Peter Kennedy Collection

Alec Stewart 'The Knowing Seaman' in English (cont.), Bettyhill, Sutherland 1955. Tape 4

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    Unknown

  • Shelf mark

    C604/643

  • Recording date

    1955-07-03

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Kennedy Collection

  • Recording locations

    Armadale, Bettyhill, Sutherland, Scotland

  • Performers

    Kennedy, Peter (spoken, male), Stewart, Alec (spoken, male)

  • Recordist

    Henderson, Hamish

  • Description

    [*Peter Kennedy's notes transcribed verbatim from the original tape box*] Knowing Seaman (3). Talk after end of song with PK interviewing. Engl transl of the Knowing Seaman (cont) [3'30"]. Some breaks in middle (1/2 way) of tape - watch carefully. Edit out "Aye Ay2" just after join. Talk after end of story with PK interviewing [3'30"] English translation of the Knowing Seaman (cont). [Quality note: low level througout and recording fades out at the end.]

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    1. Alec Stewart, 1955
    2. Alec Stewart, 1955
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User notes for this item

Alec Stewart was a blind Gaelic storyteller. In this tape he continues to tell the story of 'The knowing seaman' in English (related to tape number C604/642), before talking to Peter Kennedy and Hamish Henderson. [Note: this is not the same Alec Stewart as the piper and well-known 'Stewart family' from Perthshire.]

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 03/03/2013 20:43:00