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Thread #169254   Message #4161003
Posted By: GUEST,henryp
02-Jan-23 - 06:09 AM
Thread Name: Any January Songs?
Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
The midwinter majesty of THE MARI LWYD

Mari is taken around a village traditionally, often between Christmas Day and Twelfth Night, She is dressed with festive lights and decorations, and is usually accompanied by an ostler. When the group gets to a house, they sing Welsh language songs or wassails, or more traditionally indulge in a ritual called pwnco: an exchange of rude rhymes with the person who lives there.
Mari Lwyd