Folklore Tapes' long-promised Customs Calendar arrives just in time for 2018.
Created to mark the manifestation of the Calendar Customs 4 x LP box set, Folklore Tapes present a unique arcane calendar of customs, rites, rituals and lunar phases…lovingly researched and compiled to showcase seasonal customs that don’t make it on to the roadside calendars and year planners. Instead of opting to squeeze off the bank holidays, royal dates etc, they allow instead the enchanted folk customs of old to fill and shape our year's adventures ahead. There are also four pages of research notes to be found at the back of the calendar.
As a bonus, each calendar includes a limited edition Ritual Year Tape (Games, Traditions & Rites of Britain) - an arcane 60min odyssey through the ritual year of Britain's ancient to modern customs. Collaged together using a hundred amateur clips (gathered from youtube) captured in far-flung recesses of the nation's folk memory over the past ten years. Told through the vestiges of remaining dances, games and fertility ceremonies once alive and abound all around us.