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

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  • 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 Jean [Bloom?] and another unidentified person. Performance notes: Led by female singer [Jean?]. Recording notes: Wind in microphone

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