February 28, 2017

As I Roved Out (Field Trip-Ireland)

Folkways Records FW-8872

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1960
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Celtic
A1 As I Roved Out: Sarah Makem (0:59)
A2 What Would You Do If You Married a Soldier?: Seamus Ennis (1:46)
A3 Jack O'Donahue: Elizabeth Cronin (2:49)
A4 The Kerry Recruit: Con Skully (3:20)
A5 The Magpie's Nest: Annie Jane Kelly (2:03)
A6 Londonderry Hornpipe and Set Dance: Johnny Hoare (4:06)
A7 With Kitty I'll Go: Dermott Barry (2:20)
A8 Barbara Allen: Sarah Makem (5:38)
B1 The Sound of the Drum: Seamus Ennis (0:47)
B2 Una Bhan: Maire O'Donohue (4:37)
B3 Cork Hornpipe: Tommy Makem (0:51)
B4 Lannigan's Ball: Johnny Hoare and Elizabeth Cronin (1:09)
B5 The Little Pack of Tailors: Elizabeth Cronin (1:05)
B6 Dilly No Douse: Máirín Ní Dhonnchadha (1:11)
B7 Wexford Mummers Song: Seán Ó'Tuoma (2:39)
B8 Monochan Fair: Frank MacPeake (2:10)
B9 The Girl I Left Behind Me / The Rakes of Mallow: Ceilidh Band (2:23)
Field Worker: Jean Ritchie, Recorder: George Pickow, Designer: Ronald Clyne
In 1952, Jean Ritchie—iconic folksinger and dulcimer player from Kentucky—received a Fulbright scholarship enabling her to travel to Great Britain and Ireland to trace the origin of her Kentucky versions of songs and compare them with British and Irish versions. During the course of her travels, Richie and husband George Pickow, with the assistance of British and Irish folk song authorities, made field recordings of local performers. This collection presents 17 of those recordings and is a companion album to Field Trip – England (FW08871).

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