Resources & Repertoire for Irish Traditional Singing

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  • 1. Traditional Singing in Ireland Resources and Repertoire
  • 2. Resources
    • Audio-Visual Material (CDs, DVDs etc.)
    • Books
    • Archival
    • Festivals
    • Singing Clubs
    • Individual Singers
    • Internet
  • 3. A-V Material
    • English Language Song:
    • The Voice of the People (20 CDs)
    • Len Graham
    • Paddy Berry
    • Paddy Tunney
    • Rosie Stewart (Hidden Fermanagh)
    • Rita Gallagher
  • 4. Irish Language Song
    • Donegal: Lillis Ó Laoire; Róise na nAmhrán
    • Connemara: Roisin Elsafty; Seosamh Ó hÉanaí
    • Munster: Eilis Ní Shúilleabháin; Nioclás Tóibín
    • Amhráin ar an Sean-Nós (RTE)
    • Labhrás Ó Cadhla – Amhráin ó Shliabh gCua (RTE)
  • 5. Books
    • The Mount Callan Garland (Tom Lenihan)
    • The Songs of Elizabeth Cronin
    • Stór Amhráin (Nóirín Ní Riain)
    • Songs of the Irish (Donal O’Sullivan)
    • The Wexford Carols (Diarmuid Ó Muirithe)
    • Songs of the Wexford Coast (Diarmuid Ó Muirithe)
    • Local Books
    • Etc!
  • 6. Archival
    • Irish Traditional Music Archive:
    • The Irish Traditional Music Archive – Taisce Cheol Dúchais Éireann – is a reference archive and resource centre for the traditional song, instrumental music and dance of Ireland. It is a public not-for-profit multi-media facility which is open, free of charge, to all with an interest in the contemporary and historical artforms of Irish traditional music. The Archive promotes public education in Irish traditional music through its own activities and through partnerships with others.
    • (From ITMA’s website: www.itma.ie)
  • 7. Irish Traditional Music Archive
    • Sound recordings
    • Cylinders, 78s, SPs, EPs, LPs, reel-to-reel tapes, standard and DAT audio cassettes, CDs, digital files
    • Printed items
    • Ballad sheets, chapbooks, sheet music, song collections, instrumental music collections, dance collections, music studies, background studies, reference works, periodicals, and ephemera such as programmes, catalogues, postcards, leaflets, posters, and newspaper clippings
  • 8. Irish Traditional Music Archive
    • Manuscripts
    • Music manuscripts, card indexes, research notes, letters, lecture scripts, typescript theses
    • Visual items Drawings, prints, photographs, negatives, slides, microfilms, video cassettes, DVDs, digital files
    • Artefacts
    • Musical instruments, statues, badges, coins, trinkets
  • 9. Accessing the Irish Traditional Music Archive
    • You can visit the Archive at its premises at 73 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, from 10 am - 5 pm, Monday to Friday inclusive, throughout the year.
    • It is closed only on Irish bank holidays and from Christmas Eve to New Year's Day inclusive.
  • 10. Accessing the Irish Traditional Music Archive
    • A visit is naturally the best option to benefit from the collections and information resources. An appointment is not necessary, but if you have special requirements or wish to talk to a particular member of staff it is advisable to phone before travelling.
    • Listening facilities are provided for sound recordings which can be examined in their storage cabinets. Viewing facilities are available for photographs, videos and DVDs.
    • www.itma.ie
  • 11. Irish Traditional Music Archive: Collections of Special Interest
    • Jimmy McBride Collection, sound recordings and videos made 1983–96 of singers from the Inishowen peninsula, Co. Donegal
    • National Library of Ireland Collection, some 2,000 photocopies of the main ballad-sheet collection of the Library, 18th–20th century
  • 12. Irish Traditional Music Archive: Collections of Special Interest
    • Neillí Ní Dhomhnaill Collection, sound recordings made of the Donegal traditional singer, mostly in Irish, made 1973–78
    • Máire Áine Ní Dhonnchadha Collection, sound recordings of Connemara singer, 1950s–70s
    • Jim Carroll - Pat Mackenzie Collection, sound recordings made in West Clare and among Irish travellers in London 1973–91
  • 13. Other Archives
    • Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (various venues)
    • UCD Delargy Centre for Irish Folklore and the National Folklore Collection, UCD School of Irish, Celtic Studies, Irish Folklore and Linguistics
    • Etc.
  • 14. Festivals
    • Sean Nós Cois Life, Baile Átha Cliath
    • Féile na nAmhrán, An Mullach Bán, Co. Armagh
    • Tommy Makem International School of Song, Tí Chulainn, Mullaghbawn, Co. Armagh
    • The 19th Inishowen International  Folk Song and Ballad Seminar
  • 15. Singing Clubs
    • An Góilín Singer’s Club, Teacher’s Club, Parnell Square, Dublin – Fridays 9.30pm
    • Fingal Singers' Club O' Connor's, Ballyboughal, Co. Dublin
    • Nenagh Singers Club
    • Cork - An Spailpin Fanach (Sundays)
    • Wexford Singing Club?
  • 16. Internet Sites (for information & purchase)
    • www.ceolas.org
    • [email_address]
    • http://celticgrooves.homestead.com/CGhome.html
    • http://www.claddaghrecords.ie
    • http://www.gael-linn.ie
    • http://www.greenlinnet.com
    • http://www.ossianusa.com
    • http://www.shanachie.com
    • http:// www.singerscircle.com