Recordings of Dialect

To hear the voices of many characters speaking dialect, search for "Lakeland Dialect Society" on YouTube.

There are Lakeland Dialect Society church services available to see as well as our performances of both John Peel's Awake and The Shepherd's Feast, a 1930s radio play written by Harry Lamb of Caldbeck, Cumbria, and recorded again in April 2014 at Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake. (John Peel's Awake) (Rydal Hall, 2014) (The Shepherd's Feast, 2014) (Dialect Service at Lanercost, 1989)

Shorter items include: (BBC News) (Ted Relph on speaking dialect)

and (Jean Scott-Smith reciting a poem in dialect)

The Society has also compiled CDs, including:

T' Crack Was Good, and Lakeland Gems (currently sold out but hope to have fresh stock soon).

To check availability, prices and current postage rates etc, contact secretary Jean Scott-Smith at