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

Willie Scott interview, part 39

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:08:20

  • Shelf mark

    2CDR0007012 (copy of C903/30

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Reg Hall Archive

  • Recording locations

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

  • Recordist

    Leader, Bill

  • Abstract

    Willie Scott talks about how very few musicians could read music, one old piper, a cousin of his fathers, could "trace out an air" from scores, though it took him a long time before he could play it right, Archie Dagg couldn't, he needed to hear an air. a "tremendous set of pipes" that Archie Dagg had recently made from ivory, though he's not in "good fettle" at the moment. met Billy Pigg at a competition in the late 1920's, Jack Armstrong was the judge, his fathers cousin thought him "not a patch " on Billy Pigg. the Charlton family, years since he met Foster Charlton, they look at the songs left to sing.

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