Once again at this superb community event which showcases an eclectic mix of musical styles and genres from musicians in the locale, we shall be there from 5.00. pm. till 6.00. pm. leading very young people in a celebratory procession to arrive in the foyer where we will deliver the inimitable Holt Morris Wassail Experience. Join us and you’ll love it.
Totally different from the wassail event at The Bradford Roots Festival, this now annual event, serves to help increase the fecundity of the trees in the relatively young Bradford-on-Avon Community Orchard. We are there, again from around 5.00. pm. onwards to lend powerful vocal and physical support to the enthusiastic organisers. In the past couple of years there has been considerable public support from B-on-A locals. come along and join with us in swelling numbers even more during one of Winter’s sleepier periods.
Organised by our newest member, Alf Windsor, this will be a spectacular day of dance, the details of which will become clearer as the organisation develops! But you may depend on locating us along with the many other sides who will be here on the day, by homing in on the inimitable sounds of bells, clashing sticks, melodions and whoops of delight from fellow onlookers, emerging from nefarious parts of the town. You may possibly even see us in one of the watering-holes inevitably linked to our energetic performances.
Since the dawn of time, we have been a fixture at this famous West-of-England event, and we shall be exhibiting two spots at the Bandstand and one at the Cider Tent (our now infamous early Summer Wassail presentation) throughout this, the first, day. The times of these events will be posted here as the programme is agreed.
Another of our main events will see us in various locations on both Saturday and Sunday. Once these have been finalised, details will be found in the Festival Programme. However one thing is already certain, you will catch us breathing heavily during the wonderful, extended procession which is an amazing feature of this unmissable event. We might even stop and pose for a selfie or two with you, if that is your desire. And why wouldn’t it be?.... Many reasons I hear you say.
These above represent but the bare skeleton of our public performances during this our 30th. year of action, date-stamped at this present moment. The flesh...further self-generated events, throughout Wiltshire and beyond as our committee develops its celebratory strategy, will become excitingly clear as the spaces on the calendar are filled. Watch out for them here!
From 8.00.pm. onwards we shall be giving our all outside this very popular venue, until everyone has had enough of us, whilst replenishing our fuel supplies from the facilities inside.
As we did at around this time last year, we will be meeting up with our fine dancing friends, Sarum Morris, at this very fine pub situated roughly midway between the stamping grouns of both sides. Perhaps, this time round, we may not be competing with the unfettered, straight-through silencers of the Harley-Davidson convention that met last year, exhilarating though that experience was. Who knows? It’ll be great fun anyway.