Peter Kennedy Collection

Neil Boyle, Dunloe, Donegal, Northern Ireland 1953 Tape 3

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Kennedy Collection

  • Recording locations

    Dunloe, Donegal, Northern Ireland

  • Performers

    Boyle, Neil (fiddle / spoken, male / singer, male)

  • Recordist

    Kennedy, Peter

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    'The Pigeon on the Gate'. Neil Boyle. Solo fiddle reel. 'Sean Sa Cheo (John in the Mist)'. Neil Boyle. Talk about Frank O'Higgins, old reels learnt from mother, followed by 'pipe tune' 'Sean Sa Cheo' (John in the Mist). 'Talk about pipes and fiddles'. Neil Boyle. Talk about bagpipes for reels and jigs (fast music), not for airs, fiddle is more responsive. 'Farewell to the Green Hills of Ireland'. Neil Boyle. Talk about sad airs, plays emigrants song 'Farewell to the Green Hills of Ireland' 'The Boxty'. Neil Boyle. Talk about the song 'Boxty', bread made from potatoes, learnt from mother, followed by the song. 'Rathad Na Mburcach (Burke's Street), The Poteen Song'. Neil Boyle. Talk about the song 'Poteen Song', marching tunes, sings 'Rathad Na Mburcach (Burke's Street). Plays 'Poteen Song' tune on fiddle afterwards.

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