TANNER, PHILIP (1862 - 1950), folk singer

Name: Philip Tanner
Date of birth: 1862
Date of death: 1950
Gender: Male
Occupation: folk singer
Area of activity: Music; Performing Arts
Author: Robert Thomas Jenkins

Born at Llangennith (Gower), 16 February 1862. He was a weaver, born of a long line of weavers, and was the last to wear ' Gower tweed '. In his early days, he often acted as 'bidder' at weddings. He remembered a considerable number of old Gower folk-songs, and also the traditional 'reels' and 'hornpipies' of that countryside, and with his help these were recorded by the Gower Society. He died 19 February 1950, at Penmaen in Gower.


Published date: 2001

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