The Tide Will Turn

Saturday, 14th November

At 9:30am today:

John Hall presents ‘The Tide Will Turn / The Whitby Horngarth Service’. John Hall hacks down and weaves interviews, field recording, archive material and cassette recordings made by participants to evoke the threads of superstition, social obligation and inconvenience with which we can trace the Whitby Horngarth Service from its roots in rituals of rogation to the present day, through 900 years of recorded observance.We hear several generations of the family that delivered the service on pein of losing their land, the current Court Leet Bailiff of Fyling, various explainers and commentators, and the service itself.

The piece was made for the Bifocals Ritual Exchanges project: