:: Title :: Interview with Jimmy MacBeath about bothy courtship and farm laboring conditions
:: Genre :: interview, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Lomax, Alan [vocal]
MacBeath, Jimmy [vocal]
:: Setting :: Probably Alan Lomax's flat
:: Location :: London (None), London (England)
:: Language :: Scots
:: Culture :: Scottish, Lowland Scots, Aberdonian, Scottish Traveller
:: Session :: Jimmy MacBeath 11/53
:: Date :: 11/14/1953
:: Reference Information :: T3439.0, Track 11 (00:05:51)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Interviews with and songs sung by Jimmy MacBeath. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - MacBeath discusses couples spending the night together in the bothies, and the miserable conditions of farm labor - working in all weather, sleeping on beds of chaff filled with mice, gruel ("brose") for breakfast, and a lack of tea. [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: Scotland 1951, 1953, and 1958

 

 

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