John Howson English, Irish & Scottish Folk Music Collection

Talk about family, his father, singing, etc.

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  • Shelf mark

    1CDR0014074 (copy of C1034/271)

  • Recording date

    ca. 1995

  • Is part of (Collection)

    John Howson Collection

  • Recording locations

    Ron Spicer's home, Sussex, England, UK

  • Recordist

    Howson, John

  • Speakers

    Spicer, Ron, 1929-1996 (male)

  • Abstract

    Ron Spicer talks to John Howson about farming; his father George Spicer (traditional singer); how his father was discovered by folk song collectors Ken Stubbs and Mervyn Plunkett; his own lack of interest in singing in his younger days; memories of Cyril Philips and Scan Tester; playing melodeon as a child; how he started playing pub songs on piano accordion; how he started singing after his father died; meeting other singers (Bob Lewis, the Copper family, etc); learning his father's songs; his choice to accompany some of his songs on accordion.

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