Acapella group Broomdasher will join a host of other singers at the free Apple Yowling Ceremony at the Ferry Boat Inn, the pub next to the oldest apple orchard in Waltham Forest, to sing in celebration of an ancient folk tradition to ensure a good apple harvest – and strong, plentiful, tasty cider – later in the year!
Giving bread and cider to the good spirits of the orchard and singing to drive out the evil spirits is not only an important ritual, it’s also a great excuse to sing along and enjoy spiced cider.
The Ceremony at the Ferry Boat was revived several years ago by Katy Andrews and starts late afternoon with a huge crowd singing and dancing outside. Then everyone moves into the pub for a singaround. All welcome to get the year off to a rousing start.