Doris Davies

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Doris Davies: daughter of Harry Brazil.  Doris was married into the Davies family and it was she who Peter Shepheard first met at Eastington where they were on a site alongside varous members of the Davies, Penfold and Bridges families.  Her singing The Old Riverside was amongst the first recordings Peter Shepheard made of any of the Brazil family - and it was Doris who pointed him to her father Harry.  Her version of the song was fairly complete, and it then became a challenge to try and get the complete Brazil Family version of the song by recording it from as many of the family as possible.

Some of her songs can be heard on the Musical Traditions 3-CD set The Brazil Family: Down by the Old Riverside (MTCD345-7).

--RodStradling 12:50, 1 June 2007 (BST)

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