Celtic Folk Music and Culture

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 Title:  Recollections of a Donegal man
  Author:  Byrne, Packie Manus
  Contributor:  Jones, Stephen (editor)
  Publisher:  Roger Millington
  Place of Publication:  Lampeter, Wales
  Date of Publication:  1989
  Original Date of Publ: 
  Publication Number:  ISBN 0951476408
  Number of Pages:  219 p.
  Binding Style:  Paperback
  Dimensions:  8.5 in.
  Contents:  Our little area back home -- Farm and farm life -- Loaves and fishes -- Church and community -- School and schooling -- Family -- Weddings, wakes and all this caper -- We made a lifetime of it: music, dancing and singing -- A country-house hooley -- Such likeable music: fiddles and fiddle players -- The art of survival -- The old thatched cottages -- Leaving school and leaving home -- First time over to England -- The makings of an actor -- Droving days and the country fairs -- Wartime -- Boosting! -- King's Lynn years: factory, farm and circus hand -- Early 1950s: showman and steeplejack -- Singing to cure sickness -- Selling up the old farm -- Early days on the folk scene -- Manchester years: some memorable characters -- A new leaf in London -- Black Jack, and a haunted house -- Some reflections from back home
  Notes:  Includes a selected discography of performances by Packie Byrne (p.218-219).
  Format:  Book
  Subject - Culture:  Irish, Donegal
  Subject - Time: 
  Subject - Topic:  Social life and customs, Folk music
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  Subject - Genre:  Autobiography