This collection is made up of material which was collated for the microsite From the bridge: a view of Irish traditional music in New York which was launched in ITMA 29 June 2022. The microsite was built on various resources, generously donated by people in New York and other places. All metadata for the material is available on the website (www.itma.ie/newyork).
Collection of reel-to-reel tapes featuring traditional musicians and singers recorded in Donegal and Scotland. Includes performances recorded in Hughie McGovern's Pub in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal; performances recorded in Hugh Gillespie's home in Ballybofey, Co. Donegal; and performances by Geordie McIntyre (singing), Joe Heaney (singing)and Pat McNulty (pipes) recorded in Scotland.
Collection comprises a single reel-to-reel tape featuring commercial recordings compiled by Gerry O'Donnell for a thesis on Irish traditional music completed in 1978 and live recordings of Fermanagh music. The live music was not recorded by Gerry O'Donnell.
The collection contains music manuscripts, photographs, slides, lecture scripts, diaries, music arrangements (mostly for the Irish harp), research notes, ephemera, artefacts, and commercial & non-commercial sound recordings. A large number of books also form part of this collection.
Collection comprises live recordings on compact disc of traditional music performances in Sydney, Australia as part of the Guinness Tour in 1987. Performers include Christy Moore, Liam O'Flynn and Arty McGlynn.
Collection comprises audio and video recordings on reel-to-reel tape, vinyl, VHS and Betacam SP. The video tapes are all relating to the opening of the Chief O'Neill Hotel in Smithfield in 1999 and the exhibition space within the hotel dedicated to its namesake, the musician and collector, Francis O'Neill who was also the Chief of Police for the city of Chicago. The non-commercial recordings feature a lecture on pipe music by Breandán Breathnach and radio dubs Breathnach being interview by Paddy Glackin.