:: Title :: Announcement of continuation of Ceilidh and other Festival events
:: Genre :: spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Henderson, Hamish [vocal]
:: Setting :: The Ceilidh of the People's Festival Fringe, Oddfellows Hall
:: Location :: Edinburgh (Midlothian), South-east (Scotland)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Scottish, Lowland Scots
:: Session :: Edinburgh 8/51
:: Date :: 8/30/1951
:: Reference Information :: T3430.0, Track 9 (00:02:16)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Recordings from the first People's Festival Ceilidh, part of the 1951 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Ballads sung by Jimmy MacBeath, John Strachan, Jessie Murray, and Blanche Wood; Gaelic songs by Calum Johnson and Flora MacNeil; piping by John Burgess; MC'd by Hamish Henderson. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Henderson tells the crowd that the Ceilidh will be continued (because it is "too good to stop at 10 o'clock") at the St. Columba's Church hall, and urges them to attend the next day's Miners' Night, which ends the People's Festival. He declares that "if there's one community of people in Scotland that have got gusto and spirit it's the Scottish miners," which the audience applauds. [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: Scotland 1951, 1953, and 1958

 

 

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