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    • Hugh Shields Collection. Reel-to-Reel 16 [sound recording] / [various performers]

Sound Recording
CID:
ITMA Reference:
    • 1016-ITMA-REEL
Material Type:
Archive Location:
    • DCS 73-D -- 1016a-ITMA-REEL/CDR
Creation Location:
    • Recorded from Eddie Butcher out of doors at Glenmalure, Co. Wicklow, 8 July 1968 [tracks A9–10]
    • Recorded from Eddie and Grace Butcher (of Magilligan, Co. Derry) while staying in the house of Hugh Shields, Dublin, 1–10 July 1968 [tracks A1–8, 11–15]
Creation Date:
    • 1 July 1968
    • 10 July 1968
Catalogue Number:
    • HS 6814
    • 1016a-ITMA-REEL/CDR on-site copy: 3120 2222 3991
    • 1016a-ITMA-REEL/CDR off-site copy: 3074 2127 1938
    • 1016a-ITMA-REEL/CDR user copy: SA426B 0002380
    • 1016a-ITMA-REEL/CDR donor copy: SA426B 0317680
People:
Creator:
    • Butcher, Grace
    • Butcher, Eddie
Contributors:
    • Shields, Hugh
Contents:
Track A:
    1. Minnie Picken on the shore ; Jane NcNeill’s in love with me ; The keel row, highlands ; lilt / Eddie Butcher, lilt, singing in English
    2. Lanigan’s ball, song ; lilt / Eddie Butcher, singing in English, lilt
    3. Irish washerwoman ; Nothing (‘When rhyming and verses came first into fashion...’), jig ; song [to the same air] / Eddie Butcher, lilt, singing in English
    4. In and out the windows, game song / Mrs Grace Butcher, singing in English
    5. My lovely Irish rose (‘A winding river winds its way close by an Irish shore...)’, song [two-verse fragment]
    6. Saturday night is Halloweve night [as learnt from his mother when about 7 years old]; story ; song [single verse] / Eddie Butcher, speech in English, singing in English 
    7. The wee dog Buff (‘I have a wee dog and I called him Buff...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English,
    8. Mrs Mason broke her basin, rhyme / Mrs Grace Butcher, speech in English
    9. Alexander [=Alexandra: Eddie’s title] (‘Oh don’t you know the reason love, this night that I came here...’), song [learnt from his father] / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    10. The gold that honour wins [Eddie’s title] (‘Oh from boyhood’s days I’ve passed away...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    11. Johnny Doyle (‘It happenéd to be on a Saturday night...’), song [fragments] / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    12. Rocks of Bawn (‘Arise up lovely Sweeney and give your horse some hay...’), song [one verse only] / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    13. The heights of Alma (‘All night we lay on the cold ground...’), song [one verse only] / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    14. The bonny green tree (‘As I went a-walking one fine summer’s morning...’), song [fragments, recalled jointly] / Eddie Butcher, singing in English, Mrs Grace Butcher, singing in English
    15. The man and his mare, story ; explanation that his songs can be altered (and disimproved) by people who try to sing them, to such an extent that he doesn’t recognise them when he hears them] / Eddie Butcher, speech in English [END OF BAND ONE]
Physical Description:
    • 1 sound tape reel : analog
Documentation:
    • Indexes provided by Hugh Shields, see related ephemera
    • Carton: `Songs, lilt, speech MASTER UFM 14'
    • Spool: `UFM 14 Master'
Commercial Y/N:
  • Non-commercial Sound Recordings
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