Dr Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin

Book Chapters

“Irish music and cultural memory in rural Quebec” in Margaret Kelleher & Michael Kenneally (ed)  Ireland and Quebec Multidisciplinary Perspectives on History, Culture and Society (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2016).


 “Je ne suis jamais allée en Irlande: An Irish Journey to La Beauce, Quebec,” with Noémie Beck in Máirtín Ó Catháin (ed.) Seeking the Fair Land: Irish Migrants in New Communities, (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2014).


“Démons violoneux et prêtres vociférants: espace musical et hégémonie morale dans les campagnes irlandaises et québécoises,” in Linda Cardinal, Simon Jolivet and Isabelle Matte (eds), Le Québec et l’Irlande: Culture, Histoire, Identité (Sillery: Éditions du Septentrion, 2014).


The Stranger’s Land: Historical Traditions and Postmodern Temptations in the Celtic Soundscapes of North America,” in Michael Newton (ed.) The Celts in the Americas (Sydney: University of Cape Breton Press, 2013).


“The Past and Future Celt,” with Michael Newman and Robert Dunbar in Michael Newton (ed.) The Celts in the Americas (Sydney: University of Cape Breton Press, 2013).


“Irish Music in North America,” in Harry White and Barra Boydell (eds), The Encyclopedia of Music in Ireland, (Dublin: University College Dublin Press, 2013).

“The Great Famine and Irish Traditional Music,” in Harry White and Barra Boydell (eds), The Encyclopedia of Music in Ireland,  (Dublin: University College Dublin Press, 2013).

“The Concertina in Irish Traditional Music,” in Harry White and Barra Boydell (eds), The Encyclopedia of Music in Ireland, (Dublin: University College Dublin Press, 2013).

“William J. Mullaly: Irish Recording Pioneer,” in Harry White and Barra Boydell (eds), The Encyclopedia of Music in Ireland, (Dublin: University College Dublin Press, 2013).

“Chris Droney of Bellharbour,” in Harry White and Barra Boydell (eds), The Encyclopedia of Music in Ireland, (Dublin: University College Dublin Press, 2013).

“Elizabeth Crotty,” in Harry White and Barra Boydell (eds), The Encyclopedia of Music in Ireland, (Dublin: University College Dublin Press, 2013).


“Irish Traditional Music in the American West” in Fintan Vallely (ed.) The Companion to Irish Traditional Music, Second Edition, (Cork: Cork University Press, 2011).

“The Clare Concertina” in Fintan Vallely (ed.) The Companion to Irish Traditional Music, Second Edition, (Cork: Cork University Press, 2011).

Dance Halls of Romance and Culchies in Tuxedos: Irish Traditional Music in America in the 1950s,” in James Rogers and Matthew O’Brien (eds) After the Flood: Irish America 1945-60, (Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2009).

‘Old Age Pipers and New Age Punters: Irish Traditional Music and Musicians in San Francisco 1850-2000,’ in Donald Jordan and Timothy O’Keefe (eds), The Irish in the San Francisco Bay Area: Essays on Good Fortune, (San Francisco: Irish Literary and Historical Society, 2005).

The Great Famine: A Catalyst in Irish Traditional Music,’ in Arthur Gribben (ed.) The Great Famine and the Irish Diaspora to North America, (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1999).

Peer Reviewed Articles

Doolin Dischord: Musical Devolution in an Irish Micro Soundscape,” Béascna: Journal of Folklore and Ethnology, Iris Bhéaloideasa agus Eitneolaíochta. Vol. 8, (2013).

Soundscape of the Wintermen: Irish Traditional Music in Newfoundland,’ Canadian Journal of Irish Studies: Revue canadienne d’études irlandaises, (Volume 34 / Number 2, Winter 2008), pp. 33-46.

‘Clare: Heartland of the Irish Concertina,’ in Allan Atlas (ed), PICA: Papers of the International Concertina Association, Vol. 3, (New York: CUNY, 2006), pp. 1-20.

‘Dancing on the Hobs of Hell: Rural Communities in Clare and the Dance Halls Act of 1935,’ New Hibernia Review, Vol. 9, Number 4, Winter 2005, (St. Paul: University of St. Thomas Press), 9-18.

Amhrán an Ghorta: The Great Famine and Irish Traditional Music,’ New Hibernia Review, Vol. 3, Number 1, Spring 1999, (St. Paul: University of St. Thomas Press), 19-44.

Encyclopedia Entries

Traditional Music in Early Modern Ireland 1500-1800,’ in James Donnelly (ed.) Encyclopedia of Irish History and Culture: Volume One, Nations of the World(New York: Macmillan USA, 2004).

‘The Concertina in Irish Traditional Music History’ in Brian Lalor (ed), The Encyclopedia of Ireland, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003).

Forewords to Academic Publications

Dennis C. Winter, ‘A Memoir for All Seasons,’ Over Hills and Mountains and to Americkay, (Kingston, NY: Winter, 2012).

Michael Breen, The Influence of Mass Media on Divorce Referenda in Ireland, (Lewiston & London: EMP, 2010).

Grey Larsen, The Essential Guide to Irish Flute and Tin Whistle, (Pacific: Mel Bay, 2003).

Reviews of Academic Publications 

The Clare Set: Monumental but Hardly Definitive,’ in Allan Atlas (ed), PICA: Papers of the International Concertina Association, Vol. 5, (New York: CUNY, 2008).

Passing It On: The Transmission of Music in Irish Culture, by Marie McCarthy, (Cork University Press, 1999), published in New Hibernia Review, (St. Paul: University of St. Thomas Press, Spring 2001).

The Keeper’s Recital: Music and Cultural History in Ireland 1770-1970, by Harry White, (Field Day Monographs VI, Cork University Press, 1998), published in the Journal of Interdisciplinary History,  (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, Fall 2000).