Ceol Tíre: Contents

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The Folk Music Society of Ireland’s newsletter Ceol Tíre was begun by its editor Hugh Shields in November 1973 and continued by him and Nicholas Carolan (who was Secretary of the Society 1977–1992) until December 1989.

CONTENTS

This page is under construction: nos 1–21  of the 33 issues have now been fully indexed (12 August 2012): the rest will be expanded and reformatted in due course.

Ceol Tíre 1 :November 1973
Introductory (Hugh Shields) • “Liaison Officers” • IFMC Affiliation • Bayonne Conference (report) • D.U. Folk Music & Dance Society • Annual General Meeting 1973 • Secretary’s Report 1972–73 (Turlough [Terrry] Moylan) • Some oriental styles and traits in a collection of Irish folk music (report by Caitlín Uí Éigeartaigh on talk by Father E. Giblin OFM on Liam de Noraidh’s book: Ceol ón Muhhain) • Ernest John Moeran, 1894–1950 (Tomas Ó Súilleabháin) • Programme 1973–74 • Secretary’s address • ‘Golden Harp’ 1973 • The anthropology of music (report on lecture given by John Blacking) • Na Píobairí Uilleann • Topic Records & Irish folk music (Breandán Breathnach) • “Choros”, magazine of folk music and dance • Traditional music on RTE, Autumn–Winter 1973 (Proinsias Ó Conluain, Margaret Crowley and Liam Ó Murchú)

Ceol Tíre 2 :March 1974
Contents • Continuatory • Recent members • Black and white stage Irish minstrels (Alf Mac Lochlainn) • ‘Ceol’, IV, 2 (report) • Éigse na Tríonóide (report) • Queen’s Folk Music Society (Seán McCann) • Ballad seminar (advance notice) • ‘Mellow in the moonlight’ (Alf Mac Lochlainn) • Old Presbyterian choir rhyme • ‘Old times in the Barony’ by Rev. John S. Conmee (Alf Mac Lochlainn) • Recent meetings: An Edward Bunting evening (report by Caitlín Uí Éigeartaigh); Instruments in the National Museum (report by C Uí É); Bluegrass (report by C Uí É on talk by Richard Hawkins) • A day’s field work, January 31, Kerry (Tom Munnelly) • African music at Queen’s, Belfast, March 6–9 (report) • Hiberno-English dialects, Ulster Folk Museum (advance notice of colloquium) • ‘Mo shuí ná ’mo sheasamh’ (Hugh Shields, with words and music of the song)

 Ceol Tíre 3 : October 1974
Irish Folk Music Studies / Éigse Cheol Tíre (announcement) • Estival • Tradition Club evening • Recent members • Secretary’s report (Caitlín Uí Éigeartaigh); • Annual General Meeting : 24 June 1974 (report by C Uí É); • Oíche cheoil • Irish music on BBC NI • Musicians or …? (extract, with childhood memories of local musicians,  from the book by Edith Oenone Somerville and Martin Ross: Wheeltracks) • Scoil Shamhraidh Willie Clancy (report) • An Píobaire (notice of publication) • Discography • Ceolta Uladh (notice of publications by Nollaig Ó hUrmoltaigh) • New appointments : University College Cork • New appointments : Ulster Folk Museum • Members expatriate • New development in folk music research • “Mo shuí ná mo sheasamh” (reply by Seán Ó Baoill: see CT-2) • Programme of meetings 1974–1975 • Irish Folk Music Studies

Ceol Tíre 4 : March 1975
Exhortatory • Scéala Aniar • Irish folk music and Europe • Ballad Research • Meetings: • Teaching folk music (report by Caitlín Uí Éigeartaigh); • Folk music as vernacular vulture (report by C Uí É on talk by W. Williams) • The broadside ballad (report by C Uí É on talk by Leslie Shepard) • Collecting folk music (report by C Uí É on panel discussion)• Scottish Gaelic folk song and literary culture (report by C Uí É on talk by Revd. Terence McCaughey) • Publications and music by members • Confrontation of cultures (extract from a letter by Ann Buckley) • The stamp of purity (extract from the book by William Stokes: The life and labours in art and archaeology of George Petrie) • Ceol rince ar Cheann Bhré ( Seán Ó Súilleabháin) • Sandy McConnell • Folk music in UCD • Ethnomusicology at Queen’s • Ulster folk music and song (advance notice of lecture series) • Mumming • The song maker (extract from Padraic Colum: Recollection, Irish Times, 27 June 1968) • Country chapmen 1708 • Ini ini maini mo (Mexican rhyme) • The Singers’ Workshop (notice) • An Píobaire • Sam Henry collection • Coshering et alia (extract from Richard Stanihurst, in Holinshed’s Chronicles)

Ceol Tíre 5 : October 1975
Next meetings (notice of new premises at Na Piobairí Uilleann in Essex St)• National Archive of Folk Music (Breandán Breathnach) • AGM, June 1975 Caitlín Uí Éigeartaigh / • Recent meetings: Eddie Butcher (report by C Uí É • Lapps and Lappish singing (report by C Uí É on talk by Séamus Ó Catháin) • Publications and music by members • Teaching folk music (report on two meetings by C Uí É): Background; general considerations; the instrument tradition; Kodaly method; traditional singing; secondary school syllabus; compulsory or optional folk music?; examinations; pilot studies; manipulation; practical measures • Amhráin i dToraigh / (extract from book by Eoghan Ó Colm: Toraigh na dtonn) • Folk music in education (report by Fionnuala Scullion of 1975 IFMC conference at Keele) • Folk song values for human education • Non-European instruments • Folk dance • Revivals • Scots experience • IFMC Conference, Regensburg, Bavaria (advance notice) • Éigse na Tríonóide • Study group on folk music instruments (report by Ann Buckley)– The Conniving house (extract from book by Thomas Amory: The life of John Buncle, esq) • Folk Music Society of Ireland / Cumann Cheol Tíre Éireann (membership application form)

Ceol Tíre 6 :  April 1976
– An Chéad Chruinniú eile (forthcoming meetings) • Éigse Cheol Tíre (notice of vol 2) • Ceol (notice of vol 4 no 3) ( • USA Bicentenary • Piping weekend and summer school • Willy Clancy’s music (notice of book by Pat Mitchell) • Recent meetings: • Songs in Irish from Tory, Donegal (report by Lisa Shields on talk by Nollaig Ó hUrmoltaigh) • The medieval tiompán (report by Caitlín Uí Éigeartaighon talk by Ann Buckley) • Bunting, 1840 (report by C Uí É on talk by Micheál Ó Súilleabháin) • The Irish girl (Hugh Shields, with words and music of the song) • An píobaire ba mhó clú in Albain (extract from article by Uinsin Ó Donabháin) • Seanamhráin Uladh & Oirghialla (report by on talk by Canon Cosslett Quinn / Canónach Cosslett Ó Cuinn) • Keening (extract from the book by William Brereton: Travels in Holland, the United Provinces, England, Scotland and Ireland, 1634, 1635) • A ’ bhean eudach (Hugh Shields, with music and words of the song from Jimmy Meenan, East Town, Tory Island) • Folklore Competition • Slow air (notice of new magazine edited by Ciaran Carson) • Éigse na Tríonóide • The weaver’s authority (extract from the book by W.H. Crawford: Domestic industry in Ireland. The experience of the linen industry) • Songs of Hungarian seasonal workers (extract from a letter by A. L. Lloyd)

Ceol Tíre 7 : December 1976
The Tradition Club • The Newsletter • The Journal • Pat Barron, dancing master (transcript of Junior Crehan, in an interview with Proinsias Ó Conluain, talking about the travelling dancing master Pat Barron, with music of the jig ‘Mind yourself of the turkeycock or the turkeycock will bite you) • Native & foreign elements in the sean-nós tradition (report by Caitlín Uí Éigeartaigh on talk by Virginia Blankenhorn) AGM (C Uí É)• Folk singing in England : a garland from Topic (review article by Tom Munnelly) • New collections : A half thousand tunes (notice of book by Breandán Breathnach: Ceol rince na hÉireann 2); Níl ceol is binne ná ceol an mhála (notice of book: The dance music of Willy Clancy); The Irish song tradition ((notice of book by Sean O’Boyle) • Appointments U.C.C. • Maud Karpeles (1885–1976) (obituary by Hugh Shields)

Ceol Tíre 8 :  December 1976
Tradition Club evening • Meetings in 1977, Jan.– April • Songs from Tory, Co Donegal (report by Caitlín Uí Éigeartaigh on talk by Proinsias O Conluain)’ • Traditional air (extract from a letter to Breandán Breathnach from Alex Kerr of Larne, co Antrim with words and music of an untitled song: a version of ‘The bold lieutenant’ / ‘The fan’) • Hibernian Journal, 14 January 1793 • Irish musicians visit the United States (report by Tom Munnelly) • Dirge or keen in Baroney Forth (extract of NLI MS 10674, collection made by William O’Neill, Kilrane, co Wexford)  • Athbheochaint na mBailéad? (extract from Sinn Féin, 9 July 1913) • Bean an fhir ruaidh (Ailfrid Mac Lochlainn, with words of song) • Folk music from Scotland (record reviews by Douglas Sealy) • Conferences &c. 1977 (notices) • The National Archive of Irish Folk Music and Song (Breandán Breathnach) • Éigse Cheol Tíre 2 (readers’ comments)

Ceol Tíre 9: April 1977
The Newsletter • Some forthcoming events • AGM (advance notice) • Songs of county Louth (report by Caitlín Uí Éigeartaigh on talk by Sean Corcoran) • The concertina in Ireland (report by Lisa Shields on talk by Sean O’Dwyer) • Short contributions (reports by Caitlín Uí Éigeartaigh): Chantefable in Ireland (Hugh Shields); Caoine na dtrí Mhuire (Angela Partridge); William Beauford and Irish music (Nicholas Carolan); W.H.A. Williams’s paper re song tradition of Ireland in the United States (Alf MacLochainn) • Sorcha Ní Ghuairim (obituary in Irish by Douglas Sealy) • Collecting folk songs (report by Hugh Shields on talk by Tom Munnelly) • Irish Folk Music Studies (note on distrubution) – “The mountain streams where the moorcock crows” (Hugh Shields, with music and words of song he recorded from Eddie Butcher ) • Féile na Bóinne; Mummers’ festival (reports by Seán Corcoran and Hugh Shields) • Thady Casey, dancing master (transcript of Junior Crehan, in an interview with Proinsias Ó Conluain, talking about the co Clare dancing master) • ‘The heathery breeze’ (music of reel as played by Tommy Peoples) • French folk song (report on talk given by Hugh Shields to UCD Society of Anthropology) • Barántas (Breandán Breathnach on visit of Scottish musicians and singers) • Stars of country music : Uncle Dave Macon to Johnny Rodriguez (book review by Tom Munnelly) • Irish music (Record reviews by Breandán Breathnach) • Dydd Llun, Dydd Mawrth, Dydd Mercher (music and words of Welsh song) • I.F.M.C. in Wales (report by Hugh Shields)

Ceol Tíre 10: October 1977
AGM (report by the new Hon. Secretary, Nicholas Carolan) • What is an ‘Irish ballad’? (report by NC on talk by Georges-Denis Zimmermann) • Festivals • Communication (on new stamp featuring ballad singer by Jack Yeats) • Cumann Merriman (competition for best compostition of Irish lament) • Music as she is spoke • (Hugh Shields: extracted from Michael Traynor’s book: The English dialect of Donegal, 1953) • “Songs of the open road” (record review by Tom Munnelly) • Breathnachas (notice of publications by Breandán Breathnach) • Recent appointment (of Ann Buckley, replacing B. Breathnach in UCD) • “The half door” (Dingle Records DIN 302: featuring Packie Manus Byrne and Bonnie Shaljean) • Sean Ó Súilleabháin

Ceol Tíre 11: January 1978
Traditional Irish fiddling’ (report by Nicholas Carolan on talk by Charles Lennon) • James Goodman, piper and music collector (report by NC on talk by Breandán Breathnach) • Na Píobairí Uilleann 1968–1978 • “The stone in the field” (notice of LP by uilleann piper Tommy Reck) • Joe Holmes (death notice, with words and music of ‘Lovely Armoy’ as sung by him) • Baill ag saothrú—new publications by members: Amhráin Chúige Uladh, by Colm Ó Baoill; Beneath the green tree, sung by Ted Hickey; On the music of the North American Indians, by Theodore Baker; Carolau Plygain. Plygain carols, LP edited by Roy Saer; Mass of peace, composed by Seóirse Bodley; reissue of Pat Mitchell’s book: Dance music of Willie Clancy • “Shetland wedding music” (report on lecture by Peter Cooke to UCD Folklore Society) • U.D.R. checkpoint (Eddie Butcher anecdote) • Edinburgh conference (IFMC: advance notice) • Éigse na Tríonóide, 1978 • Cockles and mussels (appeal for dating  from Dr Brian West, TCD) • Song ( words only, extracted from the book ed. by James Fenton: Amhráin Thomáis Ruaidh: the songs of Tomás Ruadh O’ Sullivan the Iveragh poet, 1785–1848)

Ceol Tíre 12: May 1978
AGM • Songs of Múscraí (report by Nicholas Carolan on talk by Séamus Mac Máthúna) • Nicholas Carolan • Ceolta Neillí Ní Dhomhnail (report by NC on talk by Cathal Goan) • Short contributions (reports by NC): Párliament na mban’ (Breandán Breathnach); Teaching Irish music (Sr Cora Gaffney); Ceol mór na píbe Albanaí (Douglas Sealy) Two ballads (Tom Munnelly) • Pipers’ weekend, 5-7 May (report by Breandán Breathnach) • Religious songs in Irish • Hair of horse to bowel of cat : fiddling from Topic (record reviews by NC of ‘The music of Scott Skinner’; ‘James F. Dickie’s Delights’; ‘The Cameron Men’; ‘Angus Grant. Highland fiddle’) • Irish music in America • Willie Clancy Summer School (advance notice)

Ceol Tíre 13: November 1978
AGM • The Sam Henry collection (report by Nicholas Carolan on talk by John Moulden) • Irish traditional music in the marketplace (reports by NC): historical aspects (Breandán Breathnach); recording, etc. (Riobard Mac Góráin); collecting for broadcasting (Ciarán Mac Mathúna) • Practitioners • Decentralisation of Hon. Treasurer • Philosophical survey of the South of Ireland (extracted by Tom Munnelly from a series of letters written in 1775 to John Watkinson, M.D) • Paper chase (James Porter in Hungary) • Sam Henry again (Hugh Shields) • Record reviews (‘Johnny Doughty. Round Rye Bay for more’, & ‘The Ling family’, reviewed by John Moulden) • Members’ activities

Ceol Tíre 14:  May 1979
‘Fiddling and fiddlers in South-West Donegal’ (report by Nicholas Carolan on talk by Allen Feldman) • ‘North Ulster music on film’ (report by NC on talk by Liam Ó Dochartaigh) • ‘The Daysman’ (music and words of song from LP ‘Shamrock, rose and thistle. Eddie Butcher’) • ‘Ireland and the historic dances of Europe’ (report by NC on talk by Iain Montague)• ‘The piping of Patsy Touhey’ (report by NC on talk by Pat Mitchell) • ‘Shaskeen reel’ (music from P. Touhey) • Na Píobairí Uilleann: an appeal • ‘Traditional music and songs of the Isle of Man’ (report by NC on talk by George Broderick) • Baill ag saothrú (new publications by members): (Gneithe den chaointeoireacht, by Breandán Ó Madagáin; Folk music and dances of Ireland, by Breandán Breathnach; Ceolta Gael, by Seán Óg Ó Baoill and Manus Ó Baoill; Singer’s House, LP sung by David Hammond; articles on Gaelic folk song in Folk Review, by Alan Bruford) ; • Sinsear • University College Cork, Music Department: Recent and current research in traditional Irish music • Na Glúnta Rosannacha agus a gcomharsana (extract from book by Lord George Hill, 1845)

Ceol Tíre 15: October 1989
AGM (report by Nicholas Carolan) • ‘Musical life in county Clare’ (report by NC on talk by Martin Talty)• ‘Scots ballad influences in Ireland’ (Hugh Shields and Tom Munnelly, with music and some words of ‘The raggle taggle gipsy’, ‘Seacht ndólás na Maighdine Muire, ‘Little Sir Hugh’ and ‘The braes of Yarrow’) • John Moulden’s ‘Sam Henry’ • An Píobaire

Ceol Tíre 16:  April 1980
‘Songs of West Clare’ (report by Nicholas Carolan on talk by Tom Munnelly)  • Dal gCais • ‘Flutes and flute-playing’ (report by NC on talk by Micheál Ó hAlmhain) • Ballad from Clare (music and words of ‘Mister Woodburren’s courtship’, recorded by Tom Munnelly from Joe Mickey McMahon) • Flutes on St. Brigid’s Eve (extracted by Nicholas Carolan from NLI MS 18,877) • ‘Folk singing in North Derry’ (report by NC on talk by Hugh Shields, with words and music of the song ‘Killyclare’ / ‘The maid of Carrowclare’ • Killyclare • ‘Sources and methods of editing in the Petrie collection’ (report by NC on talk by Marian Deasy) • ‘Wet Canteen’ singing in India (query) • Pipes and piping in Ireland (Breandán Breathnach in conversation with Hugh Shields about the ‘Sense of Ireland’ festival in London) • ‘The red herring’ • Theses at University College Cork • Baill ag saothrú (new publications by members) • New collections • Synge song • Dublin Castle’s view  • Song queries from Canada • ‘Ar thaobh na Cairrge Báine’ (music and words • Members’ subscriptions

Ceol Tíre 17:  June 1980
Short contributions (reports by Nicholas Carolan): ( ‘Ballads in English in the Gaeltacht’ (Proinsias Ó Conluain); ‘Shakespeare’s “Woollen Pipes” ’ (Nicholas Carolan); ‘Music of the Pontine Greeks’ (Alf Mac Lochlainn) • ‘The RTÉ archives of Irish traditional music’ (report by NC on talk by Cathal Goan), • ‘Caisleán Uí Néill’ (music and words) • ‘The Dove’ (discussion by Nicholas Carolan of extract from Anthologia Hibernica, May 1793, with music and words of song) • ‘Mary Scott’ (query) • ‘Wet canteen singing in India (reply to query) • ‘The banks of Brandywine’ (reply to song queries from Canada)• Out of reach (Eoghan Mortell on Meath fiddler Barney McKenna) • Out of hearing (F. E. Dixon on Richard Kirwan, the Dublin philosopher) • Gradam Sheáin Uí Bhaoill – The Sean O Boyle award

Ceol Tíre 18:  November 1980AGM
(report by Nicholas Carolan) • ‘The music of Irish bardic poetry’ (report by NC on talk by Breandán Ó Madagáin) • ‘Smaointe faoin sean-nós i gConamara’ (report by NC on talk by Máire Áine Ní Dhonnchadha, with music and words of ‘Úna Bhán’) • Return of ‘The Dove’ • Ballad seminar (advance notice) • I.F.M.C. conference in Britain (advance notice) • ‘An old friend : Eddie Butcher’ (obituary appreciation by Hugh Shields, with music and words of song ‘An ould friend)’ • Thanks to our first Treasurer • Recent NPU publications (Pipes and piping in Ireland, by Breandán Breathnach; Reedmaking made easy, by Dave Hegarty)

Ceol Tíre 19:  March 1981
Miko Russell on videotape (report by Nicholas Carolan • John Kelly playing fiddle and concertina (report by Nicholas Carolan)•, Music of reel ‘Cill Beathach’ played by Miko Russell and jig ‘Dónall na gréine’ played by John Kelly • Johnny O’Leary playing button accordion (report by NC)• ‘Gan ainm’: music of untitled jig played by Johnny O’Leary • Folk song weekend in Portrush (advance notice) • Geographical distribution of the Sam Henry collection (report by John Moulden) • ‘Pilliliú is ambo éara’ (query fromVirginia Blankenhorn) • World Bagpipe Convention (advance notice) • Na Píobairí Uilleann (advance notice of Tionól) • Folk music at Magee College, Derry • ‘Here’s good health to Asquith’ : songs on the old-age pension ( Nicholas Carolan, with music and words of songs – ‘An pension’, ‘The old-age pension’) • Folk music on cassette • Ceol vol. 4 no 4 • Irish Folk Music Studies  • Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy (advance notice) • Traditional Irish music at Queen’s University Belfast • A National Archive of Folk Music • Arts Council: bursaries, scholarships, awards 1981: traditional music • Ballad seminar (advance notice) • Baill ag saothrú: recent publications by members

Ceol Tíre 20:  November 1981

Retrospect (Summary of meetings 1970—80) • The Irish warpipes (report by Nicholas Carolan on talk by Sean Donnelly) • Festival of traditional singing (report[by Hugh Shields] on the singing festival held in Portrush, co Antrim in April 1980) • Songs from Irish islands: short contributions from Prionsias O’Conluain on songs from Cape Cleare Island, co Cork; Tom Munnelly on Clare Island, co Mayo; Noel Hamilton on Tory Island, co Donegal (reports by NC) • The gramophone (extract from the book  by B.N. Hedderman: Glimpses of my life in Aran, some experiences of a district nurse, Bristol, 1917, pp. 53–57) • Máire Bhruinneall (music and words of one verse of a song recorded in Tory Island by Nollaig Ó hUrmoltaigh [Noel Hamilton] ) • Extract from the article  by J. D. Marshall ‘Notes on the statistics and natural history of the island of Rathlin’ in Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy XVII (1837) 54 • AGM (report by NC) • Songs from Tom Lenihan (report by NC on Tom Lenihan singing and in conversation with Tom Munnelly)’ • ‘The dewy dens of Yarrow’ (words and music of one verse of the song recorded by Tom Munnelly from James Murray, Clare Island, co Mayo) • Baill ag saothrú—recent publications by members: Seóirse Bodley, Symphonies nos 1 & 2; Nancy Calthorpe, A tribute to Moore (collection of solos arranged for harp); Hugh Shields, Shamrock, rose and thistle: folk singing in north Derry; Terry Moylan, ed., Ceol an Phíobaire; and some journal articles —Hugh Shields ‘A singer of poems’ [article on songs of the blind fiddler Jimmy McCurry of Myroe, N. Derry; Tom Munnelly ‘Songs of the sea’ ; Éanna Mac Cába ‘Cothú agus cur chun cinn an tsean-nóis amhránaíochta’; Breandán Breathnach ‘Pipers and pipes in Louth’ • “Ceol” V, 1 (short account of the most recent issue of the magazine) • “Religious folk song” (advance notice of FMSI seminar) • IFMC conference at Durham (advance notice) • Oriental music at Durham (advance notice of festival) • Féile na Bóinne 1981 (advance notice of Drogheda folk music weekend) • Folk music on cassette 2 (notice of proposed cassettes ‘Songs of the Irish Travellers, collected & edited. by Tom Munnelly, and ‘Adam in Paradise: songs of Eddie Butcher, recorded and edited by Hugh Shields) • Festival or survival: a ten-year record • Treasurer’s message (NC) • Committee’s message (HS)

Ceol Tíre 21:  May 1982

Pipers in London (account by Nicholas Carolan of the videotape of the exhibition mounted by Na Píobairí Uilleann, recorded at the ‘Sense of Ireland’ festival in Battersea in October 1981)  • Short extract from Holinshed’s Chronicles about 700 Irish pipers in London in 1544, reprinted from Ceol • Extract about the funeral of Courtney, the celebrated performer on the Irish pipes, from Walker’s Hibernian magazine, Dublin 1794, p. 287 • Welsh folk music (report by NC on talk by D. Roy Saer of the Welsh Folk Museum, Cardiff) • Extracts about Welsh harpers, from Faulkner’s Dublin Journal, 1750 & 1768 • Music on two flutes ((report by NC on recital by Frank Jordan and Frank Conneely, Roscommon) • Extract about lost flute from The Dublin Courant, 10 October 1721 • The commercial recording of Irish traditional music 1900–1980 (report by NC on talk by NC) • Welsh Folk-song Society: Cymdeithas alawon gwerin cymru • Discography (congratulating Nicholas Carolan on his Arts Council bursary to pursue his work on discography) • Seminar: Religious folk music (reports by NC): The music of religious songs in Irish (Nóirín Ní Riain); The Scottish Gaelic psalms (Terence McCaughey); Easter play (Dublin liturgical drama performed by staff and students of Trinity College Dublin); A Breton nativity song (Donatien Laurent); A bardic religious poem and its music (Breandán Ó Madagáin); Discussion (intitiated by Seán Mac Réamoinn (RTÉ) and Canon Coslett Quin); Broadside ballads (reprints of old carols made for FMSI); Songs sung  by Paddy Tunney (religious songs from Ulster) • The real tradition: a concert of traditional music in the National Concert Hall (report by NC ) • Ceol V:2 (account by NC of recent issue of the magazine) • Willie Clancy Summer School (advance notice) • Na Píobairí Uilleann (notice of official opening of their new HQ in Henrietta Street) •  War songs of the O’Byrne clan (appeal for book from William G. Byrne, Chicago) • Arts Council (acknowledgment) • ‘The long note’ (notice of use made of FMSI recitals by the RTÉ programme)

Ceol Tíre 21:  May 1982
Pipers in London (account by Nicholas Carolan of the videotape of the exhibition mounted by Na Píobairí Uilleann, recorded at the ‘Sense of Ireland’ festival in Battersea in October 1981)  • Short extract from Holinshed’s Chronicles about 700 Irish pipers in London in 1544, reprinted from Ceol • Extract about the funeral of Courtney, the celebrated performer on the Irish pipes, from Walker’s Hibernian magazine, Dublin 1794, p. 287 • Welsh folk music (report by NC on talk by D. Roy Saer of the Welsh Folk Museum, Cardiff) • Extracts about Welsh harpers, from Faulkner’s Dublin Journal, 1750 & 1768 • Music on two flutes ((report by NC on recital by Frank Jordan and Frank Conneely, Roscommon) • Extract about lost flute from The Dublin Courant, 10 October 1721 • The commercial recording of Irish traditional music 1900–1980 (report by NC on talk by NC) • Welsh Folk-song Society: Cymdeithas alawon gwerin cymru • Discography (congratulating Nicholas Carolan on his Arts Council bursary to pursue his work on discography) • Seminar: Religious folk music (reports by NC): The music of religious songs in Irish (Nóirín Ní Riain); The Scottish Gaelic psalms (Terence McCaughey); Easter play (Dublin liturgical drama performed by staff and students of Trinity College Dublin); A Breton nativity song (Donatien Laurent); A bardic religious poem and its music (Breandán Ó Madagáin); Discussion (intitiated by Seán Mac Réamoinn (RTÉ) and Canon Coslett Quin); Broadside ballads (reprints of old carols made for FMSI); Songs sung  by Paddy Tunney (religious songs from Ulster) • The real tradition: a concert of traditional music in the National Concert Hall (report by NC ) • Ceol V:2 (account by NC of recent issue of the magazine) • Willie Clancy Summer School (advance notice) • Na Píobairí Uilleann (notice of official opening of their new HQ in Henrietta Street) •  War songs of the O’Byrne clan (appeal for book from William G. Byrne, Chicago) • Arts Council (acknowledgment) • ‘The long note’ (notice of use made of FMSI recitals by the RTÉ programme)

Nos 22–33 Under construction (will be reformatted when time allows)

(Thanks to Maeve Gebruers and ITMA for these)

Ceol Tíre 22:  October 1982
Report on Caitlín Uí Éigeartaigh, ‘An Introduction to the Forde Collection’ [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Breandán Breathnach, ‘The Feis Ceoil and Irish Music’ [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Annual General Meeting [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Christmas Carols: Ballad Sheet Reprints [article] / [Hugh Shields] — Report on Brian and Eithne Vallely, ‘The Teaching of Irish Traditional Music’ [article] / Nicholas Carolan — A Discography of Irish Traditional Music [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Irish Folk Music on Cassette [article] / [Hugh Shields] — Ballad Seminar [article] /[Hugh Shields] — Seamus Ennis [article] / Hugh Shields — Dal gCais, The Journal of Clare [article] / [Hugh Shields] — Shavian Tirade [article] / [Nicholas Carolan and Hugh Shields]

Ceol Tíre 23:  February 1983
Report on Angela Partridge: Songs in English from the Connemara Gaeltacht [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on James Kelly, Fiddle, Paddy O’Brien, Button Accordion, a recital [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Cartlann Cheoil, Raidio na Gaeltachta : The Raidio na Gaeltachta Archive of Music [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Persian Traditional Music [article] / Nicholas Carolan — [Leaves from a Journal, Or Sketches of Rambles in North Britain and Ireland, Edinburgh 1824, pp118-22, 138-9] : Harpers, Welsh and Irish – 1824 [article] / Andrew Bigelow — Cumann Cheol Tíre Éireann = Folk Music Society of Ireland : Ballads in Ireland [article] — Geordie and Sarah Ann: Record Reviews [article] / Hugh Shields — Lisburn Town [song: music and words] — The West’s Awake [article] — The North’s Awake [article] — Celtic Music Studies [article] / D. Ellis Evans — A Taste of Ulster [article] — The Stone Fiddle [article]

Ceol Tíre 24: November 1983
Report on Folk Music of Finland : a Presentation [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Songs in English from the Connemara Gaeltacht [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Father Henebry’s ‘Handbook of Irish Music’ [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Ballads in Ireland : a Seminar [article] — Report on Breatnach, Padraig : Irish Narrative Poetry After c.1200 AD [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Hugh Shields : The Music of Irish Narrative Song [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Lady Margaret [song: music and words] — Report on Georges-Denis Zimmermann : Cross-cultural Influences in Irish and Australian Ballads [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Tom Munnelly : Ballads in Field Research of the Seventies [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Ballads by Frank Browne [article] — Ballad-Singing on Video [article] — Report on Panel Discussion : Narrative Folk Song Today [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Display of Ballad Sheets [article] — Songs of the Irish Travellers [article] — Ballad Reprints on Broadsides [article] — New Secretary [article]

Ceol Tíre 25: February 1984
Report on After the Revival – What Next : a Discussion with Finbar Boyle and Pat Mitchell [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Annual General Meeting [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Biography and Traditional Music [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Johnny Leary : Button Accordion [article] Breandán Breathnach — As I Went Out Upon the Ice [jig] — Dancing Classes [article] — Folk Music of Finland [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Feaghan Geleash [article] / Sean Donnelly — Feaghan Geleash, or, Try If It Is In Tune [reel] — Arts Council 1984 [article] — Archives over the Water [article] — On the Wran in Dingle [article] / Tom Munnelly — Sully’s Irish Music Book / Anthony Sullivan [review article] / Terry Moylan

Ceol Tíre 26:  September 1984
Report on Vincent Campbell, fiddle will play for the Society … [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Conall Ó Domhnaill Amhrain Rinn na Feirste [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on After the Revival – What Next? [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on The Orange Ball, Fionnuala Prosser [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Amhránaíocht & Amhráin i nGaeilge [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Cathal Ó Háinle: Tomás Ó Criomthain agus Caisleán Uí Néill [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Caisleán Uí Néill [song: music and words] — Report on Seóirse Bodley : Ornáidíocht agus an Líne Ceoil i nGnéithe den Amhránaíocht Traidisiúnta [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Cathal Goan : Amhráin ón gCartlann [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Angela Partridge : An tAmhrán, an tAmhránaí agus an Bailitheoir : Séamus Ennis i gCarna [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Breandán Breathnach : Foinn Amhráin ar Ghléasannaí Ceoil [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Painéal [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Val Ó Flatharta [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Annual General Meeting [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Work at 15 Henrietta Street [article] — Mo Cheol Thú [article] — Irish Dances [article] — Fifth Ulster-American Heritage Symposium [article] — Sean-Amhráin i gClo 1716-1855 [article] — Edmon [sic] an Chnoc [air] — Singing at Miltown [article] / Kitty Shields — Proinsias Ó Conluain [article] — The Wedding of Ballyporeen [article] / Leslie Shepard — Balinamona Ora [jig] — Wedding of Ballyporeen [song: words only] — Ceolta agus Seanchas Thir Chonaill [article] — Other Publications [article]

Ceol Tíre 27 :  January 1985
John Joe Gannon, Button Accordion will play for the Society… [article] — Report on Vincent Campbell : Fiddle [article] / Nicholas Carolan — The Cutty Lon [cotillion] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Songs of Newfoundland, Aidan O’Hara [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Ceol : Twenty-One Years / Breandán Breathnach [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Irish Songs and Airs in John Clare’s Manuscripts [article] / Hugh Shields — Ballad Conference : August 1985 [article] — Popular Music in Eighteenth-Century Dublin [article] — Aisling an Deoraí [song: music and words] — New Record Shop [Claddagh] [article] — Irish-American 78s [article] — Publications of the Society [article]

Ceol Tíre 28:  November 1985
Denis Doody, Button Accordion and Donal O’Connor, Fiddle [article] — Breandán Breathnach (1912-1985) [article] / Hugh Shields — Proinsias Ó Conluain [Breandán Breathnach] [article] — [Breandán Breathnach] [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Tarraing agus Sáith Arís [jig]

Ceol Tíre 29:  February 1986
Dermot McLaughlin [article] — Report on John Joe Gannon : Button Accordion [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Recital : Packie Diugnan, Brendan Farrelly, Ciaran Emmett [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Annual General Meeting [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Fifteenth Ballad Conference of the Societe Internationale d’Ethnologie et de Folklore [article] — Other Activities [article] — Exhibition and Music Sessions [article] — Events in Trinity College [article] — Lahinch Weekend [article] — The Kommission fur Volksdichtung [article] / Hugh Shields — Popular Music in Eighteenth-Century Dublin : an Exhibition [article] / Nicholas Carolan — An Evening of Music and Dance [article] / Nicholas Carolan — My Parents Reared Me Tenderly [article] / Hugh Shields — A Song Manuscript from County Down / John Moulden [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Gary Hastings on Orange Music [article] — Blas Meala [article] / Hugh Shields — Untitled Fling — European Ethnic Oral Traditions : 3 New Cassettes ; Scealamhráin Cheilteacha; Early Ballads in Ireland 1968-1985; German Ballads from Oral Tradition [article] — Seminar : Ethnomusicology and Irish Music [article] — Willie Clancy Summer School [article] — ICTM UK Conference [article] — Irish Musicology Conference [article] — Publications of the Society [article]

Ceol Tíre 30:  January 1987
The Orange Musical Tradition [article] / Gary Hastings — Report on Dermot McLaughlin : Donegal Fiddle Playing [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Untitled March — Report on Caoimhín Mac Aoidh : Padraig O’Keeffe and His Music Manuscripts [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Ethnomusicology and Irish Music : Seminar, 9-10 May 1986 [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Virginia Blankenhorn : Teaching about Singing [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Peter Crossley-Holland : Archaic Streams in Irish Traditional Music [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on John Blacking : Aspects of Ethnomusicology [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Donncha Ó Maidin : The Computer and Traditional Dance Tunes [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Aine Bean Uí Laoi : Annie Eoghain Éamoinn. Amhráin agus Amhránaithe Dobhair [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Proinsias Ó Conluain : Edward O’Reilly, Collector, and His Manuscripts [article] / Nicholas Carolan — New Set-Dance Recordings [article] / Nicholas Carolan — The Last ‘Ceol’ [article] — Miscellany [article]

Ceol Tíre 31:  November 1987
Report on Sean Corcoran : Traditional Singing in a Fermanagh Community [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Colin Neilands : Irish Broadside Ballads : Their Social and Historical Contexts [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Ceol-Fhéile Phádraig : Johnny O’Leary, Button Accordion [article] / Nicholas Carolan — The Lonesome Jig — Report on Music Traditions & Media: a Seminar at Trinity College Dublin, 8-9 May 1987 [selection of articles] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Malachy O’Higgins : How to Make a Videotape : Techniques and Equipment [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Hugh Shields : Printed Aids to Singing : the Functioning of Ballad Sheets [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Sean Donnelly : Published Music Collections and the Traditional Player [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Cathal Goan : Traditional Music on Irish Television : an Illustrated Presentation [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Agnes Cogan : Televising Traditional Music : a Producer’s Perspective [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Proinsias Ó Conluain : Traditional Music on Radio : Fieldwork and the Local Scene [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Nicholas Carolan Learning from the Gramophone : Traditional Performers and the Record Industry [article] / Nicholas Carolan — ‘Music of Ireland’ : Video by Jane Strausbaugh [article] — Set Dancing and Video [article] — Report on Annual General Meeting [article] / Nicholas Carolan — ‘Tradition Vivante’ [article] / Hugh Shields — ‘Musical Traditions’ [article] / Hugh Shields — New Publications : Ballad Research. The Stranger in Ballad Narrative and Other Topics / ed. Hugh Shields ; A Short Discography of Irish Folk Music / ed. Nicholas Carolan [article]

Ceol Tíre 32 :December 1988
Pol Huellou] [article] — Report on Mick O’Connor : Making a Visual Archive of Irish Traditional Music [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Donal Lunny : Approaches to Irish Music [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Matt Cranitch and Colin Hamilton : Writing a Tutor for Traditional Music [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Helen Corcoran : Traditional Step Dancing [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Popular Music in Eighteenth-Century Dublin : Exhibition and Recitals [article] — Report on an Evening of Donegal Fiddle Playing [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Traditional Music in Dublin, Seminar, 22-23 April 1988 [selection of articles] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin : The Music of Tommie Potts [article] / Nicholas Carolan — My Love is in America [reel] — Report on Bróna Nic Amhlaoibh : Music and Song in the Urban Folklore Project [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on George McClafferty : Rhymes and Songs of Dublin Children [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Three Lovely Lassies from Kimmage [song: music and words] — Report on Tom Munnelly : Dublin As Seen By Country Singers [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Paidí Bán Ó Broin : Traditional Dancing in Dublin in My Time [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Alf Mac Lochlainn :  ‘Duffy’s Dublin Comic Songster’ (1845) [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Paul Dooley and Martin Kerin : Busking in Dublin [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Annual General Meeting [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Special Lecture by Kenneth Goldstein [article] / Hugh Shields — Irish Traditional Music Archive = Taisce Cheol Dúchais Éireann [article] — Seamus Ennis on Cassette [article] / Hugh Shields — `Old Dublin Songs’, new publication edited by Hugh Shields [article]

Ceol Tíre 33: December 1989
Report on Jimmy McBride : Songs from Inishowen [article] / Hugh Shields — Begin the Harp / Nancy Calthorpe [review article] — Report on Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin : Creativity in Irish Traditional Music : 1 Phrasing, Rhythm, Pitch and Structure [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Charlie Lennon : Creativity in Irish Traditional Music : 2 A Personal Perspective [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Pol Huellou : Breton Dance Workshop [article] / Lisa Shields — Sean Donnelly : Carolan’s Grandson [article] — Report on Kenneth S. Goldstein : ‘Treason Songs’. A Private Song of the Newfoundland Irish [article] / Hugh Shields — Report on Brian O’Rourke : Spreading the Word About Gaelic Folk Song [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Peter Smith and John Moulden : Two Contributions on Ulster Song [article] / Hugh Shields — John Moulden on a Nineteenth-Century Printed Collection [article] / Hugh Shields — Annual General Meeting [article] — Napoleon’s Grand Marchril 1988 [selection of articles] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin : The Music of Tommie Potts [article] / Nicholas Carolan — My Love is in America [reel] — Report on Bróna Nic Amhlaoibh : Music and Song in the Urban Folklore Project [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on George McClafferty : Rhymes and Songs of Dublin Children [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Three Lovely Lassies from Kimmage [song: music and words] — Report on Tom Munnelly : Dublin As Seen By Country Singers [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Paidí Bán Ó Broin : Traditional Dancing in Dublin in My Time [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Alf Mac Lochlainn : ‘Duffy’s Dublin Comic Songster’ (1845) [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Paul Dooley and Martin Kerin : Busking in Dublin [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Report on Annual General Meeting [article] / Nicholas Carolan — Special Lecture by Kenneth Goldstein [article] / Hugh Shields — Irish Traditional Music Archive = Taisce Cheol Dúchais Éireann [article] — Seamus Ennis on Cassette [article] / Hugh Shields — ‘Old Dublin Songs’, new publication edited by Hugh Shields [article]