Singer Dolores Keane with her aunts Rita and Sarah Keane talk about how they learned songs when they were growing up. Together they sing 'I Am Thinking Ever Thinking'.
- Title Dolores Keane
- 1st Broadcast 27/04/1981
- ContributorDoireann Ní Bhriain (Presenter)
Agnes Cogan (Producer)
- Clip Duration 00:06:53
- Material Type Video
- Series title Hand Me Down
- Clip title "'I Am Thinking Ever Thinking"
- Extended description
The series 'Hand Me Down' looks at how traditional music is handed on from generation to generation. Each programme features a traditional artist and looks at how he or she inherited Irish music from their family. The second programme in the series is a portrait of traditional musician Dolores Keane, from Caherlistrane, Tuam, county Galway, her family, her home place, her music and the music of the area.
In this extract Rita Keane describes how she began learning songs from her mother at the age of 9 or 10. Presenter Doireann Ní Bhriain asks Sarah and Rita about the origin of the songs.
Dolores describes her love for singing and learning new songs in this way.
In an article for the RTÉ Guide date 17 April 1981 the series 'Hand Me Down' is described as introducing, "...us to the lives and times of six of Ireland's foremost traditional musicians, showing how each of them in turn has received and carried on music and song from families for whom it was a part of daily life."
The six musicians featured in the series are Seamus Ennis, Dolores Keane, Johnny Leary, Josie McDermott, Diarmuid Ó Súilleabhain and Seán Keane. Dolores Keane was the subject of the second programme which was filmed in August 1980 and broadcast on 27 April 1981.
- Local keywords Traditional Music, Music, Singers, Dolores Keane, Sarah Keane, Rita Keane, Caherlistrane, County Galway
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic Arts and Culture
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 1980
- Country of production IRELAND
- Original identifier P456/00081
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Colour
- Item sound Stereo
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
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