Rites Of Spring

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To complement the performance of `The Rite of Spring', Ronald Hutton traces the history of spring rites from the Romans' Lupercalia, to customs that still flourish - hurling the silver ball in Cornwall, harepie scramble and bottle kicking in Leicestershire, and the pace egg play in Yorkshire. With recordings of these rites and people who take part in them, he considers their vitality and significance today.

19980422

To complement the performance of `The Rite of Spring', Ronald Hutton traces the history of spring rites from the Romans' Lupercalia, to customs that still flourish - hurling the silver ball in Cornwall, harepie scramble and bottle kicking in Leicestershire, and the pace egg play in Yorkshire. With recordings of these rites and people who take part in them, he considers their vitality and significance today.