Saturday, December 15, 2007

Gower Wassail: a song from South Wales and an event in St. John's today!

Gower Wassail
(From Wikipedia)

The Gower Wassail is a wassail song from Gower in South Wales. It is printed in A.L. Lloyd's book Folk Song in England (1967), having been heard from Phil Tanner.

The Gower Wassail is also a Christmas Carol Singalong in the Gower St. United Church, St. John's, Newfoundland.

Today, December 15 is the 2nd Annual Gower Wassail organized by the Folk Arts Council of Newfoundland and Labrador.
3 - 5 pm
For more info.


The present chair of the Folk Arts Council and one of the featured performers at this year's Gower Wassail is Anita Best.

Anita Best performs on three Rattling Books recordings. She is the voice of Mary Dalton's poetry collection Merrybegot and narrates two stories from Susan Rendell's In the Chambers of the Sea. She also narrates Robin McGrath's Coasting Trade along with Robert Joy and Rick Boland.