FTX-282 - TALKING WITH GYPSIES - 2/3

These three radio programmes, put together by John Seymour in 1974, were notable for the inclusion of some well-known gypsies of the time and some outstanding gypsy experts including Gordon Boswell, Mary Ann and Bill Haynes, B Gilliat-Smith, Mervyn Jones, Phoebe and Joe Smith, Gratton Puxon, Professor Walter Starkie, Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald, Richard Wade and Dora Yates

"The Water is wide" played on melodeon/ An army of manual workers (Brian Vesey-Fizgerald) - Metal-workers (Dora Yates) - Scrap-metal merchants (Nelson Hodgkin)"Bring your old iron, bits of brass" - Changing trades incl road ashphalt - The gypsy horse (Richard Wade & Mike Kirby) - Dealing with horses (Gordon Boswell) - Other work & fortune-telling (Richard Wade & Madam Lee) - Herbal remedies & horse medication (Boswell) - Welsh gypsies, Woods & Roberts (Jones & Mrs Jarman) - The various travelling wagons (Mervyn Jones) - Big horses and big wagons (Boswell) - The life of a gypsy and a gorgio (Joe Smith) - Further talk (Joe) - Concertina waltz

 

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