The Bride-Night Fire: Dorset Poems by William Barnes and Thomas Hardy
Read by Alan Chedzoy and Songs by The Yetties
These Dorset poems by Thomas Hardy and his mentor, William Barnes, are rarely recorded, though full of life, humour and passion. They reveal new aspects of the rural community that they inhabited. The 23 poems recorded here include "My Orcha'd in Linden Lea" and "Woak Hill" by William Barnes, and Hardy's "The Ruined Maid" and "The Last Signal".
Alan Chedzoy's readings of the poems have been widely praised. One commentator observes that he 'puts so much of his soul into the readings', and another that they are 'as good as one is ever likely to hear'.
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10:30 till 12:00
Annual Service of Remembrance of William Barnes
Celebrating Dorset in Word and Song
The Serpent and it’s Local Connections
Willam Barnes Society Members Annual Summer Lunch
12:00 till 15:30
William Barnes at Stock Gaylard Oak Fair 2018
14:30 till 16:00
Celebrating William Barnes with Tim Laycock and Friends