Folk Festival Workshop - Putting Ballads to Music

Folk Festival Workshop - Putting Ballads to Music

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Venue: The Bell Gallery, Earsham Street, NR35 1AQ


Host: Douglas Bence


Douglas will introduce the ballad, its history and the various ways in which it has been used through the ages.


Examples will be read out and include extracts from Charles Causley, Oscar Wilde's Ballad of Reading Jail and Coleridge’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner.


This leads into Charles Causley’s Ballad for Katherine of Aragon which was put to music by Martin Simpson.


You don’t need to bring an instrument.


The idea is to show what’s possible so that you can go away, pick your own story, write a ballad and set it to music.


Free entry, but booking required.