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Robin Morton Collection
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Robin Morton Collection

  • RMO-18789
  • Collection
  • 1960s-1970s
Collection comprises reel-to-reel tape recordings made by Robin Morton chiefly across Ulster in the 1960s and 1970s. The recordings feature traditional music performances (songs, tunes and dances) by a wide variety of musicians and singers.

Morton, Robin

Robin Morton Collection. Reel-to-Reel 1 [sound recording] / [various performers]

Morton, Robin, speech in English throughout;
Connor, Mary, Derry, speech in English A1, 3, 5-11, recitation in English A2, 4-9;
Unidentified performer, speech in English A3, 5-11;
Abraham, Mr, singing in English A13;
Marshall, Billy, singing in English A14;
McAdam, David, singing in English A16;
Foy, Jimmy, singing in English A18, 20;
McAdam, Wilson, singing in English A21;
Menish, George, singing in English A24;
Forbes, Tom, singing in English A25;
Menish, Davy, singing in English A26;
Allen, Sam, singing in English B2, 4;
Harper, David, singing in English B3, 5;
Downes, Joe, singing in English B6;
Unidentified performer, singing in English B7;
Unidentified performers, harmonica, bodhran duet B8;
Rodgers, Ernie, singing in English B9;
Matchett, Willie, singing in English B10;
Symington, Willie F, singing in English B11;
Matchett, Sam, singing in English B12;
Unidentified singer, singing in English B13;
Whiteside, Arthur, singing in English B14;
Forbes, ?, singing in English B15

Running Order:
1. Speech: talk about Mary Connor's mother singing
2. Recitation: Young Betsy
3. Speech: talk about previous recitation, old times, convoys, dances, musicians (warpiper) playing for dances, where do you come from?
4. Recitation: The Priest
5. Speech/Recitation: talk about previous recitation, continuation of the recitation `The Priest'
6. Speech/Recitation: talk about recitation following and John Flanagan
7. Speech/Recitation: The Banks of Claudy
8. Speech: true local tragic story about a young girl who fell for a local man Willie Doyle
9. Speech/Recitation: The London Lights
10. Speech: talk about how she learned song from a girl from Bellaghey
11. Speech: talk about Harry/Henry McKey (local singer)
12. Speech: background noise
13. Song: Untitled
14. Speech/Song: The Rose of Tralee
15. Speech: background noise
16. Song: My Mother's Day
17. Speech: background noise
18. Recitation: Sarah Anne
19. Speech: background noise
20. Recitation: The Company of the Boozer
21. Speech/Song: The Ould Bog Road
22. Song: Untitled [unfinished]
23. Speech: background noise
24. Song: The Black Velvet Band
25. Song: Still I Love Him
26. Song: Closing the Gates [END OF BAND ONE]
27. Start: Speech
28. Song: Portadown
29. Song: Cromie's Buck
30. Song: King Billy at the Boyne
31. Song: The Buck Around the World
32. Song: Clover Hill
33. Song: Untitled [unfinished]
34. Jigs: Unfinished [unfinished]
35. Song: Old House
36. Song: Gypse Rover
37. Song: Orange Hall (Wrecking of the Hall)
38. Song: The Mystic Ground
39. Song: The Rocks of Bawn
40. Song: The Armagh Market Cross
41. Song: Murder of Mullan (?) [END OF BAND TWO]

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