Gower Wassail Jan 14th 2023

Come join in and help us revive this ancient tradition!

Bring pots, pans, bells, whistles, drum or anything that will make a beautiful noise to wake up the sleeping orchard.

Wassailing is an ancient tradition to promote a good apple harvest the following Autumn, the Mari Lwyd is also brought in to the celebrations.

Live Entertainment

1.30pm – John Barnes

2.00pm – Nathan Laurence

2.30pm – Ian James

3.00pm – Karen & Ray

3.30pm – Carol Etherton & Andrew Mckay

4.00pm – Sweyns Eye Morris Dancera

4.20pm – Grand Mari Lwyd Pageant

4.35pm – Wassail Torchlit Parade gathering in main courtyard

Followed by wassailing in apple orchard with fire display

5.30pm – Welsh Fiddle Champion Jamie Nemith and the Domestics

6.15pm – James Rees and the Pisces

7.15pm – Andy Tamlyn Jones

8.30pmBrwmys Band & Futuristic Folk

Wind down jam session in the Tea Rooms to finish off the evening

The Wassail and Mari Lwyd Festival at the Gower Heritage Centre in January 2023 is an event not to be missed! This unique and exciting festival celebrates the ancient tradition of wassailing, which involves singing and dancing to bless the apple trees and ensure a good harvest in the coming year. The festival also features the Mari Lwyd, a Welsh tradition in which a group of revelers, led by a person dressed in a horse costume, go door-to-door singing and performing.

Not only is this festival a fun and entertaining way to spend an afternoon, it also helps to preserve and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the Gower region. The Gower Heritage Centre is the perfect setting for this event, with its beautiful and historic surroundings providing the perfect backdrop for the festivities.

So mark your calendars for January 2023 and don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to participate in the Wassail and Mari Lwyd Festival at the Gower Heritage Centre. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed!

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