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Uncle Tom Cobley and All

“Uncle Tom Cobley and All” Event

Posted in Events on Tuesday 9th July 2019 at 10:05pm

On 13th September at 7pm at the Parish Rooms, Tavistock there will be an event with Dr Todd Gray MBE in association with Tavistock Branch & Music Section (Devonshire Association) and the Tavistock Subscription Library.

It promises to be an evening of word and song revealing the long and curious history of Devon’s anthem. Unknown variants of the ballad will be reintroduced, some after hundreds of years.

The evening is part of a four-week Devon-wide tour recreating Sabine Baring-Gould’s Costume Concert Lecture Tour in which he introduced ‘Widdicombe Fair’ to the world in 1888.

Tickets £5 at the door.

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