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Jean Ritchie Folk Music of Ireland and Scotland Recordings

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Primary Creator: Ritchie, Jean -- 1922-2015

Extent: 1.0 MS boxes

Arrangement:

The collection is arranged as follows:

1.       Original recordings in open reel format

2.       Reference copies in CD format

The collection was arranged by Harry Rice, Sound Archivist.  The finding aid was created in August 2015 by Lori Myers-Steele, Collections Archivist and Harry Rice.

Subjects: Ballads, English -- Appalachian Region, Southern., Folk music -- Appalachian Region, Southern., Folk music -- Ireland, Folk music -- Scotland., Folk music., Folk songs -- Appalachian Region, Southern., Ritchie, Jean.

Languages: English

Abstract

Jean Ritchie (1922-2015), was a Kentucky singer and song writer. She recieved a Fulbright scholarship in 1952 and 1953, to study the links between her family's music traditions and those from England, Ireland, and Scotland. She tape recorded many hours of performances and interviews. Her husband, George Pickow accompanied her, photographing Seamus Ennis, Leo Rowsome, Sarah Makem and other musicians.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection is comprised of audio recordings of musical performances and narrative made by Jean Ritchie during her time as a Fulbright scholar in the British Isles from 1952 to 1953. These recordings are a portion of her collecting in Ireland and Scotland. None from her work in England are included.

Irish performers include Con O'Shea, Lilly Moore, Sarah Makem, Maggie Hughes, F. Keating, John Hoare, Michael Cronin, Micheal Reagh, Sean O'Tuama, Elizabeth Cronin, and Seamis Ennis. Instrumentation includes Irish pipes, fiddle, and guitar. Scottish songs and ballads are sung by Jimmy McBeath, Elizabeth White, Jeannie Robertson, Blin Robbin, Isaac Higgins, and others.

Subject/Index Terms

Ballads, English -- Appalachian Region, Southern.
Folk music -- Appalachian Region, Southern.
Folk music -- Ireland
Folk music -- Scotland.
Folk music.
Folk songs -- Appalachian Region, Southern.
Ritchie, Jean.

Administrative Information

Repository: Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on use of this material other than federal copyright regulations. Records can be accessed through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.  Some recordings are available online.

Use Restrictions: There are no restrictions on use of this material other than federal copyright regulations.

Preferred Citation: [Object identification], Jean Ritchie Folk Music of Ireland and Scotland Recordings Collections, 1952-1953, Berea College Special Collections & Archives, Berea, KY.

Other Note: BCA 0145 SAA 145


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Item 1: AC-OR-020-001Add to your cart.

Folk music of Ireland recorded by Jean Ritchie  [1952-1953]. Musical performances and narrative by various Irish performers including Con O'Shea; Lilly Moore; Sarah Makem; Maggie Hughes; F. Keating.

Listen To Side A     Read Side A Play List    Listen To Side B     Read Side B Play List

Item 2: AC-OR-020-002Add to your cart.

Folk music of Ireland recorded by Jean Ritchie  [1952-1953]. Musical performances and narrative by various Irish performers including John Hoare, Michael Cronin, Micheal Reagh, Con O'Shea, Sean O'Tuama, others.  

Listen To Side A     Read Side A Play List     Listen To Side B     Read Side B Play List

Item 3: AC-OR-020-003Add to your cart.

Folk music of Ireland recorded by Jean Ritchie  4-4-1953. Musical performances (Irish pipes, fiddle, guitar, singing in English and Irish) and narrative by Seamis Ennis (Irish).  

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Item 4: AC-OR-020-004Add to your cart.

Folk music of Ireland recorded by Jean Ritchie  11-24-1952. Irish songs sung by Mrs. Elizabeth Cronin at Macroom.  

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Item 5: AC-OR-020-005Add to your cart.

Folk music of  Scotland recorded by Jean Ritchie  [1952-1953]. Scottish songs and ballads sung by Jimmy McBeath and/or Elizabeth White. 

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Item 6: AC-OR-020-006Add to your cart.

Folk music of  Scotland recorded by Jean Ritchie  [1952-1953]. Scottish songs and ballads sung by Jimmy McBeath.   

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Item 7: AC-OR-020-007Add to your cart.

Folk music of  Scotland recorded by Jean Ritchie  [1952-1953]. Scottish songs and ballads sung by Jeannie Robertson, Jimmy McBeath, Blin Robbin, Isaac Higgins, others. 

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