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Sound Recording
CID:
ITMA Reference:
    • 1027-ITMA-REEL
Material Type:
Archive Location:
    • DCS 98-D -- 1027a-ITMA-REEL/CDR
Creation Location:
    • Recorded in the house of John Gillespie, Doonalt, Glencolmkille, Co. Donegal from Charles Boyle (aged about 74) and his son Bernard (aged about 30), 2 September, 1968 [tracks A1–3]
    • Recorded in the house of John Gillespie, Doonalt, Glencolmkille, Co. Donegal, 3 September, 1968 [tracks A4–11]
    • Recorded in Gillespie’s public house, Main Street, Cashel, Glencolumkille, Co. Donegal, from Patrick Heekin (aged about 52), of Garraros, Glencolumkille, 10 September 1968 [tracks A12–22]
    • Recorded in the house of John Gillespie, Doonalt, Glencolmkille, Co. Donegal from Charles Boyle (AGED ABOUT 74) and his son Bernard (aged about 30), 2 September, 1968 [tracks A1–3]
Creation Date:
    • 2 September, 1968
    • 3 September, 1968
    • 10 September 1968
Catalogue Number:
    • HS 6825
    • 1027a-ITMA-REEL/CDR on-site copy: 3120 2222 4005
    • 1027a-ITMA-REEL/CDR off-site copy: 3074 2127 1429
    • 1027a-ITMA-REEL/CDR user copy: SA426B 0343580
    • 1027a-ITMA-REEL/CDR donor copy: SA426B 0343680
People:
Creator:
    • Boyle, Charles
    • Boyle, Bernard
    • Gillespie, Patrick (Paddy Phrionsiais)
    • Byrne, Christopher
    • Byrne, Margaret
    • Heekin, Patrick
Contributors:
    • Shields, Hugh
Contents:
Track A:
    1. The flower of sweet Strabane (‘If I were king of Ireland and all things at my will...’), song / Charles Boyle (aged about 73), singing in English [session continued from 6824]
    2. The valley of Knockanure (‘You may boast and speak about Easter week...’), song / Charles Boyle, singing in English
    3. Rhyme: Bhí Humpty-Dumpty ina shuí ar an bhalla, rhyme [from school], Bernard Boyle, speech in Irish [end of session]
    4. Gillespie’s favourite, jig / Patrick (Paddy Phroinsiais) Gillespie (aged about 45), fiddle
    5. The bonny bunch of roses (‘By the margin of the ocean one pleasant morning in the month of June...’), song / Christopher Byrne (aged about 20), singing in English
    6. Molly Bawn (‘Come all you young fowlers who handle a gun...’), song [learnt from Packy Manus Byrne, Bruckless, Co. Donegal] / Christopher Byrne, singing in English
    7. Bold Robert Emmet (‘The struggle is over, the boys are defeated...’), song / Maraget Byrne, singing in English
    8. The Shamrock Shore, song (‘With grief of mind [?] and me combine...’), song / Christopher Byrne, singing in English
    9. Lyons’ favourite, jig / Patrick (Paddy Phroinsiais) Gillespie, fiddle
    10. Galway Bay (’Tis far away I am today...’) / Christopher Byrne, singing in English
    11. The Drumboe martyrs (’Twas the feast of St Patrick by the dawn of the day...’), song / Maraget Byrne, singing in English [end of session] [END OF BAND ONE]
    12. D’ith damh dubh uibh amh ar neamh indiu, saying [used by an Englishman to prove that the Irish language sounds like dogs barking] ; Tá bean bheag amuigh ansin, ta sí ró-fhranncach, Gúna beag buff uirthi, bearad is plaincéid, riddle [beathóg: bee] ; Teachtaire beag ó theach go theach [sic] Agus bhíonn sé amugih san oíche, riddle [Casán: path] ; Chuaidh mé amach maidin brea ceo Agus chonnaic mé an marbh ag iompar an bheo, riddle [bád: boat] / Patrick Heekin, speech in Irish 
    13. The bark and the tree [=The nobleman’s wedding] (‘In yon weeping willow there grows a nice flower...’), song / Patrick Heekin, singing in English
    14. [Stock and wall] [=Captain Wedderburn’s courtship] (‘A nobleman’s fair dauaghter walked down a narrow lane...’), song / Patrick Heekin, singing in English
    15. The banks of sweet Dundee (‘It being of a farmer’s daughter, most beautiful I’m told...’), song / Patrick Heekin, singing in English
    16. The bonny moorhen (‘As I was going over yon mulberry bog...’) song / Patrick Heekin, singing in English
    17. The grey mare (‘Roger the miller came courting of late...’) song / Patrick Heekin, singing in English
    18. There lived in this town a very nice couple, song / Patrick Heekin, singing in English
    19. Cock-a-doodle-doo (‘Delaney from the market brought a fowl a month ago...’), song [ending clipped] / Patrick Heekin, singing in English [session continued at 6830] [END OF BAND TWO]

Physical Description:
    • 1 sound tape reel : analog
Documentation:
    • Indexes provided by Hugh Shields, see related ephemera
    • Carton: `Songs (English), Riddles (Irish) / Fiddling MASTER 25 UFM'. See HSRR. Ephemera.
    • Spool: `UFM Master 25'
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  • Non-commercial Sound Recordings
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