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    • Hugh Shields Collection. Reel-to-Reel 149 [sound recording] / [various performers]

Sound Recording
CID:
ITMA Reference:
    • 2193-ITMA-REEL
Material Type:
Archive Location:
    • 2193a-ITMA-REEL/CDR -- 2193b-ITMA-REEL/CDR -- 2193c-ITMA-REEL/CDR -- 2193d-ITMA-REEL/CDR -- 2193e-ITMA-REEL/CDR
Creation Location:
    • Copies of recordings made by Rev. Terence McCaughey [tracks A1–8, B1–13]
    • Recorded from Frank Harte [in Hugh Shields’s house in Dublin], June 1966 [tracks B14–17]
    • Recorded, mainly from Eddie & Grace Butcher, in Dublin [Hugh Shields’s house], July 1966 [tracks C1–26, D1–22]
    • Recorded from Maria Regina Amorim [[TCD summer-school student?] [in Hugh Shields's house in Dublin?] [tracks D23–24]
    • off-air recording of RTÉ programme, July 1967 [track D 25]
    • off-air recording of BBC 3rd programme broadcast, August 1966, May 1967 [tracks E1¬2]
Creation Date:
    • June 1966
    • July 1966
    • August 1966
    • May 1967
    • July 1967
Catalogue Number:
    • HS 6125
    • 2193a-ITMA-REEL/CDR on-site copy: 534205112461M1
    • 2193a-ITMA-REEL/CDR off-site copy: HF574D 0259080
    • 2193a-ITMA-REEL/CDR user copy: HF574D 0259180
    • 2193a-ITMA-REEL/CDR donor copy: HF574D 0258980
    • 2193b-ITMA-REEL/CDR on-site copy: 534205112460L2
    • 2193b-ITMA-REEL/CDR off-site copy: HF574D 0258680
    • 2193b-ITMA-REEL/CDR user copy: HF574D 0258880
    • 2193b-ITMA-REEL/CDR donor copy: HF574D 0258780
    • 2193c-ITMA-REEL/CDR on-site copy: 534205112442L5
    • 2193c-ITMA-REEL/CDR off-site copy: HF574D 0258480
    • 2193c-ITMA-REEL/CDR user copy: HF574D 0258380
    • 2193c-ITMA-REEL/CDR donor copy: HF574D 0258580
    • 2193d-ITMA-REEL/CDR on-site copy: 534205112441M1
    • 2193d-ITMA-REEL/CDR off-site copy: HF574D 0258280
    • 2193d-ITMA-REEL/CDR user copy: HF574D 0258080
    • 2193d-ITMA-REEL/CDR donor copy: HF574D 0258180
    • 2193e-ITMA-REEL/CDR on-site copy: 534205112440L2
    • 2193e-ITMA-REEL/CDR off-site copy: HF574D 0259380
    • 2193e-ITMA-REEL/CDR user copy: HF574D 0259480
    • 2193e-ITMA-REEL/CDR donor copy: HF574D 0259280
People:
Creator:
    • Unidentified male performer
    • Unidentified female performer
    • [unidentified performers]
    • McGuinness, Peter
    • [unidentified performer]
    • Buriston?, Penny
    • ?, Caitriona
    • Unidentified
    • Harte, Frank
    • Shields, Hugh
    • Butcher, Eddie
    • Butcher, Gracie
    • Shields, Michael
    • Amorim, Maria Regina
    • Lloyd, A.L
    • McDonagh, Sean
Contributors:
    • Hugh Shields
Contents:
Track A:
    1. Untitled, story [copied from Rev. Terence McCaughey] / unidentified [male] performer, speech in Scots Gaelic
    2. Untitled, solo waulking song [copied from Rev. Terence McCaughey] / unidentified [female] performer, singing in Scots Gaelic
    3. Untitled waulking song with chorus [copied from Rev. Terence McCaughey] / unidentified performers, singing in Scots Gaelic
    4. Untitled, waulking song with chorus  / unidentified performers, singing in Scots Gaelic [copied from Rev. Terence McCaughey]
    5. Talk about the following song ; untitled song [copied from Rev. Terence McCaughey] / unidentified [female] performer, speech in Scots Gaelic, singing in Scots Gaelic,
    6. Conversation, speech [copied from Rev. Terence McCaughey] / unidentified performers, speech in Scots Gaelic
    7. Conversation with Peter McGuinness of South Uist, speech [copied from Rev. Terence McCaughey] / unidentified performer, speech in Scots Gaelic  Peter McGuinness, speech in Scots Gaelic
    8. Untitled, song [copied from Rev. Terence McCaughey] / unidentified [male] performer, singing in Scots Gaelic
Track B:
    1. Untitled chantefable, [story with song included] [copied from Rev. Terence McCaughey] [BBC, re Ness in Lewis?] / unidentified [male] performer, speech in Scots Gaelic, singing in Scots Gaelic
    2. Talk about the following performer and untitled song, speech ; song [copied from Rev. Terence McCaughey] [BBC, re Ness in Lewis?] ?] / unidentified [male] performer, speech in Scots Gaelic ; unidentified [male] performer, singing in Scots Gaelic
    3. Talk about the following song ; untitled song, speech ; song [copied from Rev. Terence McCaughey] [BBC, re Ness in Lewis?] / unidentified [male] performer, speech in Scots Gaelic ; unidentified [male] performer, singing in Scots Gaelic
    4. Talk about the following song ; untitled waulking song [copied from Rev. Terence McCaughey] [BBC, by J. Ross?] / unidentified [male] performer, speech in Scots Gaelic ; unidentified [female?] performer, singing in Scots Gaelic 
    5. Talk about the following song ; untitled waulking song [copied from Rev. Terence McCaughey] [BBC, by J. Ross?] / unidentified [male] performer, speech in Scots Gaelic ; unidentified female performer, singing in Scots Gaelic 
    6. Talk about the following song ; untitled waulking song [copied from Rev. Terence McCaughey] [BBC, by J. Ross? ?] / unidentified [male] performer, speech in Scots Gaelic ; unidentified performers led by [Penny Morrison?], singing in Scots Gaelic
    7. Talk about the following song ; untitled waulking song [copied from Rev. Terence McCaughey] [BBC, by J. Ross?] / unidentified [male] performer, speech in Scots Gaelic ; unidentified performers led by [Caitriona MacMillan?], singing in Scots Gaelic
    8. Talk about the following song ; untitledsong [copied from Rev. Terence McCaughey] [BBC, by J. Ross?] / unidentified [male] performer, speech in Scots Gaelic ; unidentified performer [Donald McDonald?], singing in Scots Gaelic
    9. Speech/Talk about the following song ; untitled song, spoken credits to the preceding performers (using English names) [copied from Rev. Terence McCaughey] [BBC, by J. Ross?] ?] / unidentified [male] performer, speech in Scots Gaelic ; unidentified performer [Mary Morrison?], singing in Scots Gaelic ; radio announcer, speech in English
    10. Untitled Gaelic psalm [copied from Rev. Terence McCaughey]  / unidentified [male] performer, speech in Scots Gaelic ; / choir with male soloist, singing in Scots Gaelic
    11. Untitled Gaelic psalm: talk about the following psalm [copied from Rev. Terence McCaughey] / unidentified performer, speech in Scots Gaelic ; choir with male soloist, singing in Scots Gaelic
    12. Untitled song [= The green wedding] (‘There was a squire in Hainborough lived and a squire of high degree...’), song [copied from Rev. Terence McCaughey, cf Leader Records LEE 4054, from BBC Sound Archives] / unidentified female performer [Mrs Celia Costello], singing in English [end of band one]
    13. Donegal vowel length, speech [copy of tapes recorded by Rev. Terence McCaughey, includes child’s recitation] / unidentified performer [Terence McCaughey], speech in English, speech in Irish ; unidentified performers, speech in Irish
    14. The lion’s den [= The fan] (‘There were two brothers, both noted warriors...’) ; talk about the preceding, song ; speech / Frank Harte, singing in English, speech in English ; Hugh Shields, speech in English [new recording session]
    15. [Bold Belfast shoemaker] (‘Come all you true-born Irishmen, wherever you may be...’), song / Frank Harte, singing in English
    16. [The Sheffield apprentice] (‘I was brought up in Sheffield...’), song / Frank Harte, singing in English
    17. ‘[The traveller all over the world] (‘Come all you fellow travelling men of every rank and station...’), song / Frank Harte, singing in English
Physical Description:
    • 1 sound tape reel : analog
Documentation:
    • See related ephemera
    • Carton: '25'
    • Spool: '25' other side of spool '25'
    • 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. Nancy’s whiskey (‘Those five long quarters I have been weaving...’), song [learned by Eddie Butcher from a Derry woman before his marriage] / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    2. Woods of Drumboe (‘On the feast of St. Patrick at the dawn of the day...’) ; talk about ’Woods of Drumboe’, song [learnt from a Derry woman before his marriage] ; speech] / Eddie Butcher, singing in English; Hugh Shields, speech in English
    3. Where the Blarney roses grow (‘It was on a Sunday morning on a cold September’s day...’), song] / Eddie Butcher, singing in English 
    4. Burns and his Highland Mary (’In green Caledonia there were ne’er two lovers...’), song ] / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    5. The hard loaf (‘There were an old couple lived in our country...’), story ] / Eddie Butcher, speech in English
    6. They were saying the rosary one night, story ] / Eddie Butcher, speech in English
    7. Two old boys and they had beards, story ] / Eddie Butcher, speech in English
    8. Two old misers, story ] / Eddie Butcher, speech in English
    9. Two sweethearts (‘A group of young soldiers one night had a spree...’), song ] / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    10. Donald’s return to Glencoe (‘As I went a walking one evening of late...’), song] / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    11. No come again (‘Oh the first place that I saw my love it was at a wake...’), talk about’No come again’, song [learnt from the singing of Grace Butcher’s aunt Tilda Cook from Bellareena] ; speech ] / Eddie Butcher, singing in English, speech in English ; Hugh Shields, speech in English ; Mrs Grace Butcher, speech in English
    12. No come again (‘Come all you pretty fair maids a warning take from me...’, song [final? verse missing from preceding] / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    13. The road to Dundee The pale moon was rising behind yon green mountain...’), song] / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    14. Song/Speech: The factory girl (‘As I went out walking one fine summer’s morning...’), song [learnt by Eddie Butcher from his father] ; talk about the preceding song ] / Eddie Butcher, singing in English, speech in English ; Hugh Shields, speech in English ; Mrs Grace Butcher, speech in English
    15. You gallant sons of Britain’s shore, song [fragment, learnt from his father] / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    16. Old woman and tinker (‘Come all you gay fellow that wants to be mellow...’), song [4 verses, one missing, learnt from his father] / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    17. Moorlough Mary (‘The first place I saw Moorlough Mary...’), song [one verse only] / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    18. It was in the Queen’s Co. I was tenderly rearen, song [about murder of gang foreman] / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    19. Erin’s green shore (‘One evening of late as I strayed...’), song [verse 2, omitted at first, is added at the end.] / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    20. I wish that the war was over (‘Oh my parent’s reared me tenderly sure I being their only son...’), song ] / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    21. Glenswilly (‘Oh listen awhile my countrymen and hear my native news...’), song 
    22. Down by the canal (‘As I went a-walking one evening in June...’), song [incomplete] / Eddie Butcher, singing in English [voice pitches sound too high in the next four items]
    23. India’s burning sands (‘In blithe and bonny fair Scotland...’) ; extra verse of preceding, song, / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    24. Indias’s burning sands [spoken fragments] (‘Young Henry fought right manfully...’), recitation, ] / Eddie Butcher, speech in English ; Hugh Shields, speech in English
    25. Raggle taggle gypsies (‘Charles he put spurs to his horse...’), song [fragment] / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    26. Grace Butcher talking about Eddie’s family, speech] / Mrs Grace Butcher, speech in English ; Hugh Shields, speech in English [end of band two]
Track D:
    1. Oh it’s of a brisk young butcher, song [c.f. Basket of eggs, Last verse not recorded and only partly remembered], song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    2. The pot [= The pisspot](‘There were an old farmer and he had a nice wife...’) , song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English 
    3. The hiring fair (‘My friends and I left sweet Armoy...’), song [fragments] , song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English 
    4. The crockery ware (‘Oh my love she’s but a lassie-o...’) , song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English 
    5. Another man’swedding  [=Nobleman’s wedding]I was invited to another man’s wedding...’) , song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English 
    6. The cocks is crowing The cocks is crowing, daylight’s appearing...’) , song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
    7. There were a farmer one time, story [about the scythe] / Eddie Butcher, speech in English
    8. There’s the one that broke the barn, rhyme / Eddie Butcher, speech in English 
    9. Kitty and Michael and Denis, rhyme / Eddie Butcher, speech in English 
    10. I’ve ten little fingers, rhyme, Mrs Grace Butcher, speech in English 
    11. Jack Smith, a fellow fine, rhyme / Eddie Butcher, speech in English
    12.  Drawing buckets of water, song ; talk about the preceding children’s game song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English, speech in English / Hugh Shields, speech in English / Mrs Grace Butcher, speech in English 
    13. Two little girls in blue An old man gazed at a photo one day...’) , song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English 
    14. Father father build me a boat ('It was early early all in the spring...’) , song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English 
    15. This is the one that broke the barn, rhyme / Michael Shields (5+), speech in English 
    16. This is the one that broke the barn, rhyme / Michael Shields, speech in English 
    17. My aunt Jane, rhyme / Michael Shields, speech in English 
    18. Frere Jacques, rhyme / Michael Shields, speech in English 
    19. Pounds, shillings, and pence, rhyme / Michael Shields, speech in English  
    20. Mrs Kelly, rhyme / Michael Shields, speech in English 
    21. Mrs. White, rhyme / Michael Shields, speech in English 
    22. Have a cigarette sir, rhyme / Michael Shields, speech in English 
    23. Cuando yo era pequeniña, song  / Maria Regina Amorim [TCD summer-school student?], singing in Portuguese
    24. Untitled folk song  /  Maria Regina Amorim  [TCD summer-school student?], singing in Portuguese
    25. Shamrock rose and thistle, off-air recording of  radio programme on Ulster singing, presented by Hugh Shields, songs sung by Eddie Butcher (RTÉ, July 1967) [Songs featured are: The Faughan side, The weary gallows, The banks of the Bann, My bonny Irish boy, She moved through the fair (one verse sung by Margaret Barry), Down by the canal (one verse sung by Hugh Shields), Our wedding day (complete), Free and easy to jog along (complete), The crockery ware, My love wears the tarry trousers, Barbara Allen]
Track E:
    1. The folk music virtuoso, radio programme [off-air recording from BBC 3rd programme, by A.L. Lloyd August 1966: field recordings from Venezuela (native harps etc), Uganda (drums), South Transylvanian gypsies (7/8 time, fiddle, lute), Bulgaria (reaping song), Asturian cattle drovers, Ireland (Seán McDonagh singing ‘Úna Bhán), Tanu Tuve (Altai region, ‘two voiced’ by single singer in imitation of flute accompaniment) / various musicians ; various singers, singing in various languages (including Irish)]
    2. Music from Atacama desert (Chile) & Festival at Lake Titicaca (borders of Chile and Bolivia), radio programme [off-air recording from BBC 3rd programme, introduced by Jean-Coristian Spahni, May 1967] [end of band four] / [Jean-Coristian Spahni], speaking in English ; various instrumentalists ; unidentified singers, singing in Spanish [end of band three]

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