:: Title :: Interview with Dr. James Ritchie about The Wind Blows High
:: Genre :: interview, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Lomax, Alan [vocal]
Ritchie, Dr. James [vocal]
:: Setting :: Norton Park School
:: Location :: Edinburgh (Midlothian), South-east (Scotland)
:: Language :: Scots
:: Culture :: Scottish, Lowland Scots
:: Session :: Edinburgh II 7/51
:: Date :: 7/12/1951
:: Reference Information :: T3399.0, Track 13 (00:00:34)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Children's game songs performed by children at the Norton Park School in Edinburgh, and interviews with Dr. James T. R. Ritchie (teacher and game song expert) and Margaret Hunter "Peggie" MacGillivray, a schoolgirl at Norton Park. Ewan McVicar writes of MacGillivray, now (as of 2005) Margaret Currie: "A wonderful informant and performer, she is melodic and confident in her performance and articulate and clear in her accounts of how the songs were used." [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Dr. Ritchie explains the game "The Wind Blows High." Lomax asks him how he became involved in the making of "The Singing Street" and singing games in general, but the tape cuts out. [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: Scotland 1951, 1953, and 1958

 

 

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