Sean-nós dancer Máire Áine Ní hIarnáin, 15 November 2006

Sean-nós dancer Máire Áine Ní hIarnáin from Leitir Caladh, Conamara, dancing a reel to the playing of Irish Traditional Music Archive Board members Dermot McLaughlin from Derry and Paddy Glackin from Dublin, at Merrion Square, Dublin, 15 November 2006.

Sean-nós dancer Máire Áine Ní hIarnáin, 15 November 2006

The occasion was the official opening by Mr John O’Donoghue TD, Minister for Arts, Sport & Tourism, of the new premises of the Archive at no 73 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. The newly refurbished building holds the largest multi-media collection in existence of the materials of Irish traditional music – sound recordings, books and serials, photographs, ballad sheets and sheet music, videotapes and DVDs, and a mass of other materials such as programmes, posters and flyers – and also the largest body in existence of information about the music. The collection is open to the general public, free of charge. For more information see www.itma.ie or telephone +353-1-6619699.

Photo Mac Innes Photography, Dublin. Courtesy Irish Traditional Music Archive

Published on 1 January 2007

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