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Joan Denise Moriarty Bibliography arranged by publication date:

Seán O'Faoláin, She Had To Do Something (London, Jonathan Cape, 1938) – a comedy on the turmoil caused by the visit of a foreign ballet company to ‘a small provincial city on the seaboard’

Micheál MacLiammóir, Michael Bowles, Cepta Cullen: ‘Design for a Ballet’, The Bell, Vol. 4, No. 6 (Dublin, Sept. 1942)

Joseph Reade: ‘Irish Ballet’, The Bell, Vol. 6, No. 1 (Dublin, April 1943)  

Aloys Fleischmann (Ed.), Music in Ireland: A Symposium (Cork, 1952)

Joseph Gilmore, ‘The Cork Ballet Company’, Threshold, Vol 1, No. 3, 1957, pp 59-63

Ninette de Valois: Come Dance with Me – A Memoir 1898-1956 (London, 1957; Dublin, 1992)

Norris Davidson: ‘Ballet in Ireland’, Dance and Dancers (Dublin, Jan. 1961)

Fay Werner: ‘Ballet in Ireland’, Dancing Times (London, June 1964) 470-2

Marie Rambert: Quicksilver – The Autobiography of Marie Rambert (London, 1972)

Ciarán Benson: The Place of the Arts in Irish Education (Dublin, 1979)

Carolyn Swift: ‘Dance in Ireland’, Bulletin of the Department of Foreign Affairs, No. 996 (Dublin, March 1983) 2-6

Peter Brinson: The Dancer and the Dance: Developing Theatre Dance in Ireland (Dublin, 1985)

Brian P. Kennedy: Dreams and Responsibilities: The State and the Arts in Independent Ireland (Dublin, Arts Council of Ireland, n.d. [1988])

Carolyn Swift: ‘End of an Era: Joan Moriarty’, Dance News Ireland, Spring 1992, 12

Ruth Fleischmann (Ed.): Joan Denise Moriarty: Founder of Irish National Ballet – Material for a History of Dance in Ireland  (Cork, 1998)

Anna Leatherdale and Victoria Todd: Shall we dance? A Report on Vocational Dance Training in Ireland (Dublin, 1998)

Ruth Fleischmann (Ed.): Aloys Fleischmann (1910-1992) A Life for Music in Ireland Remembered by Contemporaries (Cork, 2000)

Tomás Ó Canainn: Seán Ó Riada – His Life and Work (Cork, 2003)

Diana Theodores (Ed.): Dancing on the Edge of Europe: Irish Choreographers in Conversation (Cork, 2003)

Monica Loughman with Jean Harrington: The Irish Ballerina (Dublin, 2004)

Alicia St. Leger: Melodies and Memories: 150 Years at Cork Opera House (Cork, 2005)

Séamas de Barra: Aloys Fleischmann (Dublin, 2006)

Foley and Loughmann: A Portrait - Ballet through the Lens, with a Foreword by Mary Clarke (Cork, 2006)

Deirdre Mulrooney): Irish Moves - An Illustrated History of Dance and Physical Theatre in Ireland with a Foreword by Declan Kiberd (Dublin, 2006)

Arts Council of Ireland: Towards a strategy of support for Professional Ballet in Ireland: Summary Draft Report based on research by Derek Purnell in 2006 (Dublin, 2007)

Anne Bernadette Quill, The Elite and the Oppressd: The Rise and Fall of Irish National Ballet, Master of Arts (Dance) thesis (University of Limerick, July 2007)

Alan Foley, Cork City Ballet: The Story So Far, Cork 2008

Patrick Zuk: A J. Potter (1918-1980): The career and creative achievement of an Irish composer in social and cultural context (PhD thesis, Durham University UK, 2008)

Mary Clarke: ‘Music for the Ballet’, Dancing Times, April 2010   2012 Moriarty Book Cover

Benjamin Dwyer, Constellations: The Life and Music of John Buckley (Dublin, 2011)

Victoria O’Brien: A History of Irish Ballet from 1927 to 1963 (Oxford, 2011)

Patricia Crosbie: Reaching through the Mirror: An Autoethnography of an Irish Ballet Dancer, Master of Arts (Dance) thesis (University of Limerick, Sep. 2011)

Mary Clarke: ‘First Lady of Irish Ballet’, Dancing Times, Oct 2011

Ruth Fleischmann (Ed.): Joan Denise Moriarty: Ireland's First Lady of Dance, (Cork City Libraries, 2012)

Further reading:

Victoria O'Brien, History of Irish Ballet 1927-1963.
Review by Ruth Fleischmann
Victoria O'Brien review

Sandra MacLiammoir, The Secret Life of Joan Denise Moriarty - Refutation