John Howson English, Irish & Scottish Folk Music Collection

Padstow May Day: night singing

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  • Shelf mark

    1CDR0014006 (copy of C1034/225)

  • Subjects

    English folk songs and music (Cornwall)

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    John Howson Collection

  • Recording locations

    On the streets, Padstow, Cornwall, England, UK

  • Performers

    General chorus

  • Recordist

    Howson, John

  • Description

    Item notes: Part of the Padstow May Day tradition which starts at midnight on the eve of 1st May. Night visiting song sung to Padstow residents Tony Turner and John Stevens. Performance notes: Led by female singer [Jean?]

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