The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #54434 Message #843155
Posted By: Skipper Jack
07-Dec-02 - 03:00 PM
Thread Name: Origins: The Seven Joys
Subject: RE: Origins: The Seven Joys
Baggyrinkle & Friends are singing carols around a Christmas Market in Swansea, Wales over the coming week. Seven Joys Of Mary is one the carols in our repertoire. It was interesting to learn some of the theories behind the carol. It appears that we feature the children's version mentioned in this thread. Also mentioned is a version of The Holly And The Ivy which again is featured at this event. The tune we use is different to the more common version.
The whole programme consists of carols mainly traditional, interspersed with a few seasonal Victorian music hall songs and some humerous material such as Sid Kipper's Poacher's Christmas!
We swap our sea shanty garb for ladies and gentlemen's costume from the Victorian era.