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Audio Recording Kevin Shannon performs songs and stories of the Irish community and mining in Butte, Montana, first interview, part 1

Songs and stories of the Irish community in Butte, and explanations as sung by Kevin Shannon. Also mining lore.

About this Item

Title

  • Kevin Shannon performs songs and stories of the Irish community and mining in Butte, Montana, first interview, part 1

Names

  • Stanton, Gary Ward, 1946- (Collector)
  • Toelken, Barre, 1935- (Collector)
  • Shannon, Kevin (Interviewee)
  • Shannon, Joan (Interviewee)
  • Shannon, Ellen (Interviewee)

Created / Published

  • Butte, Montana, August 25, 1979

Headings

  • -  Irish Americans
  • -  Mining songs
  • -  Folk songs
  • -  Folklore
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  Field recordings
  • -  Songs
  • -  Interviews
  • -  Sound recordings
  • -  United States -- Montana -- Butte

Genre

  • Ethnography
  • Field recordings
  • Songs
  • Interviews
  • Sound recordings

Notes

  • -  Index data: Part 1 of a 5-part recording session with Kevin Shannon in Butte MT: about the song Eubie Dam, performs Eubie Dam; the Hard Rock Miner by Happy Dawning; parody of the Prisoner's Song; explanation; the Nipper; explanation of Steels; My Sweetheart's the Mule in the Mines; explains why they spit on the mule's behind; animosity between farmers and miners; a joke about a man who falls from 4 sets of timber, from County Cork, Ireland; about the mobility of miners, "Must be me, my brother's at the Badger"; Bull Fiddling Brady the Bard of Armand; P.J. O'Neil's preference for men from County Waterford; The Rimmer; Yellow Burns, "I'll fight for ya until the skin of me ass comes over me head"; use of English by the Irish, "boil on the sole of me leg"; Kevin declines to sing anti-Slovenian songs; Boys from County Cork; Walsh Road song; Kevin's mother was born in Boston; Two Little Boys; different mines that Kevin's mother lived near; Diamond Mine, German determination; "If England wasn't such a pack of bastards I'd have been born there."

Medium

  • 7-inch reel

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Call number: AFC 1981/005: AFS 20425
  • MBRS shelflist: RXA 0911
  • Field project identifier: MT9-GS-R40

Source Collection

  • Montana Folklife Survey collection (AFC 1981/005)

Repository

  • American Folklife Center

Digital Id

Online Format

  • audio

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Credit line: Montana Folklife Survey collection (AFC 1981/005), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Stanton, Gary Ward, Barre Toelken, Kevin Shannon, Joan Shannon, and Ellen Shannon. Kevin Shannon performs songs and stories of the Irish community and mining in Butte, Montana, first interview, part 1. Butte, Montana, 1979. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20425/.

APA citation style:

Stanton, G. W., Toelken, B., Shannon, K., Shannon, J. & Shannon, E. (1979) Kevin Shannon performs songs and stories of the Irish community and mining in Butte, Montana, first interview, part 1. Butte, Montana. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20425/.

MLA citation style:

Stanton, Gary Ward, et al. Kevin Shannon performs songs and stories of the Irish community and mining in Butte, Montana, first interview, part 1. Butte, Montana, 1979. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20425/>.