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.
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).
Ephemera, recordings, photographs and publications relating to The Northern Fiddler, an audiovisual exhibition based on a 1970s ethnographic study that was launched in the Irish Traditional Music Archive in 1999.