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The Carnival Is Over - Scan Tester - 1887 - 1972 I Never Played To Many Posh Dances


1990
Label: Topic Records - 2-12T455/6 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Album • Country: UK • Genre: Folk, World, & Country •
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There are several variants on the story, but his immediate family used the name "Scan" and he used it when advertising himself as a musician. He spent most of life in the area north of Brightonplaying Anglo concertinabandoneonmelodeon and fiddle. Both his older brother, Trayton and a younger brother, Will played concertina. Parish records of the school suggest he was born inbut he claimed it was At his father's pubthe Green Man at Horsted Keynes he learned step-dancing.

He danced and played at weddings, harvest suppers and pubs with his elder brother and other local musicians. When visiting the hop fields of Kent he earned more money from playing concertina and dancing than he could have earned by pulling hops.

There would be contests for dancing in the hop fields, including gypsy dancers, and he generally won the prize - a gallon of beer. After the First World War he formed a "jazz band" - that is a country dance band that included a full drum kit.

It was called Tester's Imperial Band. It was an oversized concertina, with a full deep sound, excellent for un-amplified playing. By the s the instrument was no longer manufactured. Reg Hall was active in the s, collecting tunes and encouraging traditional musicians. Hall met Tester inafter Mervyn Plunkett discovered Tester and brought him to the attention of Hall. Tester went on to play at the Royal Festival Hall Cowboy Of Rue St.

Germaine - Bob Ruzicka - Fresh Tracks big hotels. They were not made in the recording studio. However they did capture a style that was nearly lost altogether. When Rod Stradling heard him play, he was inspired to form a series of bands to play the old style music. Of these, the Old Swan Band still thrives. Tester's death was reported in the Mid Sussex Times on 11 May From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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  1. Scan Tester, ? , was the best known anglo concertina player around the folk scene in the s and early 70s, playing in a traditional style that might have been lost if not for him.
  2. Lewis "Scan" Tester () was an English traditional folk musician who became well-known in folk circles towards the end of his life after being captured in a .
  3. Listen to I Wish They'd Do It Now from Scan Tester's I Never Played To Many Posh Dances for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. Listen to I Wish They'd Do It Now from Scan Tester's I Never Played To Many Posh Dances for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. Lewis "Scan" Tester () was an English.
  4. 'I never played to many posh dances' (Topic LPs T/6) 'I never played to many posh dances' by Reg Hall (Musical Traditions Supplement No.2) This review first appeared in 'Musical Traditions No. 9', Autumn and is reproduced here with the permission of the Editor, Keith Summers.
  5. Lewis 'Scan' Tester was born in to a musical family. He was something of a prodigy playing from the age of 8 at all sorts of social functions where music was required, including pubs. Although famous in his local Sussex, it wasn't until he was in his 70s that he became known and loved by a public beyond his own place and granilargardajindforcerunner.infoinfo: $
  6. Lewis (Scan) Tester - to - of Horsted Keynes 1, Sussex, was the best known traditional anglo-german concertina player around the folk scene in the '6Os and early '70s 2. He also played bandoneon, melodeon, tambourine and fiddle - a favourite instrument for many years until rheumatism took its toll - and was an extremely fine, if infrequent, singer.
  7. Oct 26,  · > Folk Music > Records > Scan Tester: I Never Played to Many Posh Dances. Scan Tester: I Never Played to Many Posh Dances. I Never Played to Many Posh Dances Scan Tester () Topic Records TS/6 (2 LP, The Carnival Is Over () I .
  8. I Never Played To Many Posh Dances Scan Tester, , was the best known anglo concertina player around the folk scene in the s and early 70s, playing in a traditional style that might have been lost if not for him.
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  10. Tester went on to play at the Royal Festival Hall and big hotels. Hall collected his recordings which were issued as I Never Played to Many Posh Dances - Scan Tester - Hall's association with Tester was already documented in his "I never played to many posh dances". The album had forty eight tracks with fifty one tunes.

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