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    • Hugh Shields Collection. Reel-to-Reel 106 [sound recording] / [various performers]

Sound Recording
CID:
ITMA Reference:
    • 1106-ITMA-REEL
Material Type:
Archive Location:
    • DCS 128-D -- DCS 129-D -- 1106a-ITMA-REEL/CDR -- 1106b-ITMA-REEL/CDR
Creation Location:
    • Recorded in the house of Eddie Butcher, Aughil, Magilligan, 20 March 1975 [tracks A1–16, B1–13]
    • Recorded in the house of Mrs Jean Carson (sister of Hugh Shields), Ballyclare Road, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim from her daughters Ruth (10) and Linda (8), 21 March 1975 [tracks B14–20]
    • Recorded in the house of Hugh Shields, Dublin from his children Kitty (16), Michael (14), Denis (11) and Philip (9), 22 March 1975 [tracks B21–26]
Creation Date:
    • 21 March, 1975
    • 20 March, 1975
    • 22 March, 1975
Catalogue Number:
    • HS 7506
    • 1106a-ITMA-REEL/CDR on-site copy: 4255 2237 1462
    • 1106a-ITMA-REEL/CDR off-site copy: 3156 2112 6213
    • 1106a-ITMA-REEL/CDR user copy: TA473E 0897580
    • 1106a-ITMA-REEL/CDR donor copy: TA473E 0897480
    • 1106b-ITMA-REEL/CDR on-site copy: 4255 2237 1463
    • 1106b-ITMA-REEL/CDR off-site copy: 3156 2112 6220
    • 1106b-ITMA-REEL/CDR user copy: 3F343B 0828380
    • 1106b-ITMA-REEL/CDR donor copy: 3F343B 0828280
People:
Creator:
    • Anderson, Tom
    • Anderson, Nelly
    • Butcher, Eddie
    • Shields, Hugh
    • Mulgrew, John
    • Somers, Charlie
    • Butcher, Christopher
    • Carson, Linda
    • Carson, Ruth
    • Shields, Kitty
    • Shields, Michael
    • Shields, Denis
    • Shields, Philip
Contributors:
    • Shields, Hugh
Contents:
Track A:
    1. Shall I never see you more, gentle mother (‘It was down by a clear crystal fountain...’), song / Tom Anderson (age about 73, Aughil), singing in English [session continued from 7505]
    2. The green fields of America (‘Farewell to old Ireland, the land of my childhood...’), song / Tom Anderson, singing in English
    3. Going to church last Sunday, song / Tom Anderson, singing in English
    4. The banks of the Bann (‘Down by yon harbour near sweet Coleraine...’), song / Mrs Nelly Anderson, singing in English
    5. My Flora and I (‘Oh, as I went out walking one evening in June...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    6. The distressed maid (‘I am a maid that’s cast in live and I dare not to complain...’), song [cf. Ulster folklife, vol. X] / Mrs Nelly Anderson, singing in English
    7. Talk about barnacle (geese) /  Mrs Nelly Anderson, speech in English ; Tom Anderson, speech in English ; Hugh Shields, speech in English
    8. The strands of Magilligan (‘I’m a stranger to this country, from America I came...’), song [cf. 6926] / Tom Anderson, singing in English
    9. Above Sheephaven Bay (‘On a bonny summer’s evening as I sailed from Erin’s shore...’), song / John Mulgrew, singing in English
    10. Talk about the song ‘Above Sheephaven Bay’ and the singer, speech / John Mulgrew, speech in English ; Hugh Shields, speech in English
    11. Copper John (‘Copper John give me the wink...’), song ; speech / Tom Anderson, singing in English / Mrs Nelly Anderson, speech in English
    12. Johnny my man (‘Johnny my man are there nae word of rising...’), song / Tom Anderson, singing in English
    13. The rose of Arranmore (‘My thoughts today they were far away...’) / Tom Anderson, singing in English
    14. Rathfriland on the hill (‘Oh, many’s the mile I travelled and many’s a sight I seen...’), song [nearly complete] / Tom Anderson, singing in English
    15. The maid of Faughanvale (‘One summer’s morn as I roved out for to view the pleasant strand...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    16. The noble lord’s wedding [=Another man’s wedding] (‘I was kindly invited till a noble lord’s wedding...’) , song [clipped] / Charlie Somers (age about 75, the Bog Bellarena), singing in English [END OF BAND ONE] [session continued on track B]

Track B:
    1. ‘Young Dunsmore [=Bonny Woodhall], song (‘Down by yon green bushes by sunny Suir [?] stream...’), song / John Mulgrew, singing in English ; Tom Anderson, singing in English [joining in last verse] [session continued from track A]
    2. India’s burning sands (‘In blithe and bonny fair Scotland where the bluebells does grow...’), song [cf. 6909] / Charlie Somers (age about 75, the Bog Bellarena), singing in English
    3. Mary Acklin (‘Oh, come all you young maidens, draw near me and the truth unto you I’ll unfold...’), song / Tom Anderson (age about 73, Aughil), singing in English
    4. Skibbereen (‘It’s father dear, I ofttimes hear you speak of Erin’s isle...’), song / John Mulgrew, singing in English
    5. The green fields of America (‘Oh, our good ship she’s lying below Londonderry...’), song [1-verse fragment] Christopher Butcher, singing in English [with others] [end of session] 
    6. Story: The oul grey mare, story / Eddie Butcher, speech in English
    7. Teddy Regan courted Winie, song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    8. Talk about the song ‘Teddy Regan courted Winie’, speech / Eddie Butcher, speech in English ; Hugh Shields, speech in English
    9. The flower of Corby mill (‘Oh, come all you tender-hearted chaps, I pray you lend an ear...’), song [cf. 6130] / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    10. The brisk young butcher, song [cf. 6125] (‘It’s of a brisk young butcher as I heard the people say...’) / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    11. Mary of Dunglow (‘Fare you well, sweet Donegal, the Rosses and Gweedore...’), song [cf. 6941] / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    12. Talk about the song’ Mary of Dunglow’, speech / Eddie Butcher, speech in English ; Hugh Shields, speech in English ; Willie McCloskey [next-door neighbour of Eddie], speech in English
    13. Glenshee (‘As I went a-walking the heather was blowing...’), song [cf. 6815], Eddie Butcher, singing in English [end of session]
    14. Archibald bald bald, song / Linda Carson, singing in English
    15. Archibald bald bald, song [take two] / Linda Carson, singing in English
    16. Archibald bald bald, song [sung to clapping on a wall] / Linda Carson, singing in English
    17. A sailor went to sea sea sea, song [with clapping] / Linda Carson, singing in English
    18. A sailor went to sea sea sea, song [without clapping] / Linda Carson, singing in English
    19. Under the ban bushes over the sea, song [with clapping] / Linda Carson, singing in English ; Ruth Carson, singing in English
    20. Under the ban bushes over the sea, song [without clapping] / Linda Carson, singing in English ; Ruth Carson, singing in English [end of session]
    21. Kitty Shields (16 years) explains a ball game with macabre penalties, speech ; Denis the menace, song / Kitty Shields, speech in English ; Michael Shields, singing in English [in ‘choirboy’ ecclesiastical style]
    22. Denis the menace, song / Michael Shields, singing in English [in ‘street’ style]
    23. Denis the menace song [take two] / Michael Shields, singing in English [in ‘street’ style]
    24. Denis the menace, song / Denis Shields, singing in English
    25. Or est Baiars, song [medieval French rondeau by Adam de la Halle] / Shields family [Hugh, Kitty, Michael, Denis and Philip], singing in Old French
    26. Woman at the church-yard gate [=The skin and bone lady] / Kitty Shields, singing in English [with siblings joining refrain] [end of session] END OF BAND TWO]
Physical Description:
    • 1 sound tape reel : analog
Documentation:
    • Indexes provided by Hugh Shields
    • See related ephemera
    • Carton: `7506 / MASTER / songs, / story, / talk, / children's / songs etc / s Derry / Antrim, Dublin / 177'
    • Spool: `7506'
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  • Non-commercial Sound Recordings
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