Contact details for Dave Mooney are
- – email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- – telephone: 07961077630.
- – Folklore and Custom in the East Midlands
- – The History of Busking and Street Performance
- – Animal Songs
All 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!
Animal Songs looks at the history of various traditional animal songs from around the British Isles. The origins and development of both familiar favourites and more obscure gems are examined, with ample musical illustrations provided by the speaker.