Winter Warmer 2020

Draft programme

Friday 31st January

6.30pm   assemble at The National Perry Pear Centre, Hartpury, GL19 3DB (see below for the address).     Play music leading the procession to the tree.   Play the Gloucestershire Wassail tune after the perry pear tree ceremony, followed by food, music session and communal sing-song    If you are considering attending for this evening, please let us know if you may need a lift to/from Gloucester, and also numbers for catering purposes.

The wassail ceremony will be at 7.   Food and drink will be available afterwards.    The taborers will lead the procession to the tree,  playing familiar tunes – La Morisca (G), Hunt the Squirrel (D), Nonesuch (Em) and Bear Dance (Em).    When people circumnavigate the tree three times we shall play the Gloucestershire wassail tune

Saturday 1st February

9.30am assemble at Ed Shed in the back of the Folk Museum 99-103 Westgate Street, in the heart of Gloucester.   Rehearsal of mediaeval and Shakespeare tunes

11.00am   move to the Chapter House, Gloucester cathedral.   Last minute rehearsal. Change to costume if desired.   View the two carvings of taborers (1350)

12.00 – 12.30   opportunity for a run through to test the acoustics in the cathedral

12.00 – 13.00 opportunity to obtain lunch from the Museum or Cathedral café if desired

13.00 – 13.45    informal concert in the cathedral

14.00   process back to Ed Shed (opportunity for late lunch or refreshments en route, and also the possibility of playing in the courtyard of The New Inn – to be confirmed)

15.00 Beginners Workshop

15.30 – 17.00   workshop

18.00   meal in pub followed by what Andy calls a play or pass session (location to be confirmed depending on other use of pub rooms on a Saturday evening)

Sunday 2nd February

9.30 am    assemble at the Ed Shed for workshop

12 noon    big dub at the Cross

12.30         pub for lunch  then depart

Ed Shed, Gloucester Folk Museum

99-103 Westgate St
Telephone 01452 396868

The National Perry Pear Centre
The Orchard Centre,
Blackwells End,
GL19 3DB