The stage show of the best selling book Ey Up Mi Duck! comes to Winster Wakes on Wednesday, July 2, for a one-off special performance.
The book is a light-hearted, affectionate look at the speech, history and folklore of Derbyshire.
It was published in 1976-7 in three volumes and since then it has sold in tens of thousands. Here you can learn what it is to be ‘taitered’ or ‘tantazled’ or where a lady goes when she says ‘Ah’m gooin ter ton mi bike rahnd’.*
The show is based on the book and features songs, stories, sayings, monologues and myths of Derbyshire.
Expect to hear the Ballad of Charlie Sparrer’s Marrer and the song of The Spire that Aspired (telling how Chesterfield got its crooked spire).
You may learn a little, but mostly you will be entertained. The three performers are John Titford, Keith Kendrick and Sylvia Needham.
Ey Up, Mi Duck! is to be performed on Wednesday, July 2, at 8pm in the Burton Institute (the bar opens at 7.15pm).
Tickets, priced £7 or £5 for children, are available from Winster Post Office or 01629 650090 or at the door.
* ‘exhausted’, ‘puzzled’, ‘I need to go to the powder room’.
n Derby Concert Orchestra conclude their 2013-2014 season with a performance at St Mary’s Church, Wirksworth, on Saturday, July 12, from 7.30pm.
The concert features Brahms’s Variations on the St Anthony Chorale, plus two Tchaikovsky works - the Theme and Variations from Suite No 3, and his Fifth Symphony, all to be conducted by Jonathan Trout.