Recent Publications & Acquisitions, September 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 the front cover of Learn to play the fiddle with the Armagh Pipers Club / edited by Brian & Eithne Vallely (2021 ed.)

Commercial Sound Recordings

Beamont & Lee (instrumental music). Boxes fiddle & drum. Beaumont and Lee, 2015. 1 CD.

Bogle, Jared (fiddle). The old road home. Jared Bogle, 2021. 1 CD + digital download.

Elam, Kevin (singing in English, instrumental music). If I were a small bird. Kevin Elam, 2021. 1 CD + digital download.

Healy, Hugh (concertina). Ceolaire. Hugh Healy KILLEEN003, 2021. 1 CD.

Macilvogue : last of the men of no property (singing in English). The songs that finally freed Ireland. Macilvogue 2021. 1 CD.

Martyn, Ian (instrumental music). Three jigs and a slide. Ian Martyn, 2021. Digital download.

O’Grady, Ciarán (concertina) and Aifric Boylan (fiddle). The hunting ground. Ciarán O’Grady, 2021. Digital download.

O’Leary, Emma (fiddle). Mo cheantar féin. Sliabh Luachra, 2021. 1 CD + digital download.

Robelen, Spencer (fiddle). Irish fiddle jigs. Spencer Robelen, 2021. Digital download.

Ward, Francis (instrumental music). Cuimhnigh ar Sarsfield: the wild geese suite. Francis Ward, 2021. Digital download.

Printed Materials

Bobker, Andrew. “Keeping the tradition alive: Irish traditional music sessions during COVID-19.” MA thesis, Michigan State University, 2021. Online thesis.

Carlow County Council, and Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. Kevin Barry: agus traidisiún béil = and the oral tradition. [S.l.]: [Carlow County Council and Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht], 2020. 37 pp. (pbk).

Clinton, Ruth. “Seachain an bhearna.” Mirror lamp press (July 2021): 14–25. Online article.

Gebruers, Maeve. “National Heritage Week 2021 at ITMA.” Irish Traditional Music Archive. Posted 12 August 2021. Blog post.

Gunning, Carmel, and Treasa Harkin, ed. “Compositions by Carmel Gunning.” Irish Traditional Music Archive. Posted 30 August 2021. Blog post.

Holohan, Michael. “Scores” In Reflections on the 1916 Rising ed. Anthony McIntyre 169–173. Drogheda: Old Drogheda Society, 2016. ISBN 9780995453401 (pbk).

Lavelle, Eilís. “Rose and Catherine: two 18th century female harpers found in Edward Bunting’s manuscript.” Harp perspectives (September 2021). Online article.

McCann, Chris. Review of Music and sound in the life and literature of James Joyce: Joyces Noyces, by Gerry Smyth (Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020). Irish studies review (September 2021). Online article.

Morgenstern, Felix. “Class, masculinities and sideways nostalgia: encounters with Irish traditional music in Germany.” PhD thesis, University of Limerick, 2021. Online thesis.

Morgenstern, Felix. “Sideways nostalgia, adopted republicanism and the performance of Irish rebel songs in the GDR.” Ethnomusicology forum (August 2021). Online article.

O’Connell, Dr. Bridget. Newfoundland fiddle music in the 21st century. [S.l.]: Mel Bay, 2021. 138 pp. ISBN 9781513467153 (pbk).

O’Donnell, Teresa. “Cairde na Cruite: the foundation and early years.” Harp perspectives (August 2021). Online article.

O’Driscoll, Des. “Blast from the past: archive coverage of the Playboy riots and the anti-jazz campaign.” Irish Examiner , 11 August 2021. Online article.

O’Hagan, Lauren Alex. Review of Made in Ireland: studies in popular music, ed. Áine Mangaoang, John O’Flynn and Lonán Ó Briain (New York and London: Routledge, 2020). Irish studies review (September 2021). Online article.

O’Regan, Susan. “New perspectives on Seán Ó Riada (1931–1971).” Sound post 19, no. 3 (2021): 6–7. Online article.

Simpson, Erik. “Blackface Othellos and Irish melodies: James Joyce’s minstrelsies.” ELH 88, no. 3 (2021): 715–742. Online article.

Thompson McKusker, Ciara. “Mo stór é mo leanbh: story, meaning, and relationship in Irish traditional lullabies.” PhD thesis, University of Limerick, 2021. Online thesis.

Vallely, Eithne, and Brian Vallely. Learn to play the fiddle. Armagh: Armagh Pipers Club, 2021. 48 pp. (pbk).


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

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: Nicholas Carolan, Rab Cherry, Carmel Gunning, Hammy Hamilton, Colin Harper, Darran Mac Aoidh, Terry Moylan, Joe Mulhern, Sadhbh Nic Ionnraic, Dr. Bridget O’Connell, Séamus Ó Mathúna and Brian & Eithne Vallely.