The Francis O'Neill cylinder recordings found in the Dunn Family Collection are historical documents of the highest importance. They form part of the dawn of the era of sound recording in Irish traditional music and constitute an important element of the first sonic evidence documenting the music styles and repertories in Irish traditional music.

O'Neill Cylinder Recordings

Chief O'Neill Cylinders

O'Neill Cylinders: 1 - 8

Listen to audio from the Francis O'Neill Cylinders online. Cylinders 1 - 8: Patrick Touhey.

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Chief O'Neill Cylinders

O'Neill Cylinders: 9 - 16

Cylinders 9 - 16, including tracks by Patrick Touhey, James Early, and John McFadden.

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O'Neill Cylinders

O'Neill Cylinders: 17 - 24

Cylinders 17 - 24: Cronin, Delaney, McFadden, and Touhey

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O'Neill Cylinders

O'Neill Cylinders: 25 - 32

Cylinders 25 - 32: Cronin, Early, McFadden, and Touhey

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Extended CD Track Commentary

Read the complete track commentaries of the O'Neill Cylinders CD!

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Wax Cylinder History

Want to learn more about the history of cylinder recordings? The Department of Special Collections at the University of California, Santa Barbara has an excellent primer on their website.

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