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The Otherworld - Rionach ui Ogain & Tom Sherlock


The Otherworld - Rionach ui Ogain & Tom Sherlock

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The Otherworld\r\nMusic & Song from Irish Tradition\r\nR�onach u� �g�in & Tom Sherlock, editors\r\n\r\nThe Otherworld
\r\nThe Otherworld - Music & Song from Irish Tradition
\r\n\r\nR�onach u� �g�in & Tom Sherlock, editors

Belief in the existence of a parallel world and in otherworldly phenomena has long been established in Irish tradition and facets of such belief continue to be found in contemporary Irish society.\r\n
\r\nThis book, with two accompanying compact discs, examines aspects of the enduring belief and fascination which the Irish imagination has with supernatural beings, encounters and occurrences as represented in song and music. The material contained in this publication which includes recorded sound, photographs and manuscript transcriptions is drawn from National Folklore Collection/Cnuasach Bh�aloideas �ireann in University College Dublin. It is edited by R�onach u� �g�in and Tom Sherlock and published by Comhairle Bh�aloideas �ireann.\r\n
\r\nA number of illuminating aspects of popular tradition are addressed such as the connection between the supernatural and excellence in the performance of music and song, the dangers inherent in engaging with the fairies, the fear of abduction or loss, benign supernatural encounters, the existence of otherworldly creatures such as the banshee or the leprechaun and the physical landscape as perceived in inherited oral knowledge. There are encounters that reflect the blending of Christian and non-Christian ideas. This is a book for both the general reader and scholars of folklore.\r\n
\r\nThe inclusion of contemporary performers alongside older archival material is testament to the fact that the National Folklore Collection continues to grow and remains the most important repository of Irish vernacular culture.\r\n
\r\nThe songs, music and lore contained in this publication are the foundation stone upon which the book rests and this material reflects the circumstances, hopes, anxieties, fears, beliefs, modes of entertainment and sometimes the sense of mischief of Irish people, both urban and rural. The selected examples are illustrated with numerous black and white photographs many of them taken by the original collectors. There can be little doubt that the full spectrum of human experience is better comprehended with an understanding of traditional lore and belief. The Otherworld: Music & Song from Irish Tradition addresses an important aspect of that human experience and seeks to encourage just such an engagement.\r\n\r\n
\r\n\r\nProf. R�onach u� �g�in is Director of the National Folklore Collection/Cnuasach Bh�aloideas �ireann, University College Dublin. She has published numerous articles on traditional song and music and has lectured widely on the subject.\r\n
\r\nTom Sherlock is a music business manager and consultant with wide experience in the promotion of traditional music. He has worked as a production manager with Claddagh Records, an artist manager and agent, a promoter and producer, a festival programmer and as a writer and commentator on Irish music and culture.\r\n\r\n
\r\nDisc 1\r\n
\r\n1. Down by the Green Roadside-um\r\n
\r\nsung by Mickey Connors\r\n
\r\n2. Jig Learned off the Fairies\r\n
\r\nplayed on the fiddle by Mickey Doherty\r\n
\r\n3. B� Phrochlaise [The Bruckless Drowning]\r\n
\r\nlilted by Cit� Se�in N� Chuinneag�in\r\n
\r\n4. The Heart's Delight\r\n
\r\nsung by Austin Flanagan\r\n
\r\n5. The Coleman Brothers� Strange Experience\r\n
\r\ntold by P.J. Duffy\r\n
\r\n6. The Boys of the Lough and The Merry Blacksmith\r\nplayed on the fiddle by Michael Coleman\r\n
\r\n7. Cruel Willie\r\n
\r\nsung by Stephen Murphy\r\n
\r\n8. Petticoat Loose\r\n
\r\ntold by Se�n � Cath�in\r\n
\r\n9. Petticoat Loose\r\n
\r\nplayed on the fiddle by Darren MagAoidh\r\n
\r\n10. Amhr�in na Si�ga� [The Song of the Fairies]\r\n
\r\nsung by R�is�n Elsafty\r\n
\r\n11. The Moving Clouds\r\n
\r\nplayed on the fiddle by N�illidh Boyle\r\n
\r\n12. Amhr�n an Frag [The Song of the Frog]\r\n
\r\nsung by Peadar � Ceannabh�in\r\n
\r\n13. The Banshee\r\n
\r\ntold by Mag Doyle\r\n
\r\n14. The Banshee Reel\r\n
\r\nplayed on the tin whistle by Micho Russell\r\n
\r\n15. Seachr�n S� [Set Astray by the Fairies]\r\n
\r\nsung by Saileog N� Cheannabh�in\r\n
\r\n16. Willie Leonard\r\n
\r\nsung by John Stokes\r\n
\r\n17. Port na bPuca� [The Tune of the Fairies]\r\n
\r\nlilted by Muiris � D�laigh\r\n
\r\n18. R�idhchnoc Mn� Duibhe [The Smooth Hill of the Dark Woman]\r\n
\r\nsung by P�draig � Cearnaigh\r\n
\r\n19. Pilib S�imh � Fathaigh\r\n
\r\nsung by Ciar�n � Gealbh�in\r\n
\r\n20. Ti�in an Ph�obaire S� [The Tune of the Fairy Piper]\r\n
\r\nlilted by M�ire N� Bheirn\r\n
\r\n21. Taibhse Chonaill [Conall's Ghost]\r\n
\r\nplayed on the fiddle by R�n�n Galvin\r\n
\r\nDisc 2\r\n
\r\n1. The Gold Ring\r\n
\r\nplayed on the uilleann pipes by Cormac Cannon\r\n
\r\n2. The Fiddler and the Fairy\r\n
\r\ntold by Mickey Doherty\r\n
\r\n3. An Mhaighdean Mhara [The Mermaid]\r\n
\r\nsung by N�ra Dunlop\r\n
\r\n4. Willie O!\r\n
\r\nsung by Bernie Lawrence\r\n
\r\n5. The Lone Bush\r\n
\r\nplayed on the flute by Tara Diamond\r\n
\r\n6. An Aill Eidhneach [The Ivy-Covered Rock]\r\n
\r\nsung by Ciar�n � Con Cheanainn\r\n
\r\n7. Tam Lin\r\n
\r\nsung by �ine Furey\r\n
\r\n8. Cail�n Deas Cr�ite na mB� [The Pretty Girl Milking the Cows]\r\nsung by Patrick de B�rca\r\n
\r\n9. A Fairy Dance\r\n
\r\nplayed on the fiddle by M�ire O'Keeffe\r\n
\r\n10. Port na Si�g [The Time of the Fairies]\r\n
\r\nlilted by Peait She�in � Conaola\r\n
\r\n11. The Fairy Fort\r\n
\r\ntold by Paddy Hedderman\r\n
\r\n12. Iom�in �th na gCas�n [The Annagassan Hurling Match]\r\n
\r\nsung by M�ire N� Choilm\r\n
\r\n13. The Lutharad�n's Jig\r\n
\r\nplayed on the fiddle by Junior Crehan\r\n1
\r\n4. Ceann Boirne [Black Head]\r\n
\r\nlilted by Micho Russell\r\n
\r\n15. Amhr�n na Ph�ca [The Song of the Pooka]\r\n
\r\nsung by Sarah Ghriallais\r\n
\r\n16. The Banshee\r\n
\r\ntold by Edward Kendellan\r\n1
\r\n7. The Lilting Banshee and An R�gaire Dubh [The Black Rogue]\r\n
\r\nwhistled by Robert Harvey\r\n
\r\n18. An Cail�n Deas Rua [The Nice Red-Haired Girl]\r\n
\r\nsung by Nell N� Chr�in�n\r\n
\r\n19. Paddy B�n Quigley and The Boys of Malin\r\n
\r\ntold and played on the fiddle by John Doherty

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