FTX-244 - TRA-DI-RA-DI-RA
FOLKMUSIC & CUSTOMS OF JERSEY
"Les Iles Anglo-Normands", in spite of anglicisation and tourism, some of
the islanders still keep up speaking the local French and the old traditions.
In addition to the French songs with explanations, there are dance-tunes and
song- airs played on accordion, fiddle, melodeon & drums. Also a husband-and-wife
conversation in Jersey French, with translation, as well as talk about local
customs, black-butter nights, smuggling etc.
1. TRA-DE-RI-DE-RA sung by George de la Mare & chorus with Eileen le Sueur
(accordion) (talk bef) - 3'22"
2. Talk about L'ASSEMBLIEE JERRIAISE, the Society and its activities by
George de la Mare & George le Masurier, St Saviours - 2'11"
3. VIVE LA COMPAGNIE sung by Clari NOEL, St Martins accomp himself on fiddle
4. Conversation in Jersey French between Adolphus & Mrs le Ruez, Bonne Nuit,
St Ouens - 1'43"
5. L'ALOUETTE sung by Clari Noel with fiddle) rec St Helier 1960 - 1'54"
6. Talk by Jack Peree, of St Ouens, about smugglers, Spring Jack, Black
butter nights, and local Jersey French variations - 6'02"
7. EN PASSANT PAR UN MOULIN sung by Adolphus le Ruez (talk bef) - 1'36"
8. MEUNIER TU D'ORE (a) sung by Clari Noel with fiddle (talk bef) (b) Jack
& Mrs Harquoil with Philip le Brocq (drums) (talk bef) - 4'08"
9. Talk by George le Feuvre, Vinchelez about his grandfather sailing to
the Gaspe coast of French Canada, making their own entertainment with 2 verses
of the song BELLE ROSE - 2'16"
10. HEEL-TOE POLKA played by (a) Clari Noel (fid) (b) Wilfred Therin (flutina),
& (c) Rodney Luce (mel) with Philip le Brocq (drums) (announced in French by
Jack Harquoil) - 2'42"
11. LE MAUGI DE CIDRE sung by Philip de Caux, La Belle Etoile, St Johns
(talk aft) - 2'49"
12. Talk: "Jersey Wonders" & "La Grande Charrue" by Adolphus le Ruez - 4'27"
13. ELEANOR POLKA Jack Harquoil (mel) & Philip le Brocq (drums) - 1'12"
14. MALBROUK sung by George le Feuvre (talk bef) - 5'26"
15. LE GAS DE LA MARINE played by Rodney Luce (mel) & Philip le Brocq (drums)
with singing & humming tune - 0'36"
16. LE HECHOT (The Gate) sung by George de la Mare, of Trinity, with chorus
(talk bef) - 4'11"
17. VIVE LA COMPAGNIE sung by Adolphus le Ruez (talk bef) - 1'52"
18. O GIGOTON sung by Garret Perchard with Eileen LE SUEUR (accordion),
St Saviours (talk bef) - 1'24"
19. LE NOUVEAU MARIE spoken by Adolphus Le Ruez (explan in English then
story in Jersey French) - 8'07"
20. LE VEILLE HOULOGUE (a) played by Richard Avery, Hogue Bie (banjo) (b)
sung by Jack Perrez with Eileen Sueur (acc) with talk bef - 5'29"
21. LE BITHAITHE DE SAINT LOURIHAN sung by Adolphus LE RUEZ (talk bef with
story in English & song in Jersey French) - 3'00"
22. O GIGOTON & HEEL-TOE POLKA sung & played by Clari NOEL (voc/fid) - 1'15"
23. LA BARBIERE sung by Adolphus le Ruez - 3'27"
24. Talk about Black Butter Nights by Adolphus le Ruez - 3'46"