Ritchie-Pickow archive, Galway

Ritchie-Pickow archive, Galway

I was talking on another forum to Jean Ritchie today, looking for a site that would have the Ritchie-Pickow archives online, or at least some references from the archives (in Galway). I was able to find a photo from that time of Jean and Seamus Ennis, that I thought you would all enjoy.

Jean Ritchie and Seamus Ennis photo
http://www.irishmusicweb.ie/texts/ennis.html

Here is what Jean had to say:
quote
"Alice, the Galway people keep saying they’re getting this online, but I suppose it’s the time element. Alice is referring to the Ritchie-Pickow
Archive, housed in the Hardiman Library at University College Galway, in Ireland. It consists of George’s and my work during my Fulbright Year,
1952-53. We recorded and photographed musicians in Ireland, England and Scotland, but this archive has only the Irish materials. It is set up as a
traveling exhibit, available to any organization or school in Ireland. It’s very appealing to me, because, as one walks around looking at photos of the
singers or players, their music is playing in the background. " end quote

Alice