Peter Kennedy Collection

Joe Woods and Winifred Woods, Douglas, Isle of Man 1965. Tape 1

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    Peter Kennedy Collection

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    Douglas, Isle of Man

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    Woods, Joe (spoken, male / singer, male), Woods, Winifred (spoken, female / singer, female)

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    Kennedy, Peter

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    [*Peter Kennedy's notes transcribed verbatim from the original tape box*] .- 1. Hunt the Wren (Dec 26th) - talk about Leslie Daiken rec in 1958. [2'03"] Song / Knocking [2'10"] / "Come on with money", Robin the Brown. Talk about survival and no longer spontaneous.- 2. "Hopsmay" (Oct 31st) Halloween turnip lantern. "Jeannie the witch went over the house to get the sticks to ? them out". Warning about ghosts sitting on the roofs after midnight. Although overlaid with Christianity - talk about witches. Nov 1st was very much New Years Day.- 3. Manx Gaelic. Convenient to talk in Gaelic to tourists or children couldn't understand.

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    Joe Woods pictured in the 1950s

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Joe Woods and his sister Winifred talk about local traditions and sing a few songs together. At the end they talk a little about Manx Gaelic.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 07/03/2013 21:42:00