Ó Droma, Seán

Biographical Note

Ó Droma (Ó Dromma, Drummy), Seán (c.1904-?): Seán Ó Droma was born in Ring, county Waterford, around 1904, and he was living there with his family for the census of 1911 [http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai003478871/]. He attended primary school locally. His father was a farmer and fisherman and Seán was a mechanic at the time of the recording. Doegen recorded two songs from Seán: ‘Róisín Dubh’ and ‘Bríd Gheal Bhán’. The latter does not survive as the wax matrix was destroyed en route to Germany and no shellac disc was manufactured.

Personal Details Form ('Personalbogen')

Personalbogen Personalbogen Personalbogen

A personal details form (‘Personalbogen’) was completed for each speaker at the Doegen Scheme recording sessions 1928-31. The information displayed below is derived mainly from these forms.

Personalbogen form(s) for this speaker (RIA Library ref.)Doegen P-B/17, Doegen P-B/18, Doegen P-B/19
Record number(s) for this speakerLA 1047, LA 1048, LA 1049
Track title(s) for this speakerRóisín Dubh - Seán Ó Droma
Track ID(s) for this speaker (User Version)LA_1047d1
Forename(s) (Canonical)Seán
Surname (Canonical)Ó Droma
Alias forename(s)

No data.

Alias surname(s)

No data.

County of originCo. Waterford
AddressRing, Co. Waterford
Date of birth No data
Place of birthRing, Co. Waterford
Nearest big town to place of birthDungarvan, Co. Waterford
Place(s) lived age 0-6Ring, Co. Waterford
Place(s) lived age 7-20Ring, Co. Waterford
Place(s) lived from age 20Ring, Co. Waterford
EducationPrimary school, Ring, Co. Waterford
Father's home placeRing, Co. Waterford
Mother's home placeRing, Co. Waterford
Father's professionFisherman and farmer
Mother tongueIrish
Languages spoken other than IrishA little English
Able to read?Yes (Irish and English)
Able to write?Yes (Irish and English)
Able to play a musical instrument?No
Able to sing or play modern European kinds of music?No
ProfessionMotor mechanic
Names (of RIA committee members, recordist) appearing on formOsborn Bergin, Tadhg Ó Donnchadha, Wilhelm Doegen
Comment(s) on voice etc."Nasalisierte k/w Laute." (Wilhelm Doegen)