John the Fish',
or John Langford, is arguably the most memorable figure on the folk music
scene in Cornwall in the 60s.
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.
of songs inspired many beatnik and skiffle musicians and it heralded the
increased globalisation of culture in the period after WW2.