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Sound Recording
CID:
ITMA Reference:
    • 2100-ITMA-REEL
Material Type:
Archive Location:
    • 2100a-ITMA-REEL/CDR -- 2100b-ITMA-REEL/CDR -- 2100c-ITMA-REEL/CDR -- 2100d-ITMA-REEL/CDR -- 2100e-ITMA-REEL/CDR -- 2100f-ITMA-REEL/CDR
Creation Location:
    • Recorded from Paddy Tunney in the house of Hugh Shields in Dublin, March 1961 [tracks A1–5]
    • Recorded from Dennis Healey, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow, July 1961 [tracks A6–17]
    • Off-air recording of RTÉ program 'Bards and ballad-makers' by Hugh Shields, June 1961[track A18]
    • Recorded [in the house of Eddie Butcher and elsewhere], Magilligan, Co. Derry, August 1961 [tracks B2–30, C1–17, D1–17, E1–14, F1–17]
Creation Date:
    • March 1961
    • July 1961
    • June 1961
    • August 1961
Catalogue Number:
    • HS 6105
    • 2100a-ITMA-REEL/CDR on-site copy: 4255 2237 3077
    • 2100a-ITMA-REEL/CDR off-site copy: HF574D 0249080
    • 2100a-ITMA-REEL/CDR user copy: HF574D 0248980
    • 2100a-ITMA-REEL/CDR donor copy: FC773A0946080
    • 2100b-ITMA-REEL/CDR on-site copy: 4255 2237 3078
    • 2100b-ITMA-REEL/CDR off-site copy: HF574D 0249180
    • 2100b-ITMA-REEL/CDR user copy: HF574D 0249280
    • 2100b-ITMA-REEL/CDR donor copy: FC773A0945980
    • 2100c-ITMA-REEL/CDR on-site copy: 4255 2237 2666
    • 2100c-ITMA-REEL/CDR off-site copy: HF574D 0249580
    • 2100c-ITMA-REEL/CDR user copy: HF574D 0249480
    • 2100c-ITMA-REEL/CDR donor copy: FC773A0945880
    • 2100d-ITMA-REEL/CDR on-site copy: 4255 2237 2667
    • 2100d-ITMA-REEL/CDR off-site copy: HF574D 0249380
    • 2100d-ITMA-REEL/CDR user copy: HF574D 0249680
    • 2100d-ITMA-REEL/CDR donor copy: FC773A0945780
    • 2100e-ITMA-REEL/CDR on-site copy: 4255 2237 2668
    • 2100e-ITMA-REEL/CDR off-site copy: HF574D 0249880
    • 2100e-ITMA-REEL/CDR user copy: HF574D 0249780
    • 2100e-ITMA-REEL/CDR, donor copy: FC773A0945480
    • 2100f-ITMA-REEL/CDR on-site copy: 4255 2237 2669
    • 2100f-ITMA-REEL/CDR off-site copy: HF574D 0250080
    • 2100f-ITMA-REEL/CDR user copy: HF574D 0249980
    • 2100f-ITMA-REEL/CDR donor copy: FC773A0945580
People:
Creator:
    • Tunney, Paddy
    • Healey, Dennis
    • Shields, Hugh
    • Butcher, Robert
    • Butcher, Eddie
    • Begley, Charlie
    • Harte, Mary
    • McCloskey, Mrs
    • McCloskey, Marion
    • McCloskey, Hilda
    • Butcher, Lizzie
Contributors:
    • Hugh Shields
Contents:
Track A:
    1. Moorlough Mary (‘The very first time I met my Moorlough Mary...’), song / Paddy Tunney singing in English
    2. [The Sligo maid[, [reel] ; [The bag of potatoes], [reel] ; speech / Paddy Tunney speech in English, lilt 
    3. Tuckanandy (‘He didn't dance and dance...’), song / Paddy Tunney singing in English
    4. [The frieze britches], [jig] / Paddy Tunney lilt
    5. Maggie Picken (‘Maggie Picken’s on the wall...’), song ; lilt / Paddy Tunney lilt, singing in English-
    6. Green white and gold (‘The night was still...’), song / Dennis Healey, singing in English
    7. She lived beside the Anner (‘She lived beside the Anner...’), song / Dennis Healey, singing in English
    8. Green grows the laurel (‘[Once] I had a sweetheart but now I have none...’), song / Dennis Healey, singing in English
    9. The dawning of the day (‘One morning early as I walked out...’), song / Dennis Healey, singing in English
    10. The dark-eyed gipsy (‘There was three gypsies lived in the east ...’), song / Dennis Healey, singing in English
    11. Betsy McLean (‘When I first went to Dublin to view Barrack street...’), song / Dennis Healey, singing in English
    12. The Boston burglar (‘I was born in Boston city...’), song / Dennis Healey, singing in English
    13. The factory girl (‘On a fine summer's morning as the sun was arising...’) [v.1], song / Dennis Healey, singing in English
    14. If your’e Irish (‘Oh, if you come from Kilkenny or Carlow...’), song / Dennis Healey, singing in English
    15. Follow me down to Carlow) (‘May Carlow lift up your face...’), song / Dennis Healey, singing in English
    16. Betsy McClean (‘As I went to Dublin for to view Barrack street...’), song / Dennis Healey, singing in English
    17. Kevin Barry, song / Dennis Healey, singing in English [incipit inaudible, incomplete, badly recorded]
    18. Bards and ballad makers, [off-air recording of RTÉ broadcast, June 1961] / Hugh Shields, speech in English ; Paddy Tunney singing in English



Track B:

    1. Milltown (‘In the Hielands of Scotland...’), song ; speech / Robert Butcher, singing in English / Hugh Shields, speech in English
    2. The ploughboy (‘Girls do wed a ploughboy...’), song / Robert Butcher, singing in English
    3. Sally and Johnny (‘As I roved out one evening in the springtime of the year...’), song / Robert Butcher, singing in English
    4. Blazing star of Drung ('Sure the first time that I saw my love...’), song / Robert Butcher, singing in English
    5. Ann Jane Thornton (‘Come all you loyal lovers...’) [vv 1 & 2], song / Robert Butcher, singing in English
    6. The distressed maid (’I am a poor distressed maid...’), song [v.1] / Robert Butcher, singing in English
    7. The distressed maid (entire) (‘I am a poor distressed maid...’), song / Robert Butcher, singing in English
    8. John Reilly (‘As I roved out one evening fair down by the riverside...’), song / Robert Butcher, singing in English
    9.  Informer Kerry [Carey] (‘Pat O Donnell is my name, I come from Donegal...’) [v. 1] , song / Robert Butcher, singing in English
    10. The seven priests (‘You tender-hearted Christians I pray you lend an ear...’) [v. 1] [using air sung earlier, unrecorded, by Robert Butcher], song / Hugh Shields, singing in English
    11. John Reilly (‘As I roved out one evening fair down by a riverside...’) [v. 1]  [using air sung earlier, unrecorded, by Robert Butcher], song / Hugh Shields, singing in English
    12. Pat O Donnell (‘Oh, Pat O Donnell is my name, I come from Donegal...’) [v. 1] [using air sung earlier, unrecorded, by Robert Butcher], song / Hugh Shields, singing in English
    13. The maid of seventeen] (‘Down by a shady harbour there resides a pleasant maid...’) [v. 1], song / Hugh Shields, singing in English
    14. Johnny and Molly (‘Says Johnny to Molly I am now going to leave you...’) [v. 1] [using air sung earlier, unrecorded, by Robert Butcher, song / Hugh Shields, singing in English
    15.  The hiring day (‘My friends and I left sweet Armoy...’) [v. 1] [using air sung earlier, unrecorded, by Robert Butcher, song / Hugh Shields, singing in English
    16.  Erin’s green shore [using air sung earlier, unrecorded, by Robert Butcher] (‘One evening as late as I strayed...’) [v. 1], song / Hugh Shields, singing in English
    17. Another man’s wedding  [=Nobleman's wedding] [using air sung earlier, unrecorded, by Robert Butcher] (‘I was kindly invited to a nobleman’s wedding...’) [v. 1], song / Hugh Shields, singing in English
    18. Glencoe] (‘As I went a-walking one evening of late...’) [v. 1] [using air sung earlier, unrecorded, by Robert Butcher, song / Hugh Shields, singing in English
    19.  Wee Magee (‘Wee MaGee and a half a dozen more...’), song /John Shields [father of Hugh], singing in English [end of band one]
    20. The Faughan side (‘Oh, a stream like crystal it runs down...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    21. Green grows the laurel (‘Oh, its once I had a sweetheart...’), song / Charlie Begley, singing in English
    22. The new tractor (‘Oh, come all you gay farmers intending to plough...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    23. The bunch of violets (‘Out in the moonlight garden...’), song / Evelyn Butcher, singing in English
    24.  The fan (‘In sweet Argyll there lived a lady...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    25. Close of an Irish day (‘Oh, tonight in fancy come and take a trip across the sea...’), song / Charlie Begley, singing in English
    26. The ship carpenter’s wife (‘Oh, come all you gay fellows, you flourishing folk...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    27. The hiring fair (‘I once was a daysman, I wrought cause anent...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    28.  [A Gordon for me] (‘I’m Geordie McKay from the HLI...’), song / Evelyn Butcher, singing in English
    29. Shores of Benone (‘We will never leave Magilligan...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
Physical Description:
    • 1 sound tape reel : analog
Documentation:
    • See related documentation and ephemera, including card index to all Hugh Shields's 4-track reels. Documentation revised by Lisa Shields, August 2009
Commercial Y/N:
  • Non-commercial Sound Recordings
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Track C:
    1. The smuggler (‘I was born in old Ireland all on a May day...’), song / [words by Eddie Butcher] / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    2. The ‘Trader’ (‘Oh, come all you gallant seamen bold....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    3. Killyclare/ Carrowclare (‘As Luna spreads her golden rays....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    4. O’er the mountain (‘It happened to be on a moonshining night....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    5. Tossing the hay (‘It being on a pleasant evening abroad as I did go....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    6. The mountain streams where the moorcock crows (‘With my dog and gun through yon blooming heather....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    7. Close of an Irish day (‘Oh, tonight in fancy come and take a trip across the sea....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    8. The Irish rover (‘In the year of Our Lord 1806....’), song / Evelyn Butcher, singing in English
    9. Finvola the gem of the Roe (‘In the land of O’Cahan where the dark mountains rise...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    10. Bunch of violets (‘Out in a moonlight garden....’), song / Robert Butcher, singing in English ; Evelyn Butcher, singing in English
    11. The Roe bridge ‘Dear Basil, this bridge is a wonderful ground...’), song [words by Eddie Butcher] / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    12. The concrete mile (‘Oh, now all you men of J.B. Warnes....’), song / [ words by Eddie Butcher] / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    13. Down by the drainside (‘It was down by drainside I spied two old fellas...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    14. Londonderry on the banks of the Foyle (‘There’s a neat little spot....’) sung, with talk about the next song ‘The Kerry recruit’, song ; speech / Mrs Hart, speech in English, singing in English ; Hugh Shields, speech in English
    15. The Kerry recruit (‘When I was in Ireland and digging up land...’), song / Mrs Hart, singing in English
    16. The green volunteer (‘Assemble ye boys for the time’s drawing nigh...’), song ; speech Mrs Hart, singing in English, speech in English ; Hugh Shields, speech in English
    17. Jelly on the plate, children’s rhyme; Old Roger is dead, song, / Marion McCloskey [age 7], speech in English, singing in English ; Hilda McCloskey [age 8], speech in English, singing in English [end of band two]


Track D:
    1. In Connaught I was reared (‘In Connaught I was reared not of a mean degree....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    2. The bonny wee window (‘I’ll sing of a lass and her name it was Nell....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    3. Robin Thompson’s smithy (‘Oh, my mother mended my old breeks and oh, but they were needy....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    4. Youghal harbour (‘Youghal harbour on a summer’s morning....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    5. It’s just 6 months [vv. 1-3] (‘It’s just 6 months since I was a swell boy...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    6. Our wedding day (‘There were once I had a sweetheart....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    7. Londonderry on the banks of the Foyle (‘There’s a place in the North, it’s a spot of great fame....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    8. You didn’t read my letter (Untitled), song / Lizzie Butcher, singing in English ; Evelyn Butcher, singing in English
    9. Lonely I wandered (‘Lonely I wandered through scenes of my childhood....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    10. Inniskillen dragoons (‘There was a fair lady lived in Monaghan town....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    11. The Magilligan Gaelic team (‘Oh, come all you true-born Irishmen....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    12. My bonnie lies over the ocean (‘My bonnie lies over the ocean....’), song / Hilda McCloskey [age 8], singing in English ; Marion McCloskey [age 7], singing in English
    13.  Raggle taggle gipsies (‘Three gipsies stood at the castle gate....’), song / Hilda McCloskey, singing in English ; Marion McCloskey, singing in English
    14.  Smashing the van) (‘’Twas on the fourth of May, boys...’), song / Mrs McCloskey, singing in English
    15.  Baltimore (‘Come all you loyal lovers, give ear all for a while....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    16. Down the moor (‘One morn in May when fields were gay....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English 
    17. Ballycartin ball (‘Assist me in my merriment...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English



Track E:
    1. The true lovers’ discourse [=True lovers’ discussion] (‘One pleasant evening when pinks and daisies...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    2. Fraulein (‘Far across the deep blue water....’), song / Evelyn Butcher, singing in English
    3. Ann Jane Thornton (‘Come all you loyal lovers I pray you lend an ear....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English 
    4. The seven priests (clipped) ‘Oh you feeling-hearted Christians...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English  [end of band three]
    5. The seven priests, song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English [contd. from band three]
    6.  Sally and Johnny (‘As I roved out one evening in the springtime of the year....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    7. [The farmer’s daughter] (‘Oh there was a farmer’s daughter and she longed for a baby, O...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    8. The crockery ware (‘Oh, this young man all in the dark....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    9. The hedges of co. Down (‘In a dream of the boy....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    10.  The nobleman’s wedding [=Another man’s wedding] (‘Oh, I was invited to another man’s wedding....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    11. Adam in Paradise (‘When Adam was in Paradise in the first of recreation....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    12. The Paisley canal (‘Pray look on this victim of Tubot [Cupid]...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English 
    13. Tramp and the fancy man, story / Eddie Butcher, speech in English
    14. Moose at your fadge...’), story / Eddie Butcher, speech in English



Track F:
    1. A soldier and a sailor (‘A soldier and a sailor went a-walking one day....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    2. Come all you rakish fine young men(‘Oh, come all you rakish fine young men that courts a blooming maid....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    3. Coleraine regatta (‘Oh, kind folks I tell you true and now my song commences....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    4. Lovely Jane (‘Oh, come you loyal heroes, I pray you lend an ear....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    5. The old Orange flute (‘In the county Tyrone near the town of Dungannon....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    6. Pop goes the weasel (‘A penny for a cotton ball, a halfpenny for a needle....’), song / Butcher, singing in English
    7. Ann O Brien (‘You young and old, I now make bold, I hope you will lend an ear....’), song / Mrs Hart, singing in English / Eddie Butcher, singing in English [last line only]
    8. The dear old shamrock (‘I was leaving dear old Ireland....’), song / Mrs Hart, singing in English, singing in English
    9. Hushaby baby (‘Hushaby baby on the tree top....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    10. The journeyman tailor 'As I went out walking one morning in May...'), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    11. Kitty of Coleraine (‘As beautiful Kitty one morning was tripping....’), song / Evelyn Butcher, singing in English
    12. [Every one’s done it but you] (‘When I was a lad sure the master once said...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    13. Doonaree (‘Oh to be in Doonaree with the sweetheart I once knew....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    14. Master McGrath (‘Eighteen sixty-nine was the date of the year....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    15. Todd’s sweet rural shade (‘Oh, one evening fair to take the air as I carelesslie did stray....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    16. Only a bunch of shamrock (‘Only a bunch of shamrocks, a bunch of shamrocks green....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    17. Free and easy to jog along (‘It is of my rambles I am going to sing...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English   [end of band four]


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