R.J.Noall wrote the “Magic Fire – The Midsummer-eve Song and Dance” to be performed as part of the ceremony and newspaper reports in the 1930s refer to dancing around the fire and jumping through the flames at the end of the dance
Valda Trevlyn was a Cornish poet, suffragette and political activist who married scottish poet Hugh McDiarmid, they lived much of their lives at Brownsbank Cottage in Lanarkshire. After her Valda’s death there was a campaign to renovate Brownsbank cottage and create a museum dedicated to teh couple. In 1991 John
The expression “Wassail” in English / “Wassel” in Cornish is derived from the Old Norse toast “Ves heill” with the meaning “be in good health. We do not know when it was adopted into Cornish, but it could have arrived as early as the ninth century with the Danish Vikings.