Peter Kennedy Collection

Patrick McKeown, Francis McKeown, Michael Gallagher and Paddy Tunney, Fermanagh, Northern Ireland 1952

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    Unknown

  • Shelf mark

    C604/568

  • Recording date

    1952-07-20

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Kennedy Collection

  • Recording locations

    Belleek, Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

  • Performers

    McKeown, Patrick (singer, male), McKeown, Francis (whistle / singer, male), Gallagher, Michael (singer, male), Tunney, Paddy (singer, male / spoke, male), Tunney, Brigid (singer, female), Tunney, Mick (singer, male)

  • Recordist

    Kennedy, Peter

  • Description

    'The Brown Girl'. Patrick McKeown. Solo male song with short introduction, also talking about his life. First heard the song 70 years previously, now aged 84. 'The Wearing of the Breeches'. Patrick McKeown. Solo male song with short introduction. Talk afterwards. 'Rights of Man'. Francis McKeown. Solo whistling. 'The Blackbird / Boys of Bluehill'. Francis McKeown. Male diddling / mouth music. 'Tandragee'. Michael Gallagher, Paddy Tunney. Male song. Chorus joined by another singer. Short talk at the end where Michael Gallagher discusses where he learned songs - this one was from Donegal. 'Bailiff Maglyn'. Michael Gallagher. Male solo song. Also known as 'The Devil and Bailiff Maglyn'. 'Hiring Fair'. Michael Gallagher. Male solo song. 'As I Roved Out'. Michael Gallagher. Male solo song. Also known as 'The Deluded Lover'. 'Mountain Streams'. Brigid Tunney. Female solo song. 'I'm a Tight Little Bit of an Irishman'. Paddy Tunney. Solo male song. 'Moorlough Mary'. Brigid Tunney. Female solo song. 'Interview with Brigid Tunney'. Brigid Tunney, Paddy Tunney. Interview with Brigid Tunney by her son, Paddy Tunney, about the songs she sang on this session - 'Moutain Streams', 'Early Early in the Morning' and 'Moorlough Mary'. Paddy also talking about 'Pastoral Poetry'. 'Spirit of Irish Freedom'. Mick Tunney. Male solo song and short interview with Mick Tunney before and after singing. Also discusses the significance of another song that he sings, 'The Blackbird'.

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