Event Information

  • Fri

    Reviving The Revival- Percy Manning Centenary Concert (Magpie Lane)


    St Andrew’s Church, Linton Road, Summertown, OXFORD

    A Concert of Traditional Oxfordshire Music and Dance

    In 1899 the Oxford historian Percy Manning put on a public concert featuring the Headington Quarry Morris Dancers and performances of Oxfordshire folk-songs. On March 24th, the exact programme (as printed in the local newspaper at the time) will be played out again to mark the centenary of Manning’s death. Magpie Lane will perform the songs, and  the present Headington Quarry team, including descendants of the set that danced in 1899, will dance. As a bonus, Percy Manning himself will put in an appearance and deliver a short talk!

    Don’t miss this exciting reconstruction of a pivotal moment in the folk revival, with displays in the foyer and plenty of on-street parking near the venue.

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