Boats and Fishing (1)

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  • Teideal (Title): Boats and Fishing (1).
  • Uimhir Chatalóige Ollscoil Washington (University of Washington Catalogue Number): 781501.
  • 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): Joe’s background.
  • Ainm an té a thug (Name of Informant): Joe Heaney.
  • Ainm an té a thóg (Name of Collector): Fredric Lieberman, Cynthia Thiessen, Esther Warkov.
  • Dáta an taifeadta (Recording Date): 24/02/1978.
  • Suíomh an taifeadta (Recording Location): University of Washington, United States of America.
  • Ocáid an taifeadta (Recording Occasion): interview.
  • Daoine eile a bhí i láthair (Others present): unavailable.
  • Stádas chóipcheart an taifeadta (Recording copyright status): unavailable.

Joe talks about different nets used for herring, mackeral, pollock; mostly fishing by line. Sings Óró mo Bháidín (one stanza). Kissing the boat when they get into it and get out of it. Different patterns to sweaters to help identify people who were drowned. St Colm Cille; Cuimhní Dé is Colm Cille muid. Currach 18 feet long, six oars, made of wood, covered with tar on the underside.


This was recorded while Joe was Artist in Residence at University of Washington.