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Sound Recording
ITMA Reference:
    • 1021-ITMA-REEL
Material Type:
Archive Location:
    • DCS 74-D -- 1021a-ITMA-REEL/CDR
Creation Location:
    • Recorded on 13 October 1968 in his house in Belfast from Alex Foster (aged 87), who learned most of his songs around 1900 in the Birdstown Glen, Inishowen, Co. Donegal [tracks A1–7]
Creation Date:
    • 13 October, 1968
Catalogue Number:
    • HS 6819
    • 1021a-ITMA-REEL/CDR on-site copy: 3120 222 3996
    • 1021a-ITMA-REEL/CDR off-site copy: 3074 2127 1968
    • 1021a-ITMA-REEL/CDR user copy: SA426B 0344880
    • 1021a-ITMA-REEL/CDR donor copy: SA426B 0344780
    • Foster, Alex (aged 87)
    • Shields, Hugh
Track A:
      1. Down the moor (‘As I roved out one morn in May, it being fine summer weather...’), song [learnt from his father] / Alex Foster, singing in English
      2. I had a wee duck (‘I had a wee duck when I lived in Drummuck...’), song [learnt from his father, sung with MS aid] / Alex Foster, singing in English
      3. The town of Antrim (‘It was in the town of Anterim near to the river Bann...’), song [learnt from Artie Gilmour, actor and singer in Belfast around 1918] / Alex Foster, singing in English
      4. A nobleman’s fair daughter (‘A nobleman’s fair daughter come walking down yon lane...’), song [learnt from his uncle Andrew Foster in Birdstown, Inishowen] / Alex Foster, singing in English [END OF BAND ONE]
      5. The ‘Saldanha’ (‘Come all you gallant seamen bold and listen to my song...’), song / Alex Foster, singing in English
      6. Roll me from the wall (‘When I was young and in my prime...’), song [from Fanad, sung with MS aid] / Alex Foster, singing in English
      7. [=The keach in the creel] (‘How can I get to your chamber love? ...’), song [learnt from Dan Harkin, born c. 1890] / Alex Foster, singing in English [END OF BAND TWO]

Physical Description:
    • 1 sound tape reel : analog
    • Indexes provided by Hugh Shields, see related ephemera
    • Carton: `MASTER Songs / and / Ballads UFM 19'
    • Spool: `UFM Master 19'
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  • Non-commercial Sound Recordings
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