Bob & Jacqueline Patten English Folk Music Collection
Ivor Hyde interview, part 02
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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)
Early 1970’s went back to playing folk music, his wife Ann also plays. Started repairing instruments when 14-15, but only started repairing concertinas in the last 12 years. Met Charlie Showers when working in Insurance. Became a full time instrument repairer about 1976. Does 2-3 concerts or clubs a week. Plays all over Somerset, Devon and Dorset. People he works with, Mainly John Chapman. Does repairs over a very wide area. Once mended four piano accordions for a fairground organ, has retuned two harmoniums [Interview continued on C1033/175].