The Vaughan Williams Memorial Library will present a series of four lectures in Spring 2024.
All lectures will take place on Zoom, and will be priced at £5 each or £15 for the whole series.
Tuesday 16 January 2024 | 7.30pm
Stephen Rowley examines the history and contemporary survival of a Catalan dance form which has much in common with morris dancing, showing how the folk music and dance community can work together to ensure the continuation of tradition.
Tuesday 13 February 2024 | 7.30pm
Frances Wilkins shares the findings of her project
on singing and belief in the Gaelic tradition of the West Highlands and Western Isles.
Tuesday 12 March 2024 | 7.30pm
In the centenary of his death, Adèle Commins highlights the use of folk melodies in the music of Stanford, his involvement with the Folk Song Society, and his contribution to debates on folk music in education at the turn of the twentieth century.
Tuesday 16 April 2024 | 7.30pm
Nigel Tallis introduces the work of Bavarian expat artist George Scharf (1788-1860), which depicts the music and dance of Georgian London’s streets, and may hint at the origins of some of English folk culture’s traditional beasts.