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Folklore: Steve Roud's 'The English Year'

Folkiedave 26 Jan 08 - 12:45 PM
Jim Carroll 27 Jan 08 - 04:17 AM
Fidjit 27 Jan 08 - 04:19 AM
masato sakurai 27 Jan 08 - 06:13 AM
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Ruth Archer 21 Feb 08 - 03:57 PM
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Subject: Folklore: Steve Roud's 'The English Year'
From: Folkiedave
Date: 26 Jan 08 - 12:45 PM

This book, by Steve Roud, who of course is best known for the Round Idex is a superb guide to customs and traditions is this week's paperback choice in the "Guardian" review section. (p. 18)

A great book which will give hours of pleasure.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Steve Roud's 'The English Year'
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 27 Jan 08 - 04:17 AM

As does his 'Penguin Guide to the Superstitions of Britain and Ireland'.
Thanks for the info Dave - would have missed it
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Steve Roud's 'The English Year'
From: Fidjit
Date: 27 Jan 08 - 04:19 AM

You'll have them both with you at Cheltenham then ???

Chas


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Steve Roud's 'The English Year'
From: masato sakurai
Date: 27 Jan 08 - 06:13 AM

He and Jacqueline Simpson are the authors of A Dictionary of English Folklore (Oxford University Press, 2000).


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Steve Roud's 'The English Year'
From: Saro
Date: 28 Jan 08 - 04:34 AM

Steve's book got an excellent review and is a great addition to your next Christmas or birthday list. I'm dropping very large hints!
Saro


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Steve Roud's 'The English Year'
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 21 Feb 08 - 03:57 PM

I got it for Christmas last year, in hardback. GREAT book, incredibly useful.

The pictures ain't bad, either. :)


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Steve Roud's 'The English Year'
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 01 Jun 18 - 10:39 AM

BBC "Twenty Minutes" interval talk
Steve Roud
"What Visions I Have Seen"

" ... the summer customs of Britain.
He explains what they are and when, who is involved and suggests some meanings.
His piece is illustrated with with recordings of events such as Crying the Neck in Cornwall, well-dressing in Derbyshire, and the solstice celebrations at Stonehenge."

Broadcast August 2013 but still available on iPlayer radio.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0385gqf 
[it says 25 minutes
but on my tablet it came up with the whole evening's performance and the talk was @ 26:40]

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bbc iPlayer Radio app
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3yvdp3zQJWLtl204z9nxgRt/download-the-iplayer-radio-app 
(then click the '+' on the programme's web page
then on the app click
Menu > My Radio > Listen Later)
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