Séamus Connolly papers

The Séamus Connolly papers document aspects of the music career of Irish traditional fiddle player Séamus Connolly. All materials were donated by Séamus Connolly. The collection highlights Connolly’s career as a performing artist as well as his commitment to preserving Irish traditional music through teaching and community outreach. The collection includes various printed materials, including posters, fliers, and press clippings; manuscripts, including music-related correspondence; field recordings; photographs; art and artifacts; and ephemera. The field and commercial recordings feature many well-known traditional musicians from Ireland and the United States. Twenty-five percent of the collection consists of published material, such as commercial recordings. The oldest item in the collection dates back to 1929. Eamonn and Alice Cronin gave Séamus Connolly a gold medal won by Johnny McMahon at the 1929 Thomond Feis in Limerick. The majority of the materials date from the late 1950s onward.


Arranged in nine series: Teaching, performance, and community activities; Digitized audio field recordings; Video field recordings; Published audio recordings by various artists; Correspondence; Music-related research and teaching materials; Photographs; Material culture; and Source audio field recordings.

Strengths

The collection includes various printed materials, including posters, fliers, and press clippings; manuscripts, including music-related correspondence; field recordings; photographs; art and artifacts; and ephemera. The field and commercial recordings feature many well-known traditional musicians from Ireland and the United States.

Physical characteristics

39 linear feet (97 boxes)

Created

1929
2013

Coverage

1929
2013
Custodial History

Gift of Séamus Connolly, 1999-2013.

Accrual
Accrual Policy
Open
Accrual Method
Donation
Accrual Periodicity
Irregular
Added by John J. Burns Library | Last updated on: 10 April 2018