Irish Music 16mm Soundie Films

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Irish Music 16mm Soundie Films

Soundies, produced between 1940 and 1946, can be considered the first music videos. These films were created to be viewed on coin-operated, 16mm projectors in bars, restaurants, and other public places. A wide variety of entertainers and genres were featured, ranging from jazz and big band music to country and (of course) popular Irish songs of the day.

UCLA Film & Television Archive, Soundies

A Wee Bit of Scotch: Gertrude Niesen

WIMA ID: IF 16mmS 00-001

That's An Irish Lullaby: Jerry Cooper

WIMA ID: IF 16mmS 00-002

Come To The Fair: John Feeney

WIMA ID: IF 16mSS 00-003

It's A Great Day For The Irish: Dick Baldwin & Patricia Lynn

WIMA ID: IF 16mmS 00-004

It's A Great Day For The Irish: Gus Van

WIMA ID: IF 16mmS 00-005

It's the Same Old Shillelagh: Morton Downey

WIMA ID: IF 16mmS 00-006

Little Town In Ould County Down: John Feeney

WIMA ID: IF 16mmS 00-007

Who Threw the Overalls in Mrs. Murphy's Chowder?: The Maxwell Girls

WIMA ID: IF 16mmS 00-008

There's Nothing Like the Smile of the Irish: Lanny Ross

WIMA ID: IF 16mmS 00-009

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