Cunning Folk Events

Music Folklore Magic: Online Events

Wassailing: Thursday Dec 10 8pm

Get into the spirit of Midwinter with a talk about Wassailing. Apples Wassails, Doll Wassails, Visiting Wassails & the Bowl will be discussed in an online slideshow followed by a Zoom session with storytelling & song.

This talk costs £5/3concs & if you need to you can email & we can let you in for free.

On the night you will receive a Zoom invite & a link to the slideshow. You may want to make yourself a mulled drink so we can share a Wassail toast!

Cunning Folk Reading Group: Thursday December 17 7pm

The first Cunning Folk Reading Group is an informal discussion about ‘Spirits of the Season’ (Edited by Tanya Kirk) this is a book from the British Library Tales of the Weird collection.

It is a collection of Christmas ghost stories from the 1860s to the 1940s.

The reading group will be held on Zoom & will be free with an option to put a little into a virtual ‘hat’

The book has an ISBN of 978-0-7123-5252-9 & is widely available online. Don’t forget independent book sellers are very good at delivering books at competitive prices!

Solstice Eve

Solstice is Latin for ‘Sun Stands Still’. The Winter Solstice is the time when the Sun reaches it’s lowest point in the sky at Noon. In Northern Europe it has long been a time of celebration; Yule, Midwinter, the time of the triumph of the Oak King over his brother the Holly King, maybe the time when the Sun itself was reborn.

This informal & inclusive online ritual on the eve of the Solstice will comprise a little talk on the history & lore of this winter festival, a little bit of music, a gentle call & response & a toast for us all to join in with. So mull something nice & share the dark before the dawn.

This event will be a Zoom meeting & is free.