Peter Kennedy Collection

Adolphus Le Ruez, Jersey 1957. Channel Islands tape 2

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    Unknown

  • Shelf mark

    C604/740

  • Recording date

    1957-04-27

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Kennedy Collection

  • Recording locations

    Bonne Nuit, St Ouen's, Jersey, Channel Islands

  • Performers

    Le Ruez, Adolphus (singer, male)

  • Recordist

    Kennedy, Peter

  • Description

    [*Peter Kennedy's notes transcribed verbatim from the original tape box*] PK 66. PK 304. 738. Mr Le Ruez (cont.) Jersey (2nd visit) 27.4.57.- 5. Bichion Bichiette. 2nd att [2'30"] On 012.- 6. Mon Bonhomme est Bien Malade [1'25"] On 012.- 7. Breton Song.- 8. Au Logis de Mon Pere [1'15"] On 012.- 9. Talk.- 10. Jean Petit Cocq [1'25"] On 012.- 10. En Passant [1'37"] Pas un Moulin. Explanation before and breaks into song.- 1. Riddle [1'10"].- 2. Mon Pere il M'a Marie [2'55"] On 012.- 3. Bichon Bichette. 1st att [2'35"] (B).- 4. Talk about black butter night [4'00"] With story of roof blowing off. R.

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Part of Peter Kennedy's 1957 collecting trip to the Channel Islands. Adolphus Ruez (aged 77), a singer from Jersey, tells stories and sings a number of songs in French. This is interspersed with talk (in English) about the songs and life on the island.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 04/03/2013 18:33:00