Peter Kennedy Collection

William Kimber, Oxford, Oxfordshire 1956. Tape 1

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Kennedy Collection

  • Recording locations

    Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

  • Performers

    Kimber, William (spoken, male / concertina)

  • Recordist

    Kennedy, Peter

  • Description

    [*Peter Kennedy's notes transcribed verbatim from the original tape box*] Morris dances(cont.).- Laudanum Bunches (1st att - hand slipped) [0'30"] (repeat) 0'30"].- Getting up stairs repeated [0'30"].- Morris off (longer recording) [0'35"].- The Quakers wife (not well played) Country dance [0'52"].- Hilly-go filly-go [1'05"].- Double lead through [1'25"].- Ribbon dance (1st att.) [0'30"] (2nd att.) [0'55"].- Pop goes the Weasel [0'30"].- Over the hills to glory [0'57"].- Bonnets so blue [1'23"].- The triumph (step & fetch her) [1'20"].- Four hand reel (Soldier's joy) [0'40"].- The fool's dance -The bold hussar (speech follows) (Manchester hornpipe).- [0'45"].- N. name (Cliff hornpipe) [0'40"].- Schottische (1st att.) [0'40"].- 2nd att. [0'43"].- No name (Cliff Hornpipe) [0'40"].- Schottische. 1st att [0'40"] 2nd att. [0'43"].

  • Related images

    1. William Kimber, 1950s-1960s
    2. William Kimber perfoming with concertina at Stratford Upon Avon, 1956
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William Kimber was a famous anglo-concertina player and Morris dancer. In this tape he plays a number of Morris dance tunes on the anglo-concertina. It is not known which pieces from the tape box notes are actually performed here, but certainly not all are present on the tape.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 25/02/2013 20:13:00