We have been pleased to have been given the opportunity to restore some recordings of Reuben Shaw, Wilfred Pearce and Herbert Hague and share them here. These recordings were provided by John Wild.
They have been restored using the latest audio tools from iZotope (RX8), and not only has this allowed noise to be removed and levels corrected to broadcast standards, but tape wow and flutter has also been reduced.
John explains how he came to have custody of the recordings:
“An original reel-to-reel tape was recorded on to a cassette by Reuben Shaw, and Reuben kindly sent me a copy of the cassette after I attended several of his workshops at Witney or Kilve.
Much later I digitised the cassette as WAV and MP3 files. And finally, ICA has cleaned them up, to give the result we now have”.
REUBEN SHAW/WILFRED PEARCE/HERBERT HAGUE
RS = Reuben Shaw, playing 67-key MacCann duet concertina
WP = Wilfred Pearce, playing 64-key English concertina
HH = Herbert Hague, playing 48-key English concertina
- 01 Thoughts Waltz
- 02 Unnamed Tune/In the Gloaming
- 03 End of a Perfect Day/ Somewhere a Voice Is Calling/ Asleep In The Deep
- 04 Lorelei
- 05 Colonel Bogey
- 06 Waldteufal (waltzes selection)
- 07 Cavaliera Rusticana
- 08 The Lost Chord
- 09 Hymn (Heanor)
- 10 New Colonial March
- 11 Marie My Girl
- 12 Macushla
- 13 How Great Thou Art
- 14 La Golondrina
- 15 Asleep In The Deep
- 16 Ave Maria
- 17 Silverhill
- 18 Leamoor
- 19 New Colonial March
- 20 The Glow Worm
Reuben Shaw/Wilfred Pearce
Reuben Shaw/Wilfred Pearce/Herbert Hague
The ICA would like to thank John Wild for making these recordings available to the association and also Jeremy Hague for giving permission for allowing his grandfather’s playing to be shared.