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Audio Recording Mae Mulcahy plays concertina and discusses Irish dances and life in Butte, Montana, part 1

Several concertina tunes, and discussion of the Irish dances, and life in Butte, especially Corktown

About this Item

Title

  • Mae Mulcahy plays concertina and discusses Irish dances and life in Butte, Montana, part 1

Names

  • Stanton, Gary Ward, 1946- (Collector)
  • Johnson, Paula J., 1954- (Collector)
  • Cassidy, Pete (Interviewee)
  • Betty Jo? (Interviewee)
  • Mulcahy, Mae (Interviewee)

Created / Published

  • Butte, Montana, August 28, 1979

Headings

  • -  Irish Americans
  • -  Folklore
  • -  Folk songs, Irish
  • -  Concertina
  • -  Irish language
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  Field recordings
  • -  Interviews
  • -  Music
  • -  Sound recordings
  • -  United States -- Montana -- Butte

Genre

  • Ethnography
  • Field recordings
  • Interviews
  • Music
  • Sound recordings

Notes

  • -  Index data: Part 1 of a 3-part recording session with Irish American musician Mae Mulcahy [Donna Mae (Bennett) Mulcahy] of Butte MT: Mae Mulcahy plays Wild Irish Rose, When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, The Streets of New York; conversation, Mae Started playing when she was 11, knew early fiddlers Oney [Ownee] McDivott [McDivett], Mike Sheehan, the older accordions were called "cordeen"; plays Nori from Gibberland; conversation, used to play with Betty Jo on piano, played for house parties; plays Put Your Little Foot, remarks, "I can play almost anything"; plays Beautiful Brown Eyes, Aloha Hawaii, Coming through the Rye; about pasties, and the difference between Irish and Cornish varieties, discussion of food, potato cakes, pickled pork, corned beef and cabbage, Mae used 11 leaves in her table [to fit all guests], had congoleum floor coverings when there were shindigs, "I used to go crazy looking for Shindigs," everyone was welcome at a shindig; Mae liked to go to the Finnlander dances, about sneaking out to a Finn dance, getting caught; Betty Jo had a good Finn friend, Mrs. Mackie, went to the sauna together; Mae's neighbor Mrs Mickle used to swear at her in Irish, but Mae never learned the language.

Medium

  • 7-inch reel

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Call number: AFC 1981/005: AFS 20441
  • MBRS shelflist: RXA 0927
  • Field project identifier: MT9-GS-R56

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, Pete Cassidy, Betty Jo?, and Mae Mulcahy. Mae Mulcahy plays concertina and discusses Irish dances and life in Butte, Montana, part 1. Butte, Montana, 1979. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20441/.

APA citation style:

Stanton, G. W., Johnson, P. J., Cassidy, P., Betty Jo? & Mulcahy, M. (1979) Mae Mulcahy plays concertina and discusses Irish dances and life in Butte, Montana, part 1. Butte, Montana. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20441/.

MLA citation style:

Stanton, Gary Ward, et al. Mae Mulcahy plays concertina and discusses Irish dances and life in Butte, Montana, part 1. Butte, Montana, 1979. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20441/>.