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The Songs and Stories of Sabine Baring-Gould

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Six-time BBC Folk Award nominee Jim Causley and Miranda Sykes (Show of Hands and Daphne’s Flight) celebrate the centenary of Sabine Baring-Gould, by exploring his life and writing via the folk songs that meant so much to him.

A pioneer of folksong collecting, Sabine was a Victorian era celebrity. He wrote a gruesome book on werewolves, a nerve-tingling collection of ghost stories, compiled travel books, and wrote Onward Christian Soldiers to Sir Arthur Sullivan’s tune. Sabine interleaved folk songs he’d collected and wove real people and events into his fiction, to give it life. And that’s what Jim and Miranda do here to, together with narrator John Palmer, in an entertaining show that will have the audience singing, gasping and smiling.


A Lichfield Festival co-production with Lichfield Arts

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Sunday 7 July 2024, 16:00 - 17:45

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