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Grace is also appearing at The Tiger, Nottingham on Sun 1st July (0115 9736 718) and Herga Club, The Royal Oak, Peel Road, Wealdstone on Mon 2nd July (01923 672590).
Grace Toland was born and reared in Inishowen, Co Donegal and now lives in Kilpedder, Co Wicklow. Her first introduction to singing was in her father Colm's pub in Clonmany, where many local people would gather to sing. Despite leaving the area, Grace maintains strong connections with local singers and has benefited from the many recordings of older singers made by, amongst others, Jimmy Mc Bride.
Details from the Elphinstone Institute's Website at: www.abdn.ac.uk/elphinstone
Available in hardback or paperback from: Ossian Publications, PO Box 84, Cork City, Ireland. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Pace-egg plays are known in Lancashire, parts of Cheshire, West Yorkshire, and what is now Cumbria. The play is currently performed in parts of these counties but with little recognition from bystanders of what it is. The Lancashire Pace-Egg Play will be the most important work in its field to have been published in the last 20 years. The spread of information about the play would give the performers more encouragement to continue investing their time. Furthermore, there is a resurgence of interest in folk-drama, especially in the USA. All these are good reasons for making Dr Cass’ research available not only to the world of scholarship but to the general public as soon as possible.
We estimate production costs for a perfect-bound, good quality paperback with full colour jacket to be £5000. As this is a substantial sum, we are looking for financial assistance in the form of subscriptions. In return, subscribers will be listed in the List of Subscribers, and, in the case of performing groups, have their contact details listed in the back of the book along with our own. Upon publication, subscribers would also receive one free copy and groups would be entitled to a (small) discount for group purchases. The government's gift aid scheme means that for every pound contributed, as a registered charity, we may claim an additional 28%!
Anyone interested in subscribing should please contact:
Elaine Bradtke, FLS Books Subscription Co-ordinator, The Folklore Society, University of London, Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB. E-mail email@example.com
The funeral will be at Lancaster Crematorium on Thursday at 11:30 - no flowers, donations to EFDSS.
An appreciation, by Derek Schofield, is now available on this site.
Sorted alphabetically by Artist - from the Abyssinians to Tapper Zukie. Covering the years from the mid 1950s through the mid to late 1980s. Includes data on the earliest releases on 78rpm from the pre-Ska era. 400 pages and over 29,000 records indexed (385 pages of data) plus Introduction / Timeline of Critical Events / Gallery of 78 Label Art. Data included: Artist & Title, Jamaican Record Label & Matrix Number plus UK Label and Number, Producer and Release Date. Covers all periods, all styles and all artists on both 7" and 12" releases. Clearly printed in a spreadsheet format and securely bound for easy reference. ISBN 0-9709663-0-X
The book can be obtained by post from: Nighthawk Records, PO Box 1432, Maryland Heights, MO. 63043, priced $56 Post Paid in USA, $59 Canada, $68 Europe, $70 Japan & Australia.
Originally from Kilmihill, Co Clare, Tom was a much loved and respected musician who returned to Ireland to live in Miltown Malbay after spending forty years in London. He played all over Ireland, the U.K., Europe, Australia and the U.S. as well as accompanying films, theatre and ballet. A fine, knowledgeable musician, he was always most generous with his time and expertise and is very much missed on the Irish Music scene.
Among the artists performing at the concert, are: The McCarthy family (Bernadette, Marion, Jacqueline, Tommy), Alec Finn, Michael Tubridy, Meatí Jó Sheamuis Ó Fátharta, Máire Áine Ní Iarnáin, Pádraig Mac Mathúna, Brid Donoghue, Annie Ruth Benagh, Angela & Ita Crehan, P.J.Crotty, Jackie Daly, John Carty, Conor Keane, Eamon Cotter, Tim Dennehy, Sean Talty, Peadar O'Loughlin, Gerald Haugh, Tom Carey, Tommy McMahon, Henry Benagh, Tommy Keane, Michael Hynes, Noel O'Grady, The Cooraclare Set Dancers. It will be introduced by Ciáran Mac Mathúna.
Tickets, priced £7, can be obtained from Hurleys of Miltown Malbay, Gleesons of Coore, Custy's and The Knotted Chord, Ennis and at the door.
All proceeds will go to the Clare 250 Cancer Centre.
He had recently published a volume of his memoirs for private circulation, containing accounts of his political work on behalf of the Traveller community, with various song texts and references to people like Joe Heaney. He deserves an obituary by someone more qualified than me.
Reg Hall - 18.4.01
There are animals on the site, but they've been moved to a remote location and the museum opened to the public last weekend. We're all keeping our fingers tightly crossed - and any further news will be posted here as soon as it comes in.
The Irish Music Manuscripts of Edward Bunting (1773-1843) : An Introduction and Catalogue, edited by Colette Moloney, is a guide to some 1,000 traditional instrumental melodies (including many harp tunes) and 500 song texts (mainly in Irish) from 18th- and 19th-century Ulster and Connacht preserved in the music manuscripts of the musician and collector Edward Bunting. It includes an extensive introduction, a catalogue listing titles, music incipits, first lines of verse, names of persons and places, annotations etc., and numerous indexes, on 735 A4 pages. This catalogue is the first to give direction to Irish traditional music in manuscript and the first of its kind in Irish studies.
Edward Bunting of Armagh was a professional musician in Belfast who was engaged in 1792 to note down the music of the last of the oral-tradition Irish harpers. Entranced by this music of medieval origins, he made the collection, arrangement and publication of traditional music his lifework, and published three volumes of airs in 1796, 1809 and 1840 which have made his name famous.
However, in his published arrangements Bunting altered the original melodies to suit the tastes of his public. He published only about a quarter of the music and music information he collected or was given, and seemingly for political reasons he published none of the traditional song texts, most of them in Irish. The manuscripts were lost sight of after Bunting's death, but were accidentally rediscovered in 1907 through a chance encounter in London. This introduction to and catalogue of Edward Bunting's Irish music manuscripts by Dr Colette Moloney opens up for the first time the riches they contain, and sets Bunting's work in the context of his time and place.
The book (hardback only) is priced at £60, plus post and packaging, is available from the Archive at 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Ireland. Tel: 00353-1-661 9699, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, web site: www.itma.ie
The admission price will be £12, with a reduced entrance price of £10 for those showing 'evidence of having booked for the National' and for EFDSS members. All proceeds (after expenses) towards defraying costs involved in organising and publicising the cancelled Festival.
No Parking at Cecil Sharp House
Nearest tube Camden Town - 5 mins walk up Park Way, & turn right into Regents Park Road
The day is being organised by Ken Lees and further infomation can be had from him at: email@example.com or 020 8527 8419.
Letting Ken know you're intending to come will make his planning of events / venues far easier.
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