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Jack Armstrong and Billy Conroy alternating dub

Conroy, Billy (folk musician) (tin whistle)
1954-06-08, 1954-06-09, 1954-06-12 or 1954-06-15


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  • Title:
    Jack Armstrong and Billy Conroy alternating dub
  • Contributor: Conroy, Billy (folk musician) (tin whistle); Armstrong, Jack, (Northumbrian small pipes); Kennedy, Peter, (sound recordist)
  • Subjects: England; Folk dance music
  • Place Name: Jack Armstrong's home, Wide Open, Newcastle, Northumberland, England, UK
  • Description: Aerophones - Flutes
    Aerophones - Bagpipes
    Aerophones - Reed

  • Notes:
    Recording date: 1954-06-08, 1954-06-09, 1954-06-12 or 1954-06-15
    Collection title: Peter Kennedy Collection
    Recording Notes: The tunes on this recording are dubbed alternating between tin whistle and small pipes.
    Duration: 29 min. 12 sec.
    Item notes: For the original sessions, see C604/48, C604/49, C604/50, C604/51 and C604/52.
    Performance notes: A dub of selected pieces from recording sessions with Northumbrian folk musicians Billy Conroy (tin whistle, recorded on 9th June 1954) and Jack Armstrong (Northumbrian small pipes, recorded on 8th and either 12th or 15th June 1954).
    Performance notes: Jack Armstrong was a piper, fiddler and band leader from Northumbria; he was the piper to the Duke of Northumberland from 1948 to 1971.
    Performance notes: Billy Conroy was a Northumbrian miner and tin whistle player.

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