Peter Kennedy Collection

Jack Armstrong, Wideopen, Northumberland 1954. Tape 2

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    Unknown

  • Shelf mark

    C604/52

  • Recording date

    1954-06-08

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Kennedy Collection

  • Recording locations

    Wideopen, Newcastle, Northumberland, England

  • Performers

    Armstrong, Jack (Northumbrian small-pipes)

  • Recordist

    Kennedy, Peter

  • Description

    [*Peter Kennedy's notes transcribed verbatim from the original tape box*] [Keel row & variations [2'52"] (F).- Take a peep at Maggie's foot [1'30"].- Peter Bailies's pig [0'40"]. (DM).- The wild hills of Wannies [1'30"].- Lewis proudlock's hornpipe [0'45"].- Rothbury hills [1'05"].- Adam Buchan-o [0'40"].- The fair flower of Northumberland [0'40"].- Barbara Allen [1'20"].- Derwentwater's Farewell (1st att) [0'45"].- Derwentwater's Farewell (2nd att) [0'45"][Quality note: line test and microphone test at end of recording. Wow and flutter.]

  • Related images

    1. Bob Rundle (back left), Jack Armstrong (back right) and Peter Kennedy (front left), with two unidentified men, 1950s
    2. Jack Armstrong at Alnwick Castle, 1950s
    3. Jack Armstrong
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Jack Armstrong, a Northumbrian piper, was recorded by Peter Kennedy a number of times between 1944 and 1954. Armstrong was the piper to the Duke of Northumberland at Alnwick castle from 1948.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 14/02/2013 21:40:00