Collection Items

  • Audio Recording
    O blessud vertu sumarsol = O blessed summer sun Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Tune composed by Ingi Larusson for the 'first day of summer' festival -- widely known in Iceland. First line defective." Sigridur Benonys, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on May 25, 1938. In Icelandic. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Sigridur Benonys performing Icelandic songs on May 25,...
    • Contributor: Benonys, Sigridur - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording
    A teid thu leum a ribhinn mhaseach = Will you come to the Isle of Lewis Yellow song check-list notes: Song begins on AFS 4284 A2 and is completed on AFS 4284 A3. John Cunningham, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California on June 20, 1940. In Scots Gaelic. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting John Cunningham performing Gaelic songs from the Hebrides, Scotland, on June 20, 1940, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in...
    • Contributor: Cunningham, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1940
  • Audio Recording
    'S gann gu dirich mi chavidh = I can hardly climb the mountain Yellow song check-list notes: Song begins on AFS 4285 A1 and is completed on AFS 4285 A2. John Cunningham, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California on June 20, 1940. In Scots Gaelic. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting John Cunningham performing Gaelic songs from the Hebrides, Scotland, on June 20, 1940, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in...
    • Contributor: Cunningham, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1940
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    John Soininen, half-length portrait, photograph Forms part of a group of field materials documenting John Soininen, performing Finnish songs on November 5, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    John Soininen seated on steps, full-length portrait, photograph Forms part of a group of field materials documenting John Soininen, performing Finnish songs on November 5, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    John MacPhee, portrait, photograph Photograph caption refers to John MacPhee as "Jack MacPhee." Forms part of a group of field materials documenting John MacPhee performing Gaelic music from the Hebrides, Scotland, on February 15, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Mary MacPhee facing left, portrait, photograph Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Mary MacPhee performing Gaelic songs from Scotland on June 15, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Mary MacPhee, right profile, portrait, photograph Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Mary MacPhee performing Gaelic songs from Scotland on June 15, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California.
    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Bi bi og blaka Dust jacket notes: "Cradle song." Sigridur Benonys, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on May 25, 1938. In Icelandic. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Sigridur Benonys performing Icelandic songs on May 25, 1938, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California.
    • Contributor: Benonys, Sigridur - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording
    Bjort mey og hrein = Maiden fair and pure Sigridur Benonys, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on May 25, 1938. In Icelandic. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Sigridur Benonys performing Icelandic songs on May 25, 1938, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California.
    • Contributor: Benonys, Sigridur - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording
    Olafur reid med bjorgum fram Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "A dance song or 'vakir.' Sung by Mrs. Benonys, as AFS 3829 A5, with chorus of friends. . . They insisted that they dance at this slow tempo, but they were affected I think by fatigue and the late hour." Sigridur Benonys with unidentified friends, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California...
    • Contributor: Benonys, Sigridur - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
  • Audio Recording
    Juolmalaulu = Drinking song Dust jacket notes: "A sailors' drinking song." John Soininen, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California on November 5, 1939. In Finnish. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting John Soininen performing Finnish songs on November 5, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California.
    • Contributor: Soininen, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Syntymistaan sureva = O that I had never been born John Soininen, vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California on November 5, 1939. In Finnish. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting John Soininen performing Finnish songs on November 5, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California.
    • Contributor: Soininen, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Illalla myohaan = Late in the evening John Soininen, vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California on November 5, 1939. In Finnish. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting John Soininen performing Finnish songs on November 5, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California.
    • Contributor: Soininen, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Velisurmaaja = The Brother murderer
    Mistas tulet, kustas tulet
    Dust jacket notes: "Finnish version of the 'Edward' ballad theme." John Soininen, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California on November 5, 1939. In Finnish. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting John Soininen performing Finnish songs on November 5, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California.
    • Contributor: Soininen, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Mikun kultani = My sweetheart John Soininen, vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California on November 5, 1939. In Finnish. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting John Soininen performing Finnish songs on November 5, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California.
    • Contributor: Soininen, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Aikoja entisia = Times gone by John Soininen, vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California on November 5, 1939. In Finnish. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting John Soininen performing Finnish songs on November 5, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California.
    • Contributor: Soininen, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Ala itke, aitini = Don't cry, mother John Soininen, vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California on November 5, 1939. In Finnish. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting John Soininen performing Finnish songs on November 5, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California.
    • Contributor: Soininen, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Kesa-ilta = Summer evening John Soininen, vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California on November 5, 1939. In Finnish. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting John Soininen performing Finnish songs on November 5, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California.
    • Contributor: Soininen, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Vaka vanha Vainamoinen = Steady old Vainamoinen Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "XL Runo, 221 and lines following. From the Kalevala, the great Finnish epic. These are the traditional melodies, of which 5 have been preserved, all variants of the same melody. The story chanted here is part of the account of the making of the kantele, of which Vainamoinen is the legendary inventor. I don't know why...
    • Contributor: Soininen, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Kanteleelle = Song for the kantele John Soininen, vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California on November 5, 1939. In Finnish. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting John Soininen performing Finnish songs on November 5, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California.
    • Contributor: Soininen, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Chunnach mi damh donn ana hailtean Yellow song check-list notes: "A hunting song." John MacPhee, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California on February 15, 1939. In Scots Gaelic. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting John MacPhee performing Gaelic songs from the Hebrides, Scotland, on February 15, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California.
    • Contributor: Macphee, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Cur dhuit an a cadal is toindeach rhuim = Put off your sleep and turn to me John MacPhee, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California on February 15, 1939. In Scots Gaelic. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting John MacPhee performing Gaelic songs from the Hebrides, Scotland, on February 15, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California.
    • Contributor: Macphee, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Soiridh leis na gruighichean = Farewell to the maidens Yellow song check-list notes: "A sailor's song." John MacPhee, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California on February 15, 1939. In Scots Gaelic. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting John MacPhee performing Gaelic songs from the Hebrides, Scotland, on February 15, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California.
    • Contributor: Macphee, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Cailin donn a 'chualain reidh = The maiden with the brown hair Mary MacPhee, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California on June 15, 1939. In Scots Gaelic. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Mary MacPhee performing Gaelic songs from the Hebrides, Scotland, on June 15, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California.
    • Contributor: Macphee, Mary - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939