Peter Kennedy Collection

Alan Nelson, Brackenthwaite, Cumberland 1959. Tape 3

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Andrew PaceHarry Irving begins to talk, but the tape ends soon after.
Posted by Andrew Pace on 24/02/2013

Andrew PaceAlan Nelson sings a song about himself composed by Dr Eton, 'The gay young spark', followed by more stories about his dogs falling through ice.
Posted by Andrew Pace on 24/02/2013

Andrew PaceAlan Nelson, a well known singer of hunting songs born in 1890, tells a couple of stories for Peter Kennedy.
Posted by Andrew Pace on 24/02/2013

Andrew PaceMiles Wilson describes a fox hunt and people putting songs together. He then sings a few songs, starting with 'The Ullswater Pack'. [This is the same recording as on tape C604/109.]
Posted by Andrew Pace on 24/02/2013

Andrew PaceThe song 'Joe Bowman' is sung by Bill Irving, accompanied by Billy Bowman on accordion and a chorus, followed by Billy Bowman describing the song.
Posted by Andrew Pace on 24/02/2013

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    Unknown

  • Shelf mark

    C604/112

  • Recording date

    1959-08-31

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Kennedy Collection

  • Recording locations

    Brackenthwaite, Cockermouth, Cumberland, England

  • Performers

    Nelson, Alan (singer, male / spoken, male), Wilson, Miles (singer, male / spoken, male, Irving, Bill (singer, male), Bowman, Billy (accordion / spoken, male), Irving, Harry (spoken, male)

  • Recordist

    Kennedy, Peter

  • Description

    [*Peter Kennedy's notes transcribed verbatim from the original tape box*] Alan Nelson - Talk: Courting stories. Song: The Gay Young Spark (Dr Eton) about himself. Talk about hound going through ice.- Miles Wilson, Mockerkin, nr. Cockermouth, Cumberland - Story about fox on railway [1'45"].- What makes a good hunting song. Song: The Ullswater Pack (comp. W.S. Skelton of Ambleside or Windermere). Talk about previous song. Song: Joe Bowman.- Billy Irving (accomp Billy Bowman with chorus) (Key of F). Song: Lal Melbrake (John White Towers) (New Years Day Hunt at Kirkstyle. Talk about previous song. [Quality note: dolby was not applied on transfer because no test tones were provided on recording. Loud buzzing noise throughout.]

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[30:02]

Harry Irving begins to talk, but the tape ends soon after.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 24/02/2013 17:58:00

This tape contains recordings of Alan Nelson, Miles Wilson, Bill Irving, Billy Bowman, and Harry Irving. All are from a similar area in the Lake District and talk about hunting and hunting songs.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 24/02/2013 17:57:00

[6:55]

Alan Nelson sings a song about himself composed by Dr Eton, 'The gay young spark', followed by more stories about his dogs falling through ice.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 24/02/2013 17:56:00

[0:04]

Alan Nelson, a well known singer of hunting songs born in 1890, tells a couple of stories for Peter Kennedy.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 24/02/2013 17:56:00

[11:19]

Miles Wilson describes a fox hunt and people putting songs together. He then sings a few songs, starting with 'The Ullswater Pack'. [This is the same recording as on tape C604/109.]

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 24/02/2013 17:55:00

[24:06]

The song 'Joe Bowman' is sung by Bill Irving, accompanied by Billy Bowman on accordion and a chorus, followed by Billy Bowman describing the song.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 24/02/2013 17:55:00