Peter Kennedy Collection

Phil Hamon, Len Bellolil, Hilary Carre, Sark 1957. Channel Islands tape 4

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    Unknown

  • Shelf mark

    C604/742

  • Recording date

    1957-05-03

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Kennedy Collection

  • Recording locations

    Sark, Channel Islands

  • Performers

    Bellolil, Len (melodeon / spoken, male), Carre, Hilary (spoken, male / melodeon), Carre, Mrs (spoken, female), Carre, Philip (singer, male), Guille, Mrs (singer, female), Hamon, Philip (singer, male)

  • Recordist

    Kennedy, Peter

  • Description

    [*Peter Kennedy's notes transcribed verbatim from the original tape box*] Channel Islands - Sark (cont.).- 25. Hilary Carre (melodeon). La Danse de Chapieau. Tune hummed.- 26. Philip Hamon + co. C'est a St Pierre Lihou [1'05"] Hilary Carre + co. Explain after by Hilary.- 27. Mon Mari est Bien Malada (C ) story following. Philip Carre (77) and Mrs, La Plaisance, La Coupee.- 28. La Barbierre. Sung with melodeon. La Barbierre (C ) combine two at "A Paris". 1st att. ends sudden [3'22"] 2nd att. Break in middle.- 29. Caroline and talk. Boat effects. Learnt at a fair at Cherbourg from a woman singing with mandolin.- 30. Len Bellolil (melodeon) Catel, Guernsey. Talk following about playing for dance. Heel and Toe Polka [1'27"].- 31. La Russe.- 32. La Barbiera (+ melodeon).- 33. Mrs Guille: hums No More Fancy Girls for Me (C ) Her nephew Len (melodeon): plays tune. Au Pres de ma blonde (C#) and C [1'35"].- 34. Les Trois Jeune tambours - first part. Story of song. R.

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Part of Peter Kennedy's 1957 collecting trip to the Channel Islands. This tape includes a number of Sark dance tunes sung in French by Phil Hamon, Len Bellolil and Hilary Carre, and some played on the melodeon by Hilary Carre and Len Bellolil. There is some talk interspersed describing the steps.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 04/03/2013 21:22:00