Strawboys

I really want to progress with the idea of the ‘Strawboys’ as my initial experiment for unit 7, It relates to the idea of wanting to use my family as a starting point to progress into ideas relating to Irish culture and traditions in the sense that the wedding of my parents was essentially what gave me my English/Irish heritage, however being raised in England for my whole life I find myself naturally inquisitive in the unknown Irish side of my heritage. The Strawboys would perform at various events, not only weddings but it is said that the appearance of the Strawboys at a wedding give the bride and groom good luck. I want to discover the process taken to construct the straw costumes and possibly use this method as a means to create a piece of developmental work.

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