Peter Kennedy Collection

Fred Pidgeon, Stockland, Devon 1954

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Andrew PaceFred talks about the dance routine for the "Ladies Breast Knot". He then plays the piece, followed by giving examples of his cues for the dancers. The remaining pieces on the tape follow this format.
Posted by Andrew Pace on 14/02/2013

Andrew PaceThere is some interesting talk between Fred Pidgeon and Peter Kennedy of Kennedy prompting Pidgeon on how to present his music for the recording.
Posted by Andrew Pace on 14/02/2013

Andrew PaceFred talks about himself: his name, age, work (a baker), playing at dances.
Posted by Andrew Pace on 14/02/2013

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    Unknown

  • Shelf mark

    C604/23

  • Recording date

    1954-10-12

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Kennedy Collection

  • Recording locations

    Stockland, Devon, England

  • Performers

    Pidgeon, Fred (fiddle)

  • Recordist

    Kennedy, Peter

  • Description

    [*Peter Kennedy's notes transcribed verbatim from the original tape box*] Oct 12th 1954.- Schottische (ordinary).- Ladies Breast Knot.- Heel and Toe Polka.- Double Change Sides.- Polka Mazurka.- Circassian Circle (overmod).- Highland Fling.- Triumph.- Scotch Polka.- Double Schottische. Talk about himself. [Quality note: Some low level sound audible in the background throughout. Audio is possibly recorded over a another recording.]

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[5:07]

Fred talks about the dance routine for the "Ladies Breast Knot". He then plays the piece, followed by giving examples of his cues for the dancers. The remaining pieces on the tape follow this format.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 14/02/2013 16:18:00

[4:03]

There is some interesting talk between Fred Pidgeon and Peter Kennedy of Kennedy prompting Pidgeon on how to present his music for the recording.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 14/02/2013 16:18:00

Fred Pidgeon was a fiddler at local dances around Stockland, Devon. This recording comprises a number of fiddle dance tunes along with Fred's descriptions of the tunes and dances. There is much talk between him and Peter Kennedy.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 14/02/2013 16:17:00

[0:43]

Fred talks about himself: his name, age, work (a baker), playing at dances.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 14/02/2013 16:17:00