The Lakeland Dialect Society has published books and pamphlets on the dialect of the Lakeland region over the years. Some are still available from committee members such as Cumbrian Crack and the Longtown Glossary, although other publications are becoming harder to find; Reet Frae T' Hoss's Mooth; Hoo's ta gaan on? and What Fettle Mun. Try one of our bookshop partners; Bookends in Carlisle or Keswick for a list of what's available. 

We publish a journal each year to keep members up to date with the society's activities and publish new and traditional works. The journal is free to members or costs £2 +p&p for non-members. Contact the editor Louise Green on 016973 71710 to have one sent.

For recordings of Lakeland dialect, go to the Cumbria Voices website to hear the voices of many characters speaking dialect; then on YouTube there are Lakeland Dialect Society church services available to see as well as our performances of both John Peel's Awake and The Shepherd's Feast at Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake.

The Society has also compiled CDs and those still available to buy include T' Crack Was Good; Lakeland Gems and a compilation of our National Dialect Day entertainment and competitions. To find out prices etc, contact secretary Jean Scott-Smith at

Our latest publication; New Writings in Oor Auld Dialect is also available now - contact
Or call 016973 71710