Holly Corfield Carr: Hengrove Wassail
Either a song, drink or dance, the orchard ‘wassail’ was once both widespread and specific to each of the cider-producing regions across England. Just as wassailing chants grew from the same landscape as their orchards, writer Holly Corfield Carr’s new wassail song is rooted in The Orchard and activated by the voices of those living nearby. The Wassail will be available in print and performed live as part of Grafted Chorus. The music was composed by Tina Hitchens.
The Hengrove Wassail was first performed at Spike Island Open Studios on 30 April 2017 by Leila Gamaz, Phil Owen, Ellen Southern and Rosena Wenonoah.
Listen to the recordings below.