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Audio Recording Kevin Shannon performs songs and stories of the Irish community and mining in Butte, Montana, first interview, part 2

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 2

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 2 of a 5-part recording session with Kevin Shannon in Butte MT: song, The Big Diamond Mine (melody of Sweet Betsy from Pike); why they call job hunting rustling; the cattle people decided to tax metal mines; poem, "The Man from Dillion"; explanation of hard feelings cattlemen and miner, reflects Irish and English ancestry; "If Al Capone had come to Butte he'd have been on welfare"; Jerry Go and Ile [Oil?] that Car; My Dad's Dinner Pail; about working for the railroad; Butte didn't have company houses, but a company store; Only a Miner was Jim Gallagher's song (Kevin doesn't sing it); Don't You Believe; most Irish in Butte are from Cork and Kerry; ditty, I'm a Typical Irish Man; ditty, Barney McShane; Maid of the Sweet Brown Knowe; why they are all called "Come All Ye' s"; if lots of people knew a song, Kevin didn't sing it; about his trip to Ireland in 1975; Dublin Gulch, callad that because they had to double the horses; Kevin was 37 years old when he was laid off by the railroad; about the Pearse Connolly Brigade, Sinn Fein; celebration of St. Patrick's Day had shrunk to 100 people in 1962.

Medium

  • 7-inch reel

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Call number: AFC 1981/005: AFS 20426
  • MBRS shelflist: RXA 0912
  • Field project identifier: MT9-GS-R41

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 2. Butte, Montana, 1979. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20426/.

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 2. Butte, Montana. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20426/.

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 2. Butte, Montana, 1979. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20426/>.