1 January 2014

Lighted procession

We plan to have a lighted procession around the orchards singing the Brightwell
 song so bring along your torches or make some lanterns by putting some nightlights a jam jar hung from ribbon or string. 

Don't forget to bring something to make a noise - whistles, bells, drums, anything to wake up the trees and drive away the bad spirits from the apple trees.

Andrew Gordon, brother of Bruce, has written wonderful music to accompany Robert Field's lyrics.  Take a look at the score and try learning the words so you can join in.  Andy's music certainly captures the traditional feel for this type of song and has the perfect timing for the procession.

Wassail Song - link here for the full lyrics and score