Bob & Jacqueline Patten English Folk Music Collection
Ivor Hyde interview, part 01
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Bob and Jacqueline Patten Collection
Wadeford, Somerset, England, UK
Hyde, Ivor (speaker, male)
Patten, Bob (speaker, male), Patten, Jacqueline (speaker, female)
Ivor Hyde talks about himself. Born at Cricket St Thomas. His first instrument was a six key melodeon. His Aunt bought it for him at Salisbury and it cost 5 bob, He was six at the time. His sisters are both trained pianists. Started playing in public with George Pennecard and the Courtney sisters when he was 13. Played at village dances. Instruments that he played. In 1943 he went to Bristol to buy a full size piano accordion. Played with George and the Courtney’s for 3-4 years. Then moved to a band called the ‘Melody Makers’ playing piano. Once went to a concert in a hearse. The band covered a wider area. Stayed with them until he joined up with the Royal Signals in 1944. Did a fair bit of playing in East Africa and Palestine. Joined United dairies and their band the ‘Diploma Band’, who did a lot of old time dances, which was becoming popular at that time. Started playing at hotels (ballroom music) and did this for 19 years. Also did square dances.
Recording notes: Interview continued on C1033/175