Peter Kennedy Collection

Sean Maguire, William Montgomery, Liam Donnelly and Francis McPeake, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1952 Tape 3

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    Unknown

  • Shelf mark

    C604/558

  • Recording date

    1952-07-08

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Kennedy Collection

  • Recording locations

    Belfast, Antrim, Northern Ireland

  • Performers

    Maguire, Sean (fiddle), Montgomery, William (fiddle), Turkington, Tom (fiddle), Donnelly, Liam (fiddle), Andrews, Liam (singer, male), McPeake, Francis (uillean pipes / singer, male), O'Connor, Eamon (step dancer)

  • Recordist

    Kennedy, Peter

  • Description

    'The Sailor's Bonnet / Kiss The Bride / Roaring Mary'. Sean Maguire. Four fiddles and a whistle playing three reels. Fiddle players are Sean Maguire, Liam Donnelly, Tom Turkington and William Montgomery, and the whistle is John Maguire. 'Bashful Bachelor / Showman's Fancy / Dunphy's'. Sean Maguire. Four fiddles and a whistle playing three hornpipes. Fiddle players are Sean Maguire, Liam Donnelly, Tom Turkington and William Montgomery, and the whistle is John Maguire. 'Flax in Bloom / The Milestone / The Dairy Maid'. Sean Maguire, William Montgomery. Two fiddles playing three hornpipes. Short conversation afterwards about the pieces. 'Sligo Maid / Reavey's'. Sean Maguire, William Montgomery. Two fiddles playing two reels. 'The Boys of the Lough / The Shaskeen Reel'. William Montgomery, Sean Maguire. Guitar and fiddle reels. 'Smith's Favourite / Tailor's Twist'. Tom Turkington. Fiddle solo, two hornpipes. Discussion of the pieces at the end, where the songs came from and Tom Turkington's early life. 'McDermott's Reel / Burn's Reel'. Liam Donnelly. Fiddle solo, two reels. First version. Short conversation at start about the composer of the first reel, a school teacher of Liam Donnelly's. 'McDermott's Reel / Burn's Reel'. Liam Donnelly. Fiddle solo, two reels. Second version. 'Donegal Reel'. Sean Maguire, Francis McPeake. Fiddle and uillean pipes duo. First version. 'Donegal Reel'. Sean Maguire, Francis McPeake. Fiddle and uillean pipes duo. Second version. 'The Queen's Wedding'. Sean Maguire, Francis McPeake. Fiddle and uillean pipes duo. 'Sean O'Neill's / Rody McCorley'. Sean Maguire, Francis McPeake. Uillean pipes and fiddle duo. Two marches. 'The Aehalee Heroes / Bright Oramge Heroes'. Liam Andrews. Solo male singer. Short introduction at the start of each song. 'My Singing Bird'. Francis McPeake. Male singer and uillean pipes. Short discussion afterwards about the piece. 'Tobin's Favourite'. Sean Maguire, Eamon O'Connor. Fiddle solo with Eamon O'Connor step dancing. 'Planxty Drury'. Sean Maguire, Eamon O'Connor. Fiddle solo with Eamon O'Connor step dancing. 'The Blackbird'. Sean Maguire, Tom Turkington. Fiddle duo. 'Martin Wynn's Composition / Maid of Mount Cisco / The Dairy Maid'. Sean Maguire, John Maguire. Fiddle and tin whistle duo. 'The Westneath Jig / The Fisherman's Widow / Tongs by the Fire'. Sean Maguire, John Maguire. Fiddle and tin whistle duo. Three jigs. Conversation about the pieces at start. 'The Gosson that Bade his Father (Rakes of Castlebar)'. John Maguire. Tin whistle solo reel. Short conversation at start about where John Maguire learnt the song.

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