Peter Kennedy Collection

Percy Lavarello, Calshot, Hampshire 1962 (Tristan de Cunha islanders). Tape 7

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Andrew PacePercy Lavarello talks about 'Old years' day' and Christmas traditions.
Posted by Andrew Pace on 07/03/2013

Andrew PacePercy Lavarello plays a schottische on the accordion. This is followed by much talk about Lavarello's parents.
Posted by Andrew Pace on 07/03/2013

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    Unknown

  • Shelf mark

    C604/930

  • Recording date

    1962-08-31

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Kennedy Collection

  • Recording locations

    Calshot, Hampshire, England

  • Performers

    Lavarello, Percy (accordion / spoken, male)

  • Recordist

    Kennedy, Peter

  • Description

    [*Peter Kennedy's notes transcribed verbatim from the original tape box*] .- 1. Plain Schottische [0'35"].- 2. Talk about his family.- 3. Nice "Notey" Waltz [1'20"].- 4. Talk about "Old Years Day" and Christmas.

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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 17:44:00

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Percy Lavarello talks about 'Old years' day' and Christmas traditions.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 07/03/2013 17:42:00

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Percy Lavarello plays a schottische on the accordion. This is followed by much talk about Lavarello's parents.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 07/03/2013 17:40:00