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    • Hugh Shields Collection. Reel-to-Reel 41 [sound recording] / [various performers]

Sound Recording
ITMA Reference:
    • 1041-ITMA-REEL
Material Type:
Archive Location:
    • DCS 111-D -- 1041a-ITMA-REEL/CDR
Creation Location:
    • Recorded at the house of John Butcher (brother of Eddie), Drumavally, Magilligan, Co. Derry, 17 July 1969
    • Recorded in Greta Deehan’s bar, Big drain bridge, Magilligan, Co. Derry, from Tom Anderson of Aughil, Magilligan (age about 73) and his wife (aged about 65), 23 July, 1969 [tracks A4–9]
Creation Date:
    • 17 July, 1969
Catalogue Number:
    • HS 6904
    • 1041a-ITMA-REEL/CDR on-site copy: 3120 2222 4022
    • 1041a-ITMA-REEL/CDR off-site copy: 3156 2112 5706
    • 1041a-ITMA-REEL/CDR user copy: SA426B 0621280
    • 1041a-ITMA-REEL/CDR donor copy: SA426B 0622980
    • Butcher, Mary Ellen
    • Butcher, Jimmy
    • Anderson, Tom
    • Shields, Hugh
    • Anderson. Mrs. Tom
    • Shields, Hugh
Track A:

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    1. The shores of America (‘I’m bidding farewell to the land of my youth and the homes I love so well...’), song / Mary Ellen Butcher (daughter of John Butcher, age about 20), singing in English
    2. Erin’s lovely  home (‘You patron [r. patriot] sons of Paddy’s land, come listen unto me...’), song [learnt from her uncle Jimmy Butcher of Limavady] / Mary Ellen singing in English
    3. The banks of Kilrea (‘One evening for my recreation as I strayed by the lovely Moss Bann...’), song / John Butcher, singing in English [session continued at 6905]
    4. The shores of Castlerock (‘The time is come and I must go, I’ll bid you all adieu...’), song [air ‘Adieu to Belashanny’] / Tom Anderson (age about 73), singing in English [session continued from 6925]
    5. Talk about the song ‘The shores of Castlerock’ and its author Seamus McLoughlin / Tom Anderson, speech in English ; Hugh Shields, speech in English 
    6. The rambling rakes of poverty (‘Oh come all you rambling fellows, oh from town to town I steer...’), song / Tom Anderson, singing in English [END OF BAND ONE]
    7. The shores of America (‘I am a sporting Irish boy now far across the sea...’), song / Tom Anderson, singing in English
    8. Free and easy (‘Oh it’s of my rambles I’m going to sing...’), song / Tom Anderson, singing in English
    9. The banks of the Bann (‘Down by yon harbour near sweet Coleraine...’), song [learnt from her grandfather, Thomas McGough] / Mrs Tom Anderson (age about 65), singing in English [end of session] [END OF BAND TWO]

Physical Description:
    • 1 sound tape reel : analog
    • Indexes provided by Hugh Shields, see related ephemera
    • Carton: `UFM 69/4 / MASTER / Songs / co. Derry
    • Spool: `MASTER / 69/4'
Commercial Y/N:
  • Non-commercial Sound Recordings
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