The Lakeland Dialect Society was unable to hold any meetings during 2020 after March. We hope to get together once again in 2021. Please return to the website for more information.
National Dialect Festival
Organisers of our annual git taegither have reluctantly decided to cancel this year's National Dialect Festival, due to take place in October in Cumbria.
The Lakeland Dialect Society is, however, planning to host the event now in 2021 when there will be competitions, lectures and debate about the importance of dialect.
Join us if you can - call us or check back here for confirmation of the festival go-ahead next year.
POSTPONED TO 2021
80 years of celebrating the dialect of Lakeland
GIT ALANG FER SUM GRAND MAK O TAWK (Come and join us for some entertaining talk)
GIT ALANG FER SUM GRAND MAK O TAWK (Come and join us for some entertaining discourse)
What is the Lakeland Dialect Society?
I'll tell the'
We're nut stuck up er prood i't mooth
Fer t'main on us was bred in't fells,
We're nobbut wiet, yammly, fwoak
Off t'seeam switch as yersels.
An' like yersels, we clag tight tull
0't bits o'country ways an' looar;
We like ta hod a crack aboot
T'auld dale-fwoak' at hev gone afooar.
Mi fadder, (an' nea doot he's reet),
Sez t's main o't' fell fwoak er o't seame
They "Hawk tagidder" on a drag,
Till Foxy's brush is hung on t'beame.
He sez 'at t' interest (like t' auld Fox)
Is rousan 'noo fer thee an' me,
Soo join, yersels, an git yer kin
Ta join oor own Society.
From The Works of Lance Porter - Lakeland Treasury
Compiled and edited by Ted Relph and Published by the Society
Formed in 1939, the Lakeland Dialect Society came about out of a series of "Merry Neets" - entertaining get-togethers which would see town and country folk talk, sing and recite poetry in the dialect of the lakeland region of Cumberland, Westmorland and the Furness district of Lancashire, now all in the modern county of Cumbria in the English Lake District.
The first Lakeland Dialect Society committee met at Tullie House museum and art gallery in Carlisle on June 10.
Members agreed that the aims of the society would be to preserve and celebrate the ancient speech of the region.
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