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Uí Ógáin, Ríonach

Works: 5 works in 14 publications in 2 languages and 310 library holdings
Genres: Diaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Poetry 
Classifications: GR55.E66, 781.629162
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ríonach Uí Ógáin
Going to the well for water : the Séamus Ennis field diary 1942-1946 by Seamus Ennis( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a translation of the diaries of Seamus Ennis, fulltime collector of music and song with the Irish Folklore Commission describing his day-to-day work, the people he met, the material he gathered and his constant communication with the head office of the commission in Dublin. In addition to presenting the history of folklore collecting, this book also illustrates life in the Gaeltacht during the Second World War. Although best known as a piper, Ennis was a collector par excellence. This book is a personal account of his field work during those years. This is the first publication of a diary of a fulltime collector of music and song with the Irish Folklore Commission. It paints a vivid picture of social life at the time and comments in particular on popular pastimes and other aspects of daily life.A number of entries cast light on his fieldwork methodology, which was meticulous, and his attitude towards his mission, which led him to eschew anything that had been collected frequently or learned from a book. Ennis visited a number of Gaeltachtai and this book sketches a picture of life in Donegal, Mayo, Connemara and West Clare. This collection will have particular relevance not only to those interested in Ennis as an individual, but also to all historians and scholars of Irish traditional music and folklore in the twentieth century. Despite the great entertainment Ennis enjoyed on his working trips, he had to be ever vigilant, constantly on the look out for new material and new contacts from which to elicit information.Ui Ogain captures Ennis' writing style admirably. Accounts of certain events reveal an engaged emotional intensity underscoring Ennis' firm belief that his endeavour was more than a mere job. Such vignettes render the diary eminently accessible and attractive to a general reading public, a distinction rarely achieved in this kind of publication. Maps and illustrations demonstrate the journeys undertaken by Ennis. A biographical index of the people interviewed lists the material collected from each individual. This book also provides indices of places, of music and song and a subject index
The otherworld : music & song from Irish tradition ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traditional boats of Ireland : history, folklore and construction ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mise an fear ceoil : Séamus Ennis--dialann taistil, 1942-1946 by Seamus Ennis( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in Irish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Faoi rothaí na gréine : amhráin as Conamara ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in Irish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.87 (from 0.80 for Mise an fe ... to 0.89 for Going to t ...)
Alternative Names
Ógáin, Ríonach uí.
Ogáin, Ronach Uí
Ui Ogain, Rionach
UíÓgáin, Ríonach
English (11)
Irish (3)