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Series comprises reel-to-reel tape recordings made by Shields chiefly across Ulster during the period 1966–1981

Hugh Shields Collection

  • HSH-18739
  • Collection
  • 1953 - 2003
Collection of audio recordings, personal papers, manuscripts, ephemera, music transcriptions and notation, news cuttings and photographs, relating to the life and work of the collector Hugh Shields. The sound recordings were made chiefly across Ulster in the period 1966–81.

Shields, Hugh, 1929-2008

Hugh Shields Collection. Reel-to-Reel 0 [sound recording] / [various performers]

Performers:
Deleted because they all referred to another record (due to corruption)

Running Order:
1. Moorlough Mary (‘The very first time I met my Moorlough Mary...’), song / Paddy Tunney singing in English
2. [The Sligo maid[, [reel] ; [The bag of potatoes], [reel] ; speech / Paddy Tunney speech in English, lilt
3. Tuckanandy (‘He didn't dance and dance...’), song / Paddy Tunney singing in English
4. [The frieze britches], [jig] / Paddy Tunney lilt
5. Maggie Picken (‘Maggie Picken’s on the wall...’), song ; lilt / Paddy Tunney lilt, singing in English-
6. Green white and gold (‘The night was still...’), song / Dennis Healey, singing in English
7. She lived beside the Anner (‘She lived beside the Anner...’), song / Dennis Healey, singing in English
8. Green grows the laurel (‘[Once] I had a sweetheart but now I have none...’), song / Dennis Healey, singing in English
9. The dawning of the day (‘One morning early as I walked out...’), song / Dennis Healey, singing in English
10. The dark-eyed gipsy (‘There was three gypsies lived in the east ...’), song / Dennis Healey, singing in English
11. Betsy McLean (‘When I first went to Dublin to view Barrack street...’), song / Dennis Healey, singing in English
12. The Boston burglar (‘I was born in Boston city...’), song / Dennis Healey, singing in English
13. The factory girl (‘On a fine summer's morning as the sun was arising...’) [v.1], song / Dennis Healey, singing in English
14. If your’e Irish (‘Oh, if you come from Kilkenny or Carlow...’), song / Dennis Healey, singing in English
15. Follow me down to Carlow) (‘May Carlow lift up your face...’), song / Dennis Healey, singing in English
16. Betsy McClean (‘As I went to Dublin for to view Barrack street...’), song / Dennis Healey, singing in English
17. Kevin Barry, song / Dennis Healey, singing in English [incipit inaudible, incomplete, badly recorded]
18. Bards and ballad makers, [off-air recording of RTÉ broadcast, June 1961] / Hugh Shields, speech in English ; Paddy Tunney singing in English
19. Milltown (‘In the Hielands of Scotland...’), song ; speech / Robert Butcher, singing in English / Hugh Shields, speech in English
20. The ploughboy (‘Girls do wed a ploughboy...’), song / Robert Butcher, singing in English
21. Sally and Johnny (‘As I roved out one evening in the springtime of the year...’), song / Robert Butcher, singing in English
22. Blazing star of Drung ('Sure the first time that I saw my love...’), song / Robert Butcher, singing in English
23. Ann Jane Thornton (‘Come all you loyal lovers...’) [vv 1 & 2], song / Robert Butcher, singing in English
24. The distressed maid (’I am a poor distressed maid...’), song [v.1] / Robert Butcher, singing in English
25. The distressed maid (entire) (‘I am a poor distressed maid...’), song / Robert Butcher, singing in English
26. John Reilly (‘As I roved out one evening fair down by the riverside...’), song / Robert Butcher, singing in English
27.  Informer Kerry [Carey] (‘Pat O Donnell is my name, I come from Donegal...’) [v. 1] , song / Robert Butcher, singing in English
28. The seven priests (‘You tender-hearted Christians I pray you lend an ear...’) [v. 1] [using air sung earlier, unrecorded, by Robert Butcher], song / Hugh Shields, singing in English
29. John Reilly (‘As I roved out one evening fair down by a riverside...’) [v. 1]  [using air sung earlier, unrecorded, by Robert Butcher], song / Hugh Shields, singing in English
30. Pat O Donnell (‘Oh, Pat O Donnell is my name, I come from Donegal...’) [v. 1] [using air sung earlier, unrecorded, by Robert Butcher], song / Hugh Shields, singing in English
31. The maid of seventeen] (‘Down by a shady harbour there resides a pleasant maid...’) [v. 1], song / Hugh Shields, singing in English
32. Johnny and Molly (‘Says Johnny to Molly I am now going to leave you...’) [v. 1] [using air sung earlier, unrecorded, by Robert Butcher, song / Hugh Shields, singing in English
33.  The hiring day (‘My friends and I left sweet Armoy...’) [v. 1] [using air sung earlier, unrecorded, by Robert Butcher, song / Hugh Shields, singing in English
34.  Erin’s green shore [using air sung earlier, unrecorded, by Robert Butcher] (‘One evening as late as I strayed...’) [v. 1], song / Hugh Shields, singing in English
35. Another man’s wedding  [=Nobleman's wedding] [using air sung earlier, unrecorded, by Robert Butcher] (‘I was kindly invited to a nobleman’s wedding...’) [v. 1], song / Hugh Shields, singing in English
36. Glencoe] (‘As I went a-walking one evening of late...’) [v. 1] [using air sung earlier, unrecorded, by Robert Butcher, song / Hugh Shields, singing in English
37.  Wee Magee (‘Wee MaGee and a half a dozen more...’), song /John Shields [father of Hugh], singing in English [end of band one]
38. The Faughan side (‘Oh, a stream like crystal it runs down...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
39. Green grows the laurel (‘Oh, its once I had a sweetheart...’), song / Charlie Begley, singing in English
40. The new tractor (‘Oh, come all you gay farmers intending to plough...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
41. The bunch of violets (‘Out in the moonlight garden...’), song / Evelyn Butcher, singing in English
42.  The fan (‘In sweet Argyll there lived a lady...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
43. Close of an Irish day (‘Oh, tonight in fancy come and take a trip across the sea...’), song / Charlie Begley, singing in English
44. The ship carpenter’s wife (‘Oh, come all you gay fellows, you flourishing folk...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
45. The hiring fair (‘I once was a daysman, I wrought cause anent...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
46.  [A Gordon for me] (‘I’m Geordie McKay from the HLI...’), song / Evelyn Butcher, singing in English
47. Shores of Benone (‘We will never leave Magilligan...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
48. The smuggler (‘I was born in old Ireland all on a May day...’), song / [words by Eddie Butcher] / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
49. The ‘Trader’ (‘Oh, come all you gallant seamen bold....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
50. Killyclare/ Carrowclare (‘As Luna spreads her golden rays....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
51. O’er the mountain (‘It happened to be on a moonshining night....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
52. Tossing the hay (‘It being on a pleasant evening abroad as I did go....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
53. The mountain streams where the moorcock crows (‘With my dog and gun through yon blooming heather....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
54. Close of an Irish day (‘Oh, tonight in fancy come and take a trip across the sea....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
55. The Irish rover (‘In the year of Our Lord 1806....’), song / Evelyn Butcher, singing in English
56. Finvola the gem of the Roe (‘In the land of O’Cahan where the dark mountains rise...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
57. Bunch of violets (‘Out in a moonlight garden....’), song / Robert Butcher, singing in English ; Evelyn Butcher, singing in English
58. The Roe bridge ‘Dear Basil, this bridge is a wonderful ground...’), song [words by Eddie Butcher] / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
59. The concrete mile (‘Oh, now all you men of J.B. Warnes....’), song / [ words by Eddie Butcher] / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
60. Down by the drainside (‘It was down by drainside I spied two old fellas...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
61. Londonderry on the banks of the Foyle (‘There’s a neat little spot....’) sung, with talk about the next song ‘The Kerry recruit’, song ; speech / Mrs Hart, speech in English, singing in English ; Hugh Shields, speech in English
62. The Kerry recruit (‘When I was in Ireland and digging up land...’), song / Mrs Hart, singing in English
63. The green volunteer (‘Assemble ye boys for the time’s drawing nigh...’), song ; speech Mrs Hart, singing in English, speech in English ; Hugh Shields, speech in English
64. Jelly on the plate, children’s rhyme; Old Roger is dead, song, / Marion McCloskey [age 7], speech in English, singing in English ; Hilda McCloskey [age 8], speech in English, singing in English [end of band two]
65. In Connaught I was reared (‘In Connaught I was reared not of a mean degree....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
66. The bonny wee window (‘I’ll sing of a lass and her name it was Nell....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
67. Robin Thompson’s smithy (‘Oh, my mother mended my old breeks and oh, but they were needy....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
68. Youghal harbour (‘Youghal harbour on a summer’s morning....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
69. It’s just 6 months [vv. 1-3] (‘It’s just 6 months since I was a swell boy...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
70. Our wedding day (‘There were once I had a sweetheart....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
71. Londonderry on the banks of the Foyle (‘There’s a place in the North, it’s a spot of great fame....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
72. You didn’t read my letter (Untitled), song / Lizzie Butcher, singing in English ; Evelyn Butcher, singing in English
73. Lonely I wandered (‘Lonely I wandered through scenes of my childhood....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
74. Inniskillen dragoons (‘There was a fair lady lived in Monaghan town....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
75. The Magilligan Gaelic team (‘Oh, come all you true-born Irishmen....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
76. My bonnie lies over the ocean (‘My bonnie lies over the ocean....’), song / Hilda McCloskey [age 8], singing in English ; Marion McCloskey [age 7], singing in English
77. Raggle taggle gipsies (‘Three gipsies stood at the castle gate....’), song / Hilda McCloskey, singing in English ; Marion McCloskey, singing in English
78. Smashing the van) (‘’Twas on the fourth of May, boys...’), song / Mrs McCloskey, singing in English
79. Baltimore (‘Come all you loyal lovers, give ear all for a while....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
80. Down the moor (‘One morn in May when fields were gay....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
81. Ballycartin ball (‘Assist me in my merriment...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
82. The true lovers’ discourse [=True lovers’ discussion] (‘One pleasant evening when pinks and daisies...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
83. Fraulein (‘Far across the deep blue water....’), song / Evelyn Butcher, singing in English
84. Ann Jane Thornton (‘Come all you loyal lovers I pray you lend an ear....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
85. The seven priests (clipped) ‘Oh you feeling-hearted Christians...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English [end of band three]
86. The seven priests, song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English [contd. from band three]
87. Sally and Johnny (‘As I roved out one evening in the springtime of the year....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
88. [The farmer’s daughter] (‘Oh there was a farmer’s daughter and she longed for a baby, O...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
89. The crockery ware (‘Oh, this young man all in the dark....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
90. The hedges of co. Down (‘In a dream of the boy....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
91. The nobleman’s wedding [=Another man’s wedding] (‘Oh, I was invited to another man’s wedding....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
92. Adam in Paradise (‘When Adam was in Paradise in the first of recreation....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
93. The Paisley canal (‘Pray look on this victim of Tubot [Cupid]...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
94. Tramp and the fancy man, story / Eddie Butcher, speech in English
95. Moose at your fadge...’), story / Eddie Butcher, speech in English
96. A soldier and a sailor (‘A soldier and a sailor went a-walking one day....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
97. Come all you rakish fine young men(‘Oh, come all you rakish fine young men that courts a blooming maid....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
98. Coleraine regatta (‘Oh, kind folks I tell you true and now my song commences....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
99. Lovely Jane (‘Oh, come you loyal heroes, I pray you lend an ear....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
100. The old Orange flute (‘In the county Tyrone near the town of Dungannon....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
101. Pop goes the weasel (‘A penny for a cotton ball, a halfpenny for a needle....’), song / Butcher, singing in English
102. Ann O Brien (‘You young and old, I now make bold, I hope you will lend an ear....’), song / Mrs Hart, singing in English / Eddie Butcher, singing in English [last line only]
103. The dear old shamrock (‘I was leaving dear old Ireland....’), song / Mrs Hart, singing in English, singing in English
104. Hushaby baby (‘Hushaby baby on the tree top....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
105. The journeyman tailor 'As I went out walking one morning in May...'), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
106. Kitty of Coleraine (‘As beautiful Kitty one morning was tripping....’), song / Evelyn Butcher, singing in English
107. [Every one’s done it but you] (‘When I was a lad sure the master once said...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
108. Doonaree (‘Oh to be in Doonaree with the sweetheart I once knew....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
109. Master McGrath (‘Eighteen sixty-nine was the date of the year....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
110. Todd’s sweet rural shade (‘Oh, one evening fair to take the air as I carelesslie did stray....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
111. Only a bunch of shamrock (‘Only a bunch of shamrocks, a bunch of shamrocks green....’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
112. Free and easy to jog along (‘It is of my rambles I am going to sing...’), song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English [end of band four]

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