Ridgeway Singers & Band
Linden Lea and a Barnes Supper
Very few people realise that 'Linden Lea', set to music so memorably by Ralph Vaughan-Williams, was written by the dialect poet William Barnes of Dorset. A two-part arrangement for singers and band will be performed by The Ridgeway Singers in a special Barnes Supper this spring. William Barnes relished the country dances, folksongs and carols of Dorset, and often wrote about community celebrations, where music was a key part of the proceedings.
Alongside a feast of local fayre, including watercress soup, Blue Vinny cheese and apple cake, The Ridgeway Singers and Band will perform traditional songs collected across the County by the Hammond brothers, play dance tunes from the repertoire of Blackmore Vale fiddler Benjamin Rose, and perform some of the poems that keep alive the rich dialect of Dorset.
SEE LINDEN LEA AND A BARNES SUPPER
AT THE FOLLOWING VENUES THIS SEASON: