CCÉ North America collection of Irish music materials

The CCÉ North America Collection of Irish Music Materials documents the history and activities of Comhaltas Ceoltóiri Éireann in North America with reference to the activities of CCÉ in Ireland. The collection also reflects efforts by CCÉ North America members to preserve audio and video of performances of traditional Irish music, song, and dance in the United States and Canada. The collection includes administrative records, branch profiles, and correspondence from CCÉ's branches in North America, as well as brief histories of the organization. It features promotional materials including brochures, photographs and reviews from CCÉ's annual North American concert tours. Additionally, it contains programs from CCÉ's annual North American Provincial Conventions, regional Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, and Fleadh Cheoil competitions in Ireland. It also includes biographical sketches, interview transcripts, recordings, and sheet music of Irish musicians. While the collection includes recordings from as early as 1968, the bulk of the materials date from the founding of CCÉ North America in 1972. The collection is arranged into six series: CCÉ Administration and History; CCÉ Events and Activities; Biographical Materials; Sheet Music Manuscripts; Artifacts; and Posters and Flyers.

Strengths

The CCÉ North America Collection of Irish Music Materials documents the history and activities of Comhaltas Ceoltóiri Éireann in North America with reference to the activities of CCÉ in Ireland. The collection also reflects efforts by CCÉ North America members to preserve audio and video of performances of traditional Irish music, song, and dance in the United States and Canada.

Physical characteristics

7.0 linear feet (20 boxes)

Created

1968
2003

Coverage

1968
2003
Custodial History

<p dir="ltr">The CCÉ North America Collection of Irish Music Materials was established at Boston College in 2001 by Ted McGraw, Chair of the Archives Committee of CCÉ North America, under the guidance of then Provincial Chair, Frank Kennedy. The purpose of the collection is to document traditional Irish music and CCÉ activities in North America. Donors include Gerard Buckley, David Burke, Assunta Casey, Kelly Chole, Cathy Clarke, Mitzie Collins, Séamus Connolly, Eamonn Conway, John Daly, Eileen Dillon, Martin Donohoe, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Dooher, Richard Erwin, Helen Gannon, Ray Hallman, Karin Joyce, Frank and Regina Kennedy, Frankie McCormick, Bill McEvoy, Ted and Bridget McGraw, Anne Marie McLaughlin, Andrea Mori, Richard Muir, May Mullins, Ruairí Ó Bróin, Jim O'Leary, Jack and Victoria Pendergast, Ed Reavy Jr., Larry Reynolds, and Brendan Tunney.</p>

Accrual
Accrual Policy
Open
Accrual Method
Donation
Accrual Periodicity
Irregular

Gift with accretions from the Archive Committee of CCÉ North America, 2001-2009. This is a growing collection, and new materials will be processed as quickly as possible.

Added by John J. Burns Library | Last updated on: 09 February 2018