The Cornish Traditional Year – Revised Edition

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Simon Reed’s new revised and expanded The Cornish Traditional Year is available now from Troy Books in both paperback and hardback editions, extensively illustrated with line drawings and photographic plates. The new edition has received the following review in the latest issue of The Cauldron:

This is a revised and expanded edition of a book first published by Troy back in 2009. In his introduction Simon Reed says he has written the book for Cornish people who want to take back what belongs to them and celebrate their neglected culture. The same could be said for folk customs and traditions all over Britain that are threatened by modernity. Also it is a book that will appeal to folklorists and others interested in the seasonal festivals of these isles. It begins with the feasts of St John and Peter and the traditional midsummer fires, Lammas and Guldize, the Cornish harvest festival, the Cornish Christmas, New Year and Twelfth Night festivities, Candlemass and Shrovetide, the festival of Cornwall’s national saint Piran and May Day revels such as the Padstow Obby Oss and the Furry Dance. Highly recommended.

To find out more about this book, please click here or on one of the images.

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