Welcome to Chepstow’s Premier Winter Event

SATURDAY 21st JANUARY 2017: THE NEWEST OLD TRADITION IN WALES (OR IS IT THE OLDEST NEW TRADITION IN WALES?). THE ANCIENT TRADITIONAL LOCAL CELEBRATIONS OF THE NEW YEAR HOSTED BY THE WIDDERS BORDER MORRIS.

Where to stay:


Affordable accommodation is available at:

greenman affordable accommodation

Programme:

Download 2017 programme.

2.30pm

Meet at the Three Tuns, Bridge Street. Morris Dancing and capers outside the Three Tuns.

3.30pm

Wassail of the Chepstow Castle Dell (Town Council) Apple Trees located in the Lower Dell behind the Three Tuns. Sundry Singing and Dancing.

4.30pm

Mari Lwyd (Welsh Grey Mare First Footing Ceremony.) at the Three Tuns. Several Authentic Horses Heads Dressed in the Traditional Way. Welsh/English Banter, Lots of Singing/Colour/Fun.

5.30pm

To the Chepstow Bridge (now 200 years old). Morris Dancing, Music and Noise in Preparation for the Famous “Meeting on the Bridge”.

6.30pm

Meeting of the English and the Welsh in the Middle of the Old Iron Bridge. “It’s like going to War and then all Peace breaks out!”

7.15pm

The Mari Lwyd performed at Chepstow Museum. All Floodlit, Great for Viewing and Rumors of Hot Mulled Cider!

8pm

Country Ceilidh Dance at the Drill Hall with “Juice”. Entry £6. Licensed Bar. All welcome, no experience necessary.

Sides attending:

  • The Widders
  • Silhill
  • Heb Enw
  • Rag Morris
  • The Bums
  • Penkevyl Dancers
  • And More

Contact:

Email
MickWidder (mickwidder@aol.com)

Mobile
07870 611979