While the Daggards prefer to perform live, during the Covid-19 pandemic this is not possible. However, Eddie Wildman, Craig Maurier and David Terry have prepared a number of illustrated Zoom Presentations which can be delivered to an interested audience via Zoom.
One such is called Setting up the Lodge in which a new Entered Apprentice assists the crusty old Tyler to prepare the Lodge Room for a First Degree Ceremony. There are two performers, Eddie Wildman and Craig Maurier (who is the Guru hosting the Zoom meeting and ensuring the images coincide with the script.) This presentation lasts about sixteen minutes and is ideal for Brethren new to Freemasonry, providing useful material for discussion afterwards. Contact Eddie Wildman for further information on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also available is Eddie Wildman's Hogarth's Masonic Cartoon, an illustrated presentation by Craig Maurier which looks at the Masonic elements in Hogarth's "Night" etching. Early Freemasonry in 18th Century London is fitted into historic and social context, and the reason for the Worshipful Master receiving the contents of a chamber-pot over his head is explained. This lasts about twenty minutes.
Craig Maurier has adapted I Know the Answers but What Do They Mean? for a fifteen minute Zoom presentation. Again, this is an illustrated performance; the meaning behind the questions and answers posed at the end of the First Degree in Freemasonry are eloquently explained. Useful for discussion afterwards!
Retired vetinary surgeon and guest radio speaker David Terry talks about Masonic Creatures in an illustrated fifteen minute Zoom presentation. Masons of all ranks will be fascinated by this insight into the Creatures of Freemasonry from a man who has dealt with animals all his life. Light hearted but informative, this Zoom experience is highly recommended! Useful for discussion afterwards - Lodge Mentors are advised to invite Brethren to make this daily advancement in Masonic knowledge.
Worshipful Brother Skirrett and his rival, Worshipful Brother Tassell are challenged to reveal all they know about the use of the VSL in the light blue degrees of Craft Masonry when confronted by annoyingly inquisitive Brother Dennis in the Virtual Mentors Forum. This fast moving Power Point Presentation by Eddie Wildman is delivered by Mike Noble, Craig Maurier and David Terry (assisted by W Bro Techie, pictured.)
Worshipful Bros Neil Armstrong and Eddie Wildman have collaborated to produce Hand over Back - a tale of duplicity and dishonour and a dreadful murder. It came to court - but then the Grand Master intervened . . . this research from contemporary newspaper cuttings looks at the events concerning a duel in 1813 - and may surprise you. This illustrated Zoom presentation lasts about thirty-five minutes.
A no-holds-barred examination of one of the smelliest jobs in Victorian Hull, The Night Soil Men gives a graphic insight into the lives of the people who emptied the privies and cess-pits during one of the darker periods in the history of the town. This illustrated Zoom presentation by W Bros Eddie and Neil (with the technical expertise of W Bro Craig Maurier) lasts about half an hour and should not be viewed whilst eating.
Ten Tons of Bombs. Anyone with an interest in Steam Trains should see this presentation about a wartime munitions steam train and a disastrous explosion: an account of the heroism of ordinary men in difficult times. Neil, Craig, David and Eddie give this illustrated zoom presentation about a real-life event.
The Wizard of Oz as Masonic Parable is a solo Zoom presentation by Daggard guru W Bro Craig Maurier. This illustrated half-hour talk expains how the story is not merely a book for children's entertainment but a profound examination of the human psyche demonstrating fascinating parallels with theosophical teachings and an insight into the universal truths analagously demonstrated in freemasonry and elsewhere.