An illustrated talk on some more unusual English customs with songs and pictures presented by Gill and Barry Goodman.
“Traditional Treasures” will lead you through the magic, mystery and madness of English traditional customs in story, live songs and visual images – a truly “multi-media” presentation!
The customs they will cover include: House Wassailing, The Olney Pancake Race, Tavistock Goosey Fair, Helston Flora Day, The Whitby Penny Hedge, The Haxey Hood Game, Apple Tree Wassailing.
This follows on from their previous talk entitled “Good Morning, Lords and Ladies”.
Presentation for approx 1 hour, then 30 mins for Q&A.
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: www.barrygoodmanfolk.co.uk
Please complete this online form: Register for the Talk – Traditional Treasures – 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.
If you enjoy this event, then it would be wonderful if you could send a donation, small or large, to the British Schools Museum: https://britishschoolsmuseum.org.uk/support/fundraising/
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