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Irish Music

A guide to Irish music resources in the Hesburgh Library and online.

Irish Music Collections in Libraries and Archives in the United States

This page is an early draft of a guide to collections of Irish music in U.S. libraries and archives.

The Main Centers for Irish Music Research

Libraries and archives listed below have multiple, significant holdings of recordings and/or papers relating to Irish music.

New York University has a rich resource in the Mick Moloney Irish-American Music and Popular Culture Collection. 


The following collections are in libraries and archives in the U.S.

Thomas Moore Papers 1804-847
Rice University

Thomas Moore Manuscript Material 1811-1847
New York Public Library

Ivan Walton Sound Recordings
Sound tapes of folk songs and chanteys (many of them Irish in origin) sung by sailors who had sorked on the Great Lakes
University of Michigan - Bentley Historical Society

United States, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Irish Americans, 1970/ collected by Robert A. Smoley (Pittsburgh Folk Festival, 1970)
Archives of Traditional Music, Indiana University