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Welcome to a celebration of Gloucestershire Christmas traditions.

We have a rich cultural  heritage goes back many centuries.  Explore this site to find not only history, but traditions that have survived and evolved to find a role in the C21st.    Now you can: sing Christmas Folk Songs & Christmas Carols recorded over 100 years ago; listen to archive recordings of singers who learnt village songs over 100 years ago; read a history of Mummers Plays and Gloucestershire groups ; find events in the Diary of Christmas folk singing,  mummers plays and west gallery quire music;  research family history of the folk singers; local history of village singing some of which has been provided by local history groups. Get browsing – better still why not learn a song or tell us about Christmas traditions in your town or village?

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