About the Companion

The Companion is the singularly most extensive collection of such diverse informative data of its kind. It brings together the knowledge of 215 contributors in an A—Z format with c. 600,000 words in 1800 entries covering:

All tune types
Style and ornamentation
Composition and arrangement
Ballads, sean-nós, and Irish-language song
Dance—step & sean-nós dance, céilí and Sets
Solo playing and sessions
Competitions and awards
Céılí bands, groups and professionalism
Instruments and technology
Organisations, media & promotion
Teaching and learning
Education and transmission
Collectors and archives
History and revival
Performers, stylists, commentators
Broadcasting and recording
Women in Traditional music
Irish Music in all Irish counties, in Europe, USA, Australia, Canada & worldwide
Bibliography of Irish music, song and dance literature and tutors

All-Ireland fleadh cheoil analysis 1952 - 2023

All-Ireland fleadh major competition senior winners listing 1952-2023

A digital-download music and song album is included, linked to the described and notated material in the book.

Accompanying album also available as a CD and DVD

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Book will also be available as a Kindle ebook from Amazon.com (this link currently shows only the detail of the 2nd edition)