Peter Kennedy Collection

Mary Swain and Percy Lavarello, Calshot, Hampshire 1962 (Tristan de Cunha islanders). Tape 4

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Andrew PacePercy Laverello plays a number of dance tunes on the accordion. Others in the room are dancing. This is interspersed with talk, including Kennedy narrating some of the steps again.
Posted by Andrew Pace on 07/03/2013

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    Unknown

  • Shelf mark

    C604/927

  • Recording date

    1962-08-31

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Kennedy Collection

  • Recording locations

    Calshot, Hampshire, England

  • Performers

    Swain, Mary (spoken, female), Lavarello, Percy (accordion / spoken, male)

  • Recordist

    Kennedy, Peter

  • Description

    [*Peter Kennedy's notes transcribed verbatim from the original tape box*] P. Kennedy * Repeated Reel 6.- 1. The Donkey Dance. Descr of dance [1'10"] and why called Donkey Dance. The Galloping Dance and descr of dance [1'25"].- 3. The Walking Dance.- 4. Black Tom. Tune only [1'00"].- 5. Repeat with dancers and PK descr, danced by Basil and Norman [0'50"].- 6. "The Cape" Walk, PK starts to descr but ends [1'10"].- 7. * The Handkerchief Dance [1'00"].- 8. Frisco's Fandango + reason for name [1'10"].- 9.

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Percy Laverello plays a number of dance tunes on the accordion. Others in the room are dancing. This is interspersed with talk, including Kennedy narrating some of the steps again.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 07/03/2013 16:55:00