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Trad Herefordshire carols on Woman's Hou

YorkshireYankee 30 Dec 11 - 07:03 PM
YorkshireYankee 04 Jan 12 - 07:24 AM
greg stephens 04 Jan 12 - 07:38 AM
JohnB 04 Jan 12 - 03:02 PM
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Subject: Trad Herefordshire carols on Woman's Hou
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 30 Dec 11 - 07:03 PM

Thought some folks here might be interested...

Mrs Leather's Carols
Broadcast Fri 24 Dec (but remains available indefinitely) on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour programme
Listen Again at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b018fmsv#p00msqzb
~35 minutes in (or scroll down the page to the "chapters" and click on "chapter 4")

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This Christmas a collection of traditional carols from Herefordshire has been re-published after being out of print for almost a century. The carols were collected from gypsies and itinerant hop pickers by the folklorist Mrs EM Leather and Ralph Vaughan Williams around the village of Woebley in Herefordshire. Ella Mary Leather was in many ways the typical Victorian-Edwardian middle class woman, but she also flouted convention, befriending the singers she recorded on wax cylinders.

She died in 1927 and was said to have never fully recovered from the death of her son in the first world war. The musicologist Roy Palmer has edited the new edition of Vaughan Williams and Mrs Leather's work.


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Subject: RE: Trad Herefordshire carols on Woman's Hou
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 04 Jan 12 - 07:24 AM

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Subject: RE: Trad Herefordshire carols on Woman's Hou
From: greg stephens
Date: 04 Jan 12 - 07:38 AM

A very interesting item. Chiefly notable for their playing a May Bradley recording.Which is not what you expect to hear on Women's Hour. Radioi 4 claims to be eclectic, but it generally operates within the safety box of the chattering classes, so a quality bit of unprocessed gypsy singing really jumped out at you.


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Subject: RE: Trad Herefordshire carols on Woman's Hou
From: JohnB
Date: 04 Jan 12 - 03:02 PM

A related Mudact thread here
I guess they could be combined, interesting programme though either way.
JohnB.


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