BFI screening at Cornwall Film Festival.

A unique event at this year’s Cornwall Film Festival will be held at the Lighthouse Cinema in Newquay, Saturday 5th November at 4.45pm.

Presenting the BFI and English Folk Dance & Song Society’s new DVD compilation ‘Here’s a Health to the Barley Mow’ – a 65 minute programme of rare and beautiful folk films from the BFI National Archive and Regional Film Archives showing some of the UK rich traditions of folk music, dance, customs and sport. Highlights include Doc Rowe’s speedy sword dancing film, the extraordinary Burry Man of West Lothian and the fascinating ‘Oss Oss Wee Oss’ by Alan Lomax and Peter Kennedy filmed in 1953 about Padstow’s Mayday celebrations.

Oss oss wee oss

Oss Oss Wee Oss. Alan Lomax & Peter Kennedy (1953) © BFI

The event Archive Film – Past, Present and Future is part of awen productions cic’s The Tre Project – Rediscovering Cornwall & Isles of Scilly through Archive Film funded by HLF & Feast.

Following the films, a Q&A session with Will Fowler (BFI), Doc Rowe (Folklorist), Barbara Santi (Director, awen productions cic) and a member of the Old Oss Party (Padstow May Day) will explore archive – its past, present and future and how communities can play an essential link in preserving culture and heritage.

Suitable for all ages. Saturday 5th November 2011. 4.45pm Lighthouse Cinema, Newquay

Entry : £5 or free if a festival weekend ticket holder.

For more info http://cornwallfilmfestival.com/

‘The Barley Mow’

Archive Folk Film Programme

The Barley Mow

A selection of films made between 1912 and 2003 from the BFI National Archive and Regional Film Archives showing some of our rich traditions of folk music, dance, customs and sport.

Full list of titles:

Here’s a Health to the Barley Mow (1952) – 17 mins

Produced by the English Folk Dance and Song Society

Photography by Peter Kennedy

– Suffolk –

New Year Fireball Festival, Stonehaven (1965) – 2 mins

New musical accompaniment by Pete Cooper

– Aberdeenshire –

Ye Olde Game of Football (1921) – 1 min

Topical Budget

New musical accompaniment by Pete Cooper

– Derbyshire –

Kinora Spools  (1912) – 1 min

Featuring Cecil Sharp, George Butterworth, Maud Karpeles, Helen Karpeles

New musical accompaniment Laurel Swift

– Oxfordshire –

Llandudno’s Chosen  (1929) – 1 min

Topical Budget

New musical accompaniment by Pete Cooper

– Conwy –

The Game of Haxey Hood (1929) – 1 min

Topical Budget

New musical accompaniment by Laurel Swift

– Lincolnshire –

High Spen Sword Dancers (c. 1928) – 4 mins

Produced by the English Folk Dance and Song Society

New musical accompaniment Dan Quinn

– Tyne and Wear –

Boy Bishop of Berden (1925) – 1 min

Topical Budget

New musical accompaniment by Pete Cooper

– Essex –

Sedgefield Shrove Tuesday Football Match Plans (1966) – 3mins

Produced byTyne Tees Television

– County Durham –

Bampton Broom Dance (1928) – 1 min

New musical accompaniment by Laurel Swift

– Oxfordshire –

London’s May Queen  (1927) – 1 mins

Topical Budget

New musical accompaniment by Pete Cooper

– Greater London –

One Potato, Two Potato (extracts) (1957) – 5 mins

Director Leslie Daiken

Photography by Peter Kennedy

– Greater London –

The Burry Man of South Queensferry  (2002) – 5 mins

Camera and sound by Doc Rowe

– City of Edinburgh –

Rapper Dancers at ‘The National’ (2003) – 4 mins

Camera and sound by Doc Rowe

– Leicestershire –

Oss Oss Wee Oss (1953) – 16 mins

Director Alan Lomax

Producer Peter Kennedy

In association with English Folk Dance and Song Society

– Cornwall –

 

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