Bob Davenport English Folk Music Collection
Bob Davenport interview, part 13
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2CDR0010840 (copy of C1047/54)
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Bob Davenport Archive
Davenport, Bob (speaker, male)
Tchalenko, John (speaker, male)
His current club at the Empress of Russia; his dislike of performers who talk about the song before singing it; the deterioration of traditional Irish music sessions in The Favourite pub in Holloway and other venues, due to visits from commercial folk groups like the Spinners and the Chieftains
Item notes: Interview arranged by John Tchalenko in preparation for the making of his film "The Bolden Lad: aspects of traditional music in working class Britain" (Arts Council of Great Britain, 1980) . Interviewee notes: Traditional singer. Recording notes: Recorded with 50Hz crystal neopilot track (not audible on playback copy).