John Howson English, Irish & Scottish Folk Music Collection

Description of pace-egging

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  • Shelf mark

    1CDR0010767 (copy of C1034/1)

  • Recording date

    ca. 1972

  • Is part of (Collection)

    John Howson Collection

  • Recording locations

    Emma Vickers' home, Burscough, Lancashire, England, UK

  • Recordist

    Howson, John

  • Speakers

    Vickers, Emma, 1894-1977 (female)

  • Abstract

    Emma Vickers talks about the Easter custom of pace-egging in Burscough, Lancashire (includes descriptions of costumes, the "goer-in", the play, the song, collecting eggs, and her own role in reviving the custom). Also Includes the Pace Egg Song, sung with spoken explanations between verses

  • Description

    Item notes: Roud Folk Song Index no. 614

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