John Howson English, Irish & Scottish Folk Music Collection

Glynn Griffiths interview, part 02

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:03:48

  • Cultures

    English

  • Shelf mark

    1CDR0011062 (copy of C1034/45)

  • Recording date

    1983-01-16

  • Is part of (Collection)

    John Howson Collection

  • Recording locations

    Glynn Griffiths' home, Cockfield Green, Suffolk, England, UK

  • Interviewees

    Griffiths, Glynn (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Howson, John (speaker, male)

  • Recordist

    Howson, John

  • Abstract

    Glynn Griffiths talks to John Howson about other musicians who used to play in pubs in Thorpe Morieux; Tom Smith (piano accordion player); Thorpe Morieux Bull (pub) not the same since new landlord took over and stopped the music (circa 1977); singers and songs; sings brief fragments of "The man you don't meet every day" and "The German watchmender"; the Felsham Bells; Billy Webb (step-dancer)

  • Description

    Item notes: Parts of this interview are published in John Howson's book "Many a good horseman: a survey of traditional music making in Mid Suffolk (Rochford: Musical Traditions in association with Veteran Tapes, 1993). Interviewee notes: Originally from Wales; moved to Suffolk during World War 2

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