Peter Kennedy Collection

Albert Church and William Scarlett, Bedford 1952; Sarah Makem, Tom Vallelly and Pat Daly, Keady, Armagh 1952

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    Unknown

  • Shelf mark

    C604/565

  • Recording date

    1952-10-22

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Kennedy Collection

  • Recording locations

    Biddenham, Bedford, England

  • Performers

    Kennedy, Peter (singer, male / accordion / banjo), Church, Albert (spoken, male), Church, Mrs (spoken, female)

  • Recordist

    Kennedy, Peter

  • Description

    'The Prentice Boy'. Peter Kennedy. Male singer with banjo accompaniment. 'The Blacksmith'. Peter Kennedy. Male singer with banjo accompaniment. 'Little Billee'. Peter Kennedy. Male singer with banjo accompaniment. 'Brief discussion of May Day celebrations.'. Albert Church, Paddy Church. Father and son talking about May Day. 'Brief discussion of May Day celebrations.'. Paddy Church, Albert Church. Father and son talking about May Day. 'Kimbolton May Song'. Mrs Church, Mrs Hall. Two female singers. Seasonal song. 'Description of Thatching (1)'. Albert Church. Albert Church discussing thatching techniques. First part. 'Description of Thatching (2)'. Albert Church. Albert Church discussing thatching techniques. Second part. 'Witch Story'. Albert Church. Albert Church telling the story of a witch as told by 'Mrs Goldsmith'. 'Talk About a Local Singer'. William Scarlett. William Scarlett talks about a man named Dickie Hansley who used to sing in the Stag and Hounds pub at Cranford Bridge. 'Team of Rats'. William Scarlett. Solo male singer. Song also known as 'Acre of Land'. 'William Scarlett Talk 1'. William Scarlett. Male spoken. Stories from the jobs William Scarlett had as a young man, first part. 'William Scarlett Talk 2'. William Scarlett. Male spoken. Stories from the jobs William Scarlett had as a young man, second part. 'The Jolly Roving Tar'. Tom Vallely. Solo male singer. Also known as 'Adieu from Liverpool'. 'Mary of Kilmore'. Sarah Makem. Solo female song with short introduction, learned from Sarah Makem's mother. 'John Mitchell'. Sarah Makem. Solo female song. 'Newry Mountains'. Pat Daly. Solo male song with short introduction. Singer from County Down. 'Killeavy's Pride'. Pat Daly. Solo male song, learned from mother at home. Talk afterwards. 'Last Election Day'. Pat Daly. Solo male song, with short introduction. Talk afterwards, learned from a neighbour of Pat Daly.

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