BORDERLINES: The Barley Mow
Archive Folk Film programme
A programme of rare and beautiful films from the BFI National Archive and Regional Film Archives showing some of our rich traditions of folk music, dance, customs and sport. Made between 1912 and 2003, highlights include the alcoholic folk musical Here's a Health to the Barley Mow (1955, 17'), Doc Roweís speedy sword dancing film, and the Padstow Mayday celebration Oss Oss Wee Oss (1953, 16'), an immensely charming film bursting with sound and colour. A fascinating compendium of films presented by the English Folk Dance & Song Society and the British Film Institute.