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Sabine Baring-Gould: One hundred years on

Tue. 23 January 2024 at 7:00 pm

Free – £2.50

A Zoom talk presented by Martin Graebe – researcher and author.

Martin Graebe is a researcher and writer about traditional song and song collectors. His book about the antiquarian and folk song collector Sabine Baring-Gould, published in 2017, won the Katharine Briggs Prize of the Folklore Society, and the W G Hoskins Prize of the Devon History Society. His most recent book The Forgotten Songs of the Upper Thames, about the song collection made by Alfred Williams, was launched in October 2021 and was a runner-up in the 2022 Katharine Briggs Prize. He has given talks on Baring-Gould, and on other aspects of traditional folk song, to audiences around the world. He and his wife, Shan, perform traditional songs together in harmony.

Sabine Baring-Gould, Parson, Squire, Novelist, Travel writer, Antiquary, Folk song collector, and more, died on the 2nd of January 1924, a few days short of his 90th birthday. In this presentation, Martin Graebe looks back at Baring-Gould’s life and his deep connection to Devon, and to Dartmoor, and considers the value of the legacy that he has left us.

Please book with the organiser (details below) by a day before the event. You will be sent a link to access the Zoom session.

This talk is part of The Devonshire Association Monthly Lecture Series – a programme of talks on a wide range of topics presented by informed and respected speakers throughout the year using Zoom technology.

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Tue. 23 January 2024
7:00 pm
Free – £2.50
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