Bob & Jacqueline Patten English Folk Music Collection

Mary Davey interview, part 05

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  • Shelf mark

    1CDR0012381 (copy of C1033/227)

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Bob and Jacqueline Patten Collection

  • Recording locations

    Beer, Devon, England, UK

  • Interviewees

    Davey, Mary (speaker, female interviewee)

  • Interviewers

    Patten, Bob (speaker, male), Patten, Jacqueline (speaker, female)

  • Recordist

    Patten, Bob

  • Abstract

    The carolling in Branscombe, organised by Mrs Linda Hughes. They sing While shepherds watched to O for a thousand tongues to sing [Lyngham] which they call the Old Beer tune. Anecdotes by Mr Davey about how when he first came to Beer in 1952 it was a much more cut off community with a quite set Holiday season, visitors in November were never heard of. Recognising different accents in Axminster.

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