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Re: (In England) Did the DG replace the AD?
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2019, 01:22:24 PM »

Such an interesting film. I noticed a few things that don't seem to happen these days. Smoking in the pub, pewter mugs, trim figures and missing teeth. Most of all though they seem uninhibited and yes, Happy! It looks like another planet almost.
Thanks for posting it
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Re: (In England) Did the DG replace the AD?
« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2019, 01:42:21 PM »

You're not the first to look at that film and be grateful for modern dentistry!
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Re: (In England) Did the DG replace the AD?
« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2019, 02:30:11 PM »

Thanks to Anahata for the link to the University of East Anglia/East Anglian Film Archive's copy of Here's A Health To The Barley Mow.

The film was published commercially by Folktracks [Peter Kennedy's own label] in 1955, but the film and the songs have been made available again more recently, in 2016.  In the April/May 2016 releases, Topic Records' Voice of the People series was extended from mostly Peter Kennedy recordings: selected and presented by Reg Hall.

The Barley Mow TSCD676D combines a CD of songs recorded in October and November 1953, June 1955 and July 1956 with a DVD reissue of the film made at the Ship Inn, Blaxhall, Suffolk, on 19th November 1955.

However, caution is always required when dealing with Peter Kennedy materials.

Reg Hall suggests that there was more than one filming session, as, during one song, Cyril Poacher appears in different clothes (Hall, 2017: page 252): a date of 10 December 1955 is given.
And, although there are only two melodeon players credited at the end of the film Fred Pearce [mistakenly called Fred Pears in the credits: a mistake perpetuated by EAFA see: http://www.eafa.org.uk/catalogue/5 in the paragraph headed Featured People] and Bob Roberts, there is a third melodeon player [another 4-stop one-row] included.


Hall, R (2017) Peter Kennedy’s published recordings of British & Irish traditional music and related material: an annotated discography. 
   London: English Folk Dance and Song Society. Available at  https://www.vwml.org/images/VWMLASSETS/PDFs/peter-kennedy-discography.pdf
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Re: (In England) Did the DG replace the AD?
« Reply #23 on: December 05, 2019, 12:00:14 AM »

Hall, R (2017) Peter Kennedy’s published recordings of British & Irish traditional music and related material: an annotated discography. 
   London: English Folk Dance and Song Society. Available at  https://www.vwml.org/images/VWMLASSETS/PDFs/peter-kennedy-discography.pdf

Thanks for mentioning this Alan. Fascinating reading about Peter Kennedy's early tape recordings and Reg Hall's excellent background research. Reg is a living legend.
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