The beautiful, historic hall of the Sir John Moore School, Appleby Magna was the venue for ROOTS Community Singers Winter Wassail and a more fitting place you would be hard put to find!
The oak panelled hall, complete with minstrels’ gallery and winter greenery provided a superb acoustic and medieval setting for our programme of Christmas carols and seasonal songs.
Donning medieval costume to fit in with top of the bill, storyteller Dave Tonge, aka The Yarnsmith of Norwich ROOTS, as usual were in top form with an eclectic selection of Christmas songs. These nicely complimented The Yarnsmith’s stories of Arthurian daring do and humorous riddles.
Interspersed between the courses of a delicious medieval supper provided by the village pub, The Black Horse, the evening sped by in a jolly round of hearty singing both from the choir and the audience and the somewhat bawdy humour from our storyteller!
Finally, here’s what we sounded like!
Here We Come A Wassailing!
The Boar’s Head