Peter Kennedy Collection

Mary Swain and Percy Lavarello, Calshot, Hampshire 1962 (Tristan de Cunha islanders). Tape 6

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Andrew PaceMuch talk between Kennedy and the others in the room.
Posted by Andrew Pace on 07/03/2013

Andrew PacePercy Lavarello plays a number of accordion tunes, later to which Kennedy describes the dance steps.
Posted by Andrew Pace on 07/03/2013

Andrew PaceMary Swain sings 'The old miser in London', unaccompanied.
Posted by Andrew Pace on 07/03/2013

Andrew PaceMary Swain sings 'The little cabin boy' unaccompanied, to what Kennedy thinks is a different tune heard earlier (on a separate tape).
Posted by Andrew Pace on 07/03/2013

Andrew PacePercy Laverello plays 'The seven step Schottische' on the accordion.
Posted by Andrew Pace on 07/03/2013

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[13:53]

Much talk between Kennedy and the others in the room.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 07/03/2013 17:38:00

[9:27]

Percy Lavarello plays a number of accordion tunes, later to which Kennedy describes the dance steps.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 07/03/2013 17:37:00

[6:59]

Mary Swain sings 'The old miser in London', unaccompanied.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 07/03/2013 17:36:00

[1:49]

Mary Swain sings 'The little cabin boy' unaccompanied, to what Kennedy thinks is a different tune heard earlier (on a separate tape).

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 07/03/2013 17:34:00

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Percy Laverello plays 'The seven step Schottische' on the accordion.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 07/03/2013 17:33:00

This recording, made by Peter Kennedy and Maud Karpeles in Calshot, Hampshire, is of a number of refugees from the south Atlantic island of Tristan da Cunha. They were being temporarily housed here due to a volcanic eruption on their home island. There is a lot of information, television news footage and reports of this and their stay in England, much of which is available on Youtube. There are several clips that include Mary Swain in particular.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 07/03/2013 17:32:00