UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Joe Heaney Stories, Undated  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
Title
UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Joe Heaney Stories
Dates
Undated
Quantity
2 optical media  :  WD - 2 compact discs (digital, stereo); Duration: 2:10:28
Collection Number
2007012
Summary
Copies of master recordings prepared by the University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives for publication by Camsco Music, 2007.
Repository
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
98195-3450
Telephone: 206-543-0974
ethnoarc@uw.edu
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Languages
English


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Stories told by Joe Heaney, 1978-1984, in Seattle, Washington.

Recordings compiled from the Joe Heaney Collection in the University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives.

Durations: CD 1 - 61:28; CD 2 - 69:00 (total = 2:10:28)

Contents:

CD 1 - Tr. 1 - The Children of Lir (9:47); Tr. 2 - Stories of Fionn MacCumhaill (10:28) - The Birth of Fionn MacCumhaill; Fionn MacCumhaill and the Salmon of Knowledge; How Fionn MacCumhaill Became King; Tr. 3 - Fionn MacCumhaill and the Giant (4:15); Tr. 4 - Oisin's Journey to Ti­r na nOg (10:51); Tr. 5 - Fionn MacCumhaill and the Lamb (4:34); Tr. 6 - Deirdre of the Sorrows (11:29); Tr. 7 - Stories from the Tain Bo Cuailnge (9:49)

CD 2 - Tr. 1 - The Man Who Married a Seal Woman (7:01); Tr. 2 - The Woman Who Pulled a Thorn from a Seal's Fin (3:09); Tr. 3 - Wren Stories (5:34); Tr. 4 - The Fairies Who Spun the Wool (3:40); Tr. 5 - How Cearbhall O Dalaigh Got the Gift (includes the song Eileanoir a Run) (9:07); Tr. 6 - The Three Good Advices (includes the song Peigin agus Peadar) (8:28); Tr. 7 - I'm a Catholic, Not a Protestant (8:06); Tr. 8 - Stories About Boats (includes the songs Oro mo Bhaidi­n and The Queen of Connemara) (4:05); Tr. 9 - The Woman Who Fooled the Peelers (4:04); Tr. 10 - The Fairy Greyhound (3:17); Tr. 11 - The Two Hunchbacks (7:51); Tr. 12 - Did the Rum Do (4:12)

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

(b Carna, Co. Galway, 1920; d Seattle, May 1, 1984). Irish traditional singer and story-teller. From a western maritime area noted for sean-nós ('old-style' unaccompanied Irish-language) singing, Heaney became a leading and magisterial exponent of this style, with a large repertory of several hundred songs, including many in English, which he learnt mostly from his father, aunt and neighbours. His repertory ranged from religious songs and other items of medieval survival to local love and comic songs and political ballads. After an uncompleted period of study at teacher-training college and successes in singing competitions at Irish-language festivals, he emigrated to Scotland in 1947 and later moved to England where he worked as a labourer. He came to the attention of folk revivalists there and, having returned to Ireland in 1957, was one of the first sean-nós singers to record commercially. Heaney emigrated to the USA in the late 1950s where he worked as a doorman in New York and performed at folk festivals and academic workshops. In the 1970s he became a visiting artist at the University of Washington, Seattle, where an archive of his music is now kept.

- Nicholas Carolan, Grove Music Online

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Description
2007012-0001
1 optical media : CD - unpublished; Tracks: 7
Stories told by Joe Heaney 1978-1984 in Seattle, Washington. Recordings compiled from the Joe Heaney Collection in the University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives. Contents:CD 1 - Tr. 1 - The Children of Lir (9:47) Tr. 2 - Stories of Fionn MacCumhaill (10:28) - The Birth of Fionn MacCumhaill; Fionn MacCumhaill and the Salmon of Knowledge; How Fionn MacCumhaill Became KingTr. 3 - Fionn MacCumhaill and the Giant (4:15) Tr. 4 - Oisín's Journey to Tír na nÓg (10:51) Tr. 5 - Fionn MacCumhaill and the Lamb (4:34) Tr. 6 - Deirdre of the Sorrows (11:29) Tr. 7 - Stories from the Táin Bó Cuailnge (9:49)
2007012-0002
1 optical media : CD - unpublished; Tracks: 12
Stories told by Joe Heaney, 1978-1984, in Seattle, Washington. Recordings compiled from the Joe Heaney Collection in the University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives. Contents:CD 2 -Tr. 1 - The Man Who Married a Seal Woman (7:01) Tr. 2 - The Woman Who Pulled a Thorn from a Seal's Fin (3:09) Tr. 3 - Wren Stories (5:34) Tr. 4 - The Fairies Who Spun the Wool (3:40) Tr. 5 - How Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh Got the Gift (includes the song Eileanóir a Rún) (9:07) Tr. 6 - The Three Good Advices (includes the song Peigín agus Peadar) (8:28) Tr. 7 - I'm a Catholic, Not a Protestant (8:06) Tr. 8 - Stories About Boats (includes the songs Óró mo Bháidín and The Queen of Connemara) (4:05) Tr. 9 - The Woman Who Fooled the Peelers (4:04) Tr. 10 - The Fairy Greyhound (3:17) Tr. 11 - The Two Hunchbacks (7:51) Tr. 12 - Did the Rum Do (4:12)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Folk Music--Ireland
  • Sean-Nos
  • Geographical Names :
  • Europe--Europe--General Europe
  • Ireland
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Heaney, Joe, 1919-1984 (performer)