Welcome to Chepstow’s Premier Winter Event

SATURDAY 20st JANUARY 2018: 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

Merchandise:

This is the 4inch by 4 inch vinyl sticker will be available for 50p. Will also be T shirts avalible with the same design for £12. Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge in black.

Programme:

Download 2018 programme.

1.30pm

NEW FOR 2018 Mari Lwyd Ceromony at the GREENMAN BACKPACKERS, Beaufort Square.

3pm

Meet at the Three Tuns/Castle Inn, Bridge Street. Morris and capers outside the Tuns followed by WASSAIL of the Castle Dell Apple Trees in the Castle Dell behind the Tuns. Sundry Singing and Dancing and Party Poppers and Toast and Cider. NEW FOR 2018: FOOD VENDORS

4.30pm

NEW FOR 2018 Mari Lwyd (Welsh Grey Mare PAGEANT. Many (13+?) Authentic Horses Heads Dressed in the Traditional Way. Welsh/English Banter, Lots of Singing/Colour/Fun and a BEAUTY CONTEST!!

5.30pm

Riverbank for more Morris Dancing, Music and Noise in Preparation for the Famous “Meeting on the Bridge”.

5.30pm

Simultaneous Wassail at Elm Dale (by invitation only).

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!” NEW FOR 2018: THE CENTRE BRIDGE MEETING FILMED AND BEAMED TO LARGE VIEWSCREEN ON THE RIVERBANK!!

7.15pm

GRAND MARI LWYD Performed at the Chepstow Museum. All Floodlit, Great for Viewing, Join in the Singing and Rumours of Hot Mulled Cider! NEW FOR 2018, MARI AND WASSAIL SOUVENIR T-SHIRTS AND BADGES FOR SALE

8pm

Open Mic at the Castle Pub till late. Come and Play or Just Listen to Fantastic Acoustic Music.

8pm

Ceilidh at the Drill with Excellent Ceilidh Band CATS CLAW £7/£3 Concs. Under 18’s. Dance the Night Away or Just Watch, Listen and Enjoy. And Much More. Bring the Family and Friends for Some or All of it….It’s Brilliant !!

Sides attending:

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

Contact:

Email
MickWidder (mickwidder@aol.com)

Mobile
07870 611979