FTX-118 - FLEE AS A BIRD

CONCERTINAS IN DURHAM AND YORKSHIRE

Gordon CUTTY, from Durham, plays English concertina & Sam FAWCETT, from Baldersdale, the Anglo-German concertina. Gordon, a miner, when recorded in 1954, was still working at East Hetton Colliery and playing for dances, while Sam, farming at West Birk Hatt, recorded in 1953, who formerly played for dances in Swaledale, was a neighbour of Hannah Hauxwell at Low Birk Hatt, Baldersdale, whose life story was featured on TV by Barry Cockcroft who also put together her two books, "Seasons of my Life" and "Daughter of the Dales". Peter's photograph of him playing the concertina appears on page 31` in "The Complete Story"(publ by Arrow Books 1992).
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Sam Fawcett of Romaldkirk

BLAYDON FEAST - DEMON HORNPIPE, HIGH LEVEL & NEW HIGH LEVEL - THE DONCASTER, LEASINGTHORNE, SOUTH HETTON, CONTEST, SPENNYMOOR, BOTTLE BANK & SHORT GRASS - QUICKSTEPS - THE TRIUMPH - GREEN-SLEEVES - CLAP REEL - KEEL ROW - LIVERPOOL & STEAMBOAT - SQUARE EIGHT - SIR ROGER DE COVERLEY - HIGHLAND FLING - POLKA MAZURKA - SPANISH FANDANGO

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