:: Title :: Interview with Jeannie Robertson about the differences between Gaelic and Aberdeenshire songs and diddling / Hap And Row (fragment)
:: Genre :: interview, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Lomax, Alan [vocal]
Robertson, Jeannie [vocal]
:: Setting :: Alan Lomax's flat
:: Location :: London (None), London (England)
:: Language :: Scots
:: Culture :: Scottish, Lowland Scots, Aberdonian, Scottish Traveller
:: Session :: Jeannie Robertson I 11/53
:: Date :: 11/1/1953
:: Reference Information :: T3445.0, Track 1 (null)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Interviews with and songs sung by Regina "Jeannie" Robertson, MBE, "acclaimed balladeer of Scotland's travelling clans." The last tape in the series, T3462, was recorded at a song swap, also featuring revival singer Isla Cameron (included here) as well as Irish singer/banjo player Margaret Barry (included in the Irish collection) and Appalachian ballad singer Jean Ritchie (included in both, depending on the context of her songs). [Source: Editor]
2 - Tape 3447 was presumably not recorded in early November, as the tape box reads "?30, 1953," but because the month is not known, the tape is included here. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Jeannie tells Lomax that she thinks her Aberdeenshire airs are similar to those in Gaelic. "We kin sit doon and diddle or hum with em like in their airs." Lomax asks her to diddle, which she says she can't do. She says there is a difference in the diddling with words and that without, and sings a fragment of "Hap and Row." [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: Scotland 1951, 1953, and 1958

 

 

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