Peter Kennedy Collection

Frank Brechard and Walter Brechard, Guernsey 1957. Channel Islands tape 7

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Kennedy Collection

  • Recording locations

    Torteval, Guernsey, Channel Islands

  • Performers

    Brechard, Frank (melodeon), Brechard, Walter (spoken, male)

  • Recordist

    Kennedy, Peter

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    [*Peter Kennedy's notes transcribed verbatim from the original tape box*] KLO 27721. Guernsey. Walter Brechard, St Peters. "I can hark back about 50 years or more…". Talk, The Green Bed - knitting Guernseys.- His Old Aunt and the Pig.- His father and bottle of quicksilver. Man Who Had Beaten Wife - smuggling. Fauchier L'Ane. Bb bass. Clamarer d Hans in Alderney. Christmas Eve: Walk to Hood / Cattle Kneeling. Total [10'55"].- Melodeon, his son Frank (a) The Reel "Soldiers Joy" [1'00"] Followed by description.- (b) La Jeviaise Walter (The Jersey Dance) (Heel and Toe) descr after end. R.

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The listing shows Frank Brechard and Walter Brechard. This is a misspelling. It should read Frank Brehaut and Walter Brehaut. In my childhood in St Pierre-du-Bois I knew these men. Walter Brehaut, who is the man doing the speaking, had a mission hall at Le Planel, and his son Frank played accordion.

Posted by James le Messurier on 17/05/2019 17:23:00

Part of Peter Kennedy's 1957 collecting trip to the Channel Islands. Walter Brechard talks about his memories of Guernsey in the past. This is followed by his son, Frank Brechard, performing a couple of dance tunes on the melodeon.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 04/03/2013 21:35:00