Bob & Jacqueline Patten English Folk Music Collection
George Withers interview, part 13
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Bob and Jacqueline Patten Collection
Horton, Somerset, England, UK
Withers, George, 1924- (speaker, male)
Patten, Jacqueline (speaker, female)
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’.