Folklife and Research

Folklife and Research Programmes

Welcome to Folklife and Research
Bermuda boasts a rich, diverse and fascinating Folklife, with roots that stretch back for many centuries. The Department is dedicated to honouring, preserving and studying Bermuda’s remarkable Folklife. Our Digital Folklife Archives section is still in the development phase. Please check back soon.

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Folklife

Pronunciation:
fohk-lahyf
Function:
noun
:the traditions, activitues, skills, and products (as handicrafts) of a particular people or group

Bermuda Heritage Facts

Sports

People who could not afford to go the Cup Match games between Somerset and St. George's would gather at the Phoenix Drug store corner in Hamilton where there was a scoreboard to keep an up to date score

(Bermuda Folklore and Calypso Poems, by Stan Seymour)

Folklife Events