Reg Hall English, Irish & Scottish Folk Music & Customs Collection

Willie Scott interview, part 38

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    2CDR0007012 (copy of C903/30)

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    Reg Hall Archive

  • Recording locations

    Leader sound studio, Elland, West Yorkshire, England, UK

  • Interviewees

    Scott, Willie, 1897-1989 (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Leader, Bill (speaker, male)

  • Recordist

    Leader, Bill

  • Abstract

    Willie Scott talks about once being hired at a fair after applying for the position by post, at Copshawholme fair those who needed a position kept a straw in thier mouth as a sign, the farmer who only sold cabbage "Knoxs's cabbages", the first cinemas in 1914, two elderly agricultural workers who played slow airs on thier fiddles before and during the film. first radio in the area 1927, traditional musicians rarely influenced by records or radio, Archie Dagg the piper certainly wasn't.

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