:: Title :: An tSeanbhean (The Old Woman)
:: Genre :: story song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Keane, Colm [vocal]
:: Setting :: Egan's Hotel
:: Location :: Oughterard (County Galway), West (Ireland)
:: Language :: Gaelic, Irish
:: Culture :: Irish, Gaelic, Irish
:: Session :: Oughterard 1/51
:: Date :: 1/31/1951
:: Reference Information :: T3293.0, Track 8 (00:04:42)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Alan Lomax: "Carna, Feenish, recorded Colm Keane and Maggie McDonagh in Egan's Hotel, recorded 'true Gaelic songs,' Oughterard, visited Feenish, fell in sea." On box of T3294 Lomax wrote: ?Wherever it goes, in any of the four corners of the world, nobody need be ashamed of it. It couldn?t be sung better ?by his conscience.? ? (The reference is unclear.) [Source: Alan Lomax's journal]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - With Gaelic introduction. Alan Lomax (on tape box): "The Old Hag ? Two songs dress a man up like a fodder stack and set him to court their widowed mother. He asks how much dowry for her daughter ? the spinning wheel goes drowsily. He asks how much for herself ? the spinning wheel goes at a lively pace.? [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: Ireland 1951 and 1953

 

 

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