Peter Kennedy Collection

Margaret Dalton, Joe Dalton and Billy Irving, Thislmere, Cumberland 1959

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Andrew PaceBilly Irving talks about local hunting songs, followed by him singing two. Afterwards he talks a little about himself and his family.
Posted by Andrew Pace on 24/02/2013

Andrew PaceA tape error occurs here for 30 seconds - both sides are playing at once.
Posted by Andrew Pace on 24/02/2013

Andrew PaceJohn Dalton talks about singing, followed by a song about Joe Bowman, a well known hunter in the area.
Posted by Andrew Pace on 24/02/2013

Andrew PacePeter Kennedy introduces Margaret Dalton, who then talks about the poems in an 1871 book by John Richardson, a schoolmaster of St John's Vale. She then recites 'It's nobbut me' in the Cumberland dialect.
Posted by Andrew Pace on 24/02/2013

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    Unknown

  • Shelf mark

    C604/115

  • Recording date

    1959-08-28

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Kennedy Collection

  • Recording locations

    Thislmere, Cumberland, England

  • Performers

    Dalton, Margaret (spoken, female), Dalton, Joe (spoken, male / singer, male), Irving, Billy (spoken, male / singer, male)

  • Recordist

    Kennedy, Peter

  • Description

    [*Peter Kennedy's notes transcribed verbatim from the original tape box*] Dialect Poem "It's nobbut me" (talk before and after NG) by John Richardson (nature of St Johns in the Vale) "Cummerlan' talk (publ. John Russell Smith, London 1871) learned by heart as recitation J.R. was schoolmaster in St Johns Vale.- John "Wilse" Dalton - Hunting song*. [1'45"] 2 vereses only. Joe Bowman - talk before. "we've a Shepherd's meet up here in November ... [0'40"].- and Talk about song. Talk after about word "smittle" here in November [2'10"] total [5'30"].- Talk: PK your father was JD [0'50"]. Song: (about his father's Jim Dalton) "Eskdale and fell show" (Tom Harper), Glencathra [3'45"].- Talk following in good about [3'00"].- Never ride a bicycle in his life. total [6'50"].- Billy Irving (of Ennerdale) sec. Hound Tracking Association. Prev. Huntsmen for Melbrake foxhounds for 25 yrs. Talk about old hunting songs (good) [1'45"].- Song: Windham (trail Hound) [2'30"].- Song: John Peel's Echo (The horn of the hunter) [2'50"] talk following about himself - sport of all kinds. total [4'35"] * sung later by Miles Wilson with accordion. [Quality note: audio primarily in the left channel throughout.]

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[14:29]

Billy Irving talks about local hunting songs, followed by him singing two. Afterwards he talks a little about himself and his family.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 24/02/2013 18:38:00

[8:16]

A tape error occurs here for 30 seconds - both sides are playing at once.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 24/02/2013 18:34:00

[4:56]

John Dalton talks about singing, followed by a song about Joe Bowman, a well known hunter in the area.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 24/02/2013 18:34:00

[0:03]

Peter Kennedy introduces Margaret Dalton, who then talks about the poems in an 1871 book by John Richardson, a schoolmaster of St John's Vale. She then recites 'It's nobbut me' in the Cumberland dialect.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 24/02/2013 18:26:00