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Talk – “Good Morning, Lords and Ladies” – Gill & Barry Goodman (LIVE on Zoom)

Talk – “Good Morning, Lords and Ladies” – Gill & Barry Goodman

An illustrated talk on some of the more unusual English customs with songs and pictures presented by Gill and Barry Goodman.

“Good Morning, Lords and Ladies” will lead you through the year to discover the magic, mystery and madness of English traditional customs in story, live songs and visual images – a truly “multi-media” presentation!

The customs we will cover are: May Day, Jack-in-the-Green, Whitsun Ales (in particular, Kirtlington Lamb Ale), Rushbearing (featuring Saddleworth Rushcart), Tar Barrel Rolling at Ottery St Mary, Mumming, Whittlesey Straw Bear, Valentine’s Day (the Norfolk tradition of Jack Valentine), and back to May Day again (Ampthill Sunrise).

Presentation for approx 1 hour, then 30 mins for Q&A.

The edited video recording (1hr 13mins) is now available at:

Your hosts

Gill & Barry Goodman Gill and Barry Goodman have been involved in the folk scene since 1971 and have experienced, or been involved with, many of the customs featured in the presentation.

Gill has been a volunteer at the British Schools Museum in Hitchin since 2007 and was founder member of Bedfordshire Lace Morris.

Barry is a folk singer, songwriter and musician, ex-member of Redbornstoke Morris and The Outside Capering Crew, as well as an ex-President of the Morris Federation!

Find out more at Gill & Barry’s web site:

To register

Please complete this online form: Register for the Talk – Good Morning, Lords and Ladies – Gill & Barry Goodman; you will receive a confirmation email immediately (check your spam/junk/promotions folder!).  We will send you a Zoom link a couple of days before the event.  Open to all – you don’t have to be a member of a team in The Morris Federation.

Optional Donations

If you enjoy this event, then it would be wonderful if you could send a donation, small or large, to the British Schools Museum:

Their web site says “Hitchin holds a unique place in the history of education as it boasts the world’s last remaining purpose-built Monitorial schoolroom. The grade II* listed building opened in 1837, but the school was founded in 1810, a full 80 years before the government finally provided free elementary education for all.”

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