Peter Kennedy Collection

Number of items in collection: 842

Short description:

Recordings in this collection can be played by anyone.

These are a small portion - approximately 150 hours of a total of around 1500 - of the field recordings Peter Kennedy (1922-2006) made during the four decades in which he was very active "in the field": 1940, 1950, 1960 and 1970. He began collecting songs and dances, encouraged by folk collector Alan Lomax, in order to demonstrate that the folklore tradition was still alive in Britain and Ireland.

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