Keith Summers English Folk Music Collection

Harkie Nesling and Fred Whiting interview

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  • Shelf mark

    1CDR0007367 (copy of C1002/20)

  • Subjects

    English folk songs and music (Suffolk); Interveiw

  • Recording date

    ca. 1975-02

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Keith Summers Collection

  • Recording locations

    Bedfield, Suffolk, England, UK

  • Interviewees

    Nesling, Harkie (speaker, male) , Whiting, Fred (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Summers, Keith (speaker, male)

  • Recordist

    Summers, Keith

  • Abstract

    Harkie Nesling and Fred Whiting talk about other musicians, the gypsies, Walter Gayford and Harkie buying a fiddle from Billy Harris in Framlingham; The Hornpipe; Fred Whiting talks about playing at Henley Cross Keys, the fine singer Jack Palant, false t

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    Item notes: Harkie Nesling and Fred Whiting interviewed by Keith Summers. From Bedfield, Suffolk. Age 85 [Harkie?]. Accompanies his songs with the violin in both bowed and plucked (Mandolin) style. Interviewee notes: From Kenton, Suffolk. Age 69. Left handed fiddle player who plays a right handed strung violin. Recording notes: Low recording level (tape hiss). Last selection recorded 'out of focus' and badly distorted.

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