Peter Kennedy Collection

Neil Boyle, Dunloe, Donegal, Northern Ireland 1953 Tape 1

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Kennedy Collection

  • Recording locations

    Dunloe, Donegal, Northern Ireland

  • Performers

    Boyle, Neil (fiddle / spoken, male), O'Boyle, Sean (spoken, male)

  • Recordist

    Kennedy, Peter

  • Description

    'Talk about Irish Music.'. Neil Boyle. Talking about Irish music in its current state, his grandfather (Padraig MacSweeney), his mother, lilting, 'jungle music', fiddling as imitation of singing, embellishments, airs learnt from grandparents and book, fairy wedding, art of fiddling. 'Pleoid ar an Fharraige isi ta Mor (Plague on Sea)'. Neil Boyle. Talk about the song and the island the story is about. 'Pleoid ar an Fharraige isi ta Mor (Plague on Sea)'. Neil Boyle. Solo fiddle . 'Talk about Irish Airs.'. Neil Boyle. Description of types of slow airs, gives examples, hard to play, bards, bard teaching music to the English story, air called 'Tighearna Mhuigheo' 'Tighearna Mhuigheo'. Neil Boyle. Solo fiddle air. 'Talk about embellishments with fiddle example'. Neil Boyle. Learning from music books, 'beef' embellishment. Example of 'Miss McLeod's Reel' unembellished, then embellished. 'Short talk between O'Boyle and Boyle.'. Neil Boyle, Sean O'Boyle. O'Boyle asking to hear the fairy music Boyle heard, Boyle refusing.

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