Recording of the week: Peter Kennedy recording of Sheila Gallagher, Donegal 1953
This week's selection comes from Dr Janet Topp Fargion, Lead Curator of World and Traditional Music.
Peter Kennedy made this recording of Sheila Gallagher in Middle Dere, Donegal in 1953 - she was 90 years old at the time. She tells of learning songs from her father and his friends, who themselves lived to 100 years of age. The recording provides a window into a world some 200 years or more ago.
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The full Peter Kennedy Collection is being digitally preserved as part of the Unlocking our Sound Heritage project. You can also find out more about Peter Kennedy and his work at http://www.peterkennedyarchive.org/.