Activities 1971–2001

References are given where possible to the issue  of the FMSI newsletter Ceol Tíre containing a report of the activity. ( CT 33, December 1989, was the last issue published).
All 33 issues of  Ceol Tíre are now available free in pdf format on this site.


18-10-2001 Peadar Ó Ceannabháin Sean Nós Chonamara  (in conjunction with the ‘Sean Nós Cois Life’ festival of traditional singing in Irish).

21-6-2000 Mick Brown  Isolation and survival: the music of South-Western Donegal. In his talk he discussed the isolation and continuance of the south-western regional fiddle style.

30-3- 2000 Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin  Amhráin Oirealla. This talk / recital in Irish and English on the songs of Oriel was given in conjunction with ‘Sean Nós Cois Life’. It was followed by a singing session in the snug at Hughes Pub, Chancery Street, Dublin 7. [Since then Pádraigín has published a book on the subject: A hidden Ulster : people, songs and traditions of Oriel, Dublin : Four Courts Press, 2003]


 3-11-1999. Ellen MacIsaac  The Gift of Tradition: New Songs and the Traditional Song Revival


22-9- 1999 Dr Graeme Smith  Playing Australian! Bush Bands, Irish Music and Folk Music in the New Nationalism


16-6-1999 Harry Bradshaw of RTÉ gave a guided tour of Ceol—the Irish Traditional Music Centre, Smithfield


 8-4-1999 Seosamh Ó Cuaig Séamus Ennis i gCarna  (held in conjunction with the annual Dublin festival of song in Irish Sean-Nós Cois Life) It included some interesting archival films of singing and old-time step dancing.


10-3-1999 Fintan Vallely The making of Blooming Meadows’. Fintan talked about his work in  compiling his contribution to the book ‘Blooming Meadows: the world of Irish traditional musicians’, a collection of prose-style interviews with 30 traditional musicians. He discussed the goals behind the book, his collaboration with Charlie Pigott as co-author and Nutan as photographer and his work with the various artists in gathering information for the collection.


25-11-1998 Tom Munnelly (collector in UCD  Dept of Irish Folklore) Come All Ye Dry Land Sailors: Comic Voyages in Irish Song.


 Mikie Smyth (pipes), Sarah Jane Woods (flute), Kevin O'Reilly (fiddle)14-10- 1998 Michael Smyth (Uilleann pipes),  Sarah Jane Woods (flute) and Kevin O’Reilly [Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh] (fiddle) Recital / Discussion. As well as playing, these three versatile young Dublin musicians talked about how, where and why they learned Irish traditional music and what it means to them.

28-5-97 Sandra Joyce The acquisition of O’Carolan in British and Irish art and popular music cultures in the nineteenth century

17-5-97 Mel Mercier Talking drums: the language of rhythm

26-4-[97] Dr Catherine Foley New directions in Irish traditional dance research


4-12-96 Hugh Shields James Goodman’s Irish music collection (illustrated by Jimmy O’Brien-Moran on the uilleann pipes)

[Hugh’s edition of Tunes of the Munster pipers : Irish traditional music from the James Goodman manuscripts vol 1 was published by ITMA in 1998 (reprinted 2016)

Volume 2, edited by Hugh and Lisa Shields, was published by ITMA in November 2013. It is accompanied by a substantial annotated online index of all the 2300+ tunes in the Goodman manuscript music collection.
Sound files of Peter Browne (uilleann pipes) playing some of Canon Goodman’s tunes may be heard  at the digital library of the Irish Traditional Music Archive.
ITMA has made freely availablen its Digital Library interactive versions of the tunes of volume 1  and volume 2. The notation of the tunes will be visible on screen, and will be available for computer playback with the facility to change tempo, key, etc.]
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[Information about other 1996 activities missing here: probably a talk by Mary Smith
28-3-96 (Scots gaelic singing), and a SEMINAR on Music in Education 9–10 November 1986]

2-12-95 Máirtín S. Ó Fatharta Ceol agus amhráin I nGaeltacht Cois Fharraige

22-4-95 Dr Seán Ua Súilleabháin Composers, singers and recorders in
Baile Mhúirne, Co. Cork

18-2-95 Ríonach Uí Ógáin Ceol agus amhránaíocht ón mBlascaod

21-1-95 Seamus Tansey in performance and conversation with Seán Corcoran.

26-11-94 Liam Mac Con Iomaire Seósamh Ó hÉanaí: a shaol agus a dhúchas

29-10-94 Reg Hall The social organisation of traditional music making:
the Irish in London after the war

23-4-1994 SEMINAR: Performers and audience (Speakers: Dr Martin Stokes (QUB)  keynote address Performer and audience; Michael Tubridy The transfer of traditional music to the concert stage; Cathal Goan The presentation of traditional music in the media; Tom Munnelly Applause and effect; Hammy Hamilton Cultural dynamics of a traditional session; John McManus (traditional musician from Fermanagh), in performance and conversation with Seán Corcoran.

26-2-94 Paddy Glackin (fiddle) and Robbie Hannon (uilleann pipes) in performance and discussion

29-1-94 Charlie Pigott Joe Cooley

27-11-93 PUBLIC DISCUSSION:    Official policies and traditional music (speakers from Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Dept of Education, Arts Council, RTÉ &
Rádió na Gaeltachta)

30-10-93 Hugh Shields Lays ballads and oul’ come-all-yes

Johnny O'Leary8-5-93 Terry Moylan The music of Johnny O’Leary [Terry’s edition of Johnny’s music: Johnny O’Leary of Sliabh Luachra : dance music from the Cork-Kerry border, was published by the Lilliput Press, Dublin, in 1994, followed by a  CD with the same title Dublin : Craft CRCD 01]


  27-2-93 Dáibhí Ó Cróinín The songs of Bess Cronin [since then a collection of her songs has been published: The songs of Elizabeth Cronin, Irish traditional singer : the complete song collection,  compiled and edited by Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, Dublin : Four Courts Press, 2000 ; accompanying CDs produced and edited by Nicholas Carolan]


30-1-93 Paul McGettrick The flute playing of Matt Molloy

 28-11-92 Ian Lee Singers, songs, and poets of Carna: selections from the
RTÉ sound archives

7-11-92 An evening of songs with Roisín White

13-5-92 Dr Thérèse Smith Afro-American ministry through song

2-5-92 Peter Browne (uilleann pipes), Dermy Diamond (fiddle), Seán Garvey (songs in English, flute) and Mairéad Ní Dhomhnaill (songs in Irish and English) A late-night concert of early traditional music (held in The Tailor’s Hall, Christchurch Place, as part of the 5th Dublin Festival of Early Music)

28-3-92 Angela Madden Lilting in the Irish tradition

29-2-92 Leslie Shepard Music of India

25-1-92 Colette Moloney The music manuscripts of Edward Bunting [Colette’s study of Bunting led to her later publication: The Irish music manuscripts of Edward Bunting (1773-1843) : an introduction and catalogue by Colette Moloney, Dublin : Irish Traditional Music Archive = Taisce Cheol Dúchais Éireann, 2000]

30-11-91 Erkki Pekkila The folk music of Finland

15-11-91 Limericksinger Con Greaney (in association with The Góilín Singers’ Club)

9-11-91 Evening with Donegal sean-nós singers Éamonn & Pádraigín Mac Ruarí
from Tory Island

25 May 1991 SEMINAR: Songs of Conflict (speakers: Pat Feeley Songs of agrarian strife; Jimmy McBride O’Donnell and Carey: an Irish revenge; Cathal Goan The year of the French: Irish-language songs of 1798; Tom Munnelly Peelers, pints and punch-ups; Terry Timmins singing some songs of conflict

23-3-91 Éamonn Brophy Songs and music of Sliabh cGua

Steve Chambers, Kilrush 2005, Photo by Shay Fogarty23-2-91 Stephen Chambers Dealing with musical instruments

12-1-91 Micheál Ó Conghaile (Cló Iar-Chonnachta) Ag foilsiú an cheoil

10-11-90 Séamus Quinn (fiddler) Music of Fermanagh and Leitrim

20-10-90 An evening with sean-nós singers from Ráth  Cairn (Mairéad Mhic Dhonncha, Éamonn Ó Donnchú, Maidhc Seoighe)

19-5-90 SEMINAR: Traditional dancing in Ireland (speakers: Michael Tubridy Memories of dancing in West Clare and beyond; Nicholas Carolan The beginnings of ceili dancing: London in the 1890s; Máire Bean Mhic Aogáin What is ‘An Coimisiún Rincí Gaelacha’?; Terry Moylan Clare and Galway reel-stepping compared; Mary Friel and Irene Martin Teaching ‘The Lancers’

31-3-90 Lillis Ó Laoire Cnéithe d’amhránaíocht ar an sean-nós i nDún na nGall

27-1-90 Seán McCarthy (Listowel, Co Kerry) Songwriter from the boglands

11-11- 89 Vincent Ryan  Aspects of the music of sean-nós singing in Irish

28-10-89 Leslie Shepard Jewish folk songs

7-10-89 Evening of Connemara sean-nós singing, featuring Josie Sheáin Jeaic Mac Donncha of Carna, Galway

8-April 89  Peter Smith and John Moulden Two contributions on Ulster song  Ceol Tíre 33

25-Feb-89  Brian O’Rourke Spreading the word about Gaelic folk song: two centuries of translation reviewed   Ceol Tíre 33

11-2-89  Kenneth S. Goldstein ‘Treason songs’. A private song tradition of the Newfoundland Irish  Ceol Tíre 33


28 -1-89  Pol Huellou Breton Dance Workshop  Ceol Tíre 33

26-11-1988 Charlie Lennon Creativity in Irish traditional music 2  Ceol Tíre 33
See text of report   

29-10-88  Micheál O Súilleabháin Creativity in Irish traditional music 1  Ceol Tíre 33
 See text of report   

1-10-1988  Jimmy McBride Songs from Inishowen  Ceol Tíre 33

22–23 April 1988 SEMINAR: ‘Traditional music in Dublin’  (speakers: Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin The music of Tommy Potts; Bróna Nic Amhlaoibh Music and song in the urban folklore project; George McClafferty Rhymes and songs of Dublin children; Frank Harte Dublin songs; Tom Munnelly Dublin as seen by country singers; Paidí Bán Ó Broin Traditional dancing in Dublin in my time;  Alf Mac Lochlainn Duffy’s Dublin comic songster (1845); Paul Dooley and Martin Kerin Busking in Dublin  Ceol Tíre 32

12-3-88 An evening of Donegal fiddle playing  Ceol Tíre 32

1–31 March 1988  Exhibition and recitals: Popular music in eighteenth-century Dublin  Ceol Tíre 32

3-1-88 Helen Corcoran  Traditional step dancing  Ceol Tíre 32 [Helen has since published a book on the subject: The story of Irish dance, by Helen Brennan, Dingle : Brandon, 1999]

7-11-87  Donal Lunny Approaches to Irish music Ceol Tíre 32

10-10-87  Mick O’Connor Making a visual archive of Irish traditional music
Ceol Tíre 32

8–9 May 1987  SEMINAR: Music traditions & media  (speakers: Malachy O’Higgins How to make a videotape; Hugh Shields Printed aids to singing: the functioning of ballad sheets; Seán Donnelly Published music collections and the traditional player; Cathal Goan Traditional music on Irish television; Proinsiais  Conluain Traditional music on radio: fieldwork and the local scene; Nicholas Carolan Learning from the gramophone: traditional performers and the record industry  Ceol Tíre 31

14-3-87  Johnny O’Leary Button accordion recital  Ceol Tíre 31

28-2-87  Colin Neilands Irish broadside ballads: their social and historical contexts  Ceol Tíre 31

5-2-87  Matt Cranitch and Colin Hamilton Writing a tutor for traditional music Ceol Tíre 32 

31-1-87  Seán Corcoran Traditional singing in a Fermanagh community  Ceol Tíre 31

22-11-86 Proinsias Ó Conluain Edward O’Reilly, collector, and his manuscripts  Ceol Tíre 30

11-11-86 Annie Eoghain Éamoinn Amhráin & amhránaithe Dobhair  Ceol Tíre 30

9–10 May 1986  SEMINAR: Ethnomusicology and Irish music  (speakers: Ríonach Uí Ógáin Video as an ethnographic record; Virginia Blankenhorn Teaching about singing; Peter Crossley-Holland Archaic streams in Irish traditional music;  John Blacking Aspects of ethnomusicology; Donncha Ó Maidín The computer and traditional dance tunes) followed by a panel discussion with the speakers, joined by Professor Hormoz Farhat and Hugh Shields.

Learning to play: The seminar ended with three expert young traditional musicians,—Máire O’Keeffe of Kerry (fiddle), Dermot McLaughlin of Derry city (fiddle) and Ronán Browne of Dublin (uilleann pipes)— illustrating the points made by their own playing. Areas discussed were music in the family, exposure to music, starting ages, musical literacy, teaching methods experienced, motivation, peer influences, practice, competions, remembering and forgetting, and rewards.  Ceol Tíre 30

1-3-86  Caoimhín Mac Aoidh Padraig O’Keefe and his music manuscripts  Ceol Tíre 30

15-2-86  Dermot McLaughlin Donegal fiddle playing  Ceol Tíre 30

18-1-86  Gary Hastings The Orange musical tradition  Ceol Tíre 30

16-3-85  John Moulden A song manuscript from Co Down  Ceol Tíre 29

14-12-85  An evening of music and dance  Ceol Tíre 29


27 August—31 October 1985 EXHIBITION: Popular music in eighteenth-century Dublin (see the associated booklet here under Publications)  Ceol Tíre 29

26 August–1 September 1985 CONFERENCE: 15th Conference of the Société Internationale d’Ethnologie et de Folklore, hosted by FMSI in Dublin and Clare.
(See the

Proceedings Ballad Research here under Publications)  Ceol Tíre 29


18-5-85 Packie Duignan (flute), Brendan Farrelly (banjo) & Ciaran Emmett (cittern) Recital  Ceol Tíre 29

2-2-85 John Joe Gannon Button accordeon recital Ceol Tíre 29     See text of report  

 Breandán Breathnach

8-12-84  Breandán Breathnach Ceol: twenty-one years (Ceol was the traditional music magazine edited and published by Breandán )


10-11-84 Aidan O’Hara Songs of Newfoundland  Ceol Tíre 27 

6-10-84 Vincent Campbell Fiddle recital  Ceol Tíre 27 

5-5-84 SEMINAR: Amhráinaíocht & amhráin i nGaeilge (speakers: Cathal Ó Háinle Tomás Ó Criomthain agus ‘Caisleán Uí Néill’; Seóirse Bodley Ornáidíocht agus an líne ceoil i ngnéithe den amhránaíocht traidisiúnta;  Cathal Goan Amhráin ón gcartlann;  Angela Partridge An t-amhrán, an t-amhránaí agus an baillitheoir: Séamus Ennis i gCarna;  Breandán  Breathnach Foinn amhráin ar ghléasannaí ceoil). The seminar concluded with a panel discussion and a recital by the Connemara singer Val Ó Flatharta.  Ceol Tíre 26

7-4-84 Fionnuala Prosser The Orange ball   Ceol Tíre 26

3-3-84 Finbar Boyle & Pat Mitchell (discussion): After the revival – what next?  Ceol Tíre 26

28-1-84 Conall Ó Domhnaill Amhráin Rinn na Feirste  Ceol Tíre 26

10-12-83 Annel Asplund and other performers Folk music of Finland  Ceol Tíre 25

12-11-83 Johnny O’Leary (button accordion) Recital of  music from Sliabh Luachra    Ceol Tíre 25

1-10 83 Diarmuid Breathnach Biography and traditional music  Ceol Tíre 25

6-4-83 SEMINAR: Ballads in Ireland (speakers: Pádruig Breatnach Irish narrative poetry after c. 1200 AD; Hugh Shields The music of Irish narrative song;  George-Denis Zimmermann Cross-cultural influences in Irish and Australian ballads; Tom Munnelly Ballads in field research of the seventies) The seminar continued with Bairbre Ó Floinn presenting Frank Browne, who sang some of his old ballads, and ended with a panel discussion (speakers: Leslie Shepard, Tim Dennehy, Alf Mac Lochlainn and John Moulden)  Ceol Tíre 24

26-2-83 Angela Partridge Songs in English from the Connemara Gaeltacht  Ceol Tíre 24

29-1-82 Professor Hormoz Farhat Persian traditional  music  Ceol Tíre 23

4-12-82 Máire Ní Mhaoileoin Cartlann cheoil Radió na Gaeltachta  Ceol Tíre 23

6-11-82 Recital by James Kelly (fiddle) and Paddy O’Brien (button accordion) Ceol Tíre 23

2-10-82 Brian and Eithne Vallely The teaching of Irish traditional music  Ceol Tíre 22

22-5-82 Double bill: Caitlín Uí Éigeartaigh Introduction to the Forde collection and Breandán Breathnach The Feis Ceoil and Irish music  Ceol Tíre 22

27-1-82  SEMINAR: Religious folk song (speakers:  Nóirín Ní Riain The music of religious songs in Irish; Donatien Laurent A Breton nativity song;  Breandán Ó Madagáin A bardic religious poem and its music) The morning session ended with a performance of the Dublin 14th-century Easter drama, sung by TCD staff and students Beatrice Aird, Gráinne O’Dwyer, Bernie O’Sullivan, Niall Leonard, Fr Eamonn McCarthy & Hugh Shields, assisted by Tom Munnelly. The seminar concluded with discussion initiated by Seán Mac Réamoinn (RTÉ) and Canon Coslett Quinn, and ended with Paddy Tunney singing religious songs from Ulster.  Ceol Tíre 21

30-1-82 Nicholas Carolan The commercial recording of Irish traditional music 1900–1980 Ceol Tíre 21

5-12-81 Co Roscommon flute players Frank Jordan  & Frank Conneely (in conversation with Breandán Breathnach and performing) Music for two flutes Ceol Tíre 21

14-11-81 Roy Saer (Welsh Folk Museum, Cardiff) Welsh folk music  Ceol Tíre 21

3-10-81 Showing  in TCD of videotape Pipers in London Ceol Tíre 21

20-6-81 (after the AGM) Songs from Co Clare sung by Tom Lenihan Ceol Tíre 20

4-4-81 Seán Donnelly The Irish warpipes  Ceol Tíre 20

30-5-81 SONGS FROM IRISH ISLANDS: Proinsias Ó Conluain introduced songs recorded by him on Cape Clear island, Co Cork in 1975; Tom Munnelly introduced his 1973 recordings from Clare island, Co Mayo; Noel Hamilton [Nollaig Ó nUrmoltaigh] dealt with his 1968 recordings from the Irish-speaking island of Tory, Co Donegal.  Ceol Tíre 20

28-2-81 Johnny O’Leary Button accordion recital  Ceol Tíre 19

31-1-81 John Kelly Fiddle & concertina recital  Ceol Tíre 19

6-12-80 Breandán Breathnach presenting Video of Miko Russell (singing, playing  flute & whistle, and in conversation with B.  Breathnach and Hugh Shields)  Ceol Tíre 19

1-11-80 Máire Áine Ní Dhonnachadha Smaointe faoin sean-nós i gConamara  Ceol Tíre 18

20-9-80 Breandán Ó Madagáin The music of Irish bardic poetry  Ceol Tíre 18

10-5-80 Cathal Goan The RTÉ archives of Irish traditional music Ceol Tíre 17

12-4-80 Miscellany: Proinsias Ó Conluain Ballads in English in the Gaeltacht; Nicholas Carolan Shakespeare’s ‘uilleann’ pipes; Alf Mac Lochlainn Music of the Pontine Greeks; Ronnie Wathen The Cretan lyre and Nepalese Sarangi  Ceol Tíre 17

23-1-80 Marian Deasy The Petrie collection: sources and methods of editing
Ceol Tíre 16

SRT cover26-1-80  Hugh Shields Folk singing in North Derry  Ceol Tíre 16 [ This was the subject of Hugh’s 1981 publication Shamrock, rose and thistle: folk singing in North Derry, Belfast: Blackstaff Press,
1981. It is now  available on line with sound files of Hugh’s original sound recordings of the 74 songs featured in the book.]

 

2-12-79 Micheál Ó hAlmhain Traditional flutes and flute-playing Ceol Tíre 16

3-11-79 Tom Munnelly The songs of West Clare Ceol Tíre 16

6-10-79 Martin Talty Musical life in Co Clare  Ceol Tíre 15

12-5-79 George Broderick Traditional music and songs of the Isle of Man  Ceol Tíre 14

7-4-79 Pat Mitchell The piping of Patsy Tuohey  Ceol Tíre 14

24-2-79 Iain Montague Ireland and the historic dances of Europe Ceol Tíre 14

20-1-79 Liam Ó Dochartaigh North Ulster music and songs on film (videotape of Eddie Butcher, Joe Holmes & Sammy Wade)  Ceol Tíre 14

9-12-78 Allen Feldman Kitchen music: fiddling and fiddlers in south-west Donegal  Ceol Tíre 14

11-11-78 Discussion: Irish traditional music in the market-place with Breandán Breathnach, Riobard Nac Góráin & Ciarán Mac Mathúna  Ceol Tíre 13

3-9-78 John Moulden The Sam Henry collection  Ceol Tíre 13  [The collection has since been published: Sam Henry’s songs of the people, eds. Gale Huntington,  Lani Herrmann,  John Moulden, University of Georgia Press, Athens (Georgia) & London, 1990]

1-5-78 Miscellany: Breandán Breathnach The Church and Irish traditional dancing; Sr Cora Gaffney Irish music in the classroom; Douglas Sealy Ceol Mór na píbe Albanaí (Píobaireachd: the classical music of the Highland pipes); Tom Munnelly Some recently collected songs Ceol Tíre 13

25-2-78 Cathal Goan Ceolta Neillí Ní Dhomhnaill  Ceol Tíre 12

28-1-78 Séamus Mac Mathúna Songs of Muscraí  Ceol Tíre 12

10-12-77 Breandán Breathnach James Goodman, piper and music collector Ceol Tíre 11

5-11-77 Charles Lennon Traditional Irish fiddling  Ceol Tíre 11

10-9-77 Georges-Denis Zimmermann What is an ‘Irish ballad’?  Ceol Tíre 10

30-4-77 Seóirse Bodley Folk music and composition: a personal viewpoint

26-3-77 Miscellany: Hugh Shields Ballad and chantefable in Ireland; Angela Partridge Caoineadh na dtrí Mhuire; Nicholas Carolan William Beauford and Irish music; W.H.A Williams Irish folk music in America (read by Alf Mac Lochlainn)  Ceol Tíre 9

26-2-77 Sean O’Dwyer The concertina in Ireland  Ceol Tíre 9

15-1-77 Seán Corcoran Folk songs of Co Louth  Ceol Tíre 9

27-11-76 Proinsias Ó Conluain Folk-song collecting in Tory, Co Donegal  Ceol Tíre 8

23-10 76 Virginia Blankenhorn Native and foreign elements in the ‘sean-nós’ tradition  Ceol Tíre 8

1-5-76 An tAth. Pádraig Ó Héalaí An ceol sa bhéaloideas

20-3-76 An Canónach Cosslett Ó Cuinn Sean-amhráin Uladh agus Oirghialla  Ceol Tíre 6

21-5-76 Miscellany: Éilís Ní Bhrádaigh Dublin children’s games; Ciarán Ó Coigligh Amhráin Raifteirí; Alf Mac Lochlainn Printed versions of ‘Caoineadh na dtrí Mhuire’; Hugh Shields Songs from Newfoundland: Irish parallels; Ronnie Wathen The Cretan lyre & dances of Crete, Nepalese sarangi &  festival  of Kali  Ceol Tíre 6

10-1-76  Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin The manuscript sources of Bunting’s 1840 collection  Ceol Tíre 6

13-12-75 Ann Buckley What was the medieval Irish tiompán?  Ceol Tíre 6

1-11-75  Nollaig Ó hUrmoltaigh Songs in Irish from Tory, Donegal  Ceol Tíre 6

4-10-75 Séamus Ó Catháin Lapps and Lappish singing Ceol Tíre 5

Eddie Butcher at Magilligan with Benevenagh mountain. Photo by Evelyn Butcher

6-9-75 Eddie Butcher (Magilligan, Co Derry) Recital of Ulster songs  Ceol Tíre 5
A book of Eddie’s songs and stories (All the days of his life: Eddie Butcher in his own words) with 3 CDs of his singing 67 songs, was published by ITMA in 2010

19-5-75 Discussion:  Teaching folk music? II  Ceol Tíre 5

22-3-75 Miscellany: Linda Leet-Howe Keening; Pat Mitchell Teaching the pipes; Ciarán Dalton Irish and Australian song; Lee MacCurtain Playford dancing; Ian Mac Lochlainn Playing the ivy leaf

22-2-75 Revd Terence McCaughey Scottish Gaelic folk song and literary culture  Ceol Tíre 4

25-1-75 Panel discussion:  Collecting folk music Breandán Breathnach, Diane Hamilton, Tom Munnelly, Proinsias Ó Conluain & Hugh Shields  Ceol Tíre 4

14-12-74 Leslie Shepard The broadside ballad: the printed tradition in folk music  Ceol Tíre 4

30-11-74 W.H.A.Williams Folk song as a vernacular culture  Ceol Tíre 4

26-10-74 Discussion:  Teaching folk music? I  Ceol Tíre 4

27-4-74 T. Gwynn Jones Penillion: a traditional Welsh style of singing

30-3-74 Tom Munnelly Songs of the travelling people

23-2-74 Richard Hawkins Bluegrass: a professional traditional music  Ceol Tíre 2

2 -2 73 John Teehan Musical instruments in the National Museum  Ceol Tíre 2

24-11-73 Alf Mac Lochlainn Bunting and songs in IrishRevd  Chris Warren
Harp music in the Bunting collection  Ceol Tíre 2

27-10-73 John Blacking The anthropology of music  Ceol Tíre 1

29-9-73 Fr Emmanuel Giblin Some oriental styles and traits in a collection of Irish music Ceol Tíre 1

14-4-73 Breandán Breathnach Local styles in dance music

24-2-73 John Blacking Theory and methods in ethnomusicological research

27-1-73 James Porter Píobaireachd: the Scottish Highland pipe tradition of the ceol mòr

25-11-72 David Hammond Dusty blubells ( TV film of Belfast children’s songs
and games)

28-10-72 Prionsias Ó Conluain A two-way traffic: some songs that crossed the language barrier between Irish and English

23-9-72 D.K. Wilgus ‘Rose Connolly’: an Irish ballad

26-2-72 Breandán Breathnach The instrumental tradition

29-1-72 Proinsias Ní Dhorchaí Amhráin an Achréidh

18-12-71 Caitlín Uí Éigeartaigh The Joyce collection

20-11-71 Alf Mac Lochlainn The broadside tradition

23-10 71 Seán Ó Baoill Amhráin Thír Chonaill

FORMATION OF THE SOCIETY:

13-6-70  Initial discussion & appointment of provisional committee

7-11-70 Consideration of draft constitution

24-4-71 Formal inauguration. Talk by Seóirse Bodley The Irish harp

19-6-71 First AGM & Oíche Cheoil