John Howson English, Irish & Scottish Folk Music Collection

Louie Fuller interview, part 01

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:02:58

  • Cultures

    English

  • Shelf mark

    1CDR0014074 (copy of C1034/271)

  • Recording date

    ca. 1995

  • Is part of (Collection)

    John Howson Collection

  • Recording locations

    Orchard Court, Lingfield, Surrey, England, UK

  • Interviewees

    Fuller, Louie, 1915- (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Howson, John (speaker, male)

  • Recordist

    Howson, John

  • Abstract

    Louie Fuller talks to John Howson about her family; songs that were passed down through her father's family; her mother who was Irish; her childhood in Woolwich, London; hop-picking in Kent; her father who tap-danced; singing in pubs around Copthorne; the songs she used to sing; no longer being allowed to sing Irish rebel songs; her London cousin who she is trying to trace; singing in Orchard Court (residential care home) in Lingfield; being invited to sing in folk club in London; singing on her own at home; singing with her husband's family in the hop gardens (where she met her husband); folk song collector Mike Yates' visit to record her for Topic Records; her appearance on TV.

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