Peter Kennedy Collection

Sheila Gallagher, Middle Dere, Donegal 1953. Tape 1

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Kennedy Collection

  • Recording locations

    Middle Dere, Donegal, Ireland

  • Performers

    Gallagher, Sheila (singer, female / spoken, female)

  • Recordist

    Kennedy, Peter

  • Description

    [*Peter Kennedy's notes transcribed verbatim from the original tape box*] Recorded by PK on MTM from car using ?.- 1. The Deceitful Vision (Fial O'Donnall) Gaelic (talk before and after) song [1'15"] [3'10"].- 2. Bundle and Go, English [1'18"].- 3. The Dark Women of the Glens (talk before) [2'00"] Gaelic. Song [2'10"] [4'11"].- 4. Farewell Darling [1'46"].- 5. My Dear Old Woman (lullaby) (talk before and after) Gaelic [1'37"].- 6. Round About the Islands (talk after) song [1'30"] [3'02"].- 7. Jolly Jenkins O (talk / song / talk / song repeated) English [1'59"].- 8. The Sailor Boy (further talk, build me a boat) English [2'26"].- 20142: F. 1. An Aisling Bhreige (talk before and after) [3'00"].- 2. Bundle and Go [1'15"].- B. Mall Dubh A Gheanna (talk before) [4'00"].- 20143: F. 1. Farewell Darling (NOT Saucy Sailor) [1'42"].- 2. A Shean-Bhean Dhileas (talk before and after) [1'30"].- B. Thart Fa Na H-Oilean (talk after) [2'50"].- 20144. F. Jolly Jenkin-O (talk; song; talk; song again) [1'55"].- B1. The Sailor Boy (Father, Father, Build me a Boat) [2'17"].

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Sheila Gallagher, aged 90, sings a number of songs in Gaelic and English. She talks about herself and her songs with Sean O'Boyle. As there was no electricity in her cottage, Kennedy was using his car battery to run the tape recorder.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 03/03/2013 18:17:00