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Durham University

Department of English Studies

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This is an archive of past events within the Department of English Studies. Please see our current events for forthcoming activities.

Some of our public events are recorded and are available as podcasts via our Research English At Durham blog.

The Dance of Death

Lost Voices from the North-East

25th November 2017, 15:30 to 16:30, Concert Hall, Palace Green

Listen in to echoes from the past, when All Hallows’ Eve struck fear in people’s souls! With Hector Sequera, Barbara Ravelhofer, musicians, singers, a dragon, and a wild horse.

‘Lost voices’ retrieves and presents voices, melodies, and popular traditions in the North-East, from Anglo-Saxon to Victorian times. The show includes songs which inspired Stevie Smith, Walter Scott, and Dylan Thomas, haunting soul dirges, fire-and-brimstone preaching by Puritans, dances for the dead, worm ballads, and silent creatures of the night. With Hector Sequera, Barbara Ravelhofer, musicians, singers, a dragon, and a wild horse.

Want to know more about music, theatre and performance traditions in Durham and beyond? Experience the intangible heritage of the North-East on Records of Early English Drama North East.

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