Bob Davenport English Folk Music Collection

Bob Davenport interview, part 02

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:05:12

  • Shelf mark

    2CDR0010840 (copy of C1047/51)

  • Recording date

    1979-06-14

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Bob Davenport Archive

  • Interviewees

    Davenport, Bob (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Tchalenko, John (speaker, male)

  • Recordist

    Tchalenko, John

  • Abstract

    How he always saw the pub sessions in Camden as being completely separate from what was happening in the folk club scene; describes sessions in the Bedford Arms which were nothing to do with folk music; the musicians, who were Irish exiles, singing in the corner of the pub while people talked, ie. not a performance but more a social activity; learning songs from Margaret Barry and from the radio; the fact that he didn’t have any problem singing Irish songs in an Irish pub although not Irish himself; his musical background; listening to ceilidh music on the radio as a child at home in Gateshead

  • Description

    Item notes: Interview arranged by John Tchalenko in preparation for the making of his film "The Bolden Lad: aspects of traditional music in working class Britain" (Arts Council of Great Britain, 1980) . Interviewee notes: Traditional singer. Recording notes: Recorded with 50Hz crystal neopilot track (not audible on playback copy).

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