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Bonny Tyneside

Lawson, Fred, 1914-1996 (guitar / singer, male)


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  • Title:
    Bonny Tyneside
  • Contributor: Lawson, Fred, (guitar / singer, male); Kennedy, Peter, (sound recordist)
  • Subjects: England; Folk songs
  • Language: English
  • Place Name: Jack Armstrong’s home, Wide Open, Newcastle, Northumberland, England, UK
  • Notes:
    Recording date: 1954-06-15
    Collection title: Peter Kennedy Collection
    Recording Notes: Low level throughout.
    Duration: 2 min. 58 sec.
    Performance notes: Fred Lawson, from South Shields, County Durham, sings a song composed by Robert Chatt of Wark about 50 years earlier. The same song was later collected by A. Charlton.
    Performance notes: "Fred Lawson is now well-known in Northumberland and Durham as a singer of Tyneside Songs. By profession a commercial artist he runs a choir in his spare time and sings with his guitar for dinners, parties and other functions." [from Peter Kennedy's 1954 diary].

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