The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #133176   Message #3018937
Posted By: Little Robyn
29-Oct-10 - 06:37 PM
Thread Name: BBC London Folk Song Cellar
Subject: RE: BBC London Folk Song Cellar
We've got some! All of those and maybe more but still on reel to reel tape. Mitch says he must do something about them - one day.
We learnt many of the songs we sang back then from the programmes that were played around midnight on a Saturday night, in 68 and 69.
Paul Metsers was in that flat in Wellington, NZ then too.
Happy days, fond memories and lots of good material that wasn't otherwise available in this part of the world.
That's when I first heard the Northumbrian pipes - played by Colin Ross and Forster Charlton, and it took me 4 years before I managed to find a set for myself. Ray Fisher sang on that programme too - 'The Lum hat wantin' a croon' if I remember correctly. Also Charlie Bate singing the Padstow May song and the Sweet Nightingale.
It's a treasure trove if you can find them.