December 20 – The Dublin Institute of Technology & The Caruana Gramophone Collection

The Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) is proud to be an Associate Partner in Europeana Sounds, joining with our international colleagues in this best practice network to make archival audio collections accessible online. […]

December 20th, 2016|News, Sound categories|0 Comments

December 6 – Carols from Cobh

When I think of Christmas and music the first sound that comes to mind are the bells from my home town in Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland. The bells, or carillon, as the instrument is called, is located in the magnificent St Colman’s Cathedral overlooking Cobh town and Cork Harbour. The 49-bell carillon is the largest instrument of its kind in Ireland and Britain. It is played from a console within the belfry, consisting of a keyboard and a pedalboard. […]

December 6th, 2016|Music, News|0 Comments

The Song Legacy of Scottish-Irish Migration

Among the great many cultural connections between Ireland and Scotland, the mutual influence of each nation’s musical and singing traditions on the other is perhaps one of the most interesting. As a case in point, below are some archival examples which point to the legacy of people travelling back and forward between the two countries, and the songs they took with them. […]

July 25th, 2016|Music, News|0 Comments

We’d music sweet to shake our feet: festivals and fair-days in the Irish music tradition

Irish people are often noted for their friendliness and sociability.  We relish the opportunity to get together, chat, sing, dance, make music and enjoy ourselves. This is not a modern phenomenon but rather one that is deeply rooted in our history.  […]

March 30th, 2016|Music, News|0 Comments

‘Miss Mousie’s Ball’ and ‘The ewe with the crooked horn’: animal-related songs and tunes from the Irish music tradition

After a nice journey through Europeana Sounds items related to goats , let’s continue our series on animals and sounds with some fascinating resources held by the Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA). […]

January 19th, 2016|Music, News|0 Comments

What is this tune? Using Europeana to connect traditional musicians to Irish and Scottish music archives

As part of the Europeana Sounds project, together with Comhaltas and Tobar an Dualchais, Historypin is building a traditional music app that will make it easier for musicians to discover and learn from Irish and Scottish traditional music archival recordings held by Europeana. […]

April 7th, 2015|Music, News|0 Comments