Heritage of Song

Ballad of Bedfordshire

In the coming months the Invisible Folk Club will be embarking on a research project exploring the songs and stories of Bedfordshire. The county has a diverse and varied history that includes the making of lace, hats, bricks and airships. From the mid 19th century there was the very public excavation of sand, but not so well known was the very secret excavation of Fullers Earth. All sorts of interesting characters, songs and stories lay buried in our past, we intend to unearth some of them. We are also interested in new writing about old stories based on the county.

In due course we hope to make a series of documentary radio shows to tell the stories, sing the songs and share what we find. If you have a contribution to make drop a note to Steve Yarwood via our contact page (link below).

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