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                Collection cover
During the early 1970s, Gwilym and his wife Carol spent time seeking out source singers and musicians in Hampshire and in 1974 published a slim volume called "A Hampshire Collection".  Following publication of the 1974 book, they discovered more songs and in some cases fuller versions of the ones already collected.  They also formed a collaboration with another Hampshire folk music collector the late Paul Marsh, who kindly passed on material to them.  The collection casts valuable light on traditional music making in Hampshire until recent times.

The book is in A4 format, ring-bound for ease of use, and contains numerous photographs plus extensive information on the performers.

Contents:                                                             TO ORDER A COPY:

Songs:                          Tunes:                       - By Paypal to paypal@sweetsofmay.co.uk
An Acre of Land                          Sam Bond's Schottishe                   -  By post to:  "Hampshire Collection"
Bonnybrook Fair                          Wild Bill Hiscock's March                                           "Sweets of May"
Box on her Head                           Union Step Dance                                                        11a Greet Rd
The Butcher Boy                           Glockenspiel Polka                                                       Winchcombe
Death of John Lee                         Stan Seaman's Schottishe                                              Glos GL54 5JT
Fathom the Bowl                           George Privett's Polka
The Fox                                          George Privett's step dance tunes             Cost 12 (includes UK postage)
Henry Morton
 I don't Care if I do
                                                                                       I Once Loved a Lass
                                                                                       Jim the Carter's Lad
                                                                                       John Barleycorn
                                                                                       The Life of a Man
                                                                                       The Sailor Boy
                                                                                       The Scarlet and the Blue
                                                                                       The Shooting Gallery
                                                                                       Three Men went a-Hunting

                                                                                       Plus - The Hartley Wintney Mummers Play