Peter Kennedy Collection

Jim O'Neill, Johnny Pickering and Annie Jane Kelly, Armagh, Northern Ireland 1952

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    Unknown

  • Shelf mark

    C604/560

  • Recording date

    1952-07-12

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Kennedy Collection

  • Recording locations

    Markethill, Armagh, Northern Ireland

  • Performers

    O'Neill, Jim (singer, male), Pickering, Johnny (singer, male), Pickering, Mrs (spoken, female), Pickering, Jimmy (melodeon / singer, male), Kelly, Annie Jane (singer, female)

  • Recordist

    Kennedy, Peter

  • Description

    'Mantle So Green'. Jim O'Neill. Male solo singer with Jim O'Neill introducing the ballad as learned from his father in Markethill. 'Ploughboy (Lark in the Morn)'. Jim O'Neill. Male solo singer with Jim O'Neill introducing the song. Local song, learned from Harry Wolsey. 'Moorlough Shore'. Jim O'Neill. Male solo singer. Short conversation afterwards about the believed location of Moorlough Shore in Co. Antrim. 'Ern's Green Shore'. Jim O'Neill. Male solo singer. Learned from a local man. 'The Black Horse'. Jim O'Neill. Male solo singer. 'Willie Taylor'. Jim O'Neill. Male solo singer. Learned from a local man, Harry Wolsey. Description beforehand about the storyline. 'Basket of Oysters / Jackson's Rum Punch'. Johnny Pickering, Mrs Pickering. Two fiddle jigs. First is in D, second is in G. Short conversation afterwards with Johnny Pickering's wife about the origins of the pieces by a local fiddle player called 'Tate', who composed all of the 'Jackson' tunes. 'Down the Broom / Gatehouse Maid'. Johnny Pickering. Two fiddle reels. According to notes, possibly performed the other way around. 'Green Grow the Bushes / Braes of Maas (Love Will You Marry Me)'. Johnny Pickering, Jimmy Pickering. Two fiddle and melodeon schottisches, with mouth music. The first piece is in G, the second in D. 'Longford Collector / Sailor's Bonnet'. Johnny Pickering, Jimmy Pickering. Two fiddle and melodeon reels. First in G, then D. 'May Morning Dew'. Annie Jane Kelly. Solo female singer. Introduction about her family's singing traditions, Green and Kelly families, learned most songs from her father. Second version begins at 3'50". Short conversation afterwards introducing 'Barney Mavourneen' song. 'Barney Mavourneen'. Annie Jane Kelly. Solo female singer. After singing, Annie Jane Kelly talks about her father and his work in the local quarry in Keady, and her brother who also sings (Paddy Green), singing around the fire in the evenings.

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