Keith Summers English Folk Music Collection

George Ling interview, part 08

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:02:37

  • Shelf mark

    1CDR0010648 (copy of C1002/78)

  • Subjects

    English folk songs and music (Suffolk); Interview

  • Recording date

    1971-04-24

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Keith Summers Collection

  • Recording locations

    Croydon, London, England, UK

  • Interviewees

    Ling, George (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Summers, Keith (speaker, male interviewer)

  • Recordist

    Summers, Keith

  • Abstract

    Part 8 - The bloke that couldn’t sing, dance or recite but offered to ‘fight the best man in the house’ there was ‘blood flying all over the place’. Eyes would be on any stranger that entered the pub at Blaxhall, Keith mentions being told at Framlingham that Blaxhall was the best place for songs but that he shouldn’t go there. The Cockneys that used to come down to the area (for the hop picking).

  • Description

    Interviewee notes: Of the Ling family of Blaxhall, Suffolk

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