Sunday, January 27, 2008

Radstock Jig

Here's a short little movie Susan made this afternoon - of our home town in North Somerset - the music is by John Kirkpatrick and is his rendition of the Radstock Jig - a locally sourced reel noted down in the Shepton Mallet Union (workhouse) from the playing of fiddler James Higgins (1819 -c.1910) by Cecil Sharp . The film shows off the centre well I think - see if you can spot where the Somerset and Dorset railway used to run and where we buy our groceries. The obelisk is a memorial to the coal-mining heritage - the subject of an excellent museum depicted too in what was once a covered market.