Sunday, 19 April 2009

Troubadours in the 21st Century

Walking to Wales- Singing for their Supper

"The pub laws are crazy," says Ed. "Legally, you can't get everyone in the pub to join in on a rousing version of an old tune like John Barleycorn, but you can shout and swear as loudly as you like and have the television on as loudly as you like. We have to go outside the front door of the pub to sing quite often. Legislation has been put through to control what comes out ofpeoples mouths

Thursday, 9 April 2009


"The first day of spring was once the time for taking the young virgins into the fields, there in dalliance to set an example in fertility for nature to follow. Now we just set the clocks an hour ahead and change the oil in the crankcase."

- E.B. White, "Hot Weather," One Man's Meat, 1944

Photograph Richard Milne-Beltane Fire Society