Bob & Jacqueline Patten English Folk Music Collection

Dave Townsend interview

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    1CDR0013904 (copy of C1033/240)

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    Bob and Jacqueline Patten Collection

  • Recording locations

    Ironbridge, Shropshire, England, UK

  • Interviewees

    Townsend, Dave (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Patten, Bob (speaker, male)

  • Recordist

    Patten, Bob

  • Abstract

    Singing without the dots – Dave Townsend talks briefly about the nature and context of West gallery music. What we are concerned with here is something more than just the spots on the page but what happened to the music in context and how it was performed and the methods used for learning the tunes [Bob Patten mentions the pride with which the Carollers at Odcombe haven’t written down their tunes since 1858]. Method for today’s workshop: words will be handed out but not the tunes, which must be picked up by ear.

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    Item notes: Preceded by 'parish notices' by Gordon Ashman.

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