The late Tom Munnelly was widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost collectors of traditional Irish songs in the English language.  In this volume, twenty-eight of his colleagues and friends, all of them outstanding in their own fields, have come together to produce a volume of essays in Tom’s honour.  This volume both pays homage to Tom’s personal achievement and shows the vibrancy and importance of ongoing work in the fields of traditional singing; folksong; folklore; ethnomusicology; song and folklore collecting; and traditional Irish music and dance.

Nicholas Carolan: Introduction
Ciaran Carson: ‘Fishing for Eels’, poem for Tom Munnelly
David Atkinson: From Text to Work: Reconceptualizing Folk Songs as Texts
Margaret Bennett: ‘History, Heartbreak and Hope’: Recording the Story Behind the Song
Seóirse Bodley: ‘Bean an Fhir Rua’ as Performed by a Master of Conamara Traditional Style, Seán MacDonncha of Carna Angela Bourke: Songs in English from the Conamara Gaeltacht
Caoilte Breatnach: Twenty Years Too Late: Collecting in the Kinvara Area
Nicholas Carolan: The Talking Machine Comes to Ireland
Jim Carroll and Pat Mackenzie: A Simple Countryman? Walter Pardon of Norfolk
Len Graham: Meeting Child on the Road
Patricia Lysaght: From the Kingdom to the Banner: Tadhg Ó Murchú as a Folklore Collector in Southwest County Clare in 1942
John Moulden: What Did We Sing Before there were Folksongs
Terry Moylan: Collecting Sets in the Early days of the Revival
Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin: A Drogheda List of Melodies: Implications for the Song Tradition of Oriel
Éamon Ó Bróithe: Gluaiseacht na gCarabhat I Sliabh gCua: An Stair agus an Béaloideas
Séamas Ó Catháin: Connoiseurs of Song Pádraig Ó Héalaí: ‘Nuair a Bhí an Slánaitheoir ag Siúl ar an Talamh’: Scéalta Minithe Cráifeacha sa Traidisiún Béil
Lillis Ó Laoire and Sean Williams: Singing the Famine: Joe Heaney, ‘Johnny Seoighe’ and the Poetics of Performance
Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin: ‘Traditional Ears’: Perception and Analysis in Irish Traditional Music
Stan Scott: Brown Ale and Black Tea (Traditional singing in North India and Ireland)
Hugh Shields: Textual Criticism and Ballad Studies Thérèse Smith: ‘Borders and Boundaries: Discord in Irish Traditional Song’ Seán Spellissy: Luibheanna Íce Árainn – The Healing Herbs of Aran Barry Taylor: A Problem for the Public – Seán Ó Riada and Irish Traditional Music
Ríonach uí Ógáin: Thar Farraige Anonn – Séamus Mac Aonghusa in Albain, 1946-1947
Fintan Vallely: Encomium on A Reluctant Academic
Bibliography and Notes on Contributors.



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