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Songs were passed down within the Johnston and Whyte Travell...

Title - Songs were passed down within the Johnston and Whyte Travell...
Contributors - Betsy Whyte; Bryce Whyte
Reporters - Peter R. Cooke; Akiko Takamatsu

Summary - Songs were passed down within the Johnston and Whyte Traveller families.

Betsy Whyte's maternal grandfather had a lot of songs, rhymes and riddles passed down from his forebears. The Townsleys were more instrumentalists than singers. The Whytes also sang. Bryce Whyte never learned the old ballads, but his brother Johnnie learned them from the older folks, especially his mother, a MacLaren. Mention of some songs he sang, and of his being recorded by Sheila Douglas. The Whytes all add '-ee' to the ends of phrases, some of them in speech as well as in singing. Bryce learned the Harry Lauder and Will Fyffe songs from the gramophone and radio in his teens. His family took an old-fashioned gramophone with them while travelling, and the children had fun shouting down the big brass horn.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:05:55
Date Recorded - 1987.02.21
Language - English, Scots
Genre - Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 78717
Original Tape ID - SA1987.010.011
Original Track ID - SA1987.10.2; SA1987.10.3
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R



Recording Location:
  County - Angus
  Parish - Montrose
  Village - Montrose

Item Notes -

Permanent Link - http://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/fullrecord/78717/1




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