Audio Recording Kevin Shannon performs songs and stories of the Irish community and mining in Butte, Montana, second 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
- Kevin Shannon performs songs and stories of the Irish community and mining in Butte, Montana, second interview, part 2
- 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
- - 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 2 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): Ace-in-the-Hole, learned from Butter Driscoll; Little Bit of Driftwood; Packy Buckley said "There has to be a heaven, or my mother's boarders would have come back"; about anti-northern-Irish sentiment in Butte; The Irish Kaiser; The Irish Rover; explanation of the blind horses hides; why the Irish drink; worked hard and played hard; Kevin could tell the changes of the shifts by the men coughing; Kevin names the mines on the hill; about the Speculator Mine disaster ; poem about Joe Hill; the hanging of Frank Little, the labor organizer; talking about Kevin's life on the railroad, and the reduction in work force when they installed the concentrator [where raw ore is processed into high-quality metal concentrates]; about special uses of words in Butte; copper collar, and I don't drink from the creek; Yellow Burns and making fun of the folklorist Wayland Hand [worked in Butte in the 1940s]; Kevin explains the Butte dress of that day.
- 7-inch reel
Call Number/Physical Location
- Call number: AFC 1981/005: AFS 20434
- MBRS shelflist: RXA 0920
- Field project identifier: MT9-GS-R49
- 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 2. Butte, Montana, 1979. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20434/.
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 2. Butte, Montana. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20434/.
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 2. Butte, Montana, 1979. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20434/>.