Traditions of Lancashire Vol 1 by John Roby

Book Cover: Traditions of Lancashire Vol 1 by John Roby
Editions:Paperback - FolkCustoms 2014: £ 19.99
ISBN: 9781291700039

A collection of folk tales and stories from Lancashire

  • Sir Tarquin
  • The Goblin Builders
  • Mab’s Cross
  • The Prior of Burscough
  • The Eagle and Child
  • The Black Knight of Ashton
  • Fair Ellen of Radcliffe
  • The Abbot of Whalley
  • Sir Edward Stanley
  • George Marsh, The Martyr
  • Dr. Dee, The Astrologer
  • The Seer
  • The Earl of Tyrone
  • Hoghton Tower
  • The Lancashire Witches
  • Siege of Lathom
  • Raven Castle
  • The Phantom Voice
  • The Bar-Gaist
  • The Haunted Manor House
  • Clitheroe Castle
  • The Grey Man of the Wood

Traditions, Superstitions and Folk-Lore by Charles Hardwick

Book Cover: Traditions, Superstitions and Folk-Lore by Charles Hardwick
Editions:Paperback - FolkCustoms 2014: £ 9.99
ISBN: 9781291702163
Pages: 261

Folk-Lore (Chiefly Lancashire and the North of England)

Our nursery legends and popular superstitions are fast becoming matters of history, except in the more remote and secluded portions of the country. But now that the light of modern investigation, and especially that ray furnished by recent discoveries in philological science, has been directed towards their deeper and more hidden mysteries, profound philosophical historians have begun to discover that from this apparently desolate literary region much reliable knowledge may be extracted, leading to conclusions of the most interesting and important kind, with reference to the early history of our race.

The Sword Dances of Northern England Together With The Horn Dance of Abbots Bromley by Cecil J. Sharp

Book Cover: The Sword Dances of Northern England Together With The Horn Dance of Abbots Bromley by Cecil J. Sharp
Editions:Paperback - FolkCustoms 2014: £ 7.99
ISBN: 9781291736441
Pages: 139

Cecil Sharp’s collection of Sword Dances.

A collection of Sword-Dances and accompanying music collected, described and arranged by Cecil J. Sharp. Long-Sword Dances The Kirby Malzeard Sword-Dance The Grenoside Sword-Dance Short-Sword Dances The Swalwell Sword-Dance The Earsdon Sword-Dance Also The Abbots Bromley Sword Dance

This edition also incorporates the accompanying Songs and Dance Airs.

Rush-Bearing by Alfred Burton

Book Cover: Rush-Bearing by Alfred Burton
Editions:Paperback - FolkCustoms 2014: £ 7.99
ISBN: 9781291941807
Pages: 158

The practice of strewing rushes in church as a primitive carpet has long since passed into history but the rush-bearing tradition is still upheld in a few towns in Lancashire and Yorkshire.

Many of our old customs are fading away into the dim mists of antiquity, and all but the name will soon be forgotten. This is much to be regretted, because they were attended with a great deal of pure enjoyment, and were looked forward to by the people for weeks before the event.

One of these is the old custom of strewing rushes, and its attendant ceremony of the rush-bearing, with its quaint rush-cart and fantastic morris-dancers.

Once common to the whole country, it now lingers only in a few isolated places, principally in the hill districts of Lancashire and Yorkshire.