:: Title :: Story of the poor man in the graveyard (with song) (fragment)
:: Genre :: spoken, story
:: Performers & Instruments ::
O'Boyle, Neill [vocal]
:: Setting :: Central Hotel
:: Location :: Letterkenny (County Donegal), North-west (Ireland)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Irish
:: Session :: Letterkenny 2/51
:: Date :: 2/5/1951
:: Reference Information :: T3298.0, Track 5 (00:01:01)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Alan Lomax: "Early, done for Kitty, Dunloe, Letterkenny over glen, recording Neil O'Boyle & Kitty Gallagher in Central Hotel bedroom, Letterkenny, bitter hard afternoon, done in blizzard, glenties, death, meeting M. Doherty and Haughey, with Mickey Doherty." [Source: Alan Lomax's journal]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - A poor man visits his wife's grave and begins to cry and then breaks into song. Two fellows lying nearby hear his croon and pick up the melody, lilting (both of which O'Boyle sings). [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: Ireland 1951 and 1953

 

 

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