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John Barleycorn, fiddle and Lammas Grain Aug 1

Posted by ladymuse on Sunday, August 2, 2009

Hey Guys! -

Still trying to find aid for my eye, but checking in to say that when I was growing up, (all English customs) - we celebrated Lammas - the grain harvest.

John Barleycorn was sung, and grain breads and wreaths were baked and crafted (grain dough), and the trad toast of spirits - (we  kids got koolaid or mom made barley water)

I restarted this and kept it up  after my mom passed away (1980)- because it ws just a comfort thing, and any celebration always was reason for a party, and to honor folklore roots!

I will always honor my grandfather on this day (Aug 1st) as he kept the bardic faith alive, and filled my ears with stories and song.

The grain loaf is in the oven, and John Barleycorn on my fiddle.

However, I hope that this August isn't the screaming heat as of yore. Oh well - I'll live!


7 comments on “John Barleycorn, fiddle and Lammas Grain Aug 1”

OTJunky Says:
Sunday, August 2, 2009 @3:51:42 AM

Hey Jenny,

Welcome back. We were wondering what you were up to.


brya31 Says:
Sunday, August 2, 2009 @4:20:43 AM

Yes, I agree with OT good to hear from you again!

bj Says:
Sunday, August 2, 2009 @5:37:20 AM

We've missed you, Jen. I'm glad you checked in. I hope things get better for you.

Now I'm off to play John Barleycorn, what a cool tune!

ladymuse Says:
Sunday, August 2, 2009 @7:05:24 PM

It's a Very cool tune, and actually has at least 6 verses.

I am around, it's just been murder busy here - the economy is hitting tenants, and at seems every week someone is moving out or transferring to a smaller room, and it's 10 hour days 7 days a week - I hope all of you are holding up well twixt the bucks and the weather -Jen

Bouie Says:
Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @1:41:54 PM

Heya Lady...I have your Fiddle! :)
See ya soon.

ladymuse Says:
Wednesday, September 2, 2009 @11:28:25 PM

Hey! The light wt the end of the eye tunnel is getting brighter! LOL!
May have news soon re operation/surgery - AND!

Bouie up and oops-ed his fiddle, I made him borrow another one from me against his protests, he fell in love, and bought one - waiting for upgrade on bridge and strings, but he's having a hard time keeping his hands off it - this bodes great start of fiddle heft addiction (HAHA!!!!) Yowie!!!! Jen
Grin Grin!!!!

Arkansas Traveler Says:
Saturday, September 5, 2009 @12:05:56 PM

You take care now...
'appy fiddlin'

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