Shamrock, Rose and Thistle: Folk Singing in North Derry, 1981

Shamrock, Rose and Thistle: Folk Singing in North Derry is a classic collection-study made by Hugh Shields of seventy-four traditional songs in English which he recorded in the field from 1961 to 1975 in Magilligan, north Co Derry. It was first published in Belfast by Blackstaff Press in 1981.

The volume is reproduced in facsimile below, divided into three sections: Introduction, Songs and Notes. Each section is available as a page-by-page scan and as a downloadable pdf.

A high quality pdf of the entire book (93MB) is also available for download.

Discover: Shamrock, Rose and Thistle

NC, MG & LS, 1 April 2014