Audio Recording Interview with Noel Rice about teaching Irish music and dance in Chicago, Illinois, part 1

Interview with Noel Rice about teaching Irish music and dance in Chicago, Illinois, part 1

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Title
Interview with Noel Rice about teaching Irish music and dance in Chicago, Illinois, part 1
Contributor Names
Moloney, Mick, 1944- (Collector)
Rice, Noel (Interviewee)
Created / Published
Chicago, Illinois, May 5, 1977
Subject Headings
-  Irish Americans
-  Ethnography
-  Interviews
-  Illinois -- Chicago
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Noel Rice, part 1
-  Part 1 of 2-part interview with Noel Rice about teaching Irish music and dance in Chicago, about groups and competition; the fieldworker reports that this interview was conducted late at night in a restaurant, with music, the clattering of cutlery, and occasional rumbles of digestion in the background; the recorded part of the interview followed a candid conversation about Chicago’s Irish American community that was not appropriate to record; topics include Rice’s own involvement in Irish music in Chicago; about the Comhaltas Irish music preservation organization; about teaching children to play music, and the instruments selected, problems in obtaining music and getting teachers; about the club Rice has started; how much the young people pay, which children they are aiming at, how he advertised the school, problems in finding a place to teach, what Irish generation the children come from, necessity for parental approval; about competitions, dancing, the quickest and most tangible results in teaching dancing, there is a need for competent older children to provide models; about Noel Rice's own background, how he learned music, when came to America (1956) and why, where he has worked, came to Chicago (1960), involvement in music club and why he resigned, relates to a faction that started their own club on Chicago’s north side, 1973; about the effects of tours by Irish musicians; how a group established affiliation with Comhaltas and why that is important.
Medium
audiocassette, C-60
Call Number/Physical Location
MBRS Shelflist: RYA 0640
Field Project Identifier: CH77-T055-C
Call number: AFC 1981/004: AFS 20578b
Source Collection
Chicago Ethnic Arts Project collection (AFC 1981/004)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Language
English
Online Format
audio

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Chicago citation style:

Moloney, Mick, and Noel Rice. Interview with Noel Rice about teaching Irish music and dance in Chicago, Illinois, part 1. Chicago, Illinois, May 5, 1977. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981004_afs20578b/.

APA citation style:

Moloney, M. & Rice, N. (1977) Interview with Noel Rice about teaching Irish music and dance in Chicago, Illinois, part 1. Chicago, Illinois, May 5. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981004_afs20578b/.

MLA citation style:

Moloney, Mick, and Noel Rice. Interview with Noel Rice about teaching Irish music and dance in Chicago, Illinois, part 1. Chicago, Illinois, May 5, 1977. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1981004_afs20578b/>.

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