Peter Kennedy Collection

The Garson Trio, Dounby, Orkney 1955. Tape 3

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Andrew PaceThe tape starts with background ambience of the recording session.
Posted by Andrew Pace on 07/03/2013

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    Unknown

  • Shelf mark

    C604/1080

  • 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 629.- [1'40"] Highland Selection: Money Musk, Iron Man, (Scott Skinner). Slight "wow" perhaps because of beginning of tape).- X 2. Venice Polka, Bluebell Polka. Not good as (3) [2'22"].- 3. Venice Polka (by itself) [1'27"]. 1/2 used only. Not R.

  • 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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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 23:28:00

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The tape starts with background ambience of the recording session.

Posted by Andrew Pace, British Library on 07/03/2013 23:28:00