FTX 432 - WILD ROVER
FROM COUNTIES FERMANAGH & TYRONE
Interviewed by Sean O Boyle, some outstanding performers here
from Maggie Chambers and her sister Sarah and Jack Kelly recorded in County
Fermanagh. In County Tyrone we hear Peter Donnelly, Vincent his son, the Dungannon
cobbler Terry Devlin and Margaret Loughran. Jack Kelly, originally from Co Tyrone,
has a "Wild Rover" which is very different from the well-known version still
prevalent at social gatherings in Britain.
1. BRADLEY'S BALL - Maggie Chambers, rec Tempo, Co Fermanagh
(talk before) - 4'04"
2. WILD ROVER NO MORE - Jack Kelly, as previous (talk before)
3. THE BANKS OF THE SILVER TIDE - Maggie Chambers (talk before)
4. IN THE MONTH OF DECEMBER (talk before) - Jack Kelly - 3'54"
5. ADIEU LONDONDERRY (or BOYS AND GIRLS COURTING) - Maggie
Chambers (talk before) - 2'22"
6. COURTIN' IN THE KITCHEN - Jack Kelly (talk before) - 4'26"
7. DORAN'S ASS - Maggie Chambers (talk before)- 2'02"
8. McKENNA'S DREAM - Jack Kelly - 6'04"
9. MOORLOUGH MARY - Peter Donnelly, rec Castlecaulfield, Co
Tyrone - 3'30"
10. THE LASS ON THE BRAE - Peter Donnelly - 3'57"
11. THE BONNY BUNCH OF ROSES-O - Peter Donnelly - as previous
(talk before) - 4'30"
12. THE GIRL I LEFT BEHIND ME - Peter Donnelly- 3'16"
13. PAT O HARA - Peter Donnelly- 3'14"
14. THE WHITE HARE OF LOW CREGGAN - Vincent Donnelly (talk
before) - 4'13"
15. BOOLAVOGUE - Margaret Loughran - 3'24"
16. MARY NEAL - Peter Donnelly - 6'29"
17. THE JUG OF PUNCH - Margaret Loughran - 0'32"
18. JOHN BARLEYCORN - Terry Devlin rec Dungannon (talk before)
19. THE BRAES OF MONEYMORE - as previous (talk bef & aft) -
20. Lilting three dances: (a) POLKA MAZURKA/ (b) HASTE TO THE
WEDDING/ (c) THE KEEL ROW - Maggie Chambers - 0'55"
Recorded by Peter Kennedy with Sean O Boyle in July 1952. Edited
by Peter Kennedy and first published by Folktrax 1975.
Maggie Chambers - Mrs Margaret Murphy born 1923 (age 28 when
recorded & still singing in 1996). Worked on a farm belonging to Sean O Boyle's
parents. Fond of step-dancing and married to a melodeon player - Her sister
Sarah committed suicide (info from John Howson)
Terry Devlin - Aged 70 shoemaker all his life in Dungannon.
He and his parents before him were born at Killybearn, near Cookstown
Peter Donnelly - known as "Peter Padhra' Ban" meaning white-haired
(from his father) - Farmer living at Knocknaclougher, Cappagh, Pomeroy - sang
over 30 songs before he told Sean and Peter that his age was 83 - has 3 sons,
one in America
Vincent Donnelly - Age 29 son of Peter - Farmer previously
worked as a flax "streaker" in the local linen "Scutch Mill"