Peter Kennedy Collection

Sean Maguire, Frank McPeake, Francis McPeake, Tom Turkington and John McLaverty, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1952 Tape 4

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    Unknown

  • Shelf mark

    C604/559

  • Recording date

    1952-07-08

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Kennedy Collection

  • Recording locations

    Belfast, Antrim, Northern Ireland

  • Performers

    Maguire, Sean (fiddle), Turkington, Tom (fiddle), McLaverty, John (singer, male), McPeake, Francis (uillean pipes / singer, male), McPeake, Frank (uillean pipes / singer, male)

  • Recordist

    Kennedy, Peter

  • Description

    'Reavey's / Roaring Mary'. Sean Maguire. Two solo fiddle reels. 'The Bank's Hornpipe'. Sean Maguire. Solo fiddle hornpipe. 'The Three Tunes / Sweets of May'. Sean Maguire. Solo fiddle. 'The Foxhunter's Jig'. Sean Maguire. Solo fiddle jig. 'The Next Market Day'. Frank McPeake. Male singer and uillean pipes. C pipes. 'Verdant Braes of Skreen'. Frank McPeake, Francis McPeake. Male singers and uillean pipes, F pipes. Frank and Francis singing. Afterwards, Frank and Francis discussing who they learnt the song from. 'Dawning of the Day'. Frank McPeake, Francis McPeake. Male singers and uillean pipes. C pipes. 'The Coulin'. Francis McPeak. Uillean pipes. F pipes. 'Seoithin Seo'. Frank McPeake. Uillean pipes and male singer lullaby / air. C pipes. Short description at start. 'David's Delight'. Tom Turkington. Solo fiddle reel. 'Over the Hills to Monrush'. Tom Turkington. Solo fiddle reel. Short discussion before describing the reason for the title of the song. 'Rodney's Glory'. Tom Turkington. Solo fiddle set dance piece. 'Mason's Apron / Laird O' Dumblaine'. Tom Turkington. Two solo fiddle reels. Discussion before each piece. 'De'il Among the Tailors'. Tom Turkington. Solo fiddle reel. Long conversation before piece, talking about Tom Turkington's first fiddle, learning the instrument, and fiddlers he met (including 'McCormick') 'Ould Rigadoo / Three Sea Captains'. Tom Turkington. Solo fiddle reel and a set dance. Discussion before the piece about the song title 'Ould Rigadoo' - also known as 'Old Beggar Man' or 'Red Haired Boy'. Discusison before second piece, including about a festival Tom Turkington regularly won, set dances. 'It Was On a Moonlit Night / As I Went Out'. John McLaverty. Sung fragments of two songs. First song related to "Grey Cock".

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