Peter Kennedy Collection

Kitty Harvey, Thaxted, Essex 1958

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Andrew PaceHarvey talks about the song 'Dog and gun', or 'The squire of Timworth', before singing the song. Kennedy asks her to sing the song as her mother used to.
Posted by Andrew Pace on 18/02/2013

Andrew PaceKennedy asks about Harvey's mother and her songs, then she sings 'The young British waterman'.
Posted by Andrew Pace on 18/02/2013

Andrew PaceHarvey talks about the song 'Across the wild moor', then sings it.
Posted by Andrew Pace on 18/02/2013

Andrew PaceKennedy asks Harvey the meaning of 'Sylvia (The female highwayman)'.
Posted by Andrew Pace on 18/02/2013

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    Unknown

  • Shelf mark

    C604/91

  • Recording date

    1958-02-28

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Kennedy Collection

  • Recording locations

    Thaxted, Essex, England

  • Performers

    Harvey, Kitty (singer, female / spoken, female)

  • Recordist

    Kennedy, Peter

  • Description

    [*Peter Kennedy's notes transcribed verbatim from the original tape box*] Sylvia (female Highwayman) song [4'05"] talk [0'50"].- Across the wild moor - talk [1'00"] song [2'55"].- The young British waterman (died for love) talk [0'52"] song [2'28"].- Dog and gun (Squire of Tamworth) talk [0'50"] song [3'30"]. Kitty Harvey, Thaxted, Essex rec. PK 28.2.58

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[12:14]

Harvey talks about the song 'Dog and gun', or 'The squire of Timworth', before singing the song. Kennedy asks her to sing the song as her mother used to.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 18/02/2013 20:19:00

[8:50]

Kennedy asks about Harvey's mother and her songs, then she sings 'The young British waterman'.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 18/02/2013 20:16:00

[4:59]

Harvey talks about the song 'Across the wild moor', then sings it.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 18/02/2013 20:14:00

[4:09]

Kennedy asks Harvey the meaning of 'Sylvia (The female highwayman)'.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 18/02/2013 20:13:00

Kitty Harvey, a singer from Thaxted, Essex, sings a number of songs and is asked about them by Peter Kennedy. It is interesting to note Kitty's speaking voice is very different to her singing voice, perhaps imitating her mother's singing style at Kennedy's request?

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 18/02/2013 20:13:00