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Posted By: GUEST
21-Oct-21 - 06:21 PM
Thread Name: Doc Rowe - The Rite of Autumn - BBC radio
Subject: Doc Rowe "The Rite of Autumn"
repeated Thursday 21 October 2021
BBC radio4extra

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

new programme link

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.