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Alen MacWeeney Collection

  • AMW-18694
  • Collection
  • 1965 - 1971
Sound recordings of traveller singers, musicians and storytellers made in Dublin 1965–71.

MacWeeney, Alen

Caitlín Ní Dhomhnaill Collection

  • CND-18701
  • Collection
  • n.d.
Collection of reel-to-reel tapes donated to ITMA by Caitlín Ní Dhomhnaill featuring performances of traditional songs and dances. The original reels contain a mixture of non-commerical material and dubs of commerical and radio material. When the reels were transferred to CD-R the off-air dubs and commerical material were not transferred over. Recordings include performances by Joseph McCafferty, Eibhlin Ni Bheaglaoich and Neili Ni Dhomhnaill.

Ní Dhomhnaill, Caitlín

Caroline Crowley Collection

  • CCR-18703
  • Collection
  • 1964
Collection comprises reel-to-reel tape recording of the procedings of the wedding of David Crowley and Eileen Hurley. It includes the wedding speeches and a number of musical performances.

Crowley, Caroline

Catherine Foley Collection

  • CFO-18704
  • Collection
  • [1980s]
Collection of domestic recordings on reel-to-reel and cassette tapes featuring Catherine Foley and her father, Patrick Foley, performing tunes and dances on a variety of instruments.

Foley, Catherine

Christy Moore Collection

  • CMO-18707
  • Collection
Collection comprises reel-to-reel tape recordings featuring Christy Moore and Dan O'Dowd.

Moore, Christy

Clement Sweeney Collection

  • CSW-18711
  • Collection
  • n.d.
Collection comprises dubs of commerical material and radio show as well as a number of original records traditional music and song.

Sweeney, Clement

Derek Bell Collection

  • DBE-239678
  • Fonds
  • 1949 - 2007
This collection was created by Derek Bell during his lifetime. The majority of the papers and audio visual collection date from the late 1960s to the late 1990s. There are some papers relating to Bell's early music education in London's Royal College of Music and Trinity College Dublin but the vast majority of materials date from his professional music career. The papers cover Bell's time with the City of Belfast Orchestra and the BBC Northern Ireland Orchestra. His international career as a solo musician, recording artist, composer and his long career with the Irish music group The Chieftains are very well documented in this collection. Derek Bell's interest in Irish music, ethnic music from Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary and South America and classical harp music are also evident in the collection. His interest in the relationship between music, mysticism and meditation is reflected both in his papers and his audio visual collection. The first series contains personal papers which include: music papers relating to education, teaching and musical instruments; financial documents; religious papers relating to the guru Gideon Fontalba and the spiritual organisation the Self Realization Fellowship; papers relating to family history; and papers gathered by his widow Stefanie Bell after his death in 2002. Correspondence with family, friends, music publishers, music librarians, musicians and business related correspondence can be found in the second series of this collection. The third series contains papers collected by Bell during his time as a working musician both as a solo and orchestral artist and with The Chieftains. Included in this series are invitations from individuals and organisations to Bell to perform as well as rehearsal schedules, performance related ephemera, reviews, articles, promotional material, tour schedules and awards and certificates. The final two series in this collection contain photographs of Bell and The Chieftains and audio visual material. This material includes Bell's solo recordings as well as The Chieftains many albums. Also included in the audio collection are ethnic music recordings from around the world.

Bell, Derek, 1935-2002

Dermot McLaughlin Collection

  • DML-18718
  • Collection
  • TBC
Collection of audio recordings, printed material and ephemera.

McLaughlin, Dermot

Dónal Ward Collection

  • DWA-18723
  • Collection
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).

Ward, Dónal

Eddie Cull Collection

  • ECU-18727
  • Collection
  • [1970s?]
Collection of reel-to-reel tapes featuring recordings of sessions and céilí bands, and domestic recordings of commercial material. Includes performances at the 'Fleadh Nua' in 1973 and 1975.

Cull, Eddie

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