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Thread #166619 Message #4008030
Posted By: GUEST,BlackAcornUK
09-Sep-19 - 08:14 AM
Thread Name: Trad Xmas pub carols from Lancs/Yorks?
Subject: Trad Xmas pub carols from Lancs/Yorks?
Does anyone know of any vernacular (ie non-church) Yuletide repertoire from these stalwart Northern counties?
I grew up with pub carolling in Wigan in the 80s/90s, but it's long since faded there; I never encountered it through over a decade in London.
In recent years I've returned North (Hebden Bridge) and would love to try and kick-start something here.
The Peak District tradition is obviously a big inspiration, but to make this work properly I need to find songs that fit our own location, on the contested border.
Does anyone know of any songs from Lancashire (ideally East) or Yorkshire (West is best) that could fit the bill?
Current source material obviously includes the Watersons, and the Valley Folk from Bury.
Many thanks in advance!