February, 2019

An update on the Sussex Traditions website that many of you will want to read - One of the important singers in the county found by the early folk song collectors was Henry Hills of Lodsworth. Not a great deal about him is known. There is not even a photo known to exist. Denise and Stuart Savage researched what was known of his life and made their findings into a multimedia show which they presented in Lodsworth and in a number of Sussex folk clubs. They sang a number of his songs as part of the show. The presentation has now been [read more]

Listing of Morris Dance sides updated

The listing of Morris Dance sides on the Sussex Traditions website has been updated and the number of sides in the list has grown from 6 to 24! Clearly the Morris is a growth industry in our county! If you know of any that we have missed, please inform us and we will add them. Have a look at https://sussextraditions.org/sussex-topics-2/song-music-dance/folk-dance/morris-dance/ (Within an hour of announcing this update here and on the Sussex Traditions Facebook page. I received five messages naming 5 morris sides and 2 teams of mummers that I had not included in my update. I find this amazing; lots [read more]