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Glostrad Folk Radio Podcast No. 2 – The Gloucestershire Wassail

We explore the story of The Gloucestershire Wassail, a popular Christmas song around the world.  Guests Gwilym and Carol Davies discuss the wassailing tradition and we hear examples from Johnny Coppin, PuzzleJug, Richard Chidlaw and Michael Gardner, as well as field recordings.  Guest singers: The Vogwells   Producer: Stephen Rowley
Search for local Wassail songs on our browser. Visit GlosChristmas for more information about wassailing.  Try wassailing at the Stroud Wassail.

The Gloucestershire Wassail taken from Songs and Carols for a West Country Christmas (Red Sky Records RSKCD 111) by kind permission of Johnny Coppin.

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This edition of GlosTrad Folk Radio is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund