Folk Tradition

At every moment in time, our actions illuminate our position as we step between past and present, remembering and embodying the lore passed down by our ancestors, and unravelling the golden thread by which this knowledge travels to our children. Our stories are made manifest in the tales we tell, the music we play, and the choices we make. Our musicians, artists, performers, and we, the Woodfordians, tailor the times, places and methods of the telling. Together we write the story of our shared humanity, with our bodies, bells and whistles. Traditional tunes and rhythms flourish and blossom into new songs and melodies. Spirited reels and jigs are traded with songs and stories of past heroes and feats, and those making their mark in our present as we invent new stories, new ways, new traditions.

Here is a selection of images from our archives.

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