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Morris on the Somme

Dave the Gnome 13 Feb 10 - 08:14 AM
Dave the Gnome 13 Feb 10 - 12:59 PM
Bonzo3legs 13 Feb 10 - 01:10 PM
Dave the Gnome 13 Feb 10 - 01:24 PM
GUEST 13 Feb 10 - 02:35 PM
doncatterall 13 Feb 10 - 06:35 PM
Dave the Gnome 14 Feb 10 - 06:22 AM
Snuffy 17 Feb 10 - 07:20 PM
Helen Jocys 18 Feb 10 - 04:38 AM
Dave the Gnome 18 Feb 10 - 05:05 AM
GUEST,tinwhistle 24 Feb 14 - 05:27 AM
GUEST, topsie 24 Feb 14 - 06:19 AM
Long Firm Freddie 25 Feb 14 - 03:12 AM
GUEST,Chris B 14 Jun 14 - 11:10 AM
GUEST,Doc Rowe 15 Jun 14 - 06:51 AM
GUEST,henryp 15 Jun 14 - 07:20 AM
GUEST,henryp 15 Jun 14 - 07:32 AM
GUEST,Chris B 15 Jun 14 - 08:27 AM
GUEST,Craig ward 04 Nov 14 - 02:15 AM
GUEST,Rahere 04 Nov 14 - 04:55 PM
GUEST,CJB 05 Nov 14 - 01:03 PM
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Subject: Morris on the Somme
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 13 Feb 10 - 08:14 AM

With the recent talk of BBC dramas I remembered a radio drama with the above title. A quick search has reveled that I have mentioned it here before, once, it was a John Kirkpatrick project and very little else:-( Does anyone have a recording of it or know how I may be able to get one?

Cheers

DeG


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Subject: RE: Morris on the Somme
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 13 Feb 10 - 12:59 PM

Anyone?


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Subject: RE: Morris on the Somme
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 13 Feb 10 - 01:10 PM

Try the National Sound Archive.


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Subject: RE: Morris on the Somme
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 13 Feb 10 - 01:24 PM

Had a look, Bonzo - Didn't find owt but maybe I don't know how to seach it properly. Any advice?

Funny return from my first attempts though. It said "Do you mean 'Morrison the Somme'" Anyone else find a major Supermarket being involved in the fiaso in Belgium funny? Ah well, maybe I am dafter than I thought...


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Subject: RE: Morris on the Somme
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Feb 10 - 02:35 PM

This is the top answer from Google - it's from John Kirkpatrick's site -        

MORRIS ON THE SOMME
by Mick Jones. BBC Radio play. Directed by Nigel Bryant.
Traditional Morris dance music on the concertina for this First World War story about a dance team who enlisted and died together. Dancing by Wheatley Morris men in the BBC Car Park.


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Subject: RE: Morris on the Somme
From: doncatterall
Date: 13 Feb 10 - 06:35 PM

I heard this broadcast on radio 4 a few years ago - maybethe BBC can help?


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Subject: RE: Morris on the Somme
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 14 Feb 10 - 06:22 AM

1991 apparently, Don! I am going to write to the beeb I think - I'll keep you posted.

DeG


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Subject: RE: Morris on the Somme
From: Snuffy
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 07:20 PM

I heard it on Radio 4 in early November 1992, about a week before Armistice Day (Wednesday or Thursday afternoon, I think). They credited Wheatley MM at the end.


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Subject: RE: Morris on the Somme
From: Helen Jocys
Date: 18 Feb 10 - 04:38 AM

I recorded it and gave the tape to my son JohnJ. Don't know if he ever listened to it. It was a cracking story. I'd love to hear it again.

HelenJ.


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Subject: RE: Morris on the Somme
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 18 Feb 10 - 05:05 AM

Ooooh - see if he still has it Helen. I would love to hear it again as well:-)


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Subject: RE: Morris on the Somme
From: GUEST,tinwhistle
Date: 24 Feb 14 - 05:27 AM

Hello everyone,
Like you I heard, and loved, the play when it was first broadcast. As this year is the WW1 centenary I've emailed Robert Ketteridge at the BBC asking whether they'll broadcast it again. Why don't you all try too?


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Subject: RE: Morris on the Somme
From: GUEST, topsie
Date: 24 Feb 14 - 06:19 AM

As it is described as a 'story' does this mean it was fiction, or was it based on a real Morris team?


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Subject: RE: Morris on the Somme
From: Long Firm Freddie
Date: 25 Feb 14 - 03:12 AM

The loss of nearly all of the Adderbury Morris side at the Somme is described in the excellent "Way of the Morris" film:

Way of the Morris

LFF


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Subject: RE: Morris on the Somme
From: GUEST,Chris B
Date: 14 Jun 14 - 11:10 AM

Does anyone have a opy of this programme "Morris on the Somme." It seems pertinent with the recent WW1 anniversary events this year. Thank you.


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Subject: RE: Morris on the Somme
From: GUEST,Doc Rowe
Date: 15 Jun 14 - 06:51 AM

It may not surprise anyone but I do have a copy of the programme. where do we go from here?
Doc


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Subject: RE: Morris on the Somme
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 15 Jun 14 - 07:20 AM

Northern Broadsides theatre company completed their tour of An August Bank Holiday Lark just last night.

It was written by Deborah McAndrew with the help of Saddleworth Morrismen. It followed the members of an east Lancashire rushcart procession in 1914, with a wonderful cast of eight dancers and four musicians.

On a simillar theme, Austin John Marshall wrote Whitsun Dance, set to the tune of The Week Before Easter.

Published in 1968 in Karl Dallas' Book The Cruel Wars, it was sung by Shirley Collins as part of the Anthems in Eden Suite issued in July 1969.


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Subject: RE: Morris on the Somme
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 15 Jun 14 - 07:32 AM

I should have added that the Director of Northern Broadsides, Barrie Rutter, commissioned the title song for An August Bank Holiday Lark from Mike Waterson.

Mike Waterson wrote it and recorded himself singing it. Barrie Rutter claims it as his final musical contribution. Scripts are available from Northern Broadsides.

And coming shortly to the Oldham Coliseum, Close the Coalhouse Door.


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Subject: RE: Morris on the Somme
From: GUEST,Chris B
Date: 15 Jun 14 - 08:27 AM

Subject: RE: Morris on the Somme
From: GUEST,Doc Rowe
Date: 15 Jun 14 - 06:51 AM

It may not surprise anyone but I do have a copy of the programme. where do we go from here?
Doc

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Thanks Doc. There is also a lot of interest on the Morris Mailing List.

I have emailed the Beeb requesting a rebroadcast - but have not had a reply.

The British Library has a copy - but you need an academic researcher's reader's ticket to listen to it:

It has references at:

http://cadensa.bl.uk/cgi-bin/webcat - then search for "morris somme"

#3 Mark    B8736/1 0:03'05"      
Morris on the Somme/Jones
Bryant, Nigel (director)
RECORDING

#4 Mark    LINK TO RECORDINGS      
Morris on the Somme
Jones, Mick (author)
WORKS-FILE

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Morris on the Somme/Jones
    Bryant, Nigel (director)
FIND WORK DETAILS:    Morris on the Somme/Jones
FIND FORMAT:    B8736/1
Contributor:    Bryant, Nigel (director)
Contributor:    Targett, Ian (speaker, male; Harry)
Contributor:    Avery, Richard (speaker, male; Bumper)
Contributor:    Weedon, Martin (speaker, male; Ginger)
Contributor:    Weaver, Philip (speaker, male; Jackie)
Contributor:    Callaway, Andrew (speaker, male; Tom)
Contributor:    Hyder, Martin (speaker, male; Wilfrid)
Contributor:    West-Oram, Charlotte (speaker, female; Ma)
Contributor:    Hinks, Gerry (speaker, male; Granfer)
Contributor:    Holt, David (speaker, male; Stretcher bearer)
Contributor:    Wyatt, Jonathan (speaker, male; Stretcher bearer)
Contributor:    Kirkpatrick, John (accordion)
Contributor:    Wheatley Morris Men
Tag:    Drama
Broadcast info:    BBC Radio 4 1991-10-17
Quality note:    tracking noise

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It is still in BBC copyright - so be careful of discussing making copies.

But then I refer you to this discussion:

http://wipednews.com/features/charles-norton-on-missing-episodes-and-thegraham-webb-archive/

"Incredible! Unbelievable! Crass! Stupid! If the BBC are only interested in recovering material they can sell, then surely they are effectively relinquishing copyright, and possessors of "lost" material should have the right to market it themselves ? or donate it to an archive where it can be easily accessed!"

====


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Subject: RE: Morris on the Somme
From: GUEST,Craig ward
Date: 04 Nov 14 - 02:15 AM

has anyone sorted out an MP3 version, or any other format yet? I too would love to hear it again. Been searching for it for years but thought it was called Clog Dancing on the Somme!


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Subject: RE: Morris on the Somme
From: GUEST,Rahere
Date: 04 Nov 14 - 04:55 PM

Kicking the bucket down the road, more like...all this Glorious Dead stuff. OK, perhaps it's not quite so blatant now, but can you tell me there really isn't any of it in all of this? Squaddies collecting for poppies, digging into the sense of duty which lets politicians get away with causing wars. If it's "Let's not go there again" then why isn't it being said? We're still in the land of "Dulci et decorum est", unless it's being positively said otherwise.
And yes, I spent more than a few years taking serius responsibilities in the area. We tried teaching the military that policy is about peace. Somehow, I don't think they've really got it yet.


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Subject: RE: Morris on the Somme
From: GUEST,CJB
Date: 05 Nov 14 - 01:03 PM

Morris on the Somme:

https://www.mediafire.com/folder/fekt2i5tcodbh/Morris_on_the_Somme


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Subject: RE: Morris on the Somme
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 05 Nov 14 - 01:40 PM

Many thanks.


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Subject: RE: Morris on the Somme
From: Mr Red
Date: 06 Nov 14 - 05:35 AM

I was going to suggest a notsominor deity like JK would have a copy but maybe copyright issues would kick-in.


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Subject: RE: Morris on the Somme
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 06 Nov 14 - 03:32 PM

What copyright? Broadcast = public domain.


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