Billy Harrison, singer and musician, from Nunburnholme, near Pocklington in Yorkshire.
Billy was born in Black Row Cottages, Nunburnholme on 15th July, 1898. He played fiddle, cello, mouth organ, melodeon and tuba. He was also a keen and accomplished singer. His repertoire included country dance tunes and Christmas carols, often with harmony parts. He was visited on collecting visits by Jim Eldon, who became a firm friend. His autobiography 'Bill's Book', was published by Pete Halkon in 1990.
He died in August 1986.
- Jim Eldon, Billy Harrison: Yorkshire Wolds Fiddler, Musical Traditions Article MT105 (from Musical Traditions No 7, Mid 1987)
- Billy Harrison & Jim Eldon - Yorkshire Fiddle Tunes Songs and Carols - (MTDL200) - 2 page booklet, 21 tracks, 25 mins duration. CD and notes available as a digital download from Mustrad
- Interview With Billy Harrison, Pocklington History website
This interview is taken from “Oral History of Pocklington and Districts” by Edna Whelan produced by the Pocklington & District Civic Society