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Recordings of Oswald Stammers

In 1970 Russell Wortley recorded Oswald Stammers in Saffron Walden, Essex and his original recordings are now housed in the British Library's Sound Archive. On some tracks he was recorded with his brother Ronald (not Josie, as stated in the NSA notes) playing one-string phono fiddle, an instrument made by his father. All recordings are copyright: Diana Hillman.


The list of tunes recorded are given as:
C777/22 S1 C5 Unidentified tune - Stammers, Oswald (dulcimer)
C777/22 S1 C6 Unidentified tune - Stammers, Oswald (dulcimer)
C777/22 S1 C7 Drink to me only with your eyes - Stammers, Oswald (dulcimer)
C777/22 S1 C8 Interview
C777/22 S1 C9 Unidentified tune - Stammers, Oswald (dulcimer)

C777/22 S1 C10 Whiffenpoof song - Stammers, Josie (one-string fiddle)

C777/22 S1 C11 Unidentified tune /Sailor's Hornpipe - Stammers, Oswald (dulcimer)

C777/22 S1 C12 Unidentified tune /Hymn tune /Summertime - Stammers, Oswald (dulcimer)

C777/22 S1 C13 Summertime /Danny Boy - Stammers, Josie (one-string fiddle)

For further information follow this link to the British Library's 'Sound & Moving Image Catalogue'



type in - Russell Wortley in: 'and words or numbers' and Saffron Walden in: 'place'.



Two of these recordings are available on

VTDC12CD 'I thought I was the only one'

Dulcimer playing in East Anglia

Archival recordings & a film of Billy Bennington



Track: 27. Unidentified tune

Track: 28. Sailors Hornpipe



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Oswald Stammers - Saffron Walden