Collection of reel-to-reel tapes featuring recordings of traditional musicians taken around Donegal in the 1970s and 1980s. Includes a performance recorded in Danny Ward's kitchen in Carrick, Donegal and a session recorded in the Golden Gate Bar in the same town. Re-occurring musicians include James Byrne (fiddle), Joe Burke (accordian) and Finbar Dwyer (accordian).
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.