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Alan Nelson, Brackenthwaite, Cumberland 1959. Tape 1

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Andrew PaceNelson talks about and sings 'Ye Dalesmen', followed by an unidentified songs, then 'Drink, puppy, drink', some conversation and a further unidentified fragment.
Posted by Andrew Pace on 21/02/2013

Andrew PaceNelson talks about hunting in times gone by.
Posted by Andrew Pace on 21/02/2013

Andrew PaceNelson and Kennedy talk together about other local people who sing. He then sings 'I once went to Lorton'. Nelson talks about who he heard the song from and where it would be sung.
Posted by Andrew Pace on 21/02/2013

Andrew PaceNelson talks a little about other songs he would sing, such as 'Anthwaite fells', a song about a local man, Jim Dalton and a hunt. He then sings the song.
Posted by Andrew Pace on 21/02/2013

Andrew PaceNelson talks about his father and family.
Posted by Andrew Pace on 21/02/2013

Andrew PaceNelson introduces and sings the song 'The tenth day of March', written by his father Edward Nelson of Gatesgarth.
Posted by Andrew Pace on 21/02/2013

Andrew PaceAlan Nelson and Kennedy talk between each other a little.
Posted by Andrew Pace on 21/02/2013

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    Unknown

  • Shelf mark

    C604/108

  • Recording date

    1959-08-31

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Kennedy Collection

  • Recording locations

    Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, England

  • Performers

    Nelson, Alan (singer, male)

  • Recordist

    Kennedy, Peter

  • Description

    [*Peter Kennedy's notes transcribed verbatim from the original tape box*] The tenth day of March (by his dad Edward Nelson of Gatesgarth) intro [0'25"] + song = 1879.- Anthwaite fells (song about Jim Dalton) (Glencathra song) 1901.- I once went to Lorton (Denwood).- Ye dalesmen.- Drink puppy drink. Alan Nelson, Brackenthwaite, Nr Cockermouth, Cumberland - Lake District (cont) 3 of 5. [Quality note: speeds up half way through tape most likely due to battery failure of recording device.]

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[23:15]

Nelson talks about and sings 'Ye Dalesmen', followed by an unidentified songs, then 'Drink, puppy, drink', some conversation and a further unidentified fragment.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 21/02/2013 23:02:00

[18:49]

Nelson talks about hunting in times gone by.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 21/02/2013 23:00:00

[13:24]

Nelson and Kennedy talk together about other local people who sing. He then sings 'I once went to Lorton'. Nelson talks about who he heard the song from and where it would be sung.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 21/02/2013 22:57:00

[8:46]

Nelson talks a little about other songs he would sing, such as 'Anthwaite fells', a song about a local man, Jim Dalton and a hunt. He then sings the song.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 21/02/2013 22:51:00

[7:07]

Nelson talks about his father and family.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 21/02/2013 22:49:00

[1:47]

Nelson introduces and sings the song 'The tenth day of March', written by his father Edward Nelson of Gatesgarth.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 21/02/2013 22:46:00

[0:19]

Alan Nelson and Kennedy talk between each other a little.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 21/02/2013 22:44:00

Alan Nelson, a well known singer of hunting songs born in 1890, sings and is interviewed by Peter Kennedy.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 21/02/2013 22:42:00