Anthony Barrand

Faculty Profiles

Anthony Barrand

Professor Emeritus

barrandOffice: School of Theology, 745 Commonwealth Avenue, #614
Office Phone: 617-358-1768

Dr. Anthony Barrand has retired from the faculty of Boston University where he taught folklore of dance and song and psychological approaches to the arts. His collection of films and videos of Morris, sword, and clog dancing are incorporated in the Archive of American Folk Culture at the Library of Congress.

Dr. Barrand has sung and recorded with John Roberts, his partner of almost 40 years. They are widely acclaimed interpreters of English ballads and songs, perhaps best known for the popular annual Christmas pageant, “Nowell Sing We Clear.” Among the many recordings of their duet singing is Naulakha Redux, a collection of musical settings of Rudyard Kipling poems, which they first performed at the re-opening of Kipling’s “Naulakha” in 1996. Dr. Barrand’s research interests and publications have ranged from Morris and clog dancing to shape note singing. In 2003 Professor Barrand deposited, by invitation, his fieldwork collection of Morris Sword and Clog Dancing videos and film to the Archive of Folk Culture at the Library of Congress.

View Anthony Barrand’s homepage.


Additional Links:

  • Read an interview with Dr. Barrand after he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Country Dance and Song Society CDSS.
  • Barrand, Anthony G. “The Marlboro Morris Ale at 30: Part I. Why an ‘Ale’?” American Morris Newsletter, Volume 25, Number 1, April 2005
  • Barrand, Anthony G. “The Digital Video Research Archive of Anthony G. Barrand’s Collection of Morris, Sword & Clog Dancing,” American Morris Newsletter, Volume 25, Number 1, April 2005
  • Digital Video Research Archive
  • Dr. Barrand’s online archive
  • Article explaining Dr. Barrand’s archive