Singing (10)

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  • Teideal (Title): Singing (10).
  • Uimhir Chatalóige Ollscoil Washington (University of Washington Catalogue Number): 853907.
  • Uimhir Chnuasach Bhéaloideas Éireann (National Folklore of Ireland Number): none.
  • Uimhir Roud (Roud Number): none.
  • Uimhir Laws (Laws Number): none.
  • Uimhir Child (Child Number): none.
  • Cnuasach (Collection): Joe Heaney Collection, University of Washington, Seattle.
  • Teanga na Croímhíre (Core-Item Language): English.
  • Catagóir (Category): singing style.
  • Ainm an té a thug (Name of Informant): Joe Heaney.
  • Ainm an té a thóg (Name of Collector): Lucy Simpson.
  • Dáta an taifeadta (Recording Date): 20/11/1979.
  • Suíomh an taifeadta (Recording Location): Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York, United States of America.
  • Ocáid an taifeadta (Recording Occasion): private.
  • Daoine eile a bhí i láthair (Others present): unavailable.
  • Stádas chóipcheart an taifeadta (Recording copyright status): unavailable.


In a discussion of Eileanóir na Rún and Eileen Aroon, Joe tells Lucy Simpson that while he learned the former at home from his father, he got the English-language version much more recently from a book, so that he could ‘do it in a form that it would appeal to people’. Says he put the tune to the English version himself. When Lucy points out that Jean Redpath sings ‘Eileen Aroon’ to a similar tune to the one Joe has, he runs through her version. Lucy makes a to-do about Joe admitting that he has learned a song out of a book. It is in this segment that Joe reveals that he and Lucy were planning to produce a book of his songs – ‘when our book comes out,’ he says.