[Officials of the Commission and Department of Irish Folklore - UCD Digital Library

Officials of the Commission and Department of Irish Folklore : Tadhg Ó Murchú recording on the ediphone in Spuncán, An Coireán. Tadhg Ó Murchú was a full time collector for the commission from 1935 until 1958, working for the most part in south-west Kerry, west Cork and south-west Clare.]

In collection Folklore Photograph Collection

Origin information
An Coireán, Co. Ciarraí (Éire) / Waterville, Co. Kerry (Ireland) : Coimisiún Béaloideasa Éireann (CBÉ) / Irish Folklore Commission - Copyright
Date created:
Type of resource
still image
Physical description
1 photograph (image/tiff) — Digital origin: reformatted digital — Reformating quality: preservation
Note
003 I gCuimhne na nDaoine. Good condition. Photographer's name not given.
Note
The ediphone, which worked on a clockwork mechanism, was used from the early days of the Commission. The recordings were made on wax cylinders and when transcribed, were often sent back to Dublin where they were shaved, and returned to the collector for further use. However, many such cylinder recordings survived and are now preserved in the Department of Irish Folklore.
Languages
English  
Genre
Photograph
Subject
Waterville (Kerry, Ireland)
Oral Literature
Storytelling--Ireland
Location
UCD School of Irish, Celtic Studies, Irish Folklore and Linguistics. National Folklore Collection UCD. Folklore Photograph Collection. M010.18.00101
Alternative view
[Work of the Commission and Department of Irish Folklore: Tadhg Ó Murchú recording on the ediphone from Padraig Ó Suilleabháinm, in Spuncán, Waterville, Co. Kerry.]
Alternative view
[Work of the Commission and Department of Irish Folklore: Tadhg Ó Murchú recording on the ediphone from Padraig Ó Suilleabháinm, in Spuncán, Waterville, Co. Kerry.]
Note
003 I gCuimhne na nDaoine. Good condition. Photographer's name not given.
Note
The ediphone, which worked on a clockwork mechanism, was used from the early days of the Commission. The recordings were made on wax cylinders and when transcribed, were often sent back to Dublin where they were shaved, and returned to the collector for further use. However, many such cylinder recordings survived and are now preserved in the Department of Irish Folklore.

Record source
Prepared by IVRLA project staff, UCD Library, University College Dublin — Record identifier: uri:info:fedora/ivrla:10105

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