:: Title :: Interview with Sean McDonagh and Bartley Connelly about whaling songs
:: Genre :: interview, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Connelly, Bartley [vocal]
Lomax, Alan [vocal]
McDonagh, Sean [vocal]
:: Setting :: Unspecified hotel
:: Location :: Carna (County Galway), West (Ireland)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Irish
:: Session :: Carna 1/51
:: Date :: 1/29/1951
:: Reference Information :: T3477.0, Track 12 (00:00:21)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Alan Lomax: "Limerick, Seamus behind in Kenmare catching up on his drinking, phoned arrangement to meet at night in Colm Keane's, Galway, Carna, hotel, tried for C. Keane with police sergeant while RR [Robin Roberts] and JM remained in hotel, 1st recorded Connelly and McDonagh, quarrel with manageress." From tape box: "Corridor maids standing around." [Source: Alan Lomax's journal]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Lomax asks Sean McDonagh and Bartley Connelly if they know any whaling songs. This follows his rendition of "The Greenland Fishery," which Lomax hoped would spark a similar song from the singers. [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: Ireland 1951 and 1953

 

 

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