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Folklore: Documentary on Francis O'Neill on TG4

Gulliver 19 Mar 09 - 06:22 PM
MartinRyan 19 Mar 09 - 06:43 PM
The Sandman 19 Mar 09 - 06:45 PM
GUEST,leeneia 20 Mar 09 - 10:27 AM
MartinRyan 20 Mar 09 - 10:35 AM
ard mhacha 20 Mar 09 - 03:26 PM
Bonnie Shaljean 20 Mar 09 - 04:02 PM
GUEST,leeneia 20 Mar 09 - 11:17 PM
MartinRyan 23 Mar 09 - 06:53 PM
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Subject: Folklore: Documentary on Francis O'Neill on TG4
From: Gulliver
Date: 19 Mar 09 - 06:22 PM

Chief O'Neill's life and work was the subject of a television documentary broadcast by TG4, the Irish language television channel in its Na Bailitheoirí Ceoil (The Music Collectors) on 18 March 2009 and is viewable (with English-language subtitles) for 30 days on its broadband webcast www.tg4.tv Select Faisnéis on the menu on the left. You'll have to put up with a few minutes of a weather forecast in Irish before the program begins.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Documentary on Francis O'Neill on TG4
From: MartinRyan
Date: 19 Mar 09 - 06:43 PM

Just bought a nice paperback version of his "Irish Minstrels and Musicians" which seems to have been reissued after a long break. ISBN 0 946987 04 1.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Documentary on Francis O'Neill on TG4
From: The Sandman
Date: 19 Mar 09 - 06:45 PM

I would have preferred to be able to listen to the wax cylinder recordings without the present day musicians drowning them out.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Documentary on Francis O'Neill on TG4
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 20 Mar 09 - 10:27 AM

I can't get the broadcast, sad to say.

Martin, I am interested in the book. I did a little searching using the ISBN, but it didn't work. Would you please post the name of the publisher and where you obtained the new edition?

All I've found so far are very expensive old versions.

Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Documentary on Francis O'Neill on TG4
From: MartinRyan
Date: 20 Mar 09 - 10:35 AM

leenia

The printing details on the flyleaf are rather confusing. It appears to have been published by "Celtic Music" in 1987 - a company associated with Dave Bulmer, whose name pops up here now and again. A few copies appeared in a Dublin bookshop recently - of which I got the last! It appears to be a fresh reprint. The ISBN is as given above.

I may be able to find out more this weekend. Watch this space.

Regards

p.s. Try that link again - it's been edited!


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Documentary on Francis O'Neill on TG4
From: ard mhacha
Date: 20 Mar 09 - 03:26 PM

Thank you Gulliver, I thoroughly enjoyed the programme.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Documentary on Francis O'Neill on TG
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 20 Mar 09 - 04:02 PM

This might be a good time to mention the book A Harvest Saved: Francis O'Neil and Irish Music in Chicago by Nicholas Carolan (who is curator of the Irish Traditional Music Archive in Dublin - www.itma.ie - and also hosts the excellent trad music archive programme "Come West Along The Road" on RTÉ TV).

This fascinating book is full of period photos and other illustrations, and is well worth a read for anyone interested in either O'Neill, or Chicago/Irish music in America in the early 20th century. You can see more about it on either Amazon.Com or Amazon.Co.Uk - and if you decide to buy, be sure to use the Mudcat portals (click on the blue catfish-&-banjo logo at the head of the home page and scroll down) so the Cat gets a cut.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Documentary on Francis O'Neill on TG4
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 20 Mar 09 - 11:17 PM

Ah, the fixed link now works. I've watched the program, and it's very fine indeed.

About the book - the ISBN just brings up some children's books. If it's from 1987, American sellers are asking a lot for it. I'll see if my library can provide it.

Nicholas Carolan, who was just mentioned by Bonnie, was in the TV program, I think.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Documentary on Francis O'Neill on TG4
From: MartinRyan
Date: 23 Mar 09 - 06:53 PM

leenia

The ISBN is as given on the reprint copy I have. The original (1913) is now very scarce and expensive, as you say.

Regards


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