This two-volume boxed set, published by University College Dublin Press, contains entries that pertain to “Irish musical life across recorded history,“ including all musical genres. Two thousand individual entries cover works, performers, composers, teachers, collectors, scholars, ensembles, societies, and institutions.
Each volume has eight color plates, which contain the only images in the encyclopedia. Volume two houses a sixty-five page integrated index, including subjects that contain their own entries and those that are only mentioned in other entries. The Encyclopedia represents the work of two hundred thirty-nine contributors and is edited by Harry White and Barra Boydell.
Abraham Myler, research assistant