John Howson English, Irish & Scottish Folk Music Collection

Gordon Hall interviewed by John Howson, part 01

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  • Shelf mark

    1CDR0014073 (copy of C1034/271)

  • Recording date

    ca. 1995

  • Is part of (Collection)

    John Howson Collection

  • Recording locations

    Gordon Hall's home, Sussex, England, UK

  • Interviewees

    Hall, Gordon, 1932-2000 (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Howson, John (speaker, male)

  • Recordist

    Howson, John

  • Abstract

    Gordon Hall talks to John Howson about his family; his mother and her songs; her version of "The Oxford tragedy"; his eldest brother Albert who was a very fine singer and knew many French songs; singing as a family; how his mother always kept a family party going with her singing and hospitality; how she sang the longer ballads while serving meals; talks about one of his mother's ballads, "Broomfield Hill" (Roud Folk Song Index no. 34) and sings fragments.

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