Peter Kennedy Collection

Conal O'Donnell, Cecil Sharp House, London 1962. Tape 1

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    Unknown

  • Shelf mark

    C604/589

  • Recording date

    1962-10-03

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Kennedy Collection

  • Recording locations

    Cecil Sharp House, London, Greater London, England

  • Performers

    O'Donnell, Conal (singer, male / spoken, male)

  • Recordist

    Kennedy, Peter

  • Description

    [*Peter Kennedy's notes transcribed verbatim from the original tape box*] Cousin Hugh Devany. Gaelic titles - see list inside box.- 1. Talk before (Maire John) Mary Duffy, Runafest, nil leon parz sie glula meir pidb. Hum.- 2.Talk about language in Donegal.- 3. Seimme Cogleissin Quib (Black Owen Jimmy) Good intro talk (Time: Kelvin Grove).- 4. Talk about "fiddler" (ie song and dance gathering) Wakes and Convoys (American Wake) with example of keening.- 5. Story and Song - The Arran Song (Amran Aranna) (F/S) from Maire John.- 6. An Sean Brisze Mor (The Old Trousers) from Maire John. Song with "la la la's" (starts with it). Explanation of last verse on next reel.- 1. Nil Aon Phort Da Glula Me Ar Phiop (There's not a tune that I ever heard played on a pipe).- 3. Seimis Cogainin Suit, Jimmie Owen Duib (Black Owen Jimmy).- 4. Caoineid (keening).- 5. Amran Aranna (The Arran Song). .- 6. An Sean Brisze Mor (The Old Trousers). [Quality note: recording ends abruptly.]

  • Related images

    1. Conal O'Donnell in his home in Glenties, Donegal, 1970s
    2. Conal O'Donnell and his wife outside their home in Glenties, Donegal, 1982
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User notes for this item

Conal O'Donnell, nicknamed 'Condy', was from Glenties, Co. Donegal, but recorded in London here. Kennedy recorded O'Donnell a number of times.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 03/03/2013 18:39:00