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ITMA Receives Award of Excellence

Congratualtions to Mr. Nicholas Carolan and all the staff at the Irish Traditional Music Archive which recently received an Award of Excellence from the International Association of Music Libraries (UK & Ireland).

The Award celebrates institutional and individual excellence, and acknowledges ‘activity in music libraries which demonstrates sustained good work and good practice with the potential to be adopted and adapted by others’. It is presented every two years. The nominations for this year’s awards were judged by a panel of experts from both the music and library worlds, chaired by Professor Jan Smaczny of Queen’s University, Belfast.

ITMA is the only Irish institutional award winner of the year, and it was joined on the day by British libraries which included the British Library Music Collections, the Library of Cardiff University, the Library of the Royal Northern College of Music, and the Library of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

In its observations on ITMA, the judging panel said that its service was ‘particularly commended for the very wide-ranging collection which is of national and international significance, its contribution to Europeana, the sizeable staff with broad and appropriate skills, the collection’s open accessibility which is clearly widely regarded as a model for such repositories, and the strong and attractive website’

 

For further information, see http://www.iaml.info/iaml-uk-irl/news/excellence_2014.pdf and www.itma.ie, or contact ITMA at +353-(0)1-6619699.

 

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Maurice O’Keeffe Festival Weekend 2014

The 13th Annual Maurice O’Keeffe Festival Weekend will wrap up this afternoon with a ceili in the Ballydesmond Community Centre featuring the Striolan Ceili Band.

2-5pm

 

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Bruach na Carraige Summer Sessions

As has been the case for the past few years, Bruach na Carriage Heritage Centre in Rockchapel, Co. Cork will host a a weekly session this July and August. You can expect an intimate concert with some of the region’s finest young musicians followed by an open session. More information will be available closer to the day but click here for a sample of some music and dance.

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Irish Traditional Music Archive

The Irish Traditional Music Archive is a fantastic resource for those researching the music of Sliabh Luachra or Traditional Irish Music in general. They recently published  77 interactive music scores which were written by Pádraig O’Keeffe for fiddle pupils, and donated to ITMA by Paud Collins from Knockacur, Knocknagoshel, Co Kerry.

To view these scores, please click here

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The Rolling Wave

The popular RTE Radio 1  trad and folk show, The Rolling Wave, will include a feature on the Sliabh Luachra Music Trail on the show this Sunday, April 13th. Presenter and producer, Peter Browne attended the launch of ther Music Trial in Ballydesmond last month where he got a chance to speak to musicians and organisers and learn a little more about the project.

Tune in to Radio 1 this, and every Sunday at 10pm.

http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-rolling-wave/

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Roll up your Sliabh and Blaze a trail

A really nice article by Siobhan Long appeared in yesterday’s Irish Times. Thanks to Siobhan for writing this lovely piece. See the article below

http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/roll-up-your-sliabh-and-blaze-a-trail-1.1730719

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Paddy Cronin

Sadly, renowned Sliabh Luachra fiddle player, Paddy Cronin, passed away on the evening of Saturday, March 15th. Paddy will be missed by all in the Sliabh Luachra area.