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

Music and Entertainment

 Lance Hayward was a blind pianist, but had the eyes of musical knowledge.  He performed with Frankie Rabain on guitar and Clarence 'Tootsie' Bean on drums.  When he moved to the United States he had great successes

(Bermuda Folklore and Calypso Poems, by Stan Seymour )

Folklife Events