The Fair

Saddleworth Rushcart.jpg

Written by John Mathews, a friend from long ago, about the last ‘Medieval’ fair held in the late 1970s at Barsham, on the Norfolk and Suffolk border. The pleasant traditional tune at the end is called ‘Nantwich Fair’ and I played English concertina with a bit of bodhran and tambourine for good measure.

The top photo is of Saddleworth Rushcart simply because I like the pic so much! The other photo is an evocative one of two musicians at Barsham. I wish I knew their names and where they are now.Barsham Musicians.jpg

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