Publications by Tomás Ó Canainn:

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Traditional Music in Ireland, Ossian Publications. ISBN 0 946005 (145 pages).           
The emphasis in this book is essentially on the state of Irish music at the present time.

    Tomás' Tunebook, Ossian Publications. ISBN 1  28 1 946005(Fifty original dance tunes)

Traditional Slow Airs of Ireland, Ossian Publications. ISBN 0 946005 84 2                    
(118   marvellous airs, including the great sean-nós airs, Carolan tunes, etc.)   There is a demo double CD available in which all the tunes are played on a variety of instruments: see Recordings Page on this website.

Songs of Cork, Ossian Publications. Out of print at present.

Home to Derry, Appletree Press.  An autobiographical novel

A Lifetime of Notes,Tomás' own autobiography, is published by The Collins Press.
He uses his own poetry as a charming link that threads the narrative.

Seán Ó Riada: his life and work is a new biography of an enigmatic Irish genius.

Melos is a book of Tomás' poetry in English.

Dornán Dánta is a new book of Tomás' poetry in Irish, published by Coiscéim.

He is co-author of the definitive biography of Seán Ó Riada, published by Gartan, titled
Seán Ó Riada: Saol agus Saothar. (In Irish)

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