Eoin McKiernan Library

Recent Publications & Acquisitions Jan-Jun 2020

Newly Published Online Content:

Eoin McKiernan Library Story Hour: Series of videos (23 posted so far) on YouTube and Facebook of Natalie O’Shea and Jim Tarbox reading children’s books and fairy tales from our collection. 

Athbheochan / Revival 1893-2018: Digital Exhibition version of the Gaelic League/Conradh na Gaeilge bilingual travelling exhibition celebrating 125 years of Irish language revival.

Water from the Well: Series of videos (6 posted so far) on YouTube and Facebook of Brian Miller playing tunes sourced from the unique Irish music recordings and manuscripts available in the McKiernan Library’s collection. 

Bill Nash Photos: Set of 5 digitized photos and one newspaper clipping from a March 1948 photoshoot by the St. Paul Dispatch depicting St. Paul musicians Tony Doherty, Marge Doherty and Mike Nash.

Doherty Family Recordings: Digital Archival Collection of 52 audio recordings from 1958 featuring Tony, Marge, Mary, Joan and other members of the Doherty family of Scott County / St. Paul, MN performing traditional music on fiddle, piano, accordion and voice.

Virginia McBride Videos: Digitized video clips from a set of VHS tapes contributed by Twin Cities Irish step dancer Virginia McBride. Posted on YouTube and Facebook.

Sheila Jordan Videos: Digitized video clip from a set of VHS tapes contributed by Twin Cities Irish step dancer Sheila Jordan. Posted on YouTube and Facebook.

Commercial Sound Recordings (LPs, EPs, 78s) Online Catalog: Online Catalog Records including cover art for our collection of 275 commercially issued LPs, EPs and 78s.

New Acquisitions: Digital Archive

Superior Wisconsin WPA Orchestra Tune Book: Digital copy of two binders containing handwritten tunes that were part of the repertoire of a Works Progress Administration-funded musical group in Superior, Wisconsin in the 1930s. Original brought in by Mike Sawyer.

New Acquisitions: Library Items

Gael Linn Mixed Donation: Over 100 CDs, DVDs and books donated by Gael Linn as part of the Celtic Junction’s partnership with Armagh City’s new cultural center Aonach Mhacha

Sheila Leary Mixed Donation: 72 books on Irish topics and 32 Irish traditional music CDs.

Steven Griffith DVD Donation: 50 Irish DVDs.

The English and Scottish Popular Ballads in five volumes by Francis James Child. Donated by Peggy Larson.

Crosbhealach an Cheoil : The Crossroads Conference 2003, education and traditional music. Donated by the book’s editor, Fintan Vallely.

My American Journey [Mo thurus go hAmerice] by Douglas Hyde. Donated by the publisher, University of Chicago Press.

A Harvest Saved: Francis O’Neill and Irish Music in Chicago by Nicholas Carolan. CJAC purchase.

The Crooked Road by Éamon De Buitléar Agus Ceoltóirí Laighean. Gael Linn Irish music LP featuring Twin Cities resident Paddy O’Brien. CJAC purchase.

Ag Déanamh Ceoil by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann. Rare Irish music collection donated by Fergus McKiernan.

Mike O’Connor Mixed Donation: Two early Gael Linn 7 inch records and four Irish books.

Mary Lane LP Donation: 38 Irish music LPs.

Mike Moriarity CD Donation: 33 Irish music CDs.

Ethna McKiernan LP Donation: 8 Irish music LPs.

Additional Items donated by: John Davenport, Erin Cooper and Brian Miller.