Barry Goodman
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Good Morning Lords and Ladies

An illustrated talk on some of the more unusual English customs with songs and pictures presented by Gill and Barry Goodman.


Gill and Barry have been involved in the folk scene since 1971 and have experienced or been involved in many of the customs featured in the presentation including:


Jack-in-the-Green festivals at Rochester and Hastings

The Whittlesey Straw Bear

Boxing Day Mumming

Ampthill Sunrise May Day celebration

Good Morning, Lords and Ladies is a one-hour talk with a selection of songs and tunes to illustrate the customs, many of which have choruses to join in with!  


The length of the presentation can be adjusted to suit your needs - just contact us and we'll do our best to meet your requirements!


"Monday evening was so pleasant with comfortable music to join in with and odd snippets of old customs that we have all come across over the years in one way or another.   They were such an unassuming couple and I liked their style."

(Local History Society)


"I would just like to say, on behalf of the members, a big thank you for giving us an excellent talk on ‘Good Morning, Lords and Ladies’ yesterday.  The members thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and the feedback afterwards was very positive."

(U3A group)


Available for clubs, societies, Women's Institutes, etc.


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