Post by Caroline Yeates These are some thoughts on the use of Pwnco by Mari Lwyd parties today, inspired by a thread in the Mari Lwyd and Friends Facebook group. Mike Lewis mentioned that there is more to the Mari than just her appearance and stressed the importance of what the Mari does, including the […]
With the flipped antipodean seasons, Christmas and Winter Solstice do not fall at the same time in the year. Consequently, Fauvel made her debut at a winter solstice bonfire in June 2018.
On 8th December 2017, June (editor) and Rochelle (photographer) from Indie Shaman were fortunate to meet Phil and Vivien Morgan Larcher in their woodland near Llansteffan, Carmarthenshire and talk to them about their work with the Mari Lwyd. Phil greeted us at the bottom of the hilly woodland and we walked up to a levelled area about half way up the hill where Vivien was waiting for us near a home-made ‘tepee style’ tent, which contained many fascinating objects as well as a most welcome fire!
The Welsh Christmas tradition that’s kinda like battle rap…
A look into an ancient folklore tradition, and the people who help keep it alive. Directed, Produced and Edited: Jordan M Paterson & Matt AdamsCinematography: Donny JohnsonCo-producer: Kate FlemmingComposition: Rhys TimsonSound Design: Dan Weller A Special thanks to Sue & John Exton for welcoming us to step into their world of tradition, community and magic.. […]
Very interesting piece by Kris Hughes from the USA.