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Subject: Folklore: St. Stephen and the Wren on its Way Soon
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 21 Dec 06 - 08:29 PM

Greetings Good People:

Yes indeed the new book some almost 200 pages on St. Stephen and the Wren coming soon to somewhere....save up your money...around $10.00
-at the printer now....

The order form will be on this site probably tomorrow....
http://www.geocities.com/artcars/hutbook.html

Save a few dollars for the poor folklorist!

What does it contain?

-More than you ever wanted to know about St. Stephen

-More than you ever wanted to know about the wren

-More wren lore than you can bear....

-all the songs that I have been able to scrape up over a good while...you want more then you send them in!

-Poetry about wren

-Poetry about St. Stephen

-Hastings Susses St. Stephens day mummers play

-Recipes

-Customs

-Tune notation

-stories about stephen and wrens....

English as well as celtic customs for December 26 St. Stephens Day....

They will go quickly maybe, hopefully, huh?

Just save a few bucks from your christmas spending. Tell you what- look in your local church directory and find the St. Stephen's Churches tell them they have to have a few....

They make good wren day celebration hymnals and songbooks....

Make good home insulation.....

Conrad


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Subject: Folklore: St. Stephen/ Wren book now available!
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 23 Dec 06 - 03:38 PM

Greetings one and every all!

At this time of year the questions start coming in- What is this-St. Stephens day celebrations, Wren, Wran....Wren Boys and why killing a bird. What do I do? What is done and Why? Some great stories! Some wonderful Customs. On behalf of the King of All Birds and St. Stephen Proto Martyr I send you this announcement in the hope that our work will assist you.

Whilst teaching classes in Irish Studies and Irish Culture over the years I received many inquiries concerning the celebration of St. Stephen's Day and the Wren Boys and the Wren Song. So...I gathered a file of information together. This file grew and grew. It became a web page and now after finding out that such a collection did not exist I have determined to remedy the emptyness and put a coolection of primary information together. A good collection for classroom use.

Never before has so much St. Stephen's Day material been put together in one place. It is our hope that this book- about 200 pages will fill the void and be useful for those wising to re-discover their heritage, feed their roots or just to learn of what is being celebrated and how to take part.

The order form web page is here:
http://www.bcpl.net/~hutmanpr/stevewrenorder.html

Believe me there is not a massive profit involved but any funds that make it past our creditors go right to maintenance of the free reference web pages of Hutman Productions- (see: http://www.cbladey.com)

We can accept payment via pay pal- more on the web about that soon.

We hope you will think of us as you do your Christmas shopping.

Here are some of the details:
Explore One of Ireland's Most Interesting Seasonal Celebrations!
Saint Stephen and the Wren
How and why do the Irish Celebrate St. Stephen's Day December 26 ?
Rediscover Your Heritage-Feed Your Roots!

•        -Ancient Celtic Traditions
•        -The Wren Boys and their Processions
•        -The Life and Tales of Saint Stephen Proto Martyr
•        -Traditional Songs
•        -Poetry and Literature
•        -A St. Stephen's Day Mummers Play
•        -Folklore of the Wren: The King of all Birds
•        -Learn how to Celebrate St. Stephen's Day
•        -Recipes for your Celebration
•        -Crafts for the Children
You will no longer think about Wrens
in the same way again!
A Complete Guide to Saint Stephen, the Wren and St. Stephen's Day Celebrations, Folklore, History and Customs. Wonderful for Children as well as Adults An Important Sourcebook for Classroom Use.
Contents
I. All about St. Stephen..6
2, All About the House Wren!...27
3. Wren Mythology...36
4. Wren Stories...51
5. How to Celebrate...58
6. Some Wren Day Activities...76
7. Accounts of Celebration...80
8. Songs about the Wren and St. Stephen...88
9. A Mummer's Play...132
10. Prayers...142
11. Poetry...144
12.Wren Song Tunes...168
13.Food and Drink…178
14. What is this all About?..182
15. Sources...186
16. Follow the Research On-Line...187

To order go to the web page:
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http://www.bcpl.net/~hutmanpr/stevewrenorder.html

Many thanks!

Conrad


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Subject: RE: Folklore: St. Stephen/ Wren book now available!
From: Cats
Date: 24 Dec 06 - 06:57 AM

Have checked out the site and found you are in the USA. If you were in UK you might know of someone called Doc Rowe who holds and is daily expanding on the National Folk Archive. His work on Wren customs is seriously extensive but I still look forward to having a look at the book. Check out Doc's website. Just google Doc Rowe.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: St. Stephen/ Wren book now available!
From: Folkiedave
Date: 24 Dec 06 - 11:59 AM

Hi Cats and a merry carolling Xmas to you.

Doc has an archive, true, but it isn't the National Folk Archive. It ought to be but it isn't!! It is still privately owned and run by voluntary contributions by some determined individuals.

You can access it here.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: St. Stephen/ Wren book now available
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 24 Dec 06 - 12:47 PM

One source I have not checked.
Actully there are plenty of accounts of "wrenning"
Room in the book for only a few. These come from 19th century and turn of the century sources.
Will check it out.
Always looking for new songs and lyrics.
Again....so many variants. Generally a line or one verse changed a bit.
The book seeks to be a guide- extensive but not a totally complete collection nor folkloric analysis.

In any case search amazon and other places and you will not find such a good sized collection. Makes for good reading.

Conrad


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Subject: RE: Folklore: St. Stephen/ Wren book now available
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 24 Dec 06 - 12:51 PM

Forgot- for those not in USA -

I will have a paypal form up soon...it will be a link from our main bookstore page....

busy day christmas eve....sometime today...

the main bookstore page...

http://www.geocities.com/artcars/hutbook.html

Will be slightly more to account for the fee charged by paypal...

Thanks for the interest.

Conrad


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Subject: RE: Folklore: St. Stephen/ Wren book now available
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 24 Dec 06 - 12:55 PM

I guess that i why I hadn't searched it....not searchable on line...

Looks like it will be someday...

Good to find though that I had not overlooked anything!

Thanks for the tip. I have bookmarked it!

Conrad


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Subject: RE: Folklore: St. Stephen/ Wren book now available!
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 20 Dec 10 - 03:08 PM

You should really know more about St. Stephen's day- December 26- yes do the math - the day after christmas! Keep the party going.

As far as I know this is the only comprehensive work on the subject- a lot of the material conveniently all in one place- great gift item!


http://mysite.verizon.net/cbladey/stevewrenorder.html

Conrad


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Subject: RE: Folklore: St. Stephen/ Wren book now available!
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 21 Dec 10 - 07:16 PM

A great gift!


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