Peter Kennedy Collection

Harold Covill, Cecil Sharp House, London 1962

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Andrew PaceThis is more unrelated and unidentified material. Male singers with banjos and guitars.
Posted by Andrew Pace on 04/03/2013

Andrew PaceUnidentified fiddle, melodeon, piano, whistle, accordion and jew's harp music. This is all unrelated to the Covill recording.
Posted by Andrew Pace on 04/03/2013

Andrew PaceHarold Covill is recorded at Cecil Sharp House, although it does not appear to be a public recording. He sings a number of songs and talks about himself, his work and his songs. After his statement about working as a railway guard, his recording is cut short.
Posted by Andrew Pace on 04/03/2013

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    Unknown

  • Shelf mark

    C604/884

  • Recording date

    1962-02-11

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Kennedy Collection

  • Recording locations

    Cecil Sharp House, London, England

  • Performers

    Covill, Harold (spoken, male / singer, male)

  • Recordist

    Kennedy, Peter

  • Description

    [*Peter Kennedy's notes transcribed verbatim from the original tape box*] Harold Covill (50) rec C.S.H. 11.2.62. 16 Henson Rd, March, Cambs.- 1. Trial. One Happy Family [1'40"] best.- 2. Talk about himself. Born near Wisbech (Norfolk-Camb border) Railway guard at present).- 3. Bold William Taylor from mother. Still alive at Wisbech. Gives story first. Mistake in verse 3. Verse 4 should be before verse 3 [2'17"] "Now on the next day mowing...".- 4. The Happy Familie - 2nd att. Learnt from grandfather (Suffolk) [1'35"] Brettenham Sudbury.- 5. Talk about his work - railway guard. [Inside box] Wm Taylor.- 1. 2. Susan's Parents.- 3. Now the next day morning - shot. Omit this verse.- 4. Now the next day morning.- 5. But if you rise.- 6. She Rose Early. Saw.- 7. She quickly ordered brace-shot. [Quality note: Cross talk audible. Hum throughout. Includes transfers of pre-recorded material (probably shellac or lacquer) Short section at wrong speed (should be at 9.5 cm/sec) at 00:01:48 but content is not related.]

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[22:07]

This is more unrelated and unidentified material. Male singers with banjos and guitars.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 04/03/2013 23:05:00

[9:04]

Unidentified fiddle, melodeon, piano, whistle, accordion and jew's harp music. This is all unrelated to the Covill recording.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 04/03/2013 23:05:00

[0:04]

Harold Covill is recorded at Cecil Sharp House, although it does not appear to be a public recording. He sings a number of songs and talks about himself, his work and his songs. After his statement about working as a railway guard, his recording is cut short.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 04/03/2013 23:01:00