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Folklore and the Nation
- Friday 29 to Sunday 31 March 2019
- University of Derby, 1 Friar Gate Square, Derby, DE1 1DZ, UK
Folklore and the Nation The annual conference of The Folklore Society, and Annual General Meeting, hosted by the University of Derby, 1 Friar Gate Square, Derby DE1 1DZ, UK Friday 29–Sunday 31 March 2019 Keynote speaker: Prof. Terry Gunnell (University of Iceland): “Grimm Ripples: The Role of the Grimms’ Deutsche Sagen in the Collection and Creation...
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- Date: 23rd Feb 2019
- University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
"The Broadside Day is our annual one-day conference covering street literature in all its fascinating aspects – broadsides, chapbooks, songsters, woodcuts, engravings, last-dying speeches, catchpennies, wonder-tales, almanacs, fortune-tellers, and all kinds of cheap printed material sold to ordinary people in city streets, at country fairs, and from pedlar’s packs up and down th...
Library Lecture: Invisible Music: Angela Carter and Folk Song by Polly Paulusma
- Date: 20th Mar 2019
- Cecil Sharp House
"It is a surprisingly little-known fact that the novelist Angela Carter was a folk singer in the 1960s second-wave folk revival. A newly unearthed archive reveals that she not only co-founded a folk club in the 1960s with her first husband, folk producer Paul Carter, but that she also sang there fortnightly for several years.
This lecture will firstly collate some of the evidence...
Underground Folklore of England
- Date: 9th Apr 2019
- Kensington Central Library Lecture Theatre
In this illustrated talk Antony Clayton, author of Secret Tunnels of England: Folklore & Fact and The Folklore of London will uncover various examples of unusual underground folklore across England, including the mysterious Green Children of Woolpit, the Knockers of Cornish mining folklore, fiddlers vanishing underground, buried treasure, fabled secret tunnels and treacle mines....
Library Lecture: “I am longing for another voyage of discovery in the summer”: The Gill brothers and their collecting of folk songs from the Isle of Man (1894-94) by Stephen Miller
- Date: 17th Apr 2019
- Cecil Sharp House
"The Gill brothers, W.H. Gill (1839–1923) and Deemster J.F. Gill (1842–99) have remained marginalised and neglected figures in the collecting of Manx folk song, overshadowed by A.W. Moore (1853–1909), whose own Manx Ballads and Music appeared in 1896, and by Dr John Clague (1842–1908), whose collection was published in large part in the Journal of the Folk-Song Society betwe...
Conference: Certaine Wytches
- Start date: 24th Apr 2019
- End date: 24th Apr 2019
- Reed Hall, University of Exeter, Streatham Drive, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4QR
At: Reed Hall, University of Exeter, Streatham Drive, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4QR
Tickets: £35 (£25 concession)
Organised by Devon Guild of Craftsmen, with support from University of Exeter Arts and Culture team, this day long event will bring academics and artists together to shed further light on the history of witchcraft in Exeter, Devon and beyond, and on the symbolism,...
Swedish herding call – weekend course for beginners
- Start date: 24th Aug 2019
- End date: 25th Aug 2019
- Björnunda, Sweden
Kulning is an old voice technique used in Swedish and Norwegian summer farms long ago. It was a way for calling the cattle and communicating with other people over long distances. You use a very high, strong and powerful voice when you Kular, and in a quiet forest it can be heard for kilometers. Everyone can find their own powerful voice, so no special singing voice is needed in lea...
6th International Conference on Medicinal Practices: Herbal, Holistic and Traditional
- Start date: 26th Aug 2019
- End date: 27th Aug 2019
- Dubai, UAE
We stretch out to warm welcome to our 6th International Conference on Medicinal Practices: Herbal, Holistic and Traditional to be held from August 26-27, 2019 Dubai, UAE.
Medicinal Practices 2019 pursuits to acquire leading educational scientists, researchers, and research college students to exchange & proportion their reports and research results about all components of Me...
Stepping On: A conference on stepping in dance across the British Isles and beyond
- Start date: 16th Nov 2019
- End date: 17th Nov 2019
- Cecil Sharp House
"The British Isles have a rich history of step dancing of many forms and in many contexts some of which are relatively well known and others largely lost. It is a history which goes back many centuries and links with traditions in other parts of the world. The aim of the conference is to further our knowledge and understanding, and to stimulate debate. The conference will be of inte...