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“Good Morning, Lords & Ladies” Calendar Customs in word & song

This page contains brief details about the video recording; the video (embedded in the page); an abstract for the talk; links to additional resources;  speaker biography and a summary.

Video recording of talk

Recording of a Morris Federation talk on ““Good Morning, Lords & Ladies” Calendar Customs in word & song” by Gill & Barry Goodman held on Zoom on 11 April 2021. The #MorrisFedvideo lasts for 1 hour 12 minutes.



“Good Morning, Lords and Ladies” leads 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 covered 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).

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Speaker biography

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, member of Rockhopper Morris, 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 website:


  • Title: “Good Morning, Lords & Ladies” Calendar Customs in word & song
  • Speakers: Gill & Barry Goodman
  • Facilitator: Pauline Woods-Wilson
  • Type: performance
  • Date of talk: 11 April 2021
  • Date page published: 25 April 2023

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