Audio Recording Kevin Shannon performs songs and stories of the Irish community and mining in Butte, Montana, second 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
- Kevin Shannon performs songs and stories of the Irish community and mining in Butte, Montana, second interview, part 1
- Stanton, Gary Ward, 1946- (Collector)
- Johnson, Paula J., 1954- (Collector)
- Crummett, Michael, 1948- (Collector)
- Toelken, Barre, 1935- (Collector)
- Shannon, Kevin (Interviewee)
Created / Published
- Butte, Montana, August 27, 1979
- - Irish Americans
- - Mining songs
- - Folk songs, Irish
- - Irish American wit and humor
- - Ethnography
- - Field recordings
- - Interviews
- - Sound recordings
- - United States -- Montana -- Butte
- Field recordings
- Sound recordings
- - Index data: Part 1 of a 3-part recording session with Kevin Shannon in Butte MT, joined by his wife Joan Shannon (and fieldworker Barre Toelken was joined by his wife Miiko Toelken): explanation and performance of song Eubie Dam; about the life of an Irishman ("and I trust my immortal soul .."); the Better Butte Mines; about copper collars; "I don't work for a living"; the Irish Jaunting Car; Galway Bay parody learned from the Clancy Brothers; Did Anyone Ever Tell You Mrs Murphy; talking about cead mile failte (a hundred thousand welcomes); the road song, The Nearest Place To Heaven Is Dear Old Ireland; about how Kevin was born Miner's Day in 1924; about the Pearse Connolly Fife and Drum Corps, it split the town; how everyone had to do a little entertaining; The Strawberry Roane; about horses in Butte; Musha too too.
- 7-inch reel
Call Number/Physical Location
- Call number: AFC 1981/005: AFS 20433
- MBRS shelflist: RXA 0919
- Field project identifier: MT9-GS-R48
- Montana Folklife Survey collection (AFC 1981/005)
- American Folklife Center
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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, Paula J Johnson, Michael Crummett, Barre Toelken, and Kevin Shannon. Kevin Shannon performs songs and stories of the Irish community and mining in Butte, Montana, second interview, part 1. Butte, Montana, 1979. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20433/.
APA citation style:
Stanton, G. W., Johnson, P. J., Crummett, M., Toelken, B. & Shannon, K. (1979) Kevin Shannon performs songs and stories of the Irish community and mining in Butte, Montana, second interview, part 1. Butte, Montana. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20433/.
MLA citation style:
Stanton, Gary Ward, et al. Kevin Shannon performs songs and stories of the Irish community and mining in Butte, Montana, second interview, part 1. Butte, Montana, 1979. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20433/>.