John Howson English, Irish & Scottish Folk Music Collection

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:08:36

  • Cultures

    English

  • Shelf mark

    1CDR0011063 (copy of C1034/45)

  • Subjects

    English folk songs and music (Suffolk)

  • Recording date

    1983-08-11

  • Is part of (Collection)

    John Howson Collection

  • Recording locations

    Mendlesham Green, Suffolk, England, UK

  • Performers

    Last, Roy, 1901- (singer, male)

  • Recordist

    Howson, John

  • Description

    Item notes: Fragments. Roud Folk Song Index no. 2038. Preceded by performer talking about his background; shows John Howson a letter he recently wrote to local newspaper about farm work, rates of pay, etc; [John Howson reads it out loud]. 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). Performance notes: Gordon Syrett (another traditional Suffolk singer, and friend of Roy Last) is also present and contributes to recording

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