Bob & Jacqueline Patten English Folk Music Collection

Number of items in collection: 6483

Short description:

Recordings in this collection can be played by anyone.

A very large collection of field recordings of traditional songs, music, storytelling and customs made between 1969 to 2001 mainly in the south west of England, in Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall. The collection features unique performances of West Gallery Music and Shape Note singing, English carols during house-visiting wassailing and children’s rhymes, songs and games.

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