Hampshire Songs Group and Gardiner Appreciation Group
Activities of the Group
Gardiner's Songs Yesterday and Today
Hampshire Song Performers Today
HAMPSHIRE SONGS RECORDINGS 1909-2009
TAKE SIX PROJECT IN HAMPSHIRE
Lucy Broadwood, Alice Gillington and Bob Copper
THE AXFORD FIVE
HAMPSHIRE FOLK MAP
CHILD BALLADS IN HAMPSHIRE
PETERSFIELD SONGS AND SINGERS 1908-1909
GEORGE GARDINER'S GRAVE IN SCOTLAND
NEW FOREST SONGS
Links for George Gardiner Appreciation Group
Hampshire Songs and the George Gardiner Collection
|George Gardiner was the greatest collector of Hampshire songs. The object of this web site is to celebrate and publicise Hampshire songs: the collection of George Gardiner and other people who recorded Hampshires great heritage of songs. |
A century ago, George Gardiner devoted his final years to collecting some 1200 songs in Hampshire. His notebooks contain many interesting songs in their original form, but few people in Hampshire seem aware of them. Lucy Broadwood and Alice Gillington also collected Hampshire songs around this time. Fifty years later Bob Copper (of the famous singing family) came to live in Hampshire and he tape-recorded surviving singers in the north of the county. In the 1970s Gwilym Davies tape-recorded singers in the south and east, and Paul Marsh has made many recordings from all over the county. The songs tell us of the ways of the past, but deal with some issues that are still relevant today. Most importantly, they are good to sing. This site is dedicated to the collectors, the songs and English song culture.
FAREHAM EASTER FESTIVAL
Sunday 24th April
HAMPSHIRE SONGS CONCERT at LYSSES HOTEL
THE DOLLYMOPPS will sing traditional Isle of Wight songs
Local duo TANGLE and song collector GWILYM DAVIES in support
AS THEY ROVED OUT 13th July 2011
The WOODSIDE VILLAGE BAND play Traditional songs and tunes including many from the New Forest Area. 13th July Court Room, Romsey Town Hall 7.30pm.
HAMPSHIRE SONGS Sat 5th November
at the Village Folk Club, Catisfield Fareham.
THE DOLLYMOPPS with Bob Askew and Anna Baldwin, support.
NEW FOREST EVENT Emery Down
12th November 2011
New Forest singer TIM RADFORD, Geoff JERRAM and the ASKEW SISTERS
Display of local historic photos and afternoon workshop on local carols with Mike Bailey of the Madding Crowd Choir