An Audience at the Palace – Uncle Tom Cobley and All
11th May 2023 @ 10:30 to 11:30
Join us for a daytime talk: Uncle Tom Cobley & All: a Celebration of Devon’s folksong that conquered the Empire’ with speaker and local historian, Dr Todd Gray
‘Widdicombe Fair’, with its story of Tom Cobley and friends travelling to Widecombe Fair, became Devon’s most famous song and was popular throughout the Empire. Many dozens of variations were created and this illustrated presentation includes renditions of the most unusual and surprising versions.
Thursday 11 May 10:30am
Tickets: £6 / Friends £5. Price includes a cup of tea/coffee.