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Wassailing 2009

Linthicum Maryland, USA 402 Nancy Ave. 21090,

All welcome January 17, 4-whenever RSVP....bring ale cider etc...


Loxley Abbey


Fruit Tree Wassailing 2009

  Jan 24th Saturday   Beginning at 4 PM

 Join in the fun of Fruit Tree Wassailing!

This is an Old English tradition where a token fruit tree is the centre of our rite. We sprinkle it with cider, to awaken its sleeping roots & sing (wassail songs) to ensure a good crop.
 Dressed in warm medieval attire come drink up the warm spiced cider & eat fruit sweets at the after Wassailing party at Loxley Abbey.

We will Wassail a near by pear tree & 2 apple trees in walking distance from the Abbey. Please bring a fruit snack for the after gathering.

All are Welcome to attend this Joyous Celebration.

2401 Old Milburnie Rd-Raleigh, NC. 27604


Or Call: (919) 373-9794


Wassailing 2005-6

Stockholm, Wisconsin

Celebrate Christmas in the Country with a toast to the apple trees. Enjoy the old English tradition of Wassailing through the orchard, and partake of the fruits of our harvest around a crackling bonfire!! Delight your palate with fabulous foods from fresh orchard-grown ingredients. Toast the apple trees with one of our great hot wassails -- made from mulled cider, brown ale, apple wine, or Calvados. You might even try floating toast in your WassailEnhance your revelry and cheer with Wassailing games and songs. Wear your Renaissance Fair attire, if you're so inclined!

    Saturday December 3, 2005:    2 - 4 pm & 7 - 9 pm
    Sunday December 4, 2005: 1 - 3 pm

$10.00 per adult - $5.00 per child, including Wassail food, beverages, and live music!

Located on an 80-acre farm overlooking the Mississippi River, just 2-1/2 miles north of Stockholm, Wisconsin, Maiden Rock Apples is a young and growing orchard. Join our celebration on the bluffs above  the Mississippi River: W12266 King Lane, Stockholm, WI 54769  Phone (715) 448-3502  Fax (715) 448-4446. Check one of our websites for directions and other details:


The Ebor Singers, a professional chamber choir based in York, present a Wassail Dinner:

Date:  Saturday 14 January 2006
Venue:  St William's College, York Minster, York
Come and join us wassailing! Enjoy this traditional seasonal custom with food, drink, music, plays and a roaring fire!

TICKETS: £25 (to include musical entertainment, 3-course meal, wine and steaming hot bowl of wassail).  Tickets must be booked by January 9 direct from the choir so that menu selection can be made:  www: (paypal); email; phone 0845 8385117, or write to The Ebor Singers, 43 Hartoft St, YORK, YO10 4BN


 a robust, effective choir: I'd be happy to hear them any day, in early music, late music, even something in the middle (The Times)

 One of the most exciting professional vocal groups to emerge in the UK for many years  (The Yorkshire Post) 


































































Wassailing 2001-2
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The Uk The USA Canada    

The UK

Wassail at the Royal Oak Whatlington
near Hastings Sussex January 11th.

Plum Jerkum Wassail
Long Itchington
Saturday, 11th January 2003

Elephant Up A Pole Wassail
Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th January 2003

Keighley Road Jolly Wassailers
Sunday 1 December 6.00pm
The Old Swan Inn
20 High Street
North Yorkshire
BD23 3RB
01756 749232

Saturday 7 December 12 noon
The Angel Inn
near Skipton
North Yorkshire
BD23 6LT
01756 730363

Sunday 15 December 12 - 3 pm
Chapel Hill and Coach Street
North Yorkshire

Sunday 22 December 9.30pm
The King's Arms Inn

High Street
West Yorkshire
BD20 7LP
01535 632332

E Hertforshire & West Essex. UK-The Beerfordbury Wassail rolls its tipsy way round E Hertforshire & West Essex. UK - commencing Friday 13th December 2002 - details of where & contacts
& songs are on

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The Orange-Peel Border Morris

January 17 2003-Toronto, Ontario, Canada-Orangeville- side will celebrate our 'traditional' 'annual' wassail -- for the second time! ... -- at the home of friends just outside of Orangeville on 2003 January 17. We'll follow the outline of the Carhampton, Somerset, wassail in the apple orchard. We'll also dance a bit outside -- very weather dependent in our winters, and then retire inside for sustenance and
singing.  Check out for a look at last year's event.  fifingly, Mark  Orange Peel Morris Dancers otherwise known as  The Greater City of Orangeville,  Peel, Dufferin and Simcoe County  Anti-Temperance League,  Light Orchestra, Choral Society,  and Border Morris Dance Side The Border Morris dancing troupe from the Orangeville area  north-west of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Linthicum, Near Baltimore Maryland

December 14, Saturday Anytime after 4:30 Pm
402 Nancy Ave. Linthicum, Md. 21090


Handwarmer pies, great wassails, hot drinks of all kinds both alcohol and non alcohol, The Christmas pudding and great fun with a fire and a large coal stove to keep us warm Rain or snow or shine. Lots of songs and a short play as well. Please rsvp 410-789-0930 I want to make sure we have enough! All are welcome FREE! Kids encouraged. Loads of fun. Don't be shy come on by! Take a brake from shopping and have a real celebration!

Willoughby, Ohio, USA

Where: Rivergrove Shelter I, Old River Road (1 mile south of Squires Castle) North Chagrin Metroparks,
StoneCreed Grove will hold our annual Yule Rite this year on December 22, 2002. The rite is during the late afternoon, then we eat and Wassail
(around 7:30 for those uninclined to attend the rite).
Stonecreed grove is a member congregation of ADF, a reconstructionist tradition of neopagan Druidry. We hold an Anglo-Saxon Yule rite every
year followed by Wassailing, Yule Carols and assorted dancing and mummery.
When: Sunday, December 22nd, 2002. Rite at 4pm, Wassailing around 7:30.
More info: Our Home page:; Event calendar (w/directions):; Yule Songbook: Download our songbook for your palm pilot!

Contact: Shawn:; 216.288.6174


Stockholm, Wisconsin

Celebrate Christmas in the Country with a toast to the apple trees. Enjoy the old English tradition of Wassailing through the orchard, and partake of the fruits of our harvest around a crackling bonfire!!
December 7 & 8, 2002  Two celebrations each day
Saturday & Sunday 12:00 noon & 2:00 pm

Located on an 80-acre farm overlooking the Mississippi River, just 2-1/2 miles north of Stockholm, Wisconsin, Maiden Rock Apples is a young and growing orchard. Join our celebration on the bluffs above  the Mississippi River. Check one of our websites for directions and other details:;


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Wassailing in 2001

On Sunday, 21st January, 2001,Wokingham, Berkshire
A traditional event revived to be re-enacted in a Berkshire village.
commencing 1pm, the Emmbrook Wassail will be performed at the Thatched Cottage pub in
Emmbrook Road, Wokingham, Berkshire.OBJ Morris will warm up the event from 12.30
and several other invited morris teams will be adding to the jollity.

January 6th Minneapolis/St.Paul
at 1pm Kari Tauring and Friends will host our first anual
Wassailing the Tree finish to our Second Anual Yuletide Celbration (see - we have linked to your wonderful site!).
We will meet at the Dowling Community Garden Orchard off of 46th Avenue
and 40th Street South (near the River Road).  Bring Cider and singing
voices...and tall boots.  The snow is DEEP out there!

This is also the second of three rituals done to honor this orchard,
long neglected.  We hope to obtain permission to maintain this 80+ tree
orchard with organic methods and Integrative Pest Management.

Hope all in the Minneapolis/St.Paul area can be made aware of this
fantastic resource!

Jan 13 Albany NY
The third annual traveling downtown Albany Wassail party will be
on Saturday afternoon, January 13th from 1:30 to 5:30 in the Center
Square section of downtown Albany, NY.

 An hour or so in each of several different houses in
the neighborhood. Dancing here, singing there, storytelling
somewhere else and a Mummer's play. All within walking distance of
each other between Lark St. and the State Plaza, from Jay St. to
Chestnut St. Plenty of good food and good cheer, all within
walking distance. Children welcome.

We lost a couple of houses for this year's event, so two sessions
will be at our house.

Optional: Wear unusual headgear or carry something like a holly
branch. This is traditional to identify the revelers outdoors as we
travel from house to house.

Musicians, bring an instrument (Not optional).

RSVP by January 10th.

Here is the schedule:

1:30 p.m. 227 Jay St.
      (almost next door to the Ben and Jerry’s on the Jay-Lark corner)
      Your hosts: Kira Stevens, Philippe Uninsky and Maya.
      [Singing, Malanka enactment]

2:30 p.m. 84 Chestnut St.
      (Between Dove and Swan)
      Your host: Marie Newman.
      [Mummers Play]

3:30 p.m. 115 Chestnut St.
      (on the northeast corner of Dove)
      Your hosts: Julie Raskin and David Barnert.
      [Music and Dancing]

4:30 p.m. 115 Chestnut St.
      (same house)
      Your hosts: Julie Raskin and David Barnert.
      [Storytelling with Mary Murphy Wong]

Wassailing in 2000!!!!!!!!!!!

West Yorkshire

You can find out much more concerning these events and related activities by going to this well constructed web page click it here!
22 December
                           Wassail at The White Bear Eastburn and The Kings Arms Sutton
              17 December
                           Wassail at The Old White Bear Crosshills
              15 December
                          Wassail at The Narrow Boat and Royal Shepherd Skipton

Another Page for these Keighley Road Wassailer  folks- click here
Friday 15 December 8.30pm

                                                                   The Narrow Boat Skipton
                                Friday 15 December 9.30pm

                                                                   The Royal Shepherd Skipton
                               Sunday 17 December 7.30pm

                                                                   The Old White Lion Kildwick
                               Sunday 17 December 8.30pm

                                                                   The Old White Bear Crosshills
                                Friday 22 December 8.00pm

                                                                    The White Bear Eastburn
                                 Friday 22 December 9.00pm

                                                                    The King's Arms Sutton

Keighley Road jolly wassailers are performing on Friday 15 December in

Skipton, North Riding of Yorkshire, at the Narrow Boat, 8.30 pm (splendid
and various guest beers); and the Royal Shepherd, 9.30 pm (Marston's
Pedigree, among others)

on Sunday 17 December in Kildwick, West Riding of Yorkshire, at the White
Lion, 7.30 pm (Taylor's Landlord); and Crosshills, at The Old White Bear,
8.30 pm (their own brews, Old White Bear and Ursa Major)

and on Friday 22 December in Eastburn, West Riding, at the White Bear, 8.00
pm (Tetley's!); and in Sutton in Craven, North Riding, at the King's Arms,
9.00 pm (Black Sheep and others).

Linthicum Maryland U.S.A.
We shall celebrate in Linthicum outside of Baltimore, Maryland a date to be announced! Most likely  Saturday from 4:30 P.M. onwards.
All are welcome. Admission one bottle Liquour. For more information e.mail us:  click here.

The dates below were for 1999 Let us know what your 2000 dates are!
Send an e.mail with the details! Thanks!  click here.

Apple Wassailing.
Jan 8th The Star Inn Waldron. East Sussex
Jan 15th Red Lion, Baddlesmere, Kent

The Broadwood Morris Men will be Wassailing at the Onslow Arms, Loxwood in Sussex  January
5th at about 8.00 pm.
It should be preceded by some dancing.

West Yorkshire

                                Sunday 19 December 8.30pm     The Bay Horse  Cowling
You can find out much more concerning these events and related activities by going to this well constructed web page click it here!

Gloucestershire, England

Our group, PuzzleJug, will be presenting a programme of old
Gloucestershire carols and wassails at various locations in
November/December at the following locations:

25th Nov - Cheltenham Music Library
2 Dec     - Tewkesbury Library
12 Dec   - Dursley Folk Club
16 Dec   - Newent Library.

The programme will include our rendition of the Arlingham wassail,
complete with wassailing bowl and "broad".  The Broad is a sort of
imitation bull, very stylised and a bit like the Mari Lwyd. - Gwilym Davies

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