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Thursday, 14 January 2016

Slindon Village Wassail – Saturday 16th January 2016

Here's the latest information for singers going to this event.

This song list below replaces the one sent by email. NB the order of the songs has not yet been decided.

The new wassail songs can be heard (and the words downloaded) here, but please do not be concerned if you don't know them, there will be plenty of choruses to join in.

  • Gloucestershire Wassail
  • Sussex Hills
  • new wassail – Here We Come a-Wassailing
  • Sussex Drinking Song
  • Dave G leading on the wassail to the tune of God Rest Ye (Sugar Wassail) and the rest of us joining in on the chorus
  • Country Life
  • Thousands or More
  • Rolling Home (maybe if there's time, and perhaps only verses 1, 3 and 5)
  • Finish perhaps with the first verse of the Gloucestershire Wassail through a few times and inviting participation from the non-singing wassailers

At Slindon Jubilee Orchard next to The Forge Shop & Cafe in Reynolds Lane, 7-9pm.

Transport yourself back in time with the old English tradition of Wassailing orchards. With a bonfire, Morris dancers, music, singing, mulled cider and a general folksy atmosphere, together we will toast the trees to ensure a plentiful crop and scare away the evil spirits.

Outdoor event so wear warm clothing suitable to the evening weather.

It will be dark, so bring a torch!

For more information, see here (scroll down to Slindon Wassail – it promises market stalls, with 'Slindon Wassail' mugs from the local pottery for sale) and here.


  1. Hi,
    Thanks for the list but is it the east Sussex drinking song or west Sussex drinking song please?

    1. Hi Lorraine, if you check the date of this event carefully you will find you don't need an answer to your question! You may be more interested in this event.