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Irish Music

Ireland's rich musical traditions are easy to explore at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Reserving books, movies, CDs and music scores is simple by phone or through our online catalog, and you can have them sent to the Allegheny County library nearest you.

The listings below are just a selection from our collection and reflect the traditional music of Ireland. Click into our online catalog, find the subject search and explore our holdings under such headings as:

Folk Music - Ireland
Folk Dancing - Irish
Folk Dance Music - Ireland
Folk Songs, Irish-Ireland
Fiddle Tunes - Ireland

If your tastes are more in line with the popular music of Ireland ("Danny Boy," or perhaps bands like the Pogues) or the broader genre of Celtic music, you may wish to use these subject searches:

Popular Music-Ireland
Celtic Music

You can narrow your search (use the "Limit/Sort Search" button) to:

Music CD
DVD
Video
Music Score
Books

Music CDs

Limit to Music CD to find new and classic releases such as:

Altan. Local ground If Alt 26292
Bullock, Robin. Green Fields: Celtic Music for Cittern and Guitar. If Bul 5006
Cherish the Ladies. The Girls Won't Leave the Boys Alone If Che 16389
Chieftains. Water from the Well. If Chi 15083
Clannad. The Collection. If Cla 11171
Danú. All Things Considered If Dan 19374
DeMarco, Tony. The Sligo Indians If DeM 36167
Dervish Decade If Der 20316
Hooley. Cuts from the Turf If Hoo 21590
Ireland If Ire 13347
Ireland's greatest love songs If Ire 23792
Irish pirate ballads and other songs of the sea If Iri 36218
Irish Tenors. Live in Belfast. If Iri 14926
Lakes, Gary. Ireland, Mother Ireland. If Lak 7414
Long Journey Home: Original soundtrack from the television series The Irish in America. Tv Lon 17529
Lunasa. The merry sisters of fate If Lun 19677
O'Brien, Paddy. The Banks of the Shannon. If Obr 19918
Sean Nua. The open door If Sea 20884
Solas. The turning tide If Sol 37732

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DVDs

Limit to "DVD" to find such titles as:

Centenary Celebration of Irish Ceili Dancing (DVD) GV1646.I8 C463 2005x
Dancing on Dangerous Ground (DVD) GV1646.I8 D3628 2004x
Gael Force. (DVD) M1745.18.G33 2000x
Gaelic spirit: bringing together the best in Irish music (DVD) M1745.18.G34 2008x
Jean Butler's Irish Dance Masterclass (DVD) GV1496.I8 J433 2005x

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Videos

Limit to "Video" to find such titles as:

Boys of the Lough (Musical group) in Concert. Mus CP-Boy
Hayes, Tommy. Bodhran, Bones and Spoons. Mus I-Bod

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Music Scores

Limit to "Music score" to find titles such as:

A Collection of the Dance Music of Ireland. q M1744.C794 1988x
Ancient Irish Airs and Dances: 201 Classic Tunes Arranged for Piano q M32.8.A56 2002x
Berthoud, Phil. Irish Fiddle Playing: a Guide for the Serious Player. q MT279.5 .B48 2002x
The Celtic Fake Book q M1738.C46 2001x
The Dubliners' Song Book. M1744.D8
The Great Irish Songbook. q M1744.G8 1995x
Hughes, Herbert. Irish Country Songs. q M1744.H8417
Irish fiddle solos : 64 pieces for violin q M1744.I6572 2004x
The Irish Harper. Volume One / Máire Ní Chathasaigh. q M116.I75 1991x
The Library of Irish Music. qM1744 .L53 1998
Joyce, P.W. Old Irish Folk Music and Songs. M784.4 J48o2
The Paterson Irish Song Book M784.8 F95p
Petrie's complete Irish music: 1,582 traditional melodies q M1744.C825 2003x
The Wind that Shakes the Barley:
a Selection of Irish Folk Songs.
M1744.W56 1983x

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Books

For "Book" do the subject searches:

FOLK MUSIC-IRELAND-HISTORY AND CRITICISM
MUSIC-IRELAND-HISTORY AND CRITICISM
DANCE MUSIC-IRELAND
FOLK DANCING, IRISH- HISTORY
Breathnach, Breandan
Folk Music and Dances of Ireland
ML 3654.B74 1977
 
Brennan, Helen
The Story of Irish Dance
GV1688.I73 B75 2001x
 
 
 
Mason, Redfern
The Song Lore of Ireland
780.9415 M45a
 
O' Canainn, Tomas
Traditional Music in Ireland
ML 3654 .O3
 
Ó hAllmhuráin, Gearóid
O'Brien Pocket History of Irish Traditional Music
ML3654.O66 2003x
 
O'Shea, Helen
The Making of Irish Traditional Music
ML3654.O76 2008
 

Important!! This is only a small sampling of what is available.
If you don't find what you need with this search, ask a librarian for help.