THE SONGS OF LORD NELSON
THE VICTORY AND TRAFALGAR
More dates to follow for this fascinating ILLUSTRATED TALK with LIVE MUSIC AND SONG
presented by Brian Gaudet and the Norfolk Library Service
picture courtesy of Norfolk Library Service
British naval hero Horatio Nelson will be remembered in a series of Norfolk musical folk talks in the months to come, following highly successful events run in May & June this year.
Singers and musicians from the county's folk scene will celebrate Nelson with traditional ballads, broadsides and tunes as well as shanties, monologues and contemporary songs and poems. "Norfolk Hero - the songs of Lord Nelson, The Victory and Trafalgar" is lined up for three library and pub venues, with more expected later in the year.
The two-hour talk features a PowerPoint presentation, a narration by north Norfolk folkie Brian Gaudet, and plenty of music and song.
It follows previous events run by Brian on Norfolk singers Peter Bellamy, Walter Pardon, Sam Larner and Harry Cox as well as a survey of a century of Norfolk folk song collection.
Each of the new talks will feature a different "crew" of some of the best-known singers and musicians drawn from the local area. No folkies have been press-ganged in the process!
A short version of "Norfolk Hero" was first presented to Norwich Community History Group in January and the new, 100-minute, version had its world premiere on Saturday 19th May at the library in North Walsham where Nelson attended the Paston School before going to sea at the age of 12.
It launched a week of celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the library moving to its current home.
Discussions are also underway for "Local Hero" to be aired at Aylsham, Holt, Fakenham, Wells and Wroxham libraries. ...watch this space!
Author - Brian Gaudet