Hugh Shields’ Field Recordings, Tocane, 1979

Hugh Shields’ Field Recordings, Tocane, 1979

Now playing: Mon ‘ome n’es tant bien malaude / Gervais Deyxidour
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  1. Mon ‘ome n’es tant bien malaude / Gervais Deyxidour
  2. Los tres soudarts / Gervais Deyxidour
  3. Un beau soir d’été / Gervais Deyxidour
  4. Jeannaton prend sa faucille / Gervais Deyxidour
  5. Chastanhas brusladas / Rosa Andrieu
  6. Chas nos filavan lo diluns / Rosa Andrieu
  7. La Yoyette / Raymond Roland
  8. Turlututu / Raymond Roland
  9. Tras lo terrier de Montagrier / Rosa Andrieu
  10. Los tres soudarts [third rendition] / Rosa Andrieu
  11. Los tres soudarts / Elisabeth Andrieu
  12. Un matin du printemps dernier / Rosa Andrieu
  13. Dans un bourg au pie des hauteurs / Rosa Andrieu
  14. Chançon de Carnaval / Rosa Andrieu
  15. En far l’ amor i’ai perdut mon chapèu / Georgette Vergnaud
  16. Qu’es doman lo prumier de l’an / Marc Mazières

Hugh Shields’ Field Recordings, Tocane, 1979

Remarkably, Irish traditional music involvement in Tocane Saint Apre did not begin with the founding of the Irish festival in 1991, but in 1979. In the summer of that year, Dr Hugh Shields (1929–2008), a renowned collector, editor, publisher and scholar of Irish traditional song, visited Tocane. He was also a Senior Lecturer in French in the university of Trinity College Dublin, and had a particular interest in the dialects and oral culture of southern France. He made sound recordings of local singers and songs on tape during his time in the locality, and these survive, copies having been donated by his wife Lisa Shields to the Irish Traditional Music Archive.

The recordings are presented here and the accompanying documentation is also available, courtesy of Lisa Shields.