FTX-307 A-ROVING BRITAIN AND IRELAND

with Peter Kennedy

These 1968 radio broadcasts gave listeners their first taste of some of the more interesting local traditions we were recording on tape in the 50s and 60s, we were meeting great characters on some of the most interesting heritage survival sites. Local songs, ballads and seasonal customs, dialect speech and recitation, dance and drama, children's rhymes and street play are well represented. The first, transmitted on May Day 1968, featured outstanding May celebrations and the last, broadcast on the 26th June, had input from some of the islands around Britain: Orkney and Shetland, the Isle of Man, Sark in the Channel Islands and Barra in the Outer Hebrides.

THE ROVING JOURNEYMAN - SWEETS OF MAY - EASTCOTE MAY CAROL - SHENLEY MAY CAROL - GRAVELEY MAY CAROL (Huntingdon) - WE'LL ALL GO A-HUNTING TODAY - JOHN PEEL'S ECHO (or THE HORN OF THE HUNTER) - JOE BOWMAN - Medley of Hunting Song Tunes - LIP STICK & other Children's Playground Rhymes - THE FISH AND CHIP SHIP or LOWER THE FUNNEL - GYPSY HORNPIPE - CLOG DANCE - LISA LAN - DING DONG DEDARO - THE HERRING - JOHN THE BON or CAN YOU DANCE THE FLORA? - OSS OSS WEE OSS, HOBBY HORSE FESTIVAL - HAL-AN-TOW - AS I CAME HOME SO LATE LAST NIGHT (or SEVEN DRUNKEN NIGHTS) - THE FALL OF THE LEAF or WHAT'S THE LIFE OF A MAN? - THE JOLLY RED HERRING - NO MORE TO ROAM (recitation) - GREENY HILL - THE STANDING STONE BALLAD - KITTLE MY NAVEL - THE GREAT SILKIE OF SULE SKERRY

 

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