Peter Kennedy Collection

The Garson Trio, Dounby, Orkney 1955. Tape 2

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    Peter Kennedy Collection

  • Recording locations

    Dounby, Orkney, Scotland

  • Performers

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

  • Recordist

    Kennedy, Peter

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    [*Peter Kennedy's notes transcribed verbatim from the original tape box*] .- A (Garson's Own March) rehearsed.- * "Greeny Hill March", 2nd att. Best [1'20"].- * Am. King William's March. Fiddle and guitar [2'05"].- X 4. Hornpipe selection: Arthur's Seat, Eugene Stratton, Banks Hornpipe ('Bonapotte') (played twice) [3'07"].- 5. NO. Catchkey Polka (learnt from father) [2'10"].- + accordion No, 6. Selection of jigs: Off She Goes, Dumfries House, ? House. [1'37"] Not R.

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    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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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 23:27:00