Eoin McKiernan Library

Recent Publications & Acquisitions Jul-Dec 2020

Newly Published Online Content:

New Books added to our Online Catalog: Online Catalog Records for 312 books.

New Acquisitions: Digital Archive

Email library@celticjunction.org for information on access to digital archival items.

Eoin McKiernan Television Series Collection: Newly digitized video collection of 50 television programs produced by Eoin McKiernan for KTCA-TV (St. Paul) between 1962 and 1965 including all 13 episodes of his Ireland Rediscovered series and 37 out of 40 episodes of his Irish Diary series.

Margaret Doherty Writings: Digital copy of a 413-page binder of photocopied hand-written memoirs, family genealogy, letters, poems, prayers and published articles by Margaret Doherty (1894-1981) of Scott County and St. Paul, Minnesota. Much of the writing details farm life in Cedar Lake Township, Scott County including accounts of music and dance involving Margaret, her fiddle-playing husband Tony Doherty and several other family members. Digitized from a copy supplied by her grandson Chris Cheney.

New Acquisitions: Library Items

Books Purchased by Celtic Junction Arts Center:

  • Nicholas Carolan. Harvest Saved : Francis O’Neill and Irish Music in Chicago. Ossian, 1997.
  • Tom Chaffin. Giant’s Causeway: Frederick Douglass’s Irish odyssey and the making of an American visionary. University of Virginia Press, 2014.
  • Martin Dowling. Traditional Irish music and Irish society: historical perspectives. Ashgate, 2014.
  • Susan Gedutis. See you at the hall : Boston’s golden era of Irish music and dance. Northeastern University Press, 2004.
  • Gary Hastings. With Fife and Drum: Music, memories and customs of an Irish tradition. Blackstaff Press, 2003.
  • Peter Kennedy, ed. Folksongs of Britain and Ireland. Oak Publicaitions, 1975.
  • Mick Moloney. Far from the shamrock shore : the story of Irish-American immigration through song. The Collins Press, 2002.
  • T.W. Moody, ed. New History of Ireland v.8 (a chronology of Irish history to 1976. A companion to Irish history part 1). Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1982.
  • Terry Moylan, ed. Ceol an phíobaire : music of the pipers. Na Píobairí Uilleann, 2012.
  • Barbara O’Connor. The Irish Dancing : cultural politics and identities, 1900-2000. Cork University Press, 2013.
  • Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, ed. New History of Ireland v.1 (Prehistoric and Early Ireland). Oxford University Press, 2009.
  • Johnny O’Leary; Terry Moylan, ed.; Breandán Breathnach, compiler. Johnny O’Leary of Sliabh Luachra: dance music from the Cork-Kerry border. The Lilliput Press, 2014.
  • Colm Ó Lochlainn. More Irish Street Ballads. The Three Candles, 1968.
  • Chief Francis O’Neill. Chief O’Neill’s Sketchy Recollections of an Eventful Life in Chicago. Northwestern University Press, 2008.
  • Chief Francis O’Neill. Irish folk music: a fascinating hobby (with a new introduction by Barry O’Neill). EP Publishing Ltd., 1973.
  • Seán Ó Riada. Our Musical Heritage. Dolmen Press, 1982.
  • Helen O’Shea. The making of Irish traditional music. Cork University Press, 2008.
  • Thérèse Smith, ed. Ancestral imprints : histories of Irish traditional music and dance. Cork University Press, 2012.
  • Ivan H. Walton. Windjammers: songs of the Great Lakes sailors. Wayne State University Press, 2002.

Keegans’ Irish Pub Donation: 101 books that were formerly part of the in-pub library at Keegan’s Irish Pub in Minneapolis. Also, framed photos from the “session wall” featuring 15 years of musicians who played at Irish music sessions at the pub.

Tom Jeffers Donation: 43 books including many Irish language titles.

Ultan Duggan Donation: 7 books and various community history items

Robert Sullivan Donation: 9 books primarily relating to Irish language

Midwest Villages and Voices (publisher) Donation: Minnesota poet Kevin Fitzpatrick’s collection Still Living in Town

Mary McKay Donation: Seamus Rea Song Book compiled by musician Seamus Rea

Mary Wagner Donation: Tom Peete Cross’s 1952 Motif-Index of Early Irish Literature

Jane Kennedy Donation: Irish Famines before and after the Great Hunger edited by Christine Kinealy and Gerard Moran. Contains a chapter by Kennedy

Peg Flanagan Donation: Selected Writings by Lady Gregory

Mary McNeive Donation: rare collection of poems by Galway poet Caitlín Maude titled File, Poet, Poeta

McKiernan Family Donation (dropped off 2020): 21 books including several volumes from Oxford University Press’s “Coole Edition” of works by Lady Gregory

Ann and Charlie Heymann Donation: Harp Studies: Perspectives on the Irish harp edited by Sandra Joyce and Helen Lawlor which includes a chapter by Ann Heymann

O’Shea Family Donation: Three books including The Living Voice: the Frank Harte Song Collection edited by Terry Moylan

Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band Donation: Two rare books related to the work of highland pipers active in the Twin Cities scene: The Macalester Collection of Highland Bagpipe Music : a selection of original marches, strathspeys, reels, jigs, hornpipes, and airs compiled by Rick Mohr (1980) and The Pipe Major’s Handbook: a complete operator’s manual for the Scottish pipe band by R. W. Lerwick

Ultan Duggan Donation: 7 books primarily on Irish history topics

Irish Fair of Minnesota Donation: 4 books including three books of stories by Albert Lea, Minnesota author Michael Cotter

Carol Bruzzone Donation: Kathleen Lynn: Irishwoman, patriot, doctor by Margaret Ó hÓgartaigh