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Ealdwita

Anybody Going Wassailing?

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Can't beat a bit of Wassail. Although it's a bit windy & wet for it currently. Anyway, always pleased to see the Old Ways perpetuated.

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Are you going, ealdwita? We don't have that tradition in these parts(Cornwall).

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Are you going, ealdwita? We don't have that tradition in these parts(Cornwall).

Yes, me and my happy little mob of Anglo-Saxon hooligans will be out on the streets. We're a bit traditional, so we'll be wassailing on 'Old Twelvey Night' 17th.Jan (12th.night, pre-Gregorian calendar).

In the cider-producing counties, (closer to you) they have 'Orchard wassailing' on the same night.

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Thanks for the education, ealdwita!

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Anyway, always pleased to see the Old Ways perpetuated.

Me too. A few years ago (when I was a bit fitter), I was Squire of a local Morris side. I just help out now and play squeezebox for them. I'm also very involved in local folk music.

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[/media]I luuurve Morris dancing ........ very manly :yes:
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Finally found one of ours .....I'm the one in the long grey wig (don't ask), playing the concertina......Why are we not in 'whites'?- this was filmed in February, Morris sides shouldn't wear white until after May Day......

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It's all about fertility, you know. :unsure2:

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It's all about fertility, you know. :unsure2:

After FIVE daughters- NOW he tells me!!!!!

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I'm the one in the long grey wig (don't ask), playing the concertina......

It isn't really a wig, is it? you old hippy, you!

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It isn't really a wig, is it? you old hippy, you!

I doubt I've got the energy to grow hair that length these days! Suffice it to say that it had something to do with a bet.

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So, eald, do you ever dance or are you just a musician? And thank you for sharing this video!

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So, eald, do you ever dance or are you just a musician? And thank you for sharing this video!

I used to dance, My Lady, but it's far too energetic a pastime for a man my age these days! I do my bit by helping the dancers out with the compulsory ale-quaffing though!

Oi! Wot's all this JUST a musician business???? s11827.gif

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LOL I meant nothing by it, for if we didn't have musicians, where would dancers be? I simply wondered if you (or others) change up and those who were providing the music in the video occasionally dance while others play. :P And I seem to recall a few white haired gents hopping about on that video, so don't pull the age card on me, old man! :P :P

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