Bob & Jacqueline Patten English Folk Music Collection

Charley Williams interview, part 01

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    1CDR0010869 (copy of C1033/74)

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    Bob and Jacqueline Patten Collection

  • Recording locations

    Bream, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England, UK

  • Interviewees

    Williams, Charley, 1909- (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Patten, Bob (speaker, male)

  • Recordist

    Patten, Bob

  • Abstract

    Charley Williams talks about the Wassailing tradition in the area sixty years ago. There would be about ten or twenty Wassailers and they would go out on the 5th and the 6th of January. No instruments, but when he went out singing the local carols with Gilbert and Claude Williams they would take an accordion.

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    Recording notes: Low recording level

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