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Here we go a Wassailing.....

Updated: Aug 10, 2023


Well! What a superb evening we had here at BrackenXcapes on Friday 6th January 2023. Our very first Wassail of our 2 year old orchard on the farm. With invited guest singers, dancers and musicians along with roughly 100 people we think it was a roaring success and already have our next one planned in for Friday 5th January 2024! Seems like an age away but we know it will come round fast!


Our four-piece musical group, Malt Whiskers and the Trent Side Holmes Morris Dancers gave us a show to remember with the Basket Singers leading the Wassailing Songs. After plenty of mulled cider and home made grog we were delighted with The Muskham Pinkies and their historic plough play.




With around 100 pots and pans, whistles and rattles scaring away the evil spirits and the Wassail ceremony wishing the trees good health and luck for the season ahead we hailed the Apple trees, added toast to the branches and the Wassail Cup was passed around before drenching the roots of the oldest specimen.


A big thank you to everyone that came along for the evening, played or entertained the crowd and a special thanks to Mike Everett and his wife for leading our very first Wassail.


Check out a short film of the night right here.....https://fb.watch/hZyDZmaeY6/


Waes hael....drink hael!


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