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Doc Rowe - The Rite of Autumn - BBC radio

07 Sep 10 - 02:18 PM (#2981701)
Subject: Doc Rowe on Radio 3 tonight (UK)
From: treewind

See: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00tmkdr

"Doc Rowe, who since the 1960s has been recording and filming the traditions, vernacular arts, folklore, song and dance of Britain and Ireland, explores the rites of autumn. With recordings of such events and customs as the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance, Punkie Night in Hinton St George, and the wild bonfires of Kent and Sussex, and talking to those involved, he reveals how people here mark the gathering dark."


07 Sep 10 - 03:41 PM (#2981747)
Subject: RE: Doc Rowe on Radio 3 tonight (UK)
From: Herga Kitty

Treewind - thanks for alerting me to this in time for me to hear this little gem of a programme!

Kitty


07 Sep 10 - 03:44 PM (#2981748)
Subject: RE: Doc Rowe on Radio 3 tonight (UK)
From: SylviaN

Wonderful! Oh, and MORE, MORE, MORE - not sorry for shouting.

Sylvia and himself.


07 Sep 10 - 03:45 PM (#2981749)
Subject: RE: Doc Rowe on Radio 3 tonight (UK)
From: The Sandman

thanks


07 Sep 10 - 03:53 PM (#2981757)
Subject: RE: Doc Rowe on Radio 3 tonight (UK)
From: johnadams

Excellent show with recordings made by Doc over many years.

Can I remind folks about the Doc Rowe Collection Support Group which I run to pay the monthly rent on housing the collection, which is presently in Sheffield.

Click here to see how to donate

Click here to see details of the collection

Another way you could support his work is to email the BBC via the programme page and give some good feedback with a suggestion that more programmes would be welcome.


07 Sep 10 - 06:21 PM (#2981856)
Subject: RE: Doc Rowe on Radio 3 tonight (UK)
From: Old Vermin

BBC Link says not available for listen again. I started listening to R3 at the beginning of the second half, so missed the interval talk. Drat.

Did hear him in person a while ago....


07 Sep 10 - 06:43 PM (#2981869)
Subject: RE: Doc Rowe on Radio 3 tonight (UK)
From: johnadams

It might be just a bit too early for listen again. The rest of the series is available for 7 days so there's no reason to think this one won't be included.

I've just had a long conversation with Doc and confirmed the details of a new move for the archive. It's going to Whitby!

During September and October the archive will be set up in a business centre on The Ropery, the road behind the Middle Earth Tavern. It's more secure and also a better environment for the tapes and paper.

This opens up lots of possibilities for the archive including events during Whitby Festival. Importantly, it also brings the archive within easy reach of Doc's northern base in Robin Hood's Bay, meaning that he can more easily do some of the development work that is needed to get the archive contents more accessible. Hooray!

Any one off donations at this time would be be especially welcome to help finance the move.

Also, as the new premises are more expensive by a couple of grand per year, new sponsors would be great. We run a scheme called "Buy Doc A Pint", where we donate the price of a pint every month to support the archive. He never gets to drink it of course, but occasionally people do bump into him in a pub and buy him a real pint as well!

A page where you could "Buy Doc A Pint"


08 Sep 10 - 04:40 PM (#2982648)
Subject: RE: Doc Rowe on Radio 3 tonight (UK)
From: Herga Kitty

Refresh, because Shambles has started a duplicate thread!


21 Oct 21 - 06:21 PM (#4123779)
Subject: Doc Rowe "The Rite of Autumn"
From: GUEST

repeated Thursday 21 October 2021
BBC radio4extra

only available till mid-November 2021
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only about 20 minutes long
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Listen to it twice.
:)

new programme link
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0010qj6


Doc Rowe, who since the 1960s has been recording and filming the traditions, vernacular arts, folklore, song and dance of Britain and Ireland, explores the rites of autumn. With recordings of such events and customs as the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance, Punkie Night in Hinton St George, and the wild bonfires of Kent and Sussex, and talking to those involved, he reveals how people here mark the gathering dark.

Producer: Julian May

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in 2010.


24 Oct 21 - 01:01 PM (#4124051)
Subject: RE: Doc Rowe - The Rite of Autumn - BBC radio
From: The Sandman

very intersting,
Doc Rowe, has his own agenda,a different agenda from Sharp, but still trying to convince us of his own opinions [re his comments at approx 3 .16], however he appears to disapprove of neo pagans trying to turn that tradtion into something they want it to be,.
quote 3.26 these are living organic tradtions with a living presence and a focus for celebration now, yet at9 18 to 9 27, he illustrates his disapproval he appears to disapprove of neo pagans trying to turn that tradtion into something they want it to be,criticising their inelagant cloaks etcand later their drinking habits, yet earlier he appears to approve of the drinking at Bartle approx 49 to 52 to 1..00
BUT WHEN THE DRINKING IS DONE BY PEOPLE WHOSE AGENDA HE DOES NOT APPEAR TO APPROVE OF... eg neo pagans trying to turn it into a mid summer pagan ritual, he seems crtical
But how living tradtions evolve are up to the people who get involved., if they want to turn it into a mid summer pagan ritual they will, regardles of anyone eles approval or disapproval
Doc criticises early song collectors, but does not remain neutral as a commentator himself, he too has an agenda
Thankyou Doc Rowe for a fascinating programme, and thankyou for all your collecting, despite my small criticism .I think that you have done a great job over many years