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    • Hugh Shields Collection. Reel-to-Reel 61 [sound recording] / [various performers]

Sound Recording
ITMA Reference:
    • 1061-ITMA-REEL
Material Type:
Archive Location:
    • DCS 114-D -- 1061a-ITMA-REEL/CDR
Creation Location:
    • Recorded from Robert Butcher [junior], aged about 48, in the house of Eddie Butcher in Aughil, Magilligan, Co. Derry, 21 July 1969 [tracks A1–2]
    • Recorded from Tom Anderson in Greta Deehan’s bar, Big drain bridge, Magilligan, Co. Derry, 23 July 2016 [track A3]
    • Recorded from Eddie Butcher in his house at Aughil, Magilligan, Co. Derry, 24 July 1969 [tracks A4–7]
Creation Date:
    • 21 July, 1969
    • 23 July, 1969
    • 24 July, 1969
Catalogue Number:
    • HS 6925
    • 1061a-ITMA-REEL/CDR on-site copy: 4255 2237 3412
    • 1061a-ITMA-REEL/CDR off-site copy: 3156 2112 5707
    • 1061a-ITMA-REEL/CDR user copy: SA426B 0904880
    • 1061a-ITMA-REEL/CDR donor copy: SA426B 0904780
    • Butcher, Robert
    • Anderson, Tom
    • Butcher, Eddie
    • Shields, Hugh
Track A:

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    1. Carrowclare [=Killyclare] (‘On a fine and summer’s evening as my walks I did pursue...’), song [words by the blind fiddler Jimmy McCurry] / Robert Butcher junior, singing in English [session continued from 6902]
    2. John Reilly (‘As I roved out one evening down by the riverside  I heard a lovely maiden complain till the tears fell from her eyes...’), song [learnt from his father Robert]  / Robert Butcher junior, singing in English [end of session]
    3. Unidentified song / Robert Butcher junior, singing in English
    4. Turn you round, oh you wheel of fortune (‘When I was young I was well beloved...’), song [learnt from Mrs Sarah Sweeney of the Point Road, Magilligan, who died c.1960 aged c. 108] / Tom Anderson, singing in English [session continued from 6926 and continued on 6904]
    5. Lovely Armoy (‘I am taking my leave off this evening...’) song [first verse only, air: The banks of Kilrea] / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    6. Greencastle shore (‘For three long days or better our big ship there she lay...’), song [one verse only, to same air as next song] / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    7. The Portrush fishermen (‘On February the twenty-fourth in the year of eighty-six...’), song [two verses only, clipped during third, to same air as preceding song] / Eddie Butcher, singing in English [end of session]  [END OF BAND ONE]
Physical Description:
    • 1 sound tape reel : analog
    • Indexes provided by Hugh Shields, see related ephemera
    • Carton: `UFM / 69/25 / MASTER / Songs, / Fragments / co. Derry'. See HSRR. Ephemera.
    • Spool: `MASTER 69/25'
Commercial Y/N:
  • Non-commercial Sound Recordings
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