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Audio Recording Kevin Shannon performs songs and stories of the Irish community and mining in Butte, Montana, second interview, part 3

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, second interview, part 3

Names

  • 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

Headings

  • -  Humorous stories
  • -  Irish Americans
  • -  Humorous songs
  • -  Mining songs
  • -  Folk songs, Irish
  • -  Irish American wit and humor
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  Field recordings
  • -  Interviews
  • -  Sound recordings
  • -  United States -- Montana -- Butte

Genre

  • Ethnography
  • Field recordings
  • Interviews
  • Sound recordings

Notes

  • -  Index data: Part 3 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): Shannon tellsa about taunts in WWII, "I just saw a Yank with blouse and pants that match"; how Robert Service's poetic jargon fit the Irish tongue; The Dudeen [Service's Black Dudeen ?]; Kevin never did make up his own poetry; Butte's Casey Jones; Stay with God, a spiritual; The Lord He Puts His Money In the Chase Manhattan Bank; Casey Jones; songs could say things even if you couldn't negotiate it; Kevin's father's nickname was Spike; the names of Butte's neighborhoods; anecdotes of Jumping John Harrington; widows' boardinghouses were a form of welfare; the halfdoor; about Sean O'Sullivan, tried to keep Irish in Butte; Kevin dried out but his dog Rufus never did, joke, "I decided I better put it back"; joke, "Go back and tell her she doesn't have to go"; story about the girl who married out of the faith; about a mother correcting her son, "The word is toys, not ties!" "Well I said ties!"; wake for soccer players, "three chairs for the corpse"; dialect joke, the Finn's "partner got limit, I got Chevrolet"; about harassing Cousin Jacks (Cornishmen), "I can't even walk in here, your H's are all over the floor."

Medium

  • 7-inch reel

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Call number: AFC 1981/005: AFS 20435
  • MBRS shelflist: RXA 0921
  • Field project identifier: MT9-GS-R50

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, 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 3. Butte, Montana, 1979. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20435/.

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 3. Butte, Montana. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20435/.

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 3. Butte, Montana, 1979. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20435/>.