Carols & Wassailing
Come sing in Christmas with our wintertime sing-along! We'll enjoy hot cider and treats while sharing carols and other Christmastime tunes! Our host, Saro Lynch-Thomason, will teach a few songs from English wassailing traditions, a practice going back to medieval times in which peasants would sing for cider, gifts and food at the homes of nobles. We will also sing carols collected from the Appalachian Mountains. Participants are welcome to bring seasonal songs good for singing in groups!
BRAHM's galleries will be open until 7, and you are welcome to stroll through before caroling.
Admission is free, though donations are always appreciated!
About Saro Lynch-Thomason
Saro Lynch-Thomason is an award-winning ballad singer from Asheville, NC. As a child she became attracted to British folk revival music, learning ballads from recordings of singers like Sandy Denny and pop-balladeers like Sinead O’Connor. While at college in New York, away from her native Southern climes, she was introduced to Appalachian song traditions. She moved to Western North Carolina in 2009 to learn from (and eventually perform with) traditional singers like Sheila Kay Adams and Bobby McMillon.