Peter Kennedy Collection

The Garson Trio, Dounby, Orkney 1955. Tape 1

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Andrew PaceThis appears to be a short extract of music on small pipes. Unidentified piece and performer - it is not material related to the Garson trio as far as I am aware.
Posted by Andrew Pace on 07/03/2013

Janet Topp FargionRecording starts here. Test tones and tune-ups to this point.
Posted by Janet Topp Fargion on 29/01/2013

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    Unknown

  • Shelf mark

    C604/1078

  • Recording date

    1955-07-12

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Kennedy Collection

  • Recording locations

    Dounby, Orkney, Scotland

  • Performers

    Garson, Jimmy (fiddle), Nicholson, Iris (accordion), Nicholson, John (guitar)

  • Recordist

    Kennedy, Peter

  • Description

    [*Peter Kennedy's notes transcribed verbatim from the original tape box*] PK 625. Fiddle Jimmy Garson, accordion Iris Nicholson, guitar John Nicholson.- Slow march. The House of Skeen [2'55"] [4'35"].- Strathspey. The Four Stringer (Fitchet) (Each tune twice).- Macdonald Black (Fitchet).- Take 2. Victoria Waltz.- X Take 3. Repeat with more fiddle. BEST. [3'35"]. Not R. [Quality note: test tones recorded at 38 cm/sec., rest of tape is recorded at 19 cm./sec.]

  • Related images

    1. The Garson Trio. Pictured at Twatt-at-Kirkwall, Orkney, 1955
    2. The Garson Trio. Pictured a Twatt-at-Kirkwall, Orkney, 1955
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This appears to be a short extract of music on small pipes. Unidentified piece and performer - it is not material related to the Garson trio as far as I am aware.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 07/03/2013 23:26:00

The Garson Trio were a family band comprised of father John Garson, daughter Iris Nicholson (nee Garson) and son-in-law John Nicholson. They play a number of dance tunes on fiddle, accordion and guitar.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 07/03/2013 23:24:00

[0:57]

Recording starts here. Test tones and tune-ups to this point.

Posted by Janet Topp Fargion, Lead Curator, WTM, British Library on 29/01/2013 11:50:00