Ó Casaide, Séamus

Biographical Note

Comprehensive information about this speaker has been compiled by Dr Ciarán Ó Duibhín at http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/~oduibhin/doegen/ocasaide_biog.htm.

See also Maxim Fomin, Ludwig Mühlhausen, Séamus Ó Caiside and Scéal Rí na Gréige: The Tale of ‘Three Golden Children’ (ATU 707) in 1937 Donegal (Helsinki, 2020).

Personal Details Form ('Personalbogen')

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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/130, Doegen P-B/131
Record number(s) for this speakerLA 1269, LA 1270
Track title(s) for this speakerBhí buachaill óg ins an áit s'againne (cuid 1) - Séamus Ó Casaide
Bhí buachaill óg ins an áit s'againne (cuid 2) - Séamus Ó Casaide
Track ID(s) for this speaker (User Version)LA_1269d1, LA_1270d1
Forename(s) (Canonical)Séamus
Surname (Canonical)Ó Casaide
Alias forename(s)


Alias surname(s)
  • Cassidy
County of originCo. Donegal
AddressTeelin, Carrick, Co. Donegal (or Teelin, Lifford, Co. Donegal)
Date of birth No data
Place of birthTeelin, Co. Donegal
Nearest big town to place of birthDonegal, Co. Donegal
Place(s) lived age 0-6Teelin, Co. Donegal
Place(s) lived age 7-20Teelin, Co. Donegal
Place(s) lived from age 20Fifteen years in America from age 21; then in Teelin, Co. Donegal.
EducationPrimary school, Teelin, Co. Donegal
Father's home placeTeelin, Co. Donegal
Mother's home placeTeelin, Co. Donegal
Father's professionFarmer
Mother tongueIrish
Languages spoken other than IrishEnglish
Able to read?Yes (English)
Able to write?Yes (English)
Able to play a musical instrument?No
Able to sing or play modern European kinds of music?No
Names (of RIA committee members, recordist) appearing on formMyles Dillon, M.A. O'Brien
Comment(s) on voice etc."Stimme etwas dumpf und heiser" (M. A. O'Brien)