Lantern Night

Lantern Night for More Music is rapidly approaching: 14th December and I’m looking forward to taking the folk group out again after our success at the Made in Morecambe event.

On Sunday 4 December between 11am and 4pm, local artists Anna Read and Graham Lowe will be working with people to create beautiful lanterns made of tissue, paper and willow that can be carried on the procession on the evening of the festival.

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9 Responses to Lantern Night

  1. ben says:

    Group members: we’ve got 15 minutes to fill, so I was thinking
    Wassail Song; Scotland the Brave and one other. What do you want to do?
    Ben

  2. admin says:

    We agreed on Wassail Song, Scotland the Brave, Kerry Polka and La Marianne and we’ll decide on priorities as we go. I’ve really enjoyed this term and am looking forward to seeing you on the night.

    Ben

  3. Rob says:

    Great – looking forward to it!

    Do you have a copy of the lyrics to the Wassail, and can you remember what verses we’ll be singing? I’ve got the notes down now (although only on the one row) and can worry about joining in with the singing….

    Also the photos are now up on the More Music facebook page from the gig.

    • admin says:

      Nice one Rob – keep it up! Here’s the lyrics. We were only going to do verses 1, 3, 5 and 7, but I think 8 is nice to finish it, so we might include that too.

      1. Here we come a wassailing
      Among the leaves so green,
      Here we come a wandering
      So fair to be seen.

      Chorus
      Love and joy come to you,
      And to you your wassail too,
      And God bless you and send you a happy New Year.
      And God send you a happy New Year.

      2. Our wassail cup is made
      Of the rosemary tree,
      And so is your beer
      Of the best barley. Chorus

      3. We are not daily beggars
      That beg from door to door,
      But we are neighbours’ children
      Whom you have seen before. Chorus

      4. Good Master and good Mistress,
      As you sit by the fire,
      Pray think of us poor children
      Are wandering in the mire. Chorus

      5. We have a little purse
      Made of ratching leather skin;1
      We want some of your small change2
      To line it well within. Chorus

      6. Call up the Butler of this house,
      Put on his golden ring;
      Let him bring us a glass of beer,
      And the better we shall sing. Chorus

      7. Bring us out a table,
      And spread it with a cloth;
      Bring us out a mouldy cheese,
      And some of your Christmas loaf. Chorus

      8. God bless the Master of this house,
      Likewise the Mistress too;
      And all the little children
      That round the table go. Chorus

  4. Rob says:

    Cheers Ben!

  5. Rob says:

    Hi Ben,just checking. What’s the plan for Wednesday – when/where shall we meet? Cheers, Rob

  6. Rob says:

    Thanks Ben – I’ll see you there.

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