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Fireman's story of a brave volunteer, recitation

John Joe English

Fireman's story of a brave volunteer, recitation / John Joe English

This recitation tells the story of the heroic deeds of a train engineer who rescues a woman from being run down by a train. He is grossly disfigured in the incident, but she nevertheless falls in love with him and proposes marriage.

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Lobster salad (Paddy Kelly's dream), recitation

John Joe English

Lobster salad (Paddy Kelly's dream), recitation / John Joe English

Lobster salad (Paddy Kelly's dream), recitation (Last Saturday night I was invited …) This comic recitation describes the queue to get into heaven. Each new arrival is assessed by Saint Peter and is rejected from heaven for a variety of reasons. The last person to approach Saint Peter, Paddy from Ireland, plays a trick on St Peter in order to get into heaven.  John Joe English was known throughout the Cape Shore for his skills in drama and in performing dialogues. This performance of “Lobster Salad” demonstrates the flexibility of his voice and his capacity to enact different characters.

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Transcript of '[The fireman's story of a brave volunteer]' as recited by John Joe English / Aidan O'Hara

A typed transcript based on Aidan O'Hara's field recording, with annotations and corrections by the collector.

Transcript of 'Paddy Kelly's dream' [Lobster salad] as recited by John Joe English / Aidan O'Hara

A typed transcript based on Aidan O'Hara's field recording, with annotations and corrections by the collector.

Transcript of a conversation about a dancing competition between two dance masters / Mick Nash ; Aidan O'Hara

A typed transcript of a conversation between Aidan O'Hara and Mick Nash. Mick Nash describes a competition between a dance master from Ireland and a dance master from Angel's Cove.

Transcript of a conversation about Irish phrases used on Newfoundland's Cape Shore / Caroline Brennan ; Aidan O'Hara

A typed transcript of a conversation between Aidan O'Hara and Caroline Brennan. Caroline Brennan describes a rhyme in Irish said over a baby's crib, phrases used as greetings, and old superstitions about the banshee.

Transcript of a conversation about the places in Ireland from which Caroline Brennan's family emigrated / Caroline Brennan ; Aidan O'Hara

A typed transcript of a conversation between Aidan O'Hara and Caroline Brennan. Caroline Brennan describes the places from which her family emigrated, including Carrick-on-Suir, Waterford, Fiddown, and Mooncoin.