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Balsom, Robert. Dale Jarvis interviews Robert "Bob" Balsom on the subject of Bonfire Night.
Descriptive TitleBalsom, Robert. Dale Jarvis interviews Robert "Bob" Balsom on the subject of Bonfire Night.
CategoryFestive events and games
Social beliefs, practices and customs
TopicEntertainment and recreation
Festivals
KeywordsBonfires
Fires
Person as TopicBalsom, Robert
DescriptionDale Jarvis interviews Robert "Bob" Balsom in his house in Heart's Content, Newfoundland, on 17 November 2010 on the subject of Bonfire Night. Balsom describes where his family is from; how Bonfire Night was celebrated; how boughs were cut, piled and counted; food traditions associated with the bonfire; how the tradition has been passed on to his own children; how boys and girls participated; the tradition of placing a dummy or barrel on top of the bonfire; ideas of competition and mischief; and how the tradition has changed over the years.
Date2010-11-17
CollectorJarvis, Dale
InformantBalsom, Robert
Location Depicted/DiscussedCanada-Newfoundland and Labrador-Heart's Content
Recording LocationCanada-Newfoundland and Labrador-Heart's Content
FormatAudio/wma
Extent14:09 minutes; 13.0 MB
TypeSound
Resource TypeAudio
IdentifierICHBFN017
LanguageEng
CollectionIntangible Cultural Heritage Inventory - Social Practices, Rituals and Festive Events
CONTENTdm file name17.wma
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