FTX-383 - EARLY DAYS

WILLIAM KIMBER TALKING

Here is the complete interview of WILLIAM KIMBER conducted by Dr Maud Karpeles recorded by her nephew, Peter Kennedy, at Kimber's home, Headington Quarry, Oxford on the 4th December 1951. A complete transcript of the interview accompanies the CD.
   

Beginnings - Whitsun Morris - Percy Manning - Mrs Birch - Sandfield Cottage - Boxing Day - First meeting with Cecil Sharp - Going up to London - Meeting with McIlwaine - Mary Neal and The Esperance Club - Trouble between the two pioneers - Lectures, Shows & Teaching - Resting before work - Good Show at the Queens Hall - Meeting the Royals - The Gold Badge - Death Stalks - The Fatal Blow - The Sense of loss - Never failed him - On trial with parents - May Day - Handbells & Bands - Christmas Mummers - Women dancing Morris - Tips for dancers - . The Lamb ale in Oxfordshire - Decline of Morris - Other dances - Whitsuntide - Romany Gypsies - The Handkerchief or Ribbon Dance - May Garlands - Headington Morris - Training dancers - Best foot forward

 

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