Collection of audio recordings, personal papers, manuscripts, ephemera, music transcriptions and notation, news cuttings and photographs, relating to the life and work of the collector Hugh Shields. The sound recordings were made chiefly across Ulster in the period 1966–81.
The ITMA Field and Studio Recordings fonds comprises audio and video recordings taken by ITMA staff since the founding of the archive in 1987. ITMA actively seeks to record traditional music and dance in the field in order to be able to trace how it has developed across the country. Recordings include annual music festivals and conferences, one-off events, concerts and sessions, and interviews and studio recordings taken onsite at ITMA's premises on Merrion Square. It is expected that this is collection will expand continually over the coming years.
Collection comprises videos on VHS and Vidoe8 taken at the International Folk Song and Ballad Seminar and various other occasions with the Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle; sound recordings on cassette tape of Inishowen Community Radio programmes, cassette tapes of other domestic field recordings; various non-commerical sound recordings on CD-R and nearly 700 images related to Jimmy McBrides activities in Donegal.
Collection of off-air radio dubs recorded onto reel-to-reel tapes and audio cassettes by Tom Logan. Recordings, often featuring St Brendan's Céilí Band, include RTÉ radio programs such as Céilí House, and programmes from Tipperary's Suirland Radio. Speech by Tom Logan about the recordings also features on some of the tapes.