16 January 2017
Recording of the week: Mr Seagalman calls his animals in
This week's selection comes from Emme Ledgerwood, Collaborative Doctoral Award student with the British Library's Oral History department and Leicester University.
In this recording, made more than 100 years ago on a wax cylinder, the different calls a farmer, Mr Seagalman, uses to communicate with his animals conjure up a picture of his daily life on the farm.
This recording was made in 1910 and is part of the library's English Folk Dance and Song Society collection of ethnographic wax cylinders.