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George Dunn, the minstrel of Quarry Bank

Roy Palmer

George Dunn, the minstrel of Quarry Bank

reminiscences & songs of George Dunn (1887-1975)

by Roy Palmer

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Published by Dudley Metropolitan Borough Leisure and Amenity Services in Dudley [England] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementRoy Palmer.
ContributionsDunn, George, 1887-1975.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsMLCS 89/17012 (M)
The Physical Object
Pagination31 p. :
Number of Pages31
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2274298M
ISBN 100900911166
LC Control Number89163740
OCLC/WorldCa12503476

Collected by Roy Palmer from George Dunn (), Quarry Bank, Staffordshire, (Folk Music Joural, , pp ) This song is generally credited to Harry Clifton. George Dunn's singing of it has recently been issued on CD by Musical Traditions: excellent notes on the song and on George Dunn by Roy Palmer can be found here George Dunn. George Dunn was an American music publisher and entered the music publishing business in , during the American Civil War and rapidly rode to prominence. His firm was George Dunn & Company, and during the War Dunn published thirty-two works on his own and twenty-four with partner Julian A. Selby.. Some of the company's more popular works include "The Southern Soldier Missing: Quarry Bank.

John Lennon went to Quarry Bank High School from September , and it was at this school were John and a few friends formed a group calling themselve The Quarrymen. The Quarrymen was taken not from the school name, but from the Quarry Bank School song titled, 'The Song Of The Quarry' if you search on the internet you will probable get the. The English Folk Dance and Song Society websites use cookies. You can read more about cookies and how we use them here. Continued use of this site implies that you agree to our use of g: Quarry Bank.

Research genealogy for Neri Dunn of Quarry Bank, Staffordshire, England, as well as other members of the Dunn family, on Ancestry®. Power at Quarry Bank The history of power at Quarry Bank encompasses the harnessing of a mighty river, a series of steam engines, a leap of faith in water turbines and, above all, the hard work of skilled labourers. Discover the story of power at Quarry Bank in this digital on: Styal, Wilmslow, SK9 4LA, Cheshire.


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George Dunn, the minstrel of Quarry Bank by Roy Palmer Download PDF EPUB FB2

George Dunn, the minstrel of Quarry Bank: Reminiscences & songs of George Dunn () [Roy Palmer] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. THE MINSTREL OF QUARRY BANK: REMINISCENCES OF GEORGE DUNN () edited by Roy Palmer George Dunn was born in the South Staffordshire village of Quarry Bank, and spent nearly the whole of his long life there.

His grandfather, Benjamin Dunn, was an iron bundler, and his father, Sampson (born in ), a puddler, then an annealer.

THE MINSTREL OF QUARRY BANK: REMINISCENCES OF GEORGE DUNN () edited by Roy Palmer (Part Two) George Dunn spent nearly all his life in the South Staffordshire village of Quarry Bank. Like his grandfather, who was an iron bundler, and his father, a puddler and then an annealer, he worked in the iron trade, but mainly as a chainmaker.

George Dunn, a chainmaker and “the Minstrel of Quarry Bank”, was the minstrel of Quarry Bank book on the street in and his memories of Quarry Bank testify to the ongoing hardship of women’s lives: “There was nobody in the 'ouse when I was born except me mother.

The midwife, who resided with us, were out on another case and before she came back I was borned. George Dunn: The minstrel of Quarry Bank: reminiscences & songs of George Dunn () by Roy Palmer ISBN ISBN Paperback; Dudley: Dudley Metropolitan Borough, Leisure And Amenity Services, ; ISBN   But in fact I learned this from Roy Palmer’s Book Songs of the Midlands.

Roy himself collected the song from the Black Country singer George Dunn of Quarry Bank in Staffordshire. Roy himself collected the song from the Black Country singer George Dunn of Quarry Bank in Staffordshire.

Chainmaker George Dunn (man in hat) at Noah Bloomer and Sons Chainmakers, Oak Street, Quarry Bank where George worked from - early s, photo by Janet Kerr. Liverpool Waterfront Liverpool Home Liverpool England Royal Canadian Navy Historical Pictures Lake 19 pins.

Bath Road, Quarry Bank. We moved to Montgomery crescent when I was young and then to 32, Bobs Coppice Walk. Myself and my two sisters (Christine and Rosemary) spent many happy days playing with our friends down the wood opposite our house.

I learned this from Roy Palmer’s book, Songs of the Midlands where the notes say Sung by Mr. George Dunn, Quarry Bank, Staffs.; collected by Charles Parker, 24th March, This song is better known in Scots versions, though Hammond collected an English version.

Lot - Quarry Bank High School photograph from July featuring John Lennon. Measures cm x 20cm. Estimate ££ Lot   Here is an illustrated page of delightful reminiscences (in Black Country dialect) of chainmaker George Dunn (), who was known as "The Minstrel of Quarry Bank". Lucy Woodall is mentioned in the article.

A two-CD set of his songs ("George Dunn: Chainmaker") is available from MT Records. George Dunn () was born in the Black Country village of Quarry Bank, then in Staffordshire, some eight miles west of Birmingham, and spent most of his long life there.

Both his grandfather, Benjamin, and his father, Sampson () worked in the iron trade, as did George himself, who retired at the age of 72 after 59 years, mainly as a chainmaker.

The second and third parts of the book show how musical silence reigned with industrialisation, until the carefully controlled introduction of Music while You Work in the s.

Continuing the analysis to the present day, Rhythms of Labour explains how workers have clung to and reclaimed popular music on the radio in desperate and creative by: 7. He notes that when he first collected the song from George Dunn on June 6th, (in Quarry Bank, Stafford), the singer could only recall the last.

George Dunn, The Minstrel of Quarry Bank: Reminiscences & Songs of George Dunn () (Dudley: Dudley Metropolitan Borough Leisure & Amenities Service, ).

The Folklore of Leicestershire and Rutland (Wymondham: Sycamore Press, ) [rev. edn, ]. A Checklist of Manuscript Songs and Tunes Collected from Oral Tradition by Frank Kidson. Wage Book In there where only 3 workers in the mill. Due to increased competition from abroad as well as the Greg family members having increased interests in other enterprises instead of the mill.

It became not viable to run the mill, thus in Quarry Bank shut down its textiles Size: 2MB. 'The Minstrel of Quarry Bank: Reminiscences of George Dunn (– ). Parts 1 & 2'. Oral Hist no. 2 (): 62 – 8 no. 3 (): 61 – 8. George Dunn sang Here We Come A-Wasslin in a recording made by Bill Leader on December which was published in on his eponymous Leader album George Dunn.

Magpie Lane sang Here We Come A-Wassailing in on their Beautiful Jo country christmas album Wassail!. George Dunn, from Quarry Bank, recorded for Leader Records at. In Alec Greg bequeathed Quarry Bank to the National Trust but this gift excluded some significant parts of the estate.

Inthe National Trust acquired Quarry Bank House and garden. Four years later we acquired the glasshouse and upper garden. These purchases provided us with the missing links. Quarry Bank is currently in year 3.

George Dunn of Quarry Bank in the West Midlands sang Nelson's Death and Victory in a recording made on December by Bill Leader on his eponymous Leader album, George Dunn. Another recording made by Roy Palmer on 14 July was included on Dunn.

A note on the singer: George Dunn. An album of George Dunn singing his songs was recorded by Bill Leader on December 4th and 5th,and released in (the catalogue number was LEE ). The sleeve notes – written by Roy Palmer – are an extraordinary document of songs being passed down through the oral tradition.The Nailmaker's Strike with lyrics sung by George Dunn of Quarry Bank and; The Nailmaker's Lament with the lyrics set to a ballad tune commonly used in the 19th century.

Music is performed by Andy Casserley of Kidderminster. Music recorded and edited by Paul Baker of Kingswinford. The Quarry fit the bill quite fine. From what I’ve read in the other reviews, The Quarry is pretty lowbrow compared to Banks’ other works. I haven’t read any of his other stuff; however, if it’s so degrees from The Quarry, I would probably hate it.

Some have commented on the shallowness of the visiting characters/5().