10:00am Sunday 8th April 2012
EVESHAM’S Almonry Museum echoed to the sounds of yesteryear, when Gwilym and Carol Davies treated Historical Societies’ members to an evening of folk music and songs from the Cotswolds.
Folk music was used throughout the year and particularly to mark special occasions like spring and harvest-time with song and dance kept alive today in morris dancing and wassailing, which includes bonfire lighting and pouring cider on apple tree roots! Gwilym and Carol have been researching for more than 40 years to ensure that folk music is recorded for posterity. Most of their findings are housed in the British Library Sound Archive and they are developing a website.
The next gathering – at the Almonry on Thursday, April 26 – will be an evening of Victorian Victims and Villains presented by David Smith. Visitors are always welcome.
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