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Here's a Health to the Barley Mow: A Century of Folk Customs and Ancient Rural Games [DVD]

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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Directors: Various
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: BFI Video
  • DVD Release Date: 18 July 2011
  • Run Time: 365 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0051FBKWQ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 35,799 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

HERE'S A HEALTH TO THE BARLEY MOW
A century of folk customs and ancient rural games

From the 'sexy, savage' Cornish May Day rites of Alan Lomax's Oss Oss Wee Oss to Jeremy Deller and Alan Kane's footage of ferociously fought traditional football; from children's games in London's bombed East End to intricate sword and step dances, this collection of poetic documentaries, long un-seen television reports and rare silent film footage reveals just how powerful and enduring the folk traditions of Great Britain have always been.

This double-disc set of newly remastered films is accompanied by an illustrated 58-page booklet including detailed notes and essays by folk historians. The silent films feature innovative fiddle and melodeon accompaniments by contemporary folk musicians.

UK | 1912 -2002 | black & white, and colour | English | 365 minutes | 44 films | DVD9 x 2 | Mixed original aspect ratios | Region 0 PAL DVD



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34 of 39 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very entertaining but disturbing 12 Aug 2011
A great selection of very strange things. The bloke in the Guardian was right when he said it made you feel that wherever you were in the UK, the Whicker Man was just around the corner... The older stuff is the best.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very quirky 25 Jan 2013
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Some very rare recordings on these DVDs, very English and really eccentric - highly recommended.
Don't forget Boxing Day at Ironbridge, Shropshire > Morris dancers from around 0930.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Weird and wonderful 22 Mar 2012
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This collection of films is as strange as the title. Rare footage of folk customs presented in a completely unmediated way. Made us gawp in wonder!
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