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Origins: Egloshayle Ringers

05 Jul 06 - 04:00 PM (#1776958)
Subject: Origins: Egloshayle Ringers
From: GUEST

Anyone know the origins of Egloshayle Ringers (from Wadebridge Cornwall)
I know the words and what its all about, but would like to know who wrote it and when. Thanks


05 Jul 06 - 04:27 PM (#1776994)
Subject: RE: Origins: Egloshayle Ringers
From: GUEST

Egloshayle Ringers



Egloshayle Ringers
Words English

REFERENCES

Dunstan, R,
Cornish Dialect and Folk Song,
Ascherberg, Hopwood and Crew, London,1932 p 44.

Recorded by AL Mata, Organist of St Breock Church in 1932 from the singing of Mr Wm Rickard then aged 81

Gundry, I, Canow Kernow, Soundpost Publications, 1966 (see Bibliography) p 22

Racca 2, Calstock, 1997 (see Bibliography), nos 92 and 93

NOTES
" Taken down by Baring Gould from John Martyn, shoemaker of Milton Abbot who learnt it from his wife's uncle, who died in 1868 and was a ringer at St Kew. `Song could be traced back to 1810. (Canow Kernow, Soundpost Publications, 1966 (see Bibliography)

From monuments in Egloshayle it can be seen that the men mentioned in the song all died between 1821 and 1846.


06 Jul 06 - 03:04 PM (#1777551)
Subject: RE: Origins: Egloshayle Ringers
From: BB

In the 1960s, on one occasion five distinct versions from five different villages in the area were sung during a late night lock-in in The Swan, Wadebridge.

Barbara