Rupert White

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John the Fish', or John Langford, is arguably the most memorable figure on the folk music scene in Cornwall in the 60s.

He is known as the late Brenda Wootton's first accompanist. Brenda, who he first invited onto the stage at the Count House in Botallack is famous as having recorded and popularised, a large number of Cornish folk songs.

'Fish' is a series of photographs of Langford holding a first edition of Lomax's book of American folk songs which he brought to Cornwall from London in the 50s.

This collection of songs inspired many beatnik and skiffle musicians and it heralded the increased globalisation of culture in the period after WW2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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