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Talk, Wed 12 Sep 2018, free entry

The Musical Heritage of Thomas Hardy

The Musical Heritage of Thomas Hardy


Val Doney

01297 442148


Hill Road,
Lyme Regis,


Thomas Hardy's skill as a fiddle-player is perhaps less well-known than his talents as novelist, poet and playwright, famed around the world. And Bonny Sartin is equally familiar to thousands worldwide as frontman for folk group the Yetties for the best part of fifty years.

Bring these two together and what do we have? The story of Hardy's music, his instruments and the characters he created, many involved in traditional song, music or dance, told with songs, poetry, music and readings. (And plenty of fun and laughter.)

The Sartins arrived in Dorset 350 years ago, Huguenots fleeing persecution and settling in Corscombe to work the land. Today the family is Dorset through-and-through, with the Yetties ("just four lads from the village") taking their name from Yetminster. Dorset was the anchor for a group that travelled the world, sharing folk music wherever they went. For the last seven years Bonny has undertaken many speaking engagements in the county "as a way of staying in touch".

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Dates Times
Wed 12 Sep 2018 11:00 to 12:00
Coffee served from 10.00am to 10.45am.


Free entry

Free to U3A members. Suggested £2 donation from non-members.

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