Bob Davenport English Folk Music Collection
Bob Davenport interview, part 02
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Davenport, Bob (speaker, male)
Tchalenko, John (speaker, male)
How he always saw the pub sessions in Camden as being completely separate from what was happening in the folk club scene; describes sessions in the Bedford Arms which were nothing to do with folk music; the musicians, who were Irish exiles, singing in the corner of the pub while people talked, ie. not a performance but more a social activity; learning songs from Margaret Barry and from the radio; the fact that he didn’t have any problem singing Irish songs in an Irish pub although not Irish himself; his musical background; listening to ceilidh music on the radio as a child at home in Gateshead
Item notes: Interview arranged by John Tchalenko in preparation for the making of his film "The Bolden Lad: aspects of traditional music in working class Britain" (Arts Council of Great Britain, 1980) . Interviewee notes: Traditional singer. Recording notes: Recorded with 50Hz crystal neopilot track (not audible on playback copy).