FTX-055 - COALMINER'S PITANCES

MUSIC & MEMORIES OF WELSH MINERS

This remarkable recording, made by Alan Lomax and Peter Kennedy at Treorchy, Rhondda, in 1953, is an outstanding social document with its straight-from-the-shoulder talk about the collier's life in the South Wales valleys. Featuring Tom Thomas, Gomer Williams, John Rowland & others, interspersed with songs in both Welsh & English
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SOSPAN FACH (The Little Saucepan) - talk about pay - Pea-soup story - Working at the coal-face - 2 stories about Georgie - Talk in the Barber's Shop and the Mummer's - A travelling ballad-singer - YR ENETH GADD EI GWRTHOD (The Rejected Maiden) - GOLDEN RING - DAISY DAISY - Theatre and chapel - Sunday restrictions - sweets & marbles - GUIDE ME, O THOU GREAT JEHOVAH - BEST LITTLE DOOR-BOY - Strikes - Going round singing - Seeking shelter- Starvation - HOGYN AMAETHWR (The Farmer's Boy) - the Police - the Unions - TON-Y-BOTL (Message in a bottle) - Coal-dust & Pneumo-silicosis - Consumption & Compensation - the Dole - Churchill sends for the police and the soldiers - an MP in gaol

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