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UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Joe Heaney recordings: Joe Heaney Collection, Undated
- Heaney, Joe, 1919-1984
- UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Joe Heaney recordings: Joe Heaney Collection
- 2 items : EC - 2 reels (7.5 ips, 2 tr. stereo, 7"); WT - 1 DAT (digital, stereo); Duration: 00:54:14
- Collection Number
- Copy of tape belonging to KUOW Radio, University of Washington, Seattle.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
- Access Restrictions
Unrestricted: collection is open for research.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Joe Heaney (AKA Joe Éinniú; Irish: Seosamh Ó hÉanaí) (1919 - 1984) was an Irish traditional (sean nós) singer from County Galway, Ireland. He spent most of his adult life abroad, living in England, Scotland and New York City, in the course of which he recorded hundreds of songs. A magnificent singer in both Gaelic and English, Heaney sings in sean-nos, the highly ornamented style of traditional Irish song.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
Tape 1 contains recording of the first half of Roaratorio, which was dubbed from KUOW's copy. Approximately 8-10 of Joe Heaney's songs are included in this dub, although many of them are unintelligible due to everything else that occurs in the piece.
Tape 2 contains an interview with John Cage about the piece.
See also 86-11.1 (complete commercial recording of Roaratorio); see also 86-12.1-3 (8 songs sung by Joe Heaney recorded by the Westdeutscher Rundfunk Koln on the occasion of the production of Roaratorio).
Oxide shed noted on EC tapes 1/93; tapes baked before work tape produced.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|1984047-0001: Joe Heaney Collection: Dub from KUOW radio of first half of Roaratorio and interview with John Cage|
1 audiotape : DAT
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Rural Irish--Europe--British Isles
- Europe--Europe--General Europe