Roger Deakin et al. in Aghia Paraskevi, Lesbos - between late 20th Century, 12:00 AM and early 21st Century, 12:00 AM

from Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees, page 210:

[Deakin describes the horse races held in the hill town of Aghia Paraskevi on the island of Lesbos]

 

The proceedings had begun with the entrance to Paraskevi of a procession carrying an icon of the Black Virgin from a shrine outside the town, said to be ancient and possibly Dionysian, to bless the horses.  It was carried by a small boy, accompanied by the mayor, the priest, and a three-piece town band of trumpet, clarinet and gourd hand-drum.

cite as

Roger Deakin, Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees (London, 2008), p. 210. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1661009017458 accessed: 8 December, 2022

location of experience: Aghia Paraskevi, Lesbos

Listeners

Roger Deakin
documentary maker, environmentalist, school teacher, Writer
1943-2006

Listening to

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music to accompany a procession performed by a three-piece band

Experience Information

Date/Time between late 20th Century, 12:00 AM and early 21st Century, 12:00 AM
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Sat, 20 Aug 2022 16:23:38 +0100
Approved on Thu, 01 Sep 2022 11:34:41 +0100