The collection consists of two datasets of traditional Irish solo unaccompanied flute music, ITM-Flute-99 and ITM-Flute-Style6. Both datasets are available here.
The ITM-Flute-99 dataset is comprised of 99 recordings of between 16 and 81 seconds in length, spanning over 50 years. The recordings chosen for analysis are part of a corpus of flute melodies, selected from commercially available sources and assembled under an AHRC Transforming Musicology project (Köküer et al.,2014). The initial corpus that formed the core of ITM-Flute-99 featured the solo flute playing of musicians who are who are prominent in Irish traditional music. Annotations associated with this dataset include the temporal location of onsets and the event type (e.g., note, ornament). The annotated event types are represented by 15,310 notes, 2,244 cuts and 672 strikes.
The ITM-Flute-Style6 dataset consists of 28 recordings by each of 6 players (168 total). The set covers a range of melodies or tunes that are common in the ITM community and are performed by each player. The average duration of all tracks is approximately 43 seconds. The total duration of the dataset is approximately 2 hours.
Köküer, M., Kearney, D., Ali-MacLachlan, I., Jančovič, P. and Athwal, C., 2014, September. Towards the creation of digital library content to study aspects of style in Irish traditional music. In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Digital Libraries for Musicology (pp. 1-3).
Ali-MacLachlan, I., Southall, C., Tomczak, M. and Hockman, J., 2018, June. Player recognition for traditional Irish flute recordings. In Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Folk Music Analysis (FMA) (pp. 3-7).