Sussex Concerts

Concert Details

Title: A Sussex Countryman's year
Performed by: Various
Promoted by: Bignor Church
Time: Saturday, 6 February 2010, at 7:30pm
Place: Holy Cross Church, Bignor
Description: Awonderful evening at Candlemas with David Arscott and others with tales of old Sussex, folk music, historic recordings and much else. It will be a great relaxed country evening in this ancient country church

With David and Jill will be The Coppers, probably the most well known family in Sussex for recording and collecting together throughout the generations not only Sussex folk songs but the lovely stories that go with them. Rudyard Kipling, the famous Sussex author and poet is a name most people know and his work can be as fresh today as it was to the Victorians. Geoff Hutchinson brings this great man’s prose to life with some quite outstanding performances.

Wassailing is an extremely ancient custom. It is thought the word Wassail may predate the Norman Conquest but with its roots in the Middle Ages its purpose was to awake the apple trees to scare away evil spirits to ensure a good harvest. Fortunately in Manor House, next door to the church, there are apple trees so at the end of the evening going “a-wassailing” will be a fitting climax.
Tickets: Tickets £11 Book on 01798 869454 or by e-mail and send a cheque made out to Bignor Church and sent to
Stane House
RH20 1PQ
Contact: Nick Symes

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