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Song composed and sung by Henry Gale of Ramsey about the Isle of Man, along with recorded hymns

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Date(s): between 1950 and 1970

Scope & Content: Henry Gale, aged 87, sings his song. The song describes a man sitting by the fire when another man with a gramophone asks to record his song in exchange for a pound; singer ‘Billy Philip’, proper name is Killip born and bred in Sulby, church bell ringer and noted carval singer; needed to go to Liverpool to record song; and the song describes travelling on the Isle of Man Steam Packet and singing.

There follows other recordings: hymn with piano; male solo with piano; choir with piano; choir singing a hymns.

Language: English

Extent: 25 min. 57 sec.

Item name: magnetic recording tape

Collection: Sound Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: SA 0165

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Subject tags : #UOSH


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