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GUEST,Jim Carroll Folklore: Sean O'Boyle Cultural Traditions Award (11) RE: Folklore: Sean O'Boyle Cultural Traditions Awa 15 Sep 07


Danny
As Kevin said, he contributed to the FSB set; he was working as a collector on the BBC project in the early fifties.
His father Charles was one of the singers recorded at the time; the BBC index reads;
"Aged 74 and in failing health at time of recording; he died shortly after.   Father of Sean O'Boyle, who worked as folk song collector for the BBC in Northern Ireland 1952-5. Charles inherited much of his singing from his mother, who was born in Donaghadee, Co. Down where there is a strong Scots tradition, but she lived most of her life in Belfast. He was a teacher, but from 1914-20 (interrupted by the war) he studied and worked in Cork with Hardebeck the musician and collector.   He became secretary to Hardebeck who was. blind, and made musical and Gaelic transcriptions and translations for him - his work is acknowledged by Hardebeck in the preface to Pt. III of Gems of Melody. One of his songs: 'Sweet William's Ghost', transcribed from the BBC recording, is printed in JEFDSS 1956.
Section 1.
B for Barney; Billy Gillaspie; Cross of Armagh: 18407; Father Tom O'Neill: 18406; Gipsy laddie (2): 16407; Greenwood Laddie (1): 16404; Hares on the- mountains (3); I wish 1 was in America; Prince Charlie Stuart (1); Santaina (1): 16405; Sixteenth of March; 18407; Suit of Green: 18405: Sweet William's Ghost: 18404.
Section 2.   
Cá raibh tú ar feadh an Lae? 18404".
Jim Carroll


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