Bob & Jacqueline Patten English Folk Music Collection

George Withers interview, part 13

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:07:03

  • Cultures

    English

  • Shelf mark

    1CDR0012200 (copy of C1033/297)

  • Recording date

    1995-03-04

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Bob and Jacqueline Patten Collection

  • Recording locations

    Horton, Somerset, England, UK

  • Interviewees

    Withers, George, 1924- (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Patten, Jacqueline (speaker, female)

  • Recordist

    Patten, Bob

  • Abstract

    First appearance was at Dorchester, the other festivals that he has appeared at and which are planned. ‘Not that happy with American folk songs’ a bit too ‘nursery rhymeish’. Appearances at Harvest suppers. Recording songs, performing, not learning many new songs. 45 minutes of one performer is too long, they must be ‘bored to tears’, ‘you get tired of the style’. ‘It takes an awful long time to learn one’.

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