Stars and Ribbons

£12.99

Wassailing has been a feature of midwinter Welsh culture for centuries, a way to brighten up the dark, cold nights and share the holiday spirit. ‘Stars and Ribbons’ takes us into the rich history of wassail songs past and present. It focuses specifically on the poetry that underpins the tradition and that brings a special magic to Christmas, New Year’s, and Twelfth Night. The poems of the season, we learn, served a distinct purpose, intended to help improve the earth’s fertility in three spheres: the productivity of the land, of the animal kingdom, and of the human race. The songs addressed in the book are presented with musical notation and in both the original Welsh and new English translations, perfect for bringing a bit of wassail spirit to your own holiday celebrations.

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£12.99

Wassailing has been a feature of midwinter Welsh culture for centuries, a way to brighten up the dark, cold nights and share the holiday spirit. ‘Stars and Ribbons’ takes us into the rich history of wassail songs past and present. It focuses specifically on the poetry that underpins the tradition and that brings a special magic to Christmas, New Year’s, and Twelfth Night. The poems of the season, we learn, served a distinct purpose, intended to help improve the earth’s fertility in three spheres: the productivity of the land, of the animal kingdom, and of the human race. The songs addressed in the book are presented with musical notation and in both the original Welsh and new English translations, perfect for bringing a bit of wassail spirit to your own holiday celebrations.

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SKU: 9781786838247 Category:

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Author Rhiannon Ifans Published by University of Wales Press ISBN 9781786838247 EAN 9781786838247 Bic Code Cover Paperback