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

Walter Pardon interview, part 01

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:14:51

  • Cultures

    English

  • Shelf mark

    2CDR0008857 (copy of C903/48)

  • Recording date

    1974-12-07

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Reg Hall Archive

  • Recording locations

    Knapton, Norfolk, England, UK

  • Interviewees

    Pardon, Walter, 1914-1996 (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Dallas, Karl (speaker, male)

  • Recordist

    Leader, Bill

  • Abstract

    Walter Pardon talks about how he learned his songs; learning songs from his Uncle Billy; songs traditionally sung by his family at special occasions, eg. at Christmas; always called them "old songs", never "folk songs"; singing bawdy songs, etc. Bill Leader and Peter [Bellamy?] also contribute to conversation.

  • Description

    Interviewee's note: traditional English singer from Knapton, Norfolk.

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