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A house party in Branch, The Forgotten Irish / Aidan O'Hara

The opening sequence from The Forgotten Irish documentary depicting a “time” in the Roche household. This clip features set dancing and accordion playing. The Forgotten Irish television documentary first broadcast on 17 March 1981 in celebration of the Irish living overseas on St Patrick’s Day. The Radharc documentary film series includes over 400 films dealing with issues of human rights, injustice, faith, religion, persecution, struggles against oppressive regimes, famine, and Christian heritage.  With thanks to RTÉ Archives for granting permission to exhibit this clip from The Forgotten Irish. To view the entire documentary, visit https://www.rte.ie/archives/ex...

Gerald Campbell playing the accordion / Aidan O'Hara

Gerald Campbell playing the accordion / Aidan O'Hara

Gerald Campbell playing the accordion in the Roche's house.

Gerald Campbell playing the accordion for dancers, August 1980 / The Radharc Trust Film Archive

Gerald Campbell playing the accordion for dancers, August 1980 / The Radharc Trust Film Archive

Gerald Campbell playing the accordion for a house party in the Roche house. This image appears in the opening scene of Radharc's 1981 documentary The Forgotten Irish.

Untitled singles

Gerald Campbell, accordion

Untitled singles / Gerald Campbell, accordion

Three singles. Singles are a tune type that is specific to Newfoundland dance music. They are similar to an Irish polka, but played at a faster tempo and with a heavy accent at the beginning of each bar.