FTX-272 - THE BOYS OF PADDY'S LAND

SHEILA GALLAGHER of Donegal - 2

IRISH AND ANGLO-IRISH SONG TRADITIONS IN DONEGAL. Living alone with her sheep and goats and her cows and chickens, uncertain of her age. but undoubtedly over 90 in 1953, Sheila delighted collectors, Sean O Boyle and Peter Kennedy, with a fund of songs in both English and Donegal Gaelic as well as local stories and prophesies. She tells of hard times, the travelling schoolmaster, a singing match with her father and describes "The Double Dance", a local version of "The Cushion Dance" occasionally bursting into mouth-music.

 

THE BOYS OF PADDY'S LAND - AR CHONNLAIGH GHLAIS AN FHOGHMHAIR (The Green Autumn Stubble) - CUACHA LONDUBH BUIDHE (The Cuckoo) - BRIGHID BHEASACH (Brigid Vesey) - TIGHEARNA MHUIGHEO (The Lord of Mayo) - AN T-OILEAN UR (The New Found Island) - EIRIGH DUAS A ROISE (Rise up, my darling) - Stories told in English incl St Colmkille Prophesy - PATRICK SHEEHAN - MAIRE MIC PHAIDIN (Mary McFadden) - NANCY OG - Talk about English & Irish/ Hard Times - Talk about education/ travelling schoolmaster - Story of the song: BRID BHAN

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