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Bonnets So Blue (tune)
Loveless plays "Bonnets So Blue" from the village of Bucknell
Joining the EFDSS
Loveless discusses why he joined the EFDSS, and the experiences that lead to his involvement in traditional music as well as the history of the EFDSS
Lumps of Plum Pudding (tune)
Loveless plays "Lumps Of Plum Pudding" from Bledington in Oxfordshire
Old Mother Oxford (tune)
Loveless plays "Old Mother Oxford" from Headington Quarry.
I'll Go And Enlist For A Sailor (tune)
Loveless plays "I'll Go Enlist For A Sailor" from the village of Sherborne
Once to yourself
The importance of the 'Once To Yourself' section of a jig
The importance of capers
Loveless on the importance of sustaining capers in a morris jig
Jockey to the Fair (tune)
Loveless plays the single solo morris jig "Jockey To The Fair" from the village of Headington Quarry
Princess Royal (tune)
Loveless plays "Princess Royal" from Fieldtown, Oxfordshire
Playing in C, followed by "My Lord Of Sherborne's Jig" (tune)
Loveless discusses the benefits of playing in C on concertina before playing "The Lord Of Sherborne's Jig"
Ladies Pleasure (tune)
Loveless plays "Ladies Pleasure, also know as "Ladies Of Pleasure" from the village of Bledington
William Kimber's concertina
Loveless discusses the concertina that was bequeathed to him by William Kimber, and how Kimber came to own it.
Remembering tunes
Loveless talks about playing by memory and the oral tradition
Kenneth Loveless
William Kimber Recorded at Theo Chaundy's house, 62 Iffley Road, Oxford, 1956Present: William Kimber, Mabel Stace, Charlie Jones, Jim Phillips, Theo Chaundy, Hilda Chaundy (wife of TC), Christopher Chaundy, Jennifer Churchill (future wife of CC)
The speed of jigs
Loveless discusses the speed jigs should be danced and played
The Nutting Girl (tune)
Loveless plays "The Nutting Girl" from the village of Fieldtown
Shepherd's Hey (tune)
Loveless plays "The Shepherds Hey" from Headington Quarry. He also discusses the Percy Grainger arrangement.
The Bucknell village bell
Loveless tells the story of how the Bucknell village bell came into his possession
The dance "Baccapipes" (tune) and friendship with William Kimber
Loveless describes the dance "Baccapipes" before going on to discuss his friendship with William Kimber
Postcard from Mark Cox
Post card from Mark Cox
Back to the Quarry brings together several important collections, in some cases making them available for the first time. As you browse through the collections you have the opportunity to comment on them and to add your own memories or thoughts. We're...
'Back to the Quarry'
This website was created as part of the 'Back to the Quarry' project (BTTQ), by Folk Arts Oxford, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The aim of BTTQ was to explore the musical history of William Kimber and his family, and share the story with the...
Tom Tower and Magdalen Tower - tags
"Tom Tower" "Magdalen Tower" bells "Old Tom"
Letter from Douglas Kennedy to Maud Karpeles 25-7-38
Letter from [Douglas Kennedy] to Maud Karpeles (25 Jul 1938) disputing Kennedy's supposed suggestion that William Kimber's insistance on the accuracy of Cecil Sharp's notation of the Headington tunes and dances was influenced by Karpeles [see MK/5/86]...
The Loveless recordings
The Reverend Kenneth Loveless (1911-1995), Area Dean of Hackney, morris dancer and musician, got to know William Kimber and became his pupil on the concertina. When Kimber died, he left Loveless the concertina which had been bought for him by public...
Collecting with Sharp - tags
"Cecil Sharp" "collecting dances" Bampton lectures Gomme
First meeting and Sharp and Neal - tags
1899 "notating tunes" "morris dances" "BBC recording" Esperance "girls dancing" "Mary Neal" "Cecil Sharp" "Sharp-Neal dispute"
The Chaundy Collection
In 1956 Theo Chaundy (a mathematics don at Christ Church and a morris dancer with the Oxford University Morris Men) bought a tape recorder and invited William Kimber to his home to talk about morris dancing, along with his fellow dancers Jim Phillips...


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