Archive for the ‘day jobs’ Category

Maria’s memories

November 8, 2018

Maria (also known as Mandita, a nickname handed down in her family) has been part of the Oxford Pandeireteiras for many years. Here’s a recent interview for the website Project Neighbours by Zuzanna Fiminska in which she reveals the story of her life and her thoughts on how Galicia has changed since her childhood there:


News from the Middle Ages

February 19, 2018

In the rapidly growing series about the exciting things that Oxford folkies do when they are not folking around, here’s a new book from Jane, who plays the harp at the Galician sessions (and also in other sessions and with the band Skeleton Crew). It’s an anthology of texts written in the medieval French used in the British Isles post 1066 (here referred to as Anglo-Norman, which confused me at first, but it is definitely French). The texts look reasonably accessible at first glance, but there are also translations and eplanations provided, so this could be fun:

An Anglo-Norman Reader

Jane Bliss

Open Book publishing, 2018

Order info and free PDF download.