All Things Green Man & The Traditional Jack-in-the-Green



The inaugural orchard wassail at Mitcham Community Orchard will take place on Saturday 28th January 2017 from 4:30-9pm. The ceremony itself is at 7pm led by the Wassail King and Queen. Also attending are the Black Swan Morris, Rumpledrumskin Drummers and traditional musicians. Entry is free to all. More details at the Sustainable Merton website on their Facebook page @MitchamCommunityOrchard or on Twitter @OrchardMitcham.

If you know of an upcoming Wassail please feel free to post details via the comments link below.

For more information about wassailing you can do no better than search this blog for Bruce Eaton’s previous posting on this fascinating tradition.

3 responses

  1. Black Swan Morris are also attending two other lovely events- The Pentacle Drummers wassail is on Saturday 14th Jan at The Royal Oak and Castle Inn, Pevensey BN24 5, 6-11pm. We will then be joining our friends Box Hill Bedlam Morris in wassailing at Dorking Community Orchards on Saturday 21st Jan, starting at 4pm at Dorking Brewery, West Station Yard, Station Road, RH4 1HF. Rumour has it that the green man himself will be putting in an appearance!

    Jan 8, 2017 at 8:53 pm

  2. Fantastic, please do send us some pictures, especially of the Green Man (should he appear)

    Jan 8, 2017 at 11:01 pm

  3. Sarah King Head

    My husband, two friends and I wassailed one of the old apple trees in our garden on Saturday. Part of a 100+ year old orchard, they are almost certain to be bulldozed with a proposed development later this year. Regrettably we couldn’t find many sources of information rather than wikipedia for information and incantations; however henceforth I will follow this blog for more information. If someone has the time or inclination, I would be grateful for a response at the attached email. Many thanks and best wishes from southern Ontario, Canada.

    Jan 16, 2017 at 1:46 pm

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