Don Taylor Posted March 21, 2017 Share Posted March 21, 2017 This is a bit weird, but really charming. There is a Youtube channel that purportedly tells the story of a musicologist in Cornwall, UK in the '30s: "A musicologist shares field recordings from the campfires and hobo jungles of depression era Cornwall.The purpose of this page is to share and discuss recordings I made in the late 1930s and early 1940s at a large hobo camp between Liskeard and Lostwithiel known as Two Waters Foot . Depression era Cornwall boasted a thriving musical scene particularly amongst those who took to the travelling life either through circumstances or through desire for adventure, and as a young student I took it upon myself to record as much as I could of this music before it was lost. While the musicianship is often not of the highest quality, I believe that these recordings are a fitting reminder of an overlooked and under represented cultural movement." Erm... Anyway, there are several videos in the collection, charming period photographs and concertina music in the background. It is a sort of Sid Kipper goes to Cornwall to collect hobo concertina playing: I like them all, but this one is a good starter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTOxaf2Qgrc The complete channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl8KonZQHpoZZXrH1Wu5ICw There is even a 200 page book about the Cornish Hobos: https://www.amazon.co.uk/When-River-Still-Ran-Raincrow-ebook/dp/B00TLMK3X2/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1490112521&sr=1-1 Ok, so own up now, which one of you is Jack Chantegril? I have my suspicions... I salute you! Well done. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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