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Irish Music Center Named Collections

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Mrs. Harriet Allen Irish Music Collection

Description: 10 items
Summary: Ten books of Irish songs.
Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 8 Irish Music Collection

See Donations from David R. Burke and William J. Sullivan

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Bar/None Records Irish Music Collection

Description: Two compact discs
Summary: Winds - Gentle Whisper and Amidst These Hills by Peadar Ó Riada.
 
Katherine McGoe Barnico Collection of Irish Music Recordings, circa 1910-circa 1930
Description: 9 78-rpm records of Irish music.
Summary: Performers include Tom Ennis, Marguerite Farrell, Charles Harrison, Ada Jones, John J. Kimmel, John McCormack, James McCool, Patrick J. Touhey.

BCMFest: The Boston Celtic Music Fest Collection, 2005-2010.

Description: Approximately 22 items.
Summary: DVDs, CDs, program notes, performer biographies, and advance publicity materials pertaining to the Boston Celtic Music Fest. Individual donors include Ellery Klein, Mike McNally, Katrina Regan, and Sean Smith.

Derek F. Bell Irish Music Collection

Description: .25 linear ft. (one box)
Summary: Musical score and parts (photocopy of manuscript), Three Pictures of Ancient Ireland in Druid Times -- suite for Neo-Irish harp and string orchestra. Work performed in 1992 at the Celtic Harp Festival at Boston College. Sections: No. 1 Prelude: "At the Waterside," No. 2 "Ceremonial Dances at the Stone Circle," No. 3 "Salute to Edward Bunting," A. "Scott's Lamentation," E. "Blackheaded Deary," F. "Open the Door Softly," I. "Reel: Peter Street," K. "Chorus Jig."

Ellis Schuman Collection of Derek F. Bell

Description: Correspondence, sheet music, articles, and music CD
Summary: Letters from Derek Bell to Ellis Schuman, 1995-2002; photographs of Derek Bell and Ellis Schuman; published sheet music, music CD, and articles by Derek Bell; biographical information on Derek Bell & the Chieftains.
See also: Ellis Schuman Irish Music collection.

John Black Irish Music Collection

Description: One musical score
Summary: Harding's Original Collection of Jigs and Reels.

Boston College Concerts & Lectures

Description: Audio and video recordings, 1991-present
Summary: Recordings of Irish music and dance performances, lectures, and special workshops held at Boston College. The original recordings are in a variety of formats, including digital audio tape (DAT), VHS, and mini-DV.

Boston College Celtic Harp Festival, 1992

Description: Twelve audio recordings
Summary: Recordings of festival concerts and lectures. Participants include Derek F. Bell, Máiréad Doherty, Kathleen Guilday, Ann Heymann, Charlie Heymann, Barbara Lambert, Áine Minogue, Chris Newman, Máire Ní Chathasaigh, Méabh Ní Fhuartháin, Kevin O'Brien, Mary Helen Thuente, Triantán Ensemble.

Boston College Interviews

Description: Ongoing
Summary: Oral history interviews recorded at Boston College.

Boston College Irish Fiddle Festival, 1990: My Love Is in America - Holmes Library Catalog Records

Description: Audio and video recordings; photographs; etc.
Summary: "My Love is in America" festival recordings, programs, press releases, photographs, etc. Includes Micheál Ó Súilleabháin's recorded interviews with Johnny McGreevy, Andy McGann, Johnny Cronin, and Paddy Cronin.

Michael Bowles Irish Music Collection

Description: 1 linear ft.
Summary: Songbooks, scores, letters, photocopied manuscripts, letters, documenting the musical career of Michael Bowles.

Myron Bretholz Irish Music Collection - Holmes Library Catalog Records

Description: Approximately 1,650 items
Summary: Irish, Scottish, British, American, and related music. Includes approximately 1,475 LP records; 20 45-rpm records; 6 10" records; approximately 182 books; photographs, memorabilia, and 45 booklets of sheet music.

Bruach na Carraige Cultural Center Irish Music Collection

Description: Three items
Summary: Two music CDs and one book.

Elizabeth S. Bugbee Irish Music Collection

Description: Four items.
Summary: Four pieces of sheet music, 1890-1947.

David R. Burke Irish Music Collection

Description: Approximately 875 items
Summary: Recordings, tune books, song books, sheet music, books about music, and CCÉ publications.

Marie W. Busby Collection of Irish Music Recordings, circa 1930-circa 1950

Description: 8 78-rpm records of Irish music.
Summary: Performers include Jerry O'Brien & Joe Derrane, O'Leary's Irish Minstrels, Myles O'Malley, etc.


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Chris Calver Irish Music Collection - Holmes Library Catalog Records

Description: 4 items.
Summary: Recordings and tunebook.

Molly Coleman Campanella Irish Music Collection - Holmes Library Catalog Records

Description: Six items, 1902-1946
Summary: Six pieces of sheet music.
Finding aids: Cataloged in Holmes Library Catalog (local collection name=Campanella).

Albert P. Cardarelli Irish Music Collection

Description: 70 items
Summary: LP records, 4 reel-to-reel tapes, and one 45-rpm record.

Catskills Irish Arts Week

Description: 4 items
Summary: Four digital audio tapes of lectures/performances at Catskills Irish Arts Week 2004 and 2005. Recorded with permission. Presenters: Matt Cranitch, Brian MacNamara, Michael MacNamara, Raymond MacNamara, Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin, Michael Rooney. 

CCÉ North America Collection of Irish Music Materials, 1968-2009 and undated - Holmes Library Catalog Records
Description:  7 linear ft. (20 boxes)
Summary: Comhaltas Ceoltóiri Éireann (CCÉ) is an international organization for the promotion of Irish music, song, dance, and language. These records document the history and activities of the CCÉ Province in North America, with related material from CCÉ in Ireland. The collection includes administrative records, promotional artifacts, biographical materials, as well as digital and analog media.
Alice Chisholm Irish Music Collection

Description: 30 recordings
Summary: 30 78-rpm recordings. Inventory available.

Margaret (Peggy) Clancy Irish Music Collection

Description: Approximately 180 items
Summary: Printed music for piano accordion; 78-rpm and LP recordings; scanned black & white photographs.

Eugene Clancy Irish Music Collection
Description: Recordings and certificate.
Access: Closed until processed.
Tim Clancy Collection

Description: One item
Summary: One (1) round medallion, approximately 1 and 1/16", commemorating P.S. Gilmore's National Peace Jubilee in 1869. Front depicts eagle with shield, with text "United States, the birthplace of freedom." Back depicts 1869 coliseum, with text "National Peace Jubilee, Let Us Have Peace, Coliseum, Boston June 17 '69." Shelved with the Michael Cummings Collection of P.S. Gilmore.

Charlie Clarke and Mary Lou Philbin Irish Music Collection

Description: 1.5 linear ft.
Summary: Song lyrics compiled by Donagh Mac Donagh, 1912-1968; five posters; Paddy O'Brien Tune Collection.

Dan Coffey Irish Music Collection

Description: 40 items
Summary: Issues of Treoir (added to CCÉ Archives).

Annie Corrigan Conley Irish Music Collection

Description: 20 items
Summary: 20 78-rpm records. Inventory available.

Michael J. Connolly Irish Music Collection

Description: Approximately 280 items
Summary: ca. 110 45-rpm recordings; ca. 130 LP recordings; 11 78-rpm recordings; 13 books/pamphlets; 11 pictures/photos.

Séamus Connolly Papers, circa 1929-2013 (bulk 1957-2013).

Description: 39 linear feet (97 boxes)
Summary: This collection documents the musical activities and career of Irish traditional fiddle player Séamus Connolly. The collection includes field recordings, correspondence, press clippings, publications, photographs, awards, and artifacts. It also includes research notes and materials collected by Connolly on Irish traditional music.
Finding aids: The main finding aid for this collection is supplemented by three inventories: digitized audio from sound tape reel compilations; Digitized audio from sound cassettes; and 12-inch analog sound discs.

Frank Costello Irish Music Collection

Description: Nine recordings
Summary: Nine LPs.


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Adele Dalsimer Irish Recordings Collection - Holmes Library Catalog Records

Description: 11 items
Summary: Spoken word recordings.

Mary Claire Davis Irish Music Collection

Description: Eight items
Summary: Eight pieces of sheet music. Inventory available.

Tim Dennehy Poetry Collection

Description: Four items
Summary: Four poems: "Scaruint" (written in memory of Junior Crehan), "Parting" (for Junior Crehan; English translation of "Scaruint"), "Tom Lenihan,"and "Cry of the Mountain."

Jane Dowling Irish Music Collection

Description: One item
Summary: One songbook entitled "When I dream of Old Erin (I'm dreaming of you)."

Joseph Duffy Irish Music Collection

Description: 12 items
Summary: 12 LP records featuring various artists, including: The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, The Shamrock Orchestra, Paddy Killoran, Paddy Noonan and the McNamara Sisters.


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Doug Ecker Irish Music Collection

Description: Musical instruments and music books
Summary: Musical instruments, including harp and dulcimer; two boxes of music books and journals.

Bartholomew Egan Irish Music Collection

Description: Approximately 95 78-rpm recordings of Irish music.
Summary: The Egan family from West Co. Kerry, Ireland immigrated to the Cambridge/Somerville area of Massachusetts. Their residences on Line Street were gathering spots in the 1940s (and possibly earlier) for Irish music and family recreational activities. The recordings in this collection are combined from the Egan family and their neighbors, the Higgins family.


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Patrick J. Fallon Irish Music Collection

Description: 31 items
Summary: 31 LP recordings. Inventory available.
Paul Fallon Irish Music Collection

Description: 17 items
Summary: 17 LP recordings.
Monsignor Michael di Teccia Farina Irish Music Collection

Description: One item
Summary: Score of A Weaving Pattern: Celtic Aire for Harp, Flute, and SATB Chorus.
Manuel Fernandes Irish Music Collection

Description: One item
Summary: One book, Padraig O'Keeffe: The Man and His Music by Dermot Hanifin.
Fitzgerald Family Irish Music Collection

Description: 82 items
Summary: 82 recordings (33-1/3 rpm and 45 rpm) from the 1950s and 1960s.

William and Laura Flanagan Collection of Irish-American Music Recordings, circa 1930-circa 1950

Description: 54 78-rpm records of Irish music.
Summary: Performers include Flanagan Brothers, McNulty Family, Paddy Killoran, etc.

Joseph Foley Irish Music Collection

Description: 59 items
Summary: 55 78-rpm and four (4) LP records.
Eugene (Gene) F. Frain Irish Music Collection

Description: ca. 9 linear ft.
Summary: 78-rpm records, 45-rpm records, LPs, cassette tapes, open reel tapes, video tapes, photographs, sheet music, music books, compact discs, news clippings, periodicals, memorabilia, and a wood/ivory flute that had belonged to Eugene's father, traditional Irish musician Owen Frain.

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Gaelic Roots Festivals 1995-2003

Description: Approximately 275 recordings, 500 photographs and other items
Summary: Audio recordings (DAT, cassette, DTRS, Hi-8); video recordings (VHS, S-VHS, mini-DV); photographs, sheet music, presentations, brochures, etc.
 
Gaelic Roots Music, Song, Dance, Workshop, and Lecture Series Recordings, 2003- Holmes Library Catalog Records

Description: Digital audio and video.
Summary:Audio and video recordings of live events, documenting the Boston College Gaelic Roots Music, Song, Dance, Workshop, and Lecture Series at Boston College.
Finding aids: Inventory of recordings is updated regularly.
 
Arthur Gaffney Irish Music Collection

Description: Six items
Summary: 78-rpm recordings of fiddler Patrick Gaffney.
 
Thomas J. Garvey Irish Music Collection

Description: 4.5 linear ft. (4 boxes)
Summary: Sheet music, publications, 78 RPM records, photographs.
 
Hugh Gill Irish Music Collection

Description: Approximately 400 items
Summary: 400 LP records.
    
Michael Cummings Collection of P.S. Gilmore Materials, 1850-2004 - Holmes Library Catalog Records

Description: 5 linear feet (11 boxes)
Summary: Photographs, maps, lithographs, ephemera, memorabilia, correspondence, articles and recordings, documenting the musical career of Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore, 1829-1892.
View highlights of the fall 2004 Burns Library exhibition Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore, 1829-1892: Father of the American Concert Band.
 
John Glynn and Maureen Glynn Connolly Irish Music Collection

Description: 2.5 linear ft. (2 boxes)
Summary: Sheet music (manuscripts and photocopies) from Irish music teachers John and Maureen Glynn, New York City; plaque; b&w photograph of Maureen Glynn; thesis, Give Us a Tune: A Look at the Transmission of Irish Music in the Bronx, New York City by Jerry Kerlin.

Sara Goek Photographs of Boston College Irish Music and Dance Events, 2007-2008


Description:
1 DVD of approximately 400 digital photographs
Summary: Photographs (jpegs) of Irish music performances on the Boston College campus, January 2007-April 2008. Photographs are by Sara Goek and friends.

Green Linnet Irish Music Collection

Description: Approximately 400 items
Summary: LPs, CDs, artwork, photographs, unpublished tapes.

Kathleen Guilday Collection of Harp Journals, 1973-2004

Description: 1.5 linear ft.
Summary: Folk harp journal (93 issues, 1973-2004) and American harp journal (3 issues, 1978-1979).


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Edward J. Halton Irish Music Collection

Description: 13 recordings, 1903-1908
Summary: 78-rpm John McCormack records.

S.C. Hamilton Irish Music Collection

Description: Two items
Summary: The Irish Fluteplayer's Handbook by S.C. Hamilton, and The Irish Fluteplayer's Handbook Tuition Tape.

Gerald L. Hanafin Irish Music Collection

Description: 0.63 linear ft.
Summary: 78-rpm recordings of Irish music; black and white photographs of Hanafin Family music and dance gatherings.
 
Hanafin Family Irish Music Collection

Description: Approximately 66 items
Summary: Collection documenting the life and music of William and Michael Hanafin. Contains photographs, negatives, press clippings, articles, recordings, whistle, printed music, correspondence, etc.

John Harrington Irish Music Collection

Description: Four items
Summary: One commercial compact disc, A Celtic Century; one cassette recording of an eight-minute NPR interview of John Harrington (aired March 17, 1999); one newspaper story about John Harrington; and one publicity clipping.

Kathleen Harty Irish Music Collection

Description: 0.5 linear ft.
Summary: Recordings.

Harvard University Collection of Joe Heaney

Description: 2 items
Summary: Two CDs of Joe Heaney's lecture/performance (the Vernam Hall Lecture) at Harvard University, sponsored by the Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures on February 2, 1975.

Cornelius M. Hegarty Irish Music Collection

Description: 28 items
Summary: 23 78-rpm recordings; four pieces of printed music; one book on John Boyle O'Reilly.

Fr. Helmick Irish Music Collection

Description: 1 bodhrán (Irish drum) & booklet
Summary: The bodhrán was crafted and decorated at the Maze Prison in the 1990s, in memory of the ten H-Block hunger strikers who died in 1981. The ten names are painted on the front. The names inscribed on the inside board of the drum were among the last individuals released from the Maze following the Good Friday agreement.

Helene R. Hembreiker Irish Music Collection

Description: Two items.
Summary: The Donovans sheet music (1896); Shillelaghs and Shamrocks audiocassette (performed by Bing Crosby), (1980).

Noel Henry Irish Music Collection

Description: 75 items
Summary: 55 LP records, nine cassette tapes, and 11 pieces of sheet music. Inventory available.

Floriana T. and Gerald F. Hogan Irish Music Collection

Description: 17 items
Summary: 17 78 RPM records.

Sheila Hogg Irish Music Collection

Description: Two items
Summary: One book titled The Hebridean Connection by D.A. Fergusson and A.J. MacDonald; one piece of sheet music, "Croppies Lie Down," ca. 1800.

Henry Hudson Irish Music Collection

Description: Seven folders
Summary: Reproductions of Henry Hudson's music manuscripts (compilations of Irish traditional melodies).


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Irish Foundation of Lawrence Irish Music Collection

Description: 44 items
Summary: 44 78-rpm records.


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Peter Jee Photographs of Boston Irish Music Events

Description: ongoing
Summary: Color prints, by photographer Peter Jee, of Boston-area music Irish sessions, festivals, and other gatherings, 2005-present.

Peter Johnson Music Collection

Description: 6 CDs, 7 books, one folder
Summary: CDs of Scottish, Irish, Appalachian music; photocopied letters from performing artists and arts promoters (1970-1978) regarding the "Living Folk" concert series; background material on Peter Johnson and "Living Folk;" books on Irish music and mythology.


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Mr. & Mrs. Frank Keating Irish Music Collection

Description: 72 items
Summary: 63 LPs and 9 78-rpm records.

John F. Keaveney Irish Music Collection

Description: 16 items
Summary: 16 78-rpm records

Josephine Keegan Irish Music Collection

Description: 19 items
Summary: 19 digital audio tapes compiled from reel-to-reel tapes. Included are original home recordings of Seán McGuire, Joe Keegan, and Josphine Keegan, as well as copies of 78 rpm recordings and radio broadcasts. The DATs were compiled by Séamus Connolly for Josephine, July 2004.

Lieutenant Daniel M. Kellett Irish Music Collection

Description: 64 items
Summary: 78-rpm and LP recordings.

Mrs. Clement Kelly Irish Music Collection

Description: 6 items
Summary: Irish Song Series (Amhráin Ghaedhilge), traditional and popular Irish songs sung by Seamus Clandillon with piano accompaniment by Kitty O'Doherty.

Sydney and Eileen Kennedy Irish Music Collection

Description: 36 pieces of sheet music
Summary: Sheet music, primarily early 20th century, mostly Irish-related, many published in London or New York. Inventory available.

Margaret F. Keyes Irish Music Collection

Description: 6 items
Summary: Song books and sheet music.

Helen Kisiel Irish Music Collection

Description: book; audio tapes with documentation; 78-rpm records; 45-rpm records; color photographs.
Access: Closed until processed.


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Joe Lamont Irish Music Collection

Description: 60 items
Summary: Approximately 60 reel-to-reel tapes of Irish music (mostly 7", some 5"), recorded by Joe Lamont in the 1950s in the New York City area.

Brian Lawler Irish Music Collection

Description: 12 items; 41 digital audio hours of interviews (unprocessed)
Summary: Music CDs; CDs of Brian Lawler interviewing Joe Derrane and Séamus Connolly; book; approximately 66 additional interviews conducted by Brian Lawler from 1999 to 2004 as part of "The Golden Age of Ceili Music and Dance: Audio Archive Project."
Finding Aids: Booklet listing audio interviews is available.
Restrictions: Unprocessed collection. Call for information.


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Madaus Family Collection of Irish and Folk Music
Description: CDs, LPs, cassettes, 78s, and books of Irish, Scottish, English, Australian, American, and other traditional music.
Access: Partial inventory available.  Contact Irish Music Center staff. 

Tommy and Mary Makem Irish Music Collection

Description: 176 items.
Summary: Photocopied publicity items, including newspaper articles from the US, Canada, Ireland and Australia, promotional materials, and biographical pieces on Tommy Makem and the Clancy Brothers as Irish musicians.

John Sr. and Pat Martin Irish Music Collection

Description: 78 rpm records; 33 rpm records; music books.
Access: Contact Irish  Music Center staff

Michael F. McCauley Irish Music Collection

Description: 1 item
Summary: One VHS videotape, The Irish-American Heritage Jig.

Mae McComiskey and John Sweeney Irish Music Collection

Description: 202 items
Summary: LPs, MP3 files, audio cassettes, and scanned images of album covers and liner notes. Inventory available.

John Connor Collection of John McCormack

Description: 10 items
Summary: Ten 78 RPM records by Irish tenor, John McCormack.

Peter Dolan Collection of John McCormack

Description: 6 items
Summary: Two newspaper clippings (3 leaves), one photocopy of Edwin Schneider's notebook of John McCormack's repertory (26 leaves), one log listing some of John McCormack's Boston performances, one letter, and one short biography of Rev. Timothy J. Shanley.

Frederick Grundy Collection of John McCormack - Holmes Library Catalog Records

Description: Approximately 150 items
Summary: Essays, photographs, music CDs, sheet music, books, and photocopied issues of The John McCormack Society of America Newsletter and The John McCormack Society of Ireland Bulletin.

William Leonard, SJ Collection of John McCormack

Description: Four items
Summary: Four LPs of John McCormack

Frederick M. Manning Collection of John McCormack Materials - Holmes Library Catalog Records

Description: 18 linear ft.
Summary: This collection of materials relating to Irish tenor John McCormack contains items generated by McCormack during his lifetime and later artifacts commemorating the singer's career. Materials were assembled by Frederick M. Manning, founder and first secretary of the John McCormack Society of America. The papers include McCormack's manuscript memoirs, correspondence, concert programs, photographs of McCormack, commemorations of McCormack's life and career, sheet music, and audio recordings of McCormack's songs.
Finding aids: The main finding aid for this collection is supplemented by an inventory of sheet music and an inventory of analog sound discs.

Ted McGraw Collection of John McCormack

Description: 60 items
Summary: 60 78 rpm phonograph records of songs sung by John McCormack.
 
 
Michael Meagher Collection of John McCormack - Holmes Library Catalog Records

Description: Three linear feet.
Summary: Items pertaining to the life and career of tenor John McCormack. Included are books, photographs (in ten albums), oversized visual materials, CDs, magazine articles, and other items. The collection includes both unpublished and published materials.

John O'Gorman Collection of John McCormack

Description: 18 items
Summary: Limited edition eighteen-record set of 78s.

John P. and Paul M. Rattigan Collection of John McCormack, 1943-2009

Description: 5 items
Summary: Handwritten letter and envelope from John McCormack to Fr. Paul V. Rattigan, 1943; transcription of the 1943 letter (1 p.); funeral card in honor of Fr. Paul V. Rattigan (1911-1969); biographical information from the McCormack Society web page (2 p.).
 

John McCormack Society of Ireland Music Collection

Description: 6 items
Summary: Five audio cassette tapes and one PAL video cassette of the John McCormack Experience Seminar, Galway, November 2000.

Máire McDonnell Garvey Irish Music Collection

Description: 6 items
Summary: Books and CDs, including book re-issue of P.J. Giblin's Collection of Traditional Irish Dance Music
 
John McDonough Irish MusicCollection

Description: 66 recordings
Summary: Cassettes and LPs of Irish showbands (ca. 1975-1985) and other performing groups.
 
Michael McFarlane Irish Music Collection

Description: 12 items
Summary: Recordings and other material pertaining to Robert Irwin and John McCormack.
 
 
Jim McGuire Irish Music Collection

Description:
One DVD.
Summary: Two programs of Chicago Irish music: Irish music session at Irish American Heritage Center, March 2005; and Irish music session in 2000 with Joe Shannon et al.

Philip J. McNiff Irish Music Collection

Description: 240 items
Summary: Primarily LP records of Irish music.
Finding aids: Most items cataloged in Holmes online catalog.

Kathleen A. McShane Irish Music Collection

Description: Nine items
Summary: Nine pieces of sheet music. Inventory available.

Milwaukee Irish Fest and Summer School Collection

Description: 18 items
Summary: Commercial recordings from Irish Fest; publicity materials.

Mick Moloney Irish Music Collection

Description: One recording
Summary: Mick Moloney Interview with Andy McGann and Mrs. McGann (Andy's mother), December 5, 1981

Thomas Moore Irish Music Collection

Description: 20 linear ft.
Summary: Printed music editions (Moore and Stevenson); music books. Inventory available.

Kristin Morrison Irish Music Collection

Description: 1 recording
Summary: CD, Traditional Irish Music from London

Betty Moylan Irish Music Collection

Description: 8 LPs
Summary: Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem.

Johnny and Mary Muise and Janine (Muise) Randall Recordings of Cape Breton and Irish Music

Description: Approximately 180 recordings of Cape Breton and Irish music, ca
1950s-ca 2000.
Summary: Includes live recordings of musicians such as the Beaton family, John Allen Cameron, John Campbell, Winnie Chafe, Angus Chisholm, Cameron Chisholm, Tommy Doucette, Ron Gonnella, Jerry Holland, Eddie Irwin, Jimmy Kelly, Sally Kelly, Bill Lamey, Mary Jessie MacDonald, Ashley MacIsaac, Dave MacIsaac, Donald MacLellan, Marie MacLellan, Teresa MacLellan, Buddy MacMaster, Doug MacPhee, Betty Mallett, Johnny Muise, Mary Muise, Janine Muise Randall, Marge White, Johnny Wilmot, and others.

Pauline Mulhern Irish Music Collection

Description: Three items
Summary: Two handwritten tune books from Tommy Peoples; one essay written by Aisling Mulhern.

Mulligan Family Irish Music Collection

Description: Approximately 80 items.
Summary: One Edison Standard Phonograph (s. 182424) with horn; 24 cylinder records for the Edison machine; 35 pieces of sheet music; three songbooks; one book, History of Music Machines; 14 78 records; two 12-inch LPs.

May Mullins Irish Music Collection

Description: Approximately 40 items
Summary: 78-rpm records, LPs, sheet music, memorabilia.

John and Kay Mullins Touhey Irish Music Collection

Description: Approximately 30 items.
Summary: 78-rpm records and other recordings.

Mary E. Murray Irish Music Collection

Description: 12 items
Summary: 78-rpm and LP recordings of Irish and Scottish music.


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New England Jesuit Archives Cylinder Recordings Collection

Description: 57 items
Summary: Cylinder recordings of Irish music, concert band music, vocalists, etc.

Heidi Nitze Irish Harp

Description: One harp, on display in Burns Library Irish Music Room.
Summary: John Egan harp (Dublin, ca. 1825) with ivory ditals and cosmetic gut stringing.


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Paddy O'Brien Irish Music Collection

Description: 11 items
Summary: The Paddy O'Brien Tune Collection, 2nd ed. (1 tune book and 10 CDs in leather binder).

John J. O' Keefe, Jr., Irish Music Collection

Description: Ten items
Summary: Ten 10-inch 78 rpm records

Mary O'Hara Papers

Description: ca. 10 linear ft.
Summary: Promotional materials, business correspondence, recordings, sheet music, books, photographs, music manuscripts, Briggs harp (1953), awards, and other items.

Jean Heitz Collection of Mary O'Hara Materials, 1978-2007

Description: 1 linear ft.
Summary: Correspondence with Mary O'Hara, photgraphs, publicity materials, and bulletins.

Johanna Horan Collection of Pádraig O'Keeffe

Description: 15 items
Summary: Collection on loan to Boston College. Includes five typescript poems; two handwritten manuscript poems; seven pages of music manuscripts in fiddle tablature, signed by P. O'Keefe; one photocopy of Comoradh Padraigh O Keeffe, Iul 1983 (July 1983) from the Scartaglen Feile Cheoil. Inventory available.

Charlie O'Halloran Irish Music Collection

Description: 43 items
Summary: 78-rpm recordings, mostly on the Copley label, of Irish and Irish-American music.

Myles O'Malley Irish Music Collection

Description: 37 items
Summary: Collection documenting the musical career of Boston's "tin whistle king." Includes two fifes, one tin whistle, two advertisements, recorded interview of Myles O'Malley with Mick Moloney, compilation recording of Myles O'Malley's 78s, four 78-rpm records, six microfilm printouts, three letters, one essay, 13 b&w photographs, three music notebooks, assorted newspaper clippings.

W. Laurence O'Neil, S.J. Irish Music Collection

Description: 30 items
Summary: 27 LPs and three (3) 45-rpm recordings featuring the Clancy Brothers, Willie Brady, Bridie Gallagher, Tommy Sands, and others.

Francis O'Neill Irish Music Collection

Description: 2 items
Summary: One photocopied letter (two pages) from Francis O'Neill to Fr. Donnelly, dated Nov. 26, 1924 and one photocopied page of a book inscribed to the Rev. Francis P. Donnelly, S.J. on Nov. 22, 1924.

John Boyle O'Reilly Irish Music Collection

Description: Four items
Summary: Four pieces of sheet music: "Nora O'Neal," "Shamus O'Brien: An Answer to Nora O'Neal," "Jacqueminots," and "A Tragedy."

Hugh E. O'Rourke Irish Music Collection

Description: Approximately 130 items, dating from 1847-1993
Summary: Globe accordion, books, sheet music, 45-rpm recordings.

John O'Rourke Irish Music Collection

Description: 18 items
Summary: 18 78-rpm records. Inventory available.

Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin Irish Music Collection

Description: 2 items
Summary: Two CDs of music composed/arranged by Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin: Becoming and Templum.

 
Thomas O'Sullivan Irish Music Collection
Description: Two single-page song sheets.
Summary: Two illustrated song sheets by Amergin Music publications, 1986.
 


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Bette Pearsall Irish Music Collection

Description: Seven items
Summary: Seven 78-rpm recordings: Alfred E. Smith Memorial Album, and Frank Connors singing Irish ballads.

 
 
Jim Prendergast Irish Choral Music Collection
 
Description: 28 pieces of sheet music.
Summary: Approximately 28 choral arrangements of Irish songs


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Christian Arffmann Collection of Mike Rafferty

Description: 5 CDs
Summary: Recordings of Mike Rafferty during flute lessons and in informal settings. Partial tune list available.

James Timothy Reagan Irish Music Collection

Description: 21 items
Summary: 21 LPs of Irish music.

John Ridge and Nora Ridge Murphy Collection of Irish Music Recordings
Description: 15 78-rpm recordings
Summary: Artists include: Michael Coleman; O'Leary's Irish Minstrels; Ennis, Morrison, and Muller; Martin Mullin; Patrolman Frank Quinn; Seamus O'Doherty; Dan Sullivan; James McCarthy; Frank Connors and Orchestra; John Feeney; Hugh Gillespie; Tom Morrison and John Reynolds; George O'Brien; and Patrick J. Scanlon. Record labels include Vocalion, Columbia, Gennett, Sonora, and Decca.
Sampler Records records of Rochester Irish music gatherings
Description: Audio and visual materials gathered by Mitzie Collins.
Summary: Closed until processed.
Rowsome Family Irish Music Collection
Description: 1 box
Summary: Photographs


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Margaret C. Salmon Irish Music Collection

Description: 16 items
Summary: 3 45-rpm and 13 78-rpm records. Inventory available.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Sampson Irish Music Collection

Description: 3 items
Summary: 78-rpm records.

Michael Scahill Irish Music Collection

Description: 18 78-rpm recordings
Summary: Michael Scahill (1905-1966) was the second of eleven children born to Patrick and Brigid Scahill, Castlebar, County Mayo. Michael emigrated to New York City in 1928 and met his wife-to-be Margaret Maguire of Garrison, County Fermanagh at an Irish dance. They raised three boys, Frank, James and John in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn, N.Y. Michael Scahill was employed as a conductor on the BMT subway line, out of Coney Island. Michael played his records on a turntable acquired in 1938 that plugged into an old-fashioned console radio.

Ellis Schuman Irish Music Collection - Holmes Library Catalog Records

Description: 27 music books; 30 postcards; and other items.
Summary: Books pertaining to Irish harps and Irish music; Ellis Schuman's published arrangements and compositions for harp; working drafts and proofs for published compositions; postcards of harps from around the world; and other items.
See also: Ellis Schuman Collection of Derek F. Bell

Frederick R. Selch and Patricia Bakwin Selch Irish Harp

Description: One harp, on display in Burns Library Irish Room
Summary: John Egan harp (Dublin, circa 1825) with ivory ditals.

Adam Shaffer Irish Music Collection

Description: Approximately 140 printed music books
Summary: Includes Irish session tune books from various U.S. cities; music for tin whistle and pipes; and general Irish and contradance tune books.

Shanachie Records Irish Music Collection

Description: 130 recordings
Summary: Shanachie and Tara LP records.

Kathleen Burke Siciliano Collection of John Burke Materials

Description:Documentation of John Burke tenor, active circa 1920-1940.
Summary:Closed until processed.

Patrick Sky Irish Music Collection

Description: Six books
Summary: Facsimile reprints of piping books; Mel Bay reissues of tune collections.

James W. Smith Irish Music Collection

Description: 15 linear ft.
Summary: 119 reel-to-reel tapes made by Smith of Irish music jam sessions in his home during the 1950s and 1960s, including Boston's most prominent Irish musicians; 206 78-rpm records; 236 LP records; 9 45 rpm records. Inventory available.

Albert R. Spillane Irish Music Collection

Description: 18 items
Summary: 15 pieces of sheet music and three 78-rpm records.

Ann Sullivan Irish Music Collection

Description: 1 musical score
Summary: Four Irish songs by Charlotte Milligan Fox.

Tom Sullivan Irish Music Collection

Descriptions:
14 recordings.
Summary: 14 eight-track tapes of Irish music, published in the 1970s.

Tommy Sullivan Irish Music Collection

Description: 1 linear ft.
Summary: Music manuscripts, sheet music, photographs, recordings (commercial and homemade), news clippings, and memorabilia, documenting the music of accordion player Tommy Sullivan (1916-1958) and that of his father, Patrick Sullivan.
 

William J. Sullivan Irish Music Collection

Description: 22 items
Summary: Primarily sheet music and recordings.


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Anne Thompson Irish Music Collection

Description: One music manuscript book
Summary: Music manuscript book written by Mr. Malachie Donaldson, 1772. A collection of tunes from various sources. Accompanying some of the tunes are instructions for country dance steps.


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University of Chicago Folk Festival Recordings Collection, 1961-1995

Description: 396 sound discs (CD)
Summary: The Folklore Society of the University of Chicago presents a major folk festival each year, featuring international and regional U.S. music, including bluegrass, "old-timey," Irish, Chicago blues, and Cajun music.


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Kathy Vellante Collection of Irish Music Recordings

Description:0.25 linear feet.
Access: Contact Irish Music Center staff.


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Edward and Margaret Webb Irish Music Collection

Description: 60 items.
Summary: Primarily sheet music.

William Woods Irish Music Collection

Description: 18 linear ft.
Summary: Approximately 1,200 recordings: LP's, audiocassettes, videocassettes, and compact discs from the estate of William Woods of Brooklyn, New York. Most of the recordings are of Irish music, with some Scottish, French-Canadian, and American Old-Time recordings. The collection is particularly strong in accordion music.

Questions? Contact the Burns Library Irish Music Center at imc@bc.edu