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Louis Wroe

Wroe, Louis (speaker, male / singer, male / accordion)
1959-08-20

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  • Title:
    Louis Wroe
  • Contributor: Wroe, Louis (speaker, male / singer, male / accordion); Kennedy, Peter, (speaker, male); Kennedy, Peter, (sound recordist)
  • Subjects: England; Folk songs; Folk dance music
  • Language: English
  • Place Name: Bromley Carr, Wortley, near Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, UK
  • Description: Aerophones - Free reeds
    Keyboard instruments

  • Notes:
    Recording date: 1959-08-20
    Collection title: Peter Kennedy Collection
    Recording Notes: Although the items were recorded in the order listed above, the sessions were edited and spliced together in a different order on reels C604/211 and C604/205, combining the recordings made on 20th and 21st August 1959, for publication as the Folktrax release 'Two jolly miners' (FTX-212). The order on tape is as follows: C604/205 Calling-on song.- Talk about revival of Grenoside sword dance.- Music for Grenoside sword dance.- [The Grenoside Sword Dance].- Further talk about dance.- [Talk about Grenoside sword dance].- Further talk about dance.- Talk about going into houses, old-time dancing, clog dancing.- Talk about old-time dancing and waltz.- Talk about family. C604/211 Six jolly miners (sung by Louis Wroe); Six jolly miners (sung by George 'Cavill' Hoyland.- Description of 'Old Tup' custom.- Brass band tune.- Lancashire breakdown.- Schottische.- Varsoviana
    Recording Notes: Includes edits and silences in the recording between individual items.
    Duration: 19 min. 11 sec.
    Item notes: Individual items catalogued separately.
    Performance notes: Recording session with accordionist Louis Wroe, aged 64 of Bromley Carr, Wortley, near Sheffield. Includes songs and dance music played on an accordion, along with Wroe's reminiscences about the Grenoside Sword Dancers, detailed descriptions of the dance and the customs associated with its performance around Christmas and Boxing Day, as well as Wroe's memories of pubs, old-time dances and his family.
    Performance notes: Wroe's name is spelled incorrectly as 'Rowe' in Peter Kennedy's report to the BBC. See http://www.peterkennedyarchive.org/
    Performance notes: Contents: [The Grenoside Sword Dance].- [Talk about Grenoside sword dance].- Further talk about dance.- Talk about going into houses, old-time dancing, clog dancing.- Talk about old-time dancing and waltz.- Talk about family.- Six jolly miners

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