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Conroy, Billy (folk musician) (tin whistle / speaker, male)


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  • Title:
    Billy Conroy
  • Contributor: Conroy, Billy (folk musician) (tin whistle / speaker, male); Armstrong, Jack, (speaker, male); Kennedy, Peter, (sound recordist / speaker, male)
  • Subjects: England; Folk dance music
  • Language: English
  • Place Name: Jack Armstrong’s home, Wide Open, Newcastle, Northumberland, England, UK
  • Description: Aerophones - Flutes

  • Notes:
    Recording date: 1954-06-09
    Collection title: Peter Kennedy Collection
    Recording Notes: Low level throughout.
    Recording Notes: Some breaks in the recording between individual tunes.
    Duration: 30 min. 00 sec.
    Item notes: Individual items listed separately.
    Performance notes: Recording session with Northumbrian miner and tin whistle player Billy Conroy, who introduces and plays several tunes on tin whistles of different registers. Interview about learning and playing the tin whistle from about 15 min., followed by more dance tunes.
    Performance notes: Tunes recorded: 1. The harvest home (hornpipe).- 2. Operetta tune.- 3. Medley: Operetta tune / unidentified / Jig: The tenpenny bit / Hornpipe: Liverpool / Hornpipe: Steamboat.- 4. Jig: The rollicking Irishman.- 5. Jig: Barbara Bell.- 6. The Redesdale hornpipe.- 7. John Peel and variations [high tin whistle].- 8. John Peel and variations [low tin whistle].- 9. Father's old waltz tune.- 10. Father's old march tune / Napoleon's march.- [Interview].- 11. Father's two old waltzes [1st attempt].- 12. Father's two old waltzes [2nd attempt].- 13. Liverpool hornpipe.- 14. Steamboat hornpipe.

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