Bob & Jacqueline Patten English Folk Music Collection

Granny' Bryant interview, part 03

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    1CDR0011426 (copy of C1033/131)

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    Bob and Jacqueline Patten Collection

  • Recording locations

    Yeovil, Somerset, England, UK

  • Interviewees

    Bryant, 'Granny', 1897- (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Patten, Bob (speaker, male)

  • Recordist

    Patten, Bob

  • Abstract

    Granny' Bryant talks about not having played accordion for two years. She also learnt concertina but ‘can’t play a note on them today’, also played mouth organ but since she had her false teeth she can’t play that either. Once visited by Karl Levi’s for his ‘discoveries’ programme, but she couldn’t play for nerves. Worked on farms all her life, wanted to be a nurse but mother wouldn’t let her. Never took part in Wassailing and didn’t have Ashen Faggots because they didn’t have big grates in their houses. Used to sing in the choir.

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    Performer notes: Traditional musician from Goathurst, near Bridgewater, Somerset. Based at Yeovil. Recording notes: Two internal edits

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