David Mooney

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Talks include:

  • – Folklore and Custom in the East Midlands
  • – The History of Busking and Street Performance –

Both talks involve elements of live music and performance.

Folklore and Custom in the East Midlands traces a full year of seasonal practices in the region, tracing their history and how they are still enacted today. From the Blidworth Cradle Rocking to the Poor Owd Oss, by way of maypole dancing, mob football and much more.

The History of Busking and Street Performance in the UK and Ireland, mainly focuses on the period since the Industrial Revolution and highlights the lives and careers of notable performers from Regency fiddlers, through Victorian London, the Great Depression and into the Hit Parade!