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Ennis, Séamus, 1919-1982
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Dermot McLaughlin Collection. Reel-to-Reel 17 [sound recording] / Séamus Ennis

Recorded at the Dublin Folk Festival, Liberty Hall, Dublin, 19 July 1977
00:00:00 - 00:02:56 | Introduction, speech in English / Séamus Ennis, speech in English
00:02:56 - 00:06:32 | [Bean dubh an ghleanna], song / Séamus Ennis, singing in Irish
00:06:32 - 00:08:50 | [Bean dubh an ghleanna], slow air / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
00:08:50 - 00:10:44 | The Connaught mans rambles, jig; The Connaught man's rambles (version), / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
00:10:44 - 00:14:21 | Easter snow, air / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
00:14:21 - 00:18:00 | When sick is it tea you want, jig / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
00:18:00 - 00:23:02 | An raibh tú ag an gcarraig, air / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
00:23:02 - 00:26:25 | The blacksmith's hornpipe / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
00:26:25 - 00:28:12 | Ceol na gceartán, reel / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
00:28:12 - 00:30:20 | The bucks of Oranmore, reel / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes

Recorded in Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare, 9 July 1977
00:30:20 - 00:33:45 | Páidín Ó Raifeartaigh, jig / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
00:33:45 - 00:37:06 | Lament for the fox, air ; Foxhunters jig / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
00:37:06 - 00:39:06 | Bean an tí ar lár, reel / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
00:39:06 - 00:40:50 | Unidentified, reel / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
00:40:50 - 00:42:47 | The ace and deuce of piping, set dance / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
00:42:47 - 00:43:31 | Unidentified, jig / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
00:43:31 - 00:46:27 | An chúilfhionn, air / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
00:46:27 - 00:48:33 | [Mixed audio]
00:48:33 - 00:48:40 | [Blank audio]
00:48:40 - 00:51:56 | [Jenny's welcome to Charlie, reel; unidentified reel] / unidentified performer, fiddle
00:51:56 - 00:54:15 | [Doctor O'Neill's, jig] / unidentified performer, fiddle
00:54:15 - 00:57:02 | [Unidentified, reel ; The Antrim rose, reel] / unidentified performer, fiddle
00:57:02 - 01:00:03 | [The bird in the bush, reel ; George White's favourite, reel] / unidentified performer, fiddle
01:00:03 - 01:02:05 | [The sporting pitchfork, jig ; The rambling pitchfork, jig] / unidentified performer, fiddle
01:02:05 - 01:06:04 | [Lord McDonald, reel ; Ballinasloe fair, reel] / unidentified performers, fiddle
01:06:04 - 01:10:11 | [Cherish the ladies, jig] / unidentified performers, fiddle
01:10:11 - 01:12:42 | [Drowsy Maggie, reel ; The silver spear, reel] / unidentified performer, fiddle
01:12:42 - 01:16:07 | [The pinch of snuff, reel ; The wild Irishman, reel] / unidentified performer, fiddle
01:16:07 - 01:19:05 | [Drag her round the road, reel ; The shaskeen, reel] / unidentified performers, fiddle
01:19:05 - 01:22:06 | Gusty's frolics, slip jig / unidentified performer, fiddle
01:22:06 - 01:25:35 | [Red-haired Charles, reel ; Pat Touhey's, reel] / unidentified performer, fiddle
01:25:35 - 01:27:26 | [The king of the pipers no 2, jig] / unidentified performer, fiddle
01:27:26 - 01:31:05 | [Down the broom, reel ; The morning dew, reel] / unidentified performer, fiddle
01:31:05 - 01:32:05 | [Ballyket Courthouse, reel] / unidentified performer, fiddle ; unidentified performer, flute
01:32:05 - 01:34:19 | [The fisherman's island, reel ; Mother's delight, reel] / unidentified performer, fiddle
01:34:19 - 01:36:55 | The boys of Mallin, reel ; [The high road to Linton, reel] / unidentified performer, fiddle
01:36:55 - 01:37:27 | [Blank audio]

Recorded in Spanish Point, Co. Clare, 9 July 1977
01:37:27 - 01:39:37 | Páidín Ó Raifeartaigh, jig / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
01:39:37 - 01:43:28 | Lament for the fox, air ; Foxhunter's, jig / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
01:43:28 - 01:44:49 | Bean an tí, reel / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes

Recorded in the Central Mall, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare, 8 July 1976
01:44:49 - 01:47:37 | An raibh tú ag an gcarraig, air / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
01:47:37 - 01:48:44 | Dusty miller, jig / Séamus Ennis, whistle
01:48:44 - 01:49:26 | Dusty miller, slip jig / Séamus Ennis, whistle
01:49:26 - 01:50:51 | Na Ceannabháin bána, slip jig / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
01:50:51 - 01:52:08 | An cailín Gaelach, air / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
01:52:08 - 01:54:11 | The copperplate, reel / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
01:54:11 - 01:58:56 | The frieze britches, jig / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
01:58:56 - 02:00:58 | [Rip the calico], reel / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
02:00:58 - 02:02:25 | The merry blacksmith, reel / Séamus Enniss, uilleann pipes

Dubbed from the Long Note, RTÉ, 1978
02:02:25 - 02:06:59 | The rocky road to Dublin, jig / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
02:06:59 - 02:09:50 | Eamonn an chnoic, air / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
02:09:50 - 02:11:17 | My Lagan love, air / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
02:11:17 - 02:12:32 | Plúirín na mban donn óg, air / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
02:12:32 - 02:15:09 | An tseanbhean bhocht, hornpipe / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
02:15:09 - 02:17:24 | Unidentified, hornpipe / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
02:17:24 - 02:18:52 | The pinch of snuff, reel / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
02:18:52 - 02:20:22 | The flogging reel / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
02:20:22 - 02:24:08 | The faerie's hornpipe ; The stack of barley, hornpipe / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
02:24:08 - 02:26:05 | Garret Barry's, jig / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes ; Tommy Potts, fiddle
02:26:05 - 02:27:57 | Garret Barry's, jig / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes; Tommy Potts, fiddle
02:27:57 - 02:29:38 | [The boys of Bluehill, hornpipe] / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
02:29:38 - 02:21:38 | Unidentified, air / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
02:21:38 - 02:33:02 | My Lagan love, air / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
02:33:02 - 02:36:33 | [Unidentified, air ; Arthur Darley's jig] / unidentified performer, fiddle
02:36:33 - 02:39:11 | [The cup of tea, reel ; Mermaid of Mullaghmore , reel] / unidentified performer, fiddle
02:39:11 - 02:41:08 | [The blackbird, hornpipe] / unidentified performer, fiddle
02:41:08 - 02:42:00 | [The blackbird, hornpipe] / unidentified performer, fiddle
02:42:00 - 02:44:46 | [The princess royal, set dance] / unidentified performer, fiddle
02:44:46 - 02:47:42 | [The Duke of Leinster, reel] ; The morning dew, reel / unidentified performer, fiddle
02:47:42 - 02:50:17 | [Caher Roe, reel ; Pat Tuohey's, reel] / unidentified performer, fiddle
02:50:17 - 02:53:07 | [The key of the convent, jig ; Arthur Darley's, jig] / unidentified performer, fiddle
02:53:07 - 02:56:38 | Sergeant Early's dream, reel ; The rock of Cashel, reel / Paddy Glackin, fiddle
02:56:38 - 02:59:51 | [The collier's, jig ; Pádraig O'Keeffe's, jig] / unidentified performer, fiddle
02:59:51 - 03:03:58 | Patsy Tuohey's, reel ; Old Cuffe Street, reel / Paddy Glackin, fiddle
03:03:58 - 03:06:07 | Rodney’s glory, set dance / Paddy Glackin, fiddle
03:06:07 – 03:09:05 | The key of the convent, jig ; Arthur Darley’s, jig / [Paddy Glackin?], fiddle
03:09:05 – 03:11:47 | The Duke of Leinster, reel ; The morning dew, reel / Paddy Glackin, fiddle
03:11:47 – 03:14:18 | The boys of Malin, reel ; unidentified reel / Paddy Glackin, fiddle
03:14:18 – 03:13:18 | [blank audio]

Dermot McLaughlin Collection. Reel-to-Reel 17 [sound recording] / Séamus Ennis

Recorded at the Dublin Folk Festival, Liberty Hall, Dublin, 19 July 1977
00:00:00 - 00:02:56 | Introduction, speech in English / Séamus Ennis, speech in English
00:02:56 - 00:06:32 | [Bean dubh an ghleanna], song / Séamus Ennis, singing in Irish
00:06:32 - 00:08:50 | [Bean dubh an ghleanna], slow air / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
00:08:50 - 00:10:44 | The Connaught mans rambles, jig; The Connaught man's rambles (version), / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
00:10:44 - 00:14:21 | Easter snow, air / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
00:14:21 - 00:18:00 | When sick is it tea you want, jig / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
00:18:00 - 00:23:02 | An raibh tú ag an gcarraig, air / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
00:23:02 - 00:26:25 | The blacksmith's hornpipe / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
00:26:25 - 00:28:12 | Ceol na gceartán, reel / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
00:28:12 - 00:30:20 | The bucks of Oranmore, reel / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes

Recorded in Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare, 9 July 1977
00:30:20 - 00:33:45 | Páidín Ó Raifeartaigh, jig / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
00:33:45 - 00:37:06 | Lament for the fox, air ; Foxhunters jig / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
00:37:06 - 00:39:06 | Bean an tí ar lár, reel / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
00:39:06 - 00:40:50 | Unidentified, reel / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
00:40:50 - 00:42:47 | The ace and deuce of piping, set dance / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
00:42:47 - 00:43:31 | Unidentified, jig / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
00:43:31 - 00:46:27 | An chúilfhionn, air / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
00:46:27 - 00:48:33 | [Mixed audio]
00:48:33 - 00:48:40 | [Blank audio]
00:48:40 - 00:51:56 | [Jenny's welcome to Charlie, reel; unidentified reel] / unidentified performer, fiddle
00:51:56 - 00:54:15 | [Doctor O'Neill's, jig] / unidentified performer, fiddle
00:54:15 - 00:57:02 | [Unidentified, reel ; The Antrim rose, reel] / unidentified performer, fiddle
00:57:02 - 01:00:03 | [The bird in the bush, reel ; George White's favourite, reel] / unidentified performer, fiddle
01:00:03 - 01:02:05 | [The sporting pitchfork, jig ; The rambling pitchfork, jig] / unidentified performer, fiddle
01:02:05 - 01:06:04 | [Lord McDonald, reel ; Ballinasloe fair, reel] / unidentified performers, fiddle
01:06:04 - 01:10:11 | [Cherish the ladies, jig] / unidentified performers, fiddle
01:10:11 - 01:12:42 | [Drowsy Maggie, reel ; The silver spear, reel] / unidentified performer, fiddle
01:12:42 - 01:16:07 | [The pinch of snuff, reel ; The wild Irishman, reel] / unidentified performer, fiddle
01:16:07 - 01:19:05 | [Drag her round the road, reel ; The shaskeen, reel] / unidentified performers, fiddle
01:19:05 - 01:22:06 | Gusty's frolics, slip jig / unidentified performer, fiddle
01:22:06 - 01:25:35 | [Red-haired Charles, reel ; Pat Touhey's, reel] / unidentified performer, fiddle
01:25:35 - 01:27:26 | [The king of the pipers no 2, jig] / unidentified performer, fiddle
01:27:26 - 01:31:05 | [Down the broom, reel ; The morning dew, reel] / unidentified performer, fiddle
01:31:05 - 01:32:05 | [Ballyket Courthouse, reel] / unidentified performer, fiddle ; unidentified performer, flute
01:32:05 - 01:34:19 | [The fisherman's island, reel ; Mother's delight, reel] / unidentified performer, fiddle
01:34:19 - 01:36:55 | The boys of Mallin, reel ; [The high road to Linton, reel] / unidentified performer, fiddle
01:36:55 - 01:37:27 | [Blank audio]

Recorded in Spanish Point, Co. Clare, 9 July 1977
01:37:27 - 01:39:37 | Páidín Ó Raifeartaigh, jig / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
01:39:37 - 01:43:28 | Lament for the fox, air ; Foxhunter's, jig / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
01:43:28 - 01:44:49 | Bean an tí, reel / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes

Recorded in the Central Mall, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare, 8 July 1976
01:44:49 - 01:47:37 | An raibh tú ag an gcarraig, air / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
01:47:37 - 01:48:44 | Dusty miller, jig / Séamus Ennis, whistle
01:48:44 - 01:49:26 | Dusty miller, slip jig / Séamus Ennis, whistle
01:49:26 - 01:50:51 | Na Ceannabháin bána, slip jig / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
01:50:51 - 01:52:08 | An cailín Gaelach, air / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
01:52:08 - 01:54:11 | The copperplate, reel / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
01:54:11 - 01:58:56 | The frieze britches, jig / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
01:58:56 - 02:00:58 | [Rip the calico], reel / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
02:00:58 - 02:02:25 | The merry blacksmith, reel / Séamus Enniss, uilleann pipes

Dubbed from the Long Note, RTÉ, 1978
02:02:25 - 02:06:59 | The rocky road to Dublin, jig / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
02:06:59 - 02:09:50 | Eamonn an chnoic, air / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
02:09:50 - 02:11:17 | My Lagan love, air / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
02:11:17 - 02:12:32 | Plúirín na mban donn óg, air / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
02:12:32 - 02:15:09 | An tseanbhean bhocht, hornpipe / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
02:15:09 - 02:17:24 | Unidentified, hornpipe / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
02:17:24 - 02:18:52 | The pinch of snuff, reel / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
02:18:52 - 02:20:22 | The flogging reel / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
02:20:22 - 02:24:08 | The faerie's hornpipe ; The stack of barley, hornpipe / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
02:24:08 - 02:26:05 | Garret Barry's, jig / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes ; Tommy Potts, fiddle
02:26:05 - 02:27:57 | Garret Barry's, jig / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes; Tommy Potts, fiddle
02:27:57 - 02:29:38 | [The boys of Bluehill, hornpipe] / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
02:29:38 - 02:21:38 | Unidentified, air / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
02:21:38 - 02:33:02 | My Lagan love, air / Séamus Ennis, uilleann pipes
02:33:02 - 02:36:33 | [Unidentified, air ; Arthur Darley's jig] / unidentified performer, fiddle
02:36:33 - 02:39:11 | [The cup of tea, reel ; Mermaid of Mullaghmore , reel] / unidentified performer, fiddle
02:39:11 - 02:41:08 | [The blackbird, hornpipe] / unidentified performer, fiddle
02:41:08 - 02:42:00 | [The blackbird, hornpipe] / unidentified performer, fiddle
02:42:00 - 02:44:46 | [The princess royal, set dance] / unidentified performer, fiddle
02:44:46 - 02:47:42 | [The Duke of Leinster, reel] ; The morning dew, reel / unidentified performer, fiddle
02:47:42 - 02:50:17 | [Caher Roe, reel ; Pat Tuohey's, reel] / unidentified performer, fiddle
02:50:17 - 02:53:07 | [The key of the convent, jig ; Arthur Darley's, jig] / unidentified performer, fiddle
02:53:07 - 02:56:38 | Sergeant Early's dream, reel ; The rock of Cashel, reel / Paddy Glackin, fiddle
02:56:38 - 02:59:51 | [The collier's, jig ; Pádraig O'Keeffe's, jig] / unidentified performer, fiddle
02:59:51 - 03:03:58 | Patsy Tuohey's, reel ; Old Cuffe Street, reel / Paddy Glackin, fiddle
03:03:58 - 03:06:07 | Rodney’s glory, set dance / Paddy Glackin, fiddle
03:06:07 – 03:09:05 | The key of the convent, jig ; Arthur Darley’s, jig / [Paddy Glackin?], fiddle
03:09:05 – 03:11:47 | The Duke of Leinster, reel ; The morning dew, reel / Paddy Glackin, fiddle
03:11:47 – 03:14:18 | The boys of Malin, reel ; unidentified reel / Paddy Glackin, fiddle
03:14:18 – 03:13:18 | [blank audio]

John Congrave Collection

  • JCO-256547
  • Collection
  • 1979
Collection of two audio recordings of Seamus Ennis performing at Carysfort College in Dublin.

Congrave, John

Peadar O'Loughlin Collection

  • POL-18787
  • Collection
  • [1960s]
This collection comprises recordings compiled by Peadar O'Loughlin and loaned to ITMA for copying. The cassette tape features Paddy Murphy on concertina and the reel-to-reel tape features Séamus Ennis on the pipes along with various other performers.

O'Loughlin, Peadar, 1929-2017

Peadar O'Loughlin Collection. Reel-to-Reel [sound recording] / [various performers]

Audio originally recorded on reel-to-reel tape of performers including Seamus Ennis, Paddy Canny, P.J. Hayes, Peadar O'Loughlin and Robert (Robbie) McMahon. Piping tracks feature Seamus Ennis playing on his standard set of pipes, except for tracks 12 - 19, where he plays a B flat set described in the accompanying information to the tape as Brother Gildas's set. This B flat pipes section of the tape is recorded at 7 1/2ips; the rest is at 3 3/4ips.

Running Order:
1. Song: Untitled [The Banks of the Nile] (beginning clipped)
2. Slow Air: The Wounded Huzzar
3. Story with Singing: Untitled [Man whose hump is cured by fairies]
4. Instrumental Piece: The Fox Chase
5. Reel: The Bucks of Oranmore
6. Slow Air: The Rocks of Bawn [Casadh an tSugain]
7. Slow Air: Slievenamon [Sliabh na mBan]
8. Slow Air: The Fairy Boy
9. Jig: The Gold Ring
10. Reel: Colonel Fraser
11. Reels: The College Groves [The College Grove; not the standard version of this; also related to The New Demesne], Jenny's Welcome to Charlie
12. Slow Air: Jimmy Mo Mhile Stor - Brother Gildas's pipes [Casadh an tSugain / The Turning of the Hayrope; played on B flat pipes - tune is followed by a recording of the pipes being tuned]
13. Jig: The Gander in the Pratie Hole [Played on B flat pipes]
14. Reel: The Repeal of the Union [Toss the Feathers] [Played on B flat pipes]
15. Reel: The Connacht Heifers / The Connacht Heifer [Played on B flat pipes]
16. Reel: Colonel Fraser [Played on B flat pipes]
17. Jig: Cailleach an Tuirne [The Maid of the Spinning Wheel; The Maid at the Churn] [Played on B flat pipes]
18. Reel: The Moving Bog [Played on B flat pipes]
19. Jig: Munster Buttermilk [Played on B flat pipes] [END OF BAND ONE]
20. Speech, Song: Untitled [Topics: father plays him to sleep as a child; Carl Hardebeck composes this song], The Piper that Played before Moses
21. Speech, Jig: Untitled, Munster Buttermilk
22. Song: My Father and Mother Were Irish
23. Speech: Untitled [Topics: Colm O'Lochlainn; introduction to the next piece]
24. Slow Air: Fairhaired Cassidy [An Caisideach Ban]
25. Story: The Bailiff
26. Speech, Slow Air: Untitled, Bean Dubh an Ghleanna
27. Speech, Song: Untitled [The Herring Song / The Song of the Herring; repeated line in chorus: 'Sing aberum fane, sing abero ling']
28. Speech, Song and Jig: Untitled, Cunnla, Frieze Breeches
29. Story with Singing, Reel: The Man and his Three Daughters - Did the Rum Do Da?
30. Story and Song: An Droighnean Donn [Background to song; sung in Irish and English]
31. Slow Air: An Droighnean Donn
32. Speech: Untitled [Remarks about the current state of traditional music and its revival]
33. Reel: The Silver Spear, The Dublin Reel
34. Story and Reel: The Pinch of Snuff
35. Reel: Miss Monaghan
36. Reels: Untitled [St Ruth's Bush], untitled [The Corner House]
37. Jig: The Old Grey Goose [Doctor O'Neill]
38. Reel: Lucy Campbell
39. Reels: The Morning Dew, The Earl's Chair
40. Song: Bold Jack Donoghue
41. Song: O'Brien the Blacksmith
42. Reel: The Mason's Apron [END OF BAND TWO]