Dorset Folklore and Folklorists: Sacred and Secular, Sound and Scene
On Saturday 26th November 2011 at the Dorset County Museum, Dorchester. The Dorset Local History Group day school will see a panel of speakers explore the rich field of Dorset folklore - in short how we know what we know.
The word 'folk-lore' first coined in 1846 was to inspire 'on the ground' research in many areas, and not least in rural Dorset. The programme will include talks on a wide range of topics as well as folk song and dance. Something for everyone! Dr. Alan Chedzoy has accepted the invitation to be out Guest of Honour the day.
Speakers and Performers:
- Sue Herman - 'Setting the Scene: folklore and the celebration of the seasons'
- Ann Whitlock - formerly Hon Fellow. School of History of Education, Birmingham University, ‘William Barnes and John Symonds Udal: the collecting and recording of Dorset Folklore'
- Fran and Geoff Doel - 'Hardy's Thematic Use of Folklore and Seasonal Customs in The Return of the Native'
- Jacqueline Dillon - University of St Andrews ‘The Skimmington Ride in Hardy's Wessex'
- Brian Wright - Tutor in Folklore Studies, Strode College ‘Here be dragons"- a regional study’
- John Willows - Consultant/Curator Wessex Water Museum 'Water: anecdote, folklore or myth - but still revered'
- Katherine Barker - 'Sherborne's Pack Monday Fair - a fresh insight'
- Bonny Sartin of The Yetties, 'Folk Songs of Dorset: the collection of the Hammond brothers'
- Dr. Peter Robson - 'The Dorset Christmas Mummers'
Tickets are £12.50 and are available in person from the Museum Shop or by way of a stamped addressed envelope sent to the
Dorset County Museum,
High West Street,
For more information about this telephone 01305 262735 or alternatively email email@example.com