Peter Kennedy Collection

Frank Campbell and Nicholas Hughes, Forkhill, Armagh, Northern Ireland, 1952

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    Peter Kennedy Collection

  • Recording locations

    Forkhill, Armagh, Northern Ireland

  • Performers

    Campbell, Frank (singer, male), Hughes, Nicholas (singer, male), Conlon, Patrick (singer, male)

  • Recordist

    Kennedy, Peter

  • Description

    'Donnelly and Cooper'. Frank Campbell. Male singer, with introduction outlining the origins of the song as a fight between an Irish man and an English man. Learned from father. 'The Boys of Mullaghbawn'. Nicholas Hughes. Male singer sings the piece twice, firstly as a run through. Aged 63. Transport song. 'Interview'. Nicholas Hughes, Frank Campbell. Discussion with Nicholas Hughes and Frank Campbell about 'The Boys of Mullaghbawn' song. Transportation, Land League, learned from grandmother. Grandmother's stories about Newry Turnpike, crossing the river in a tub which capsized, losing her money. 'The Ale House'. Nicholas Hughes. Begins by discussing the song. Learnt from grandmother and father. 'Baby Lie Still'. Nicholas Hughes. Lullaby, male singer. 'Shule Agra'. Frank Campbell. Song sang by Frank Campbell's mother. Two attempts, first version breaks down. Further talk at the end describing the song. King James. 'The Jolly Huntsman'. Nicholas Hughes. Male singer, Nicholas Hughes' father's song. 'Pretty Maid Milking Her Cow'. Nicholas Hughes. Two versions the song, second version is sung at a higher pitch. Short discussion about the piece in between the version. 'Forkhill Football Club'. Frank Campbell. Conversation about the song, a local football club. 'I Married a Jade'. Nicholas Hughes. Male singer. Learned from grandmother. 'Interview, the Irish Language'. Nicholas Hughes, Frank Campbell. Discussion about the Irish language, some words that have been lost or changed. 'Slieve Gullion Legend'. Frank Campbell. Title as meaning the dirty pool on the Slieve mountain. Story of a man diving into the pool to retrieve a woman's rings. 'Cathedral of Crossmaglen'. Peter Reilly. Male singer with short introduction. 'John Willie's Dream'. Peter Reilly. Song is a 'parody' on 'McKenna's Dream'. Fragment. 'John Willie's Dream'. Peter Reilly. Song is a 'parody' on 'McKenna's Dream'. Complete version. Discussion afterwards of the characters and events in the song, and he learned the song from a newspaper with another singer. 'Lovely Mary of the Shannon Side'. Patrick Conlon. (Begins with a short discussion from Peter Reilly's 'John Willie's Dream'.) Patrick Conlon sings, aged 74. Learned the song from a ballad book forty years previously. Talk afterwards about Patrick Conlon's young singing life and his travels in Ireland.

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