9781848933446 (hbk).

Klein, Axel. “Music for MacSwiney.” History Ireland 28, no. 5 (2020): 32–34.

Lighter, Jonathan. Occasional papers in folklore.  Number one.  “The best antiwar song ever written.” New Jersey: Loomis House Press, 2012. 71 pp. ISBN 9781935243892 (pbk). [Johnny I hardly knew ya]

Mollenhauer, Jeanette. “Steps and stages: ‘professional’ Irish dancer in Australia.” New Hibernia review = Iris Éireannach nua 24, no. 2 (2020): 18–37.

Moore Quinn, E. Review of Life, lore and song: essays in Irish tradition in honour of Ríonach uí Ógáin, by Fitzgerald, Kelly, Bairbre Ní Fhloinn, Meidhbhín Ní Úrdail & Anne O'Connor, eds. (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2019) Irish Literary Supplement, 40, no. 1 (2020): 8–9.   

Moylan, Terry, ed. A living voice: the Frank Harte song collection. Dublin: Craft Recordings, 2020. xiii+ 387 pp. ISBN 9780955311215 (pbk).

Rowsome Grimes, Helena, Nicholas Carolan and Grace Toland. “Leo Rowsome's 1936 uilleann pipes tutor now freely available online.” Irish Traditional Music Archive. Posted 20 September 2020. Blog post.

Sturm, Bob L. and Oded Ben-Tal. “Let’s have another gan ainm: an experimental album of Irish traditional music and computer-generated tunes.” KTH Royal Institute of Technology (19 September 2018). Online article.


Various (dance). Bernard's Summer School 2019. Bernard's Summer School, 2019. 1 DVD

Gunning, Maurice and Jack Talty (documentary). Duala: a film. ITMA and Clare Arts Office, 2020. Online video

Various (singing in English).  Frank Harte Festival virtual traditional singing tour 2020ITMA and Frank Harte Festival, 2020.  Online video


Charles Horton Collection. Large collection of 78 rpm discs collected by Jock Farmer, 1920s–1950s. Donated by Charles Horton 

Tom Mulligan Collection. Video interviews made by Tom Mulligan with Micil Ned Quinn, Mick O'Grady and Des Seery. Copies of Fintan Stanley céilí house recordings, 1980s. Recordings of Joe Burke and Maggie Barry, 1990s. Donated by Tom Mulligan. 

Digital copies of photographs & ephemera relating to Leo Rowsome.  Donated by Helena Rowsome Grimes.  

Slides of Wren Boys taken in January 1965. Donated by Timothy O’Neill.

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: Randal Bays, Francesco Bettoni, Sophie Cahalane, Nicholas Carolan, John & James Carty, Hammy Hamilton, Judy McCutcheon, Terry Moylan, Caitríona O'Leary, Esther O'Sullivan, Fr John Quinn, Racket Records (Maureen Carty).