The Companion to Irish Traditional Music has been ranked 11th in a shortlist of 644 ‘Outstanding Academic Titles’ chosen by a key US librarians’ resource, Choice Reviews Online. The shortlist was itself selected from a total of c. 7,000 academic reviews covering all subject areas which were published in 2012 by Choice Reviews.
CHOICE is the premier U.S. based source of reviews of academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources of interest to those in higher education. More than 35,000 librarians, faculty, and key decision makers rely on Choice magazine and Choice Reviews Online for collection development and scholarly research. Choice reaches almost every undergraduate college and university library in the United States and enjoys a substantial international subscriber base.
The award for the Companion to Irish Traditional Music puts it in the top 3% of the more than 25,000 titles submitted to CHOICE. To coincide with this award the Cork University Press will release the Companion to Irish Traditional Music as an ebook on February 1st 2013