A Cumberland Odyssey

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A box of 78s left forgotten in CARLISLE's Records Office leads Mike Harding on a journey tracing the story of two friends who, in the 1950s, embarked on a mission to preserve the traditional songs of Cumberland.

With excerpts from those 78s and memories from the children of the people who played on them, the way of life of Cumbrian farmers, fisherman and huntsmen in the early 20th century is vividly recalled.