Recent Publications & Acquisitions, January 2018

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

Pigeon On The Gate
'Pigeon on the gate' excerpt from a manuscript donated by Leo Moore

Commercial Sound Recordings

Anton & Sully, instrumental group, The feis album volume 5, Anton & Sully ANT005, 2017

Blake, Mick, singing in English, piano, guitar, midi strings and horns, bass, concertina, accordion, Oblivious, Blake n.n., 2017  

Blás instrumental & vocal group = David Doocey, fiddle, Anne Brennan, singing in English, Stephen Doherty, flute, accordion, percussion, Shane McGowan, guitar, Blás BM001, 2016  

Britches, The, instrumental group, From here to Eire, Bemol Productions BEMO088, 2017  

Burghout, Kyle, fiddle, The prism within, Burghout n.n., 2017  

Campbell, Fil, singing in English, guitar, & Tom McFarland, singing in English, bodhrán, congas, shakers, Together, Glenshee Music [GSR006], 2017  

Campbell, Fil, singing in English, guitar, piano, & Tom McFarland, singing in English, percussion, Back there, Glenshee Music GSR005, 2015  

Camhanach, vocal & instrumental group, The lover's tree, Camhanach UK7YR, 2014  

Davey, Séana, harp, & Stephen Doherty, flute, The Esdee Sessions, Davey SD001, 2017 

Davey, Séana, harp, Harpophelia, Pathway Records n.n., 2016 

Doddy, Philip, singing in English, Yellow moon on the rise, Doddy n.n., 2017 

Doherty, Mickey, fiddle, Garvan Hill: the fiddle music of Mickey Doherty. Traditional fiddle music from Donegal: archival recordings from the National Folklore Collection UCD, Cnuasach Bhéaloideas Éireann CBE005, 2017. 3 CDs 

Dover, Connie, singing in English & Irish, If I ever return, Taylor Park Music TPMD0301,1997 

Dover, Connie, singing in English, Irish & Scottish Gaelic, The border of heaven, Taylor Park Music TPMD0401, 2000  

Dover, Connie, singing in English, & Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, instrumental group, The holly and the ivy, Taylor Park Music TPMD0501, 2008  

Eirin’, instrumental group, Tús, Bemol Productions BEMO073, 2014

Espositos, Anne Girard, flute, kalimba, La flûte traversière en bois, Bemol Productions BEMO079, 2017  

Event Horizon, instrumental group = Geza Frank, whistle, uilleann pipes, & Jean Damei, guitar, Type 2 Records n.n., 2017  

Folan, Declan, fiddle, All in good time, Folan n.n., 2017 

Freewheel, instrumental & vocal group, Going nowhere fast, Freewheel FSCD004, 2013  

Glens Trio, instrumental group, The Glens Trio 2: more traditional music from the glens of Antrim, Glens Music n.n., 2017 

Irish Fellas, instrumental & vocal group, Come south along the road, Irish Fellas n.n., 2014 

Irish Rovers, The, vocal & instrumental group, 50th anniversary: live on St. Patrick’s Day, Rover Records IRD0216, 2016. 2 CDs

Johnston, Thomas, singing in English, whistle, The quiet tree and the creatures of Whistleberry Forest, [Johnston n.n.], 2017 

The Kilfenora Céilí Band, instrumental & vocal group, Clare my heart my home, The Kilfenora Céilí Band n.n., 2017. Single 

McDonnell Trio, vocal & instrumental group, Songbook, Bemol Productions BEMO028, 2008 

Navá, instrumental group, Tapestry, Navá [n.n.], 2017  

Neylon, Richard, uilleann pipes, flute, whistles, saxophone, bodhrán, drums, Sonda, [Neylon n.n.], 2017  

Nic Conmara, Fíona, fiddle, & Tim Doyle, concertina, Scáthanna, [Nic Conmara & Doyle n.n.], 2017 

O’Kane, Damien, singing in English, guitar, banjo, Avenging & bright, Pure Records PRCD46, 2017  

O’Kane, Damien, singing in English, guitar, banjo, Areas of high traffic, Pure Records PRCD39, 2015  

Ourceau, Patrick, fiddle, Eamon O’Leary, guitar, banjo, singing in English, & various, instrumental & vocal, Live at Mona’s: traditional Irish Music from New York's Lower East Side, Ourceau MR001, 2004 

Rattle the Knee, instrumental group, Paving and crigging, Rattle the Knee n.n., 2017  

Scahill, Fergal, fiddle, & various, instrumental & vocal, A tune a day for Pieta House, [Scahill n.n.], 2017  

Stewart, Calum, uilleann pipes, Tales from the North, Earlywood Music EMCD02, 2017 

Stewart, Rose, singing in English, & various, instrumental, On the Leitrim mountainside, Stewart/Morgan; Spring Records SCD1058, 2009

Ulaid, instrumental & vocal group = Dónal O’Connor, fiddle, singing in English, John McSherry, uilleann pipes, low whistle, Seán Óg Graham, guitar, horse kick and sub’n up pedal, & Duke Special, singing in English, piano, A note let go, Ulaid Music [n.n.], 2017  

Various, instrumental & vocal music, Fitzsimons traditional Irish music: and with that..., [Fitzsimons Hotel, Dublin] n.n., n.d.

Various, instrumental & vocal music, WOMAX 2015: sounds from Ireland, Culture Ireland = Cultúr Éireann n.n., 2015

Printed Materials

Carolan, Nicholas, ‘Hugh Shields and Irish traditional music’ in Béaloideas: the journal of the Folklore of Ireland Society Vol.  85 (2017), pp. 223–241

Carpenter, Judith Caroline, Muse and method in the songs of Hamilton Harty: three early works, 1895–1913 Thesis (MA): University of Sydney / Sydney Conservatorium of Music, 2017. x+112 pp. (PDF). Online thesis

Céitinn, Tomás, ‘Seanchas. Dinny Delaney: a short sketch of the famous blind piper’ in An píobaire Vol. 13, no 4 (November 2017), pp. 39–40

Commins, Adèle and Daithí Kearney, A Louth lilt: original compositions by Adèle Commins and Daithí Kearney, Dundalk: Dundalk Institute of Technology, 2017. 27 pp. ISBN 9780993045943. (PDF). Online book

Costello, Eamonn, ‘Sean-nós song in the Oireachtas na Gaeilge Festival: the aesthetics of sean-nós song through the gaze of the Oireachtas na Gaeilge adjudicators’ in Ethnomusicology Ireland No 5 (2017), pp. 31–47. Online article

Dillane, Aileen,A guide to a global, hybrid music’ in Journal of music (13 September 2017). Online article

Doris, Clíona, ‘Sandra Joyce & Helen Lawlor, eds, Harp studies: perspectives on the Irish harp (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2016)’ in Béaloideas: the journal of the Folklore of Ireland Society as above pp. 324–326. Review

Falzett, Tiber F. M., ‘The Peter Kennedy Archive, produced by the City University London and the British Library http://www.peterkennedyarchive...’ in Yearbook for traditional music (2017), pp. 208–211. Website review

Ford, Stephanie, ‘Marginalised and emerging identities: the traditional voice in Irish contemporary music’ in Meredith Dabek, Páraic Kerrigan, Stephen McCarthy and Shane McGarry (eds) New perspectives: Postgraduate Symposium for the Humanities - Reflections.  Vol. 1 Maynooth: Maynooth Academic Publishing, 2017, pp. 123–137. Online article

Foy, Barry and Rob Adams, Field guide to the Irish music session: a guide to enjoying Irish traditional music in its natural habitat! [Japan]: Artes Publishing, 2017. 95 pp. ISBN 9784865591729 (pbk). Japanese ed.

Galvin, Ronan, ‘Leo Rowsome: The master pipers, Volume 3 (Dublin: Na Píobairí Uilleann NPUCD 021, 2017)’ in Béaloideas: the journal of the Folklore of Ireland Society as above, pp. 341–343. CD review

Goan, Cathal, ‘Peadar MacGabhann & Sinéad Coyle, eds, Guth an Iarthuaiscirt: essays on songs and singing from the North-West of Ireland (Derry: Eigse Cholm Cille, 2016)’ in Béaloideas: the journal of the Folklore of Ireland Society as above, pp. 346–350. Review

Granville, Aoife, ‘A tradition continues: the Dingle Wren’ in Béaloideas: the journal of the Folklore of Ireland Society as above, pp. 242–263

Granville, Aoife, ‘Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin, Flowing tides: history and memory in an Irish soundscape (Oxford University Press, 2016)’ in Béaloideas: the journal of the Folklore of Ireland Society as above, pp. 327–330. Review

Hall, Mr & Mrs S.C., ‘Seanchas. Rory Oge the piper’ in An píobaire as above, pp. 41–44

Hanley, Brian, ‘Terry Moylan, ed., The indignant muse: poetry and songs of the Irish Revolution 1887–1926 (Dublin: Lilliput Press, 2016)’ in Béaloideas: the journal of the Folklore of Ireland Society as above, pp. 334–336. Review 

Hart, Nuala McAllister, Josef Locke: the people’s tenor Croshan Press, 2017. viii+160 pp. ISBN 9781906689742 (hbk)

Holt, Kathryn M., Going back: contemporary Irish dance choreographers and modern Irish identity Thesis (MA): University of Hawai’i, 2014. (PDF). Online thesis

Joy, Kieran, ‘Piper profile: Kieran Joy’ in An píobaire as above, pp 20–21.

Kelly, Briana, Reverence for Éire: expanding the tradition Thesis (MA): The College at Brockport: State University of New York, 2017. iii+64 pp. (PDF). Online thesis. About Irish dance

Kelly, Caitlin, Dancing at the crossroads of body and mind: The therapeutic use of Irish set dancing as storytelling for the elderly Thesis (MS): Sarah Lawrence College, 2017. 36 pp. (PDF). Online thesis 

Lines, Rick, ‘Remembering Prof John Cummings’ in An píobaire as above, pp. 13–17

Lynam, Ken, ‘John Murphy’ in An píobaire as above, pp. 18–19. Obituary

Lyons, Peter, ‘Wilbert’s boxwood’ in An píobaire as above, pp. 37–38

Mac Aoidh, Caoimhín, ‘The hidden note. Did I hear you right? Favorite misunderstood tune titles’ in Fiddler magazine Vol. 24, no 4 (Winter 2017/2018), pp. 40–41

McCollam, Frank, & Liam S. Donnelly, arr., Echoes from Fair Head: selection of traditional Irish dance music composed by Frank McCollam [Belfast]: n.p., 2008.

McCormack, Seamus, Fred Finn Branch Comhaltas 1987–2017: Craobh Fred Finn tríocha bliain ag fás Fred Finn Branch Comhaltas 30th Anniversary Committee, 2017.

McEvoy, Bill, compiler & Paul Keating, ed., Memories from a great and noble past March 1972–July 2008 [USA]: CCÉ North America, 2015.

McEvoy, Johnny, My songs, my stories, my life in music Cherrywood Publishing, [2017]. 147 pp. ISBN 9781999855604 (hbk)

Moylan, Terry, ‘Dónall Óg: transcribed by Seoirse Bodley from the singing of Séamus Ennis’ in An píobaire as above, pp. 27–32

Murray, Anna, ‘Recalling Joe Heaney’ in Journal of music (24 January 2018). Online article

Nic Fhinn, Máire, Riobard Mac Góráin: ceannródaí ildánach Dublin: Coiscéim, 2018. 157 pp. (pbk)

Ní Dhuibhne, Eilis, ‘Henry Glassie, The stars of Ballymenone (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2016 (new ed.)’ in Béaloideas: the journal of the Folklore of Ireland Society as above, pp. 350–351. Review 

O’Brien, Sarah, Linguistic diasporas, narrative and performance: the Irish in Argentina Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. viii+203 pp. ISBN 9783319514208 (hbk)

O'Callaghan, Katherine, ‘"That’s the music of the future": Joyce, modernism and the "old Irish tonality"’ in Katherine O'Callaghan, ed. Essays on music and language in modernist literature: musical modernism Oxon: Routledge, 2018, pp 32–47. ISBN 9781138285651

Ó Conghaile, Micheál, ed., Leabhar nua na n-amhrán An Spidéal: Cló Iar-Chonnacht, 2017. 278 pp. ISBN 9781784441623 (pbk)

 Ó hAllmhuráin, Gearóid, ‘Howard Marshall, Out of darkness: the blind piper of Inagh (Norwich: Cottier Press, 2016)’ in Béaloideas: the journal of the Folklore of Ireland Society as above, pp. 343–346. Review

Pendlebury , Celia, Jigs, reels and hornpipes: a history of “traditional” dance tunes of Britain and Ireland Thesis (MA): University of Sheffield, 2015. viii+346 pp. Online thesis

Pointner, Frank Erik and Dennis Weißenfels, ‘Thomas Moore, Irish Melodies (1808–1834)’ in Ralf Haekel ed., Handbook of British Romanticism Berlin: De Gruyter, 2017, pp. 474–488, ISBN 9783110376364

Pratt, Cathal, ‘Rebel records or “Sweet songs of freedom”?: transatlantic republicanism in Irish-American music’ in American journal of Irish studies Vol. 14 (2017), pp. 83–111

Scott, Bruce, Scott’s songs: songs poems and stories Liverpool: St Michael’s Irish Centre; Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, 2015.

Seeger, Peggy, First time ever: a memoir London: Faber & Faber, 2017. xiv+450 pp. ISBN 9780571336791 (hbk)

Slominski, Tes, 'Mark Fitzgerald and John O’Flynn, eds, Music and identity in Ireland and beyond (Farnham: Ashgate, 2014)' in Journal of the Society for Musicology in Ireland vol. 12 (2016–17), pp. 75–85. Online review

Stanley, Roy, ‘‘To preserve the music of my native province’: curating the James Goodman Collection of Irish music’ in Brio: journal of the United Kingdom and Ireland branch of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres vol. 54, no 2 (Autumn/Winter 2017), pp. 33–44

Tuipéar, Tomás, ‘Reviving the reel: traditional Irish music in pre- and post-famine West Cork’ in Clonakilty historical & archaeological journal vol. 2 (2017), pp. 55–77

uí Ógáin, Ríonach, ‘Ethnomusicology and the world of Séamus Ennis’ in Béaloideas: the journal of the Folklore of Ireland Society as above, pp. 195–217

Vallely, Fintan, ‘Howard Marshall & Ben Taylor, Out of darkness: the blind piper of Inagh (Norwich: Cottier Press, 2016)’ in Folk music journal vol. 11 (2018), pp. 155–157. Review 

Vallely, Fintan, ‘'It was mighty!' The early days of Irish music in London ; 'It was great altogether!' The continuing vision of Irish music in London, Reg Hall (ed) (Topic, 2015)’ in Folk music journal vol. 11 (2018), pp. 173–174. CD review

Vallely, Fintan, ‘Reg Hall, A few tunes of good music: a history of Irish music and dance in London, 1800–1980 & beyond (Topic Records, 2016)’ in Folk music journal vol. 11 (2018), pp. 161–164. Review

Vekić, Saša, “’In between worlds’: the intricate articulation of Irishness in The Pogues’ music’ in Victor Kennedy and Michelle Gadpaille (eds) Ethnic and cultural identity in music and song lyrics Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017, pp. 42–63, ISBN 9781443895668

von Monschaw, Elline and Corrie Tubman, ‘Antiquarian precision or artistic licence: investigating the harp’ in Elisabeth Mayes, Muirne Lydon & Simone Mancini, eds The marriage of Strongbow and Aoife: conserving a national treasure  (Dublin: National Gallery of Ireland, 2017), pp. 62–65. ISBN 9781904288657

Walsh, Kristin Harris, ‘Stór damhsa: Irish traditional solo set dances and step dances, conceived & directed by Catherine Foley and directed by John Dawson (2015)’ in Yearbook for traditional music (2017), pp. 200–201. Film review

Williams, Sean, ‘Seán Ó Sé: a life in song and story = Saol caite le hamhráin agus scéalta, directed and filmed by Matthew Allen (2016)’ in Yearbook for traditional music (2017), pp. 198–199. Film review


Various, instrumental music, song and dance, Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, Cavan, 2012.  CCÉ, n.n., 2012

Various, instrumental music, song and dance, Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, Sligo, 2015. CCÉ, n.n., 2015

Various, instrumental music, song and dance, Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, Inis [Ennis], 2016. CCÉ, n.n., 2016

Various, instrumental music, song and dance, Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, Inis [Ennis, 2017. CCÉ, n.n., 2017


Some items of interest acquired by the Archive within the last two months:

3 music manuscripts relating to John Conway, music teacher, fiddle player and band leader, Keady, Co. Armagh, 1950s & 1 music manuscript relating to the Johnny Pickering Céilí Band, Moy, Co. Tyrone. Donated by Leo Moore

ITMA would also like to acknowledge with thanks donations of materials (CDs, printed items, visual items, etc.) and other help and information from the following people and organisations: Alec Brown, Peter Aungier, Cnuasach Bhéaloideas Éireann / The National Folklore Collection, Elvy Dacosta, Stuart Eydmann, Declan Folan, Barry Foy, Mark Green, Ronan Hirrell, Alchemy Films, Irish Fellas, Carol Louthe, Marijane Maschio, Máire Nic Fhinn, Ciarán Ó Gealbháin (Béascna), Clíodhna O’Leary of Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage, Sean Quinn, Caetano Maschio Santos, Tom Sherlock, Fintan Vallely and Alan Woods.