Peter Kennedy Collection

Jack Kelly, Maggie Murphy and Sarah Chambers, Tempo, Fermanagh, Northern Ireland 1952

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    Unknown

  • Shelf mark

    C604/564

  • Recording date

    1952-07-18

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Kennedy Collection

  • Recording locations

    Tempo, Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

  • Performers

    Kelly, Jack (singer, male), Murphy, Maggie (singer, female), Chambers, Sarah (singer, female)

  • Recordist

    Kennedy, Peter

  • Description

    'Aillillu Na Gamhna (About the Calves)'. Jack Kelly. Short talk before song, sung in Irish. Talk afterwards about the song, bringing calves home, learning songs in the area. 'Jacket and Trousers so Blue'. Maggie Murphy. Maggie Murphy, nee Chambers, aged 28, learned most songs from her mother. Short introduction, describing the song. 'Linking O'er the Lea'. Sarah Chambers, Maggie Murphy. Sarah Chambers with her sister Maggie Murphy. Lilting / mouth music chorus. Also known as 'The Beggarman'. 'Linking O'er the Lea'. Maggie Murphy, Sarah Chambers. Maggie Murphy with Sarah Chambers joining in on chorus. Second version of the song. 'Wild Rover'. Jack Kelly. Solo male singer with short introduction. 'Banks of the Silvery Tide'. Maggie Murphy. Solo female singer with introduction outlining the song's story. 'Hunting Song'. Jack Kelly. Solo male singer with short conversation before song. 'Boys and Girls Courting Down By the Roadside'. Maggie Murphy. Solo female singer, love song. Tune of 'Green Bushes'. Also known as 'Adieu Londonderry'. 'Courtin' in the Kitchen'. Jack Kelly. Solo male singer, short conversation afterwards. Lilting chorus. 'Doran's Ass'. Maggie Murphy. Solo female singer, short introduction. Learned song from father. Tune of 'Dublin City'. 'Unknown / Polka Mazurka / Haste to the Wedding / Keel Row'. Maggie Murphy. Female lilting / mouth music, four songs. The second song is also labelled as a varsoviana. 'McKenna's Dream'. Jack Kelly. Male solo singer. 'Bradley's Ball'. Maggie Murphy. Female solo singer with short introduction.

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