This Saturday we’ll be playing at The Golden Lion, Worle, Weston-Super-Mare.
As some of you may already know, we’re rather fond of WSM, mainly thanks to the happy times we spent there with Johnny Cash back in the day. So much, we even co-wrote a song with him about it.
This Saturday’s promises to be a lot of fun – we hear it might be the landlord’s birthday (21 again?, etc)
We’ve also heard there’ may be a ‘sex rampage!’
See you down the front!
If you couldn’t make it to Harry’s Cider Company Wassail, or you did but for some purely non-cider related reason can’t remember it, Ledgersolutions have put together this rather splendid video on facebook – check it out!
We also grabbed some video on the night which we’ll splice together and share in due course. A mighty good time was had by all with some damn fine wassailing – we reckon we’re in for a bumper harvest this year!
Wassail season is upon us. The time of year we drink to the health of apple trees for a healthy harvest. Now, traditionally this takes place on old twelfth night (17th January), so many of you may have already been out wassailing. However, if you have missed out, or want another opportunity to have a pagan apple party – fear not! This coming weekend award-winning cider makers Harry’s Cider at Long Sutton are having their wassail and The Legendary snakeSNAKEsnake will be there. As well as music and dancing there will be a traditional wassail ceremony in the orchard, morris dancing, hot food and of course, plenty of cider. It starts at 5pm so be there early!
This is likely to sell out so we recommend getting your tickets in advance here. Early bird tickets are just £8.50.
As for the best way of getting the apples out of the tree, we have a song about that.
See you down the front!
Happy New Year Snakefans!
Thanks to all of you who came and saw us at our Christmas gigs during December and who downloaded a copy of the Christmas charity single. Now, with NYE & 12th night behind us we can put Crimbo to bed for another year. But fear not, the snakey-train keeps a-rollin’.
First outing of the year will be back to The Fountain Inn in Bridgwater on Saturday 12th January. A lovely little pub right on the River Parrett with some proper up-for-it locals and always a good night.
Then – it’s time for a pagan-apple-party: WASSAIL! We are very VERY excited and privileged to be playing at the Harry’s Cider Company Wassail in Long Sutton on Saturday January 26th. Harry’s Cider Company is a lovely, local producer who make proper good scrumpy. And you don’t have to take our word for it – last year 2018, Harry’s Scrummage cider was named best in Britain by CAMRA!
Last year’s Wassail was a storming success with The Langport Mummers performing and hot mulled cider abound. This year expect more of the same, with a proper orchard ceremony, Morris Men and then The legendary snakeSNAKEsnake seeing the night out. Tickets are available now and all proceeds will be going to the Somerset and Dorset Air Ambulance. It’s gonna be a blast. Get yer tickets now!
See you down the front!
This Saturday’s gig falls in that strange Chrimbo Limbo between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. By now you should’ve recovered enough from the Xmas over-indulgence to ace leaving the house. And Saturday is the perfect time to come out and still have time to recover for NYE.
We snakes have still got a bit more Christmas left in us and we’re bringing it back to The Riflemans Arms in Glastonbury. Come along for one last Xmas snake shake before 2019!
See you down the front!
Thank you to all of you who have already downloaded your copy of the Scrumpy Claus Triple-A Cider Christmas charity single. If you have not yet done so, please do so we can raise some extra money for those in need and you’ll get a few West Country flavoured Christmas songs in return.
Big snakey love and thanks to all of you who’ve come and seen us this year – it’s been a lot of fun.
We’ve one more date this year- back again to The Riflemans Arms in Glastonbury on Saturday 29th December. We’d love to see you all there for one final festive Glastifarian knees up!
Here’s wishing y’all a super special Christmas, that brings you all you wish for.
Peace, love and good cider to all.
A quick reminder for this Saturday’s gig back at The Street Inn. We’ve lost count of how many times we’ve been back here, but it’s always great fun and we’re looking forward to giving Street a bit of our snake flavoured Xmas spirit.
Speaking of Christmas, thanks to all who came and supported us at last weekend’s gig. First on Friday when we supported the brilliant Black River Sinners at their EP launch where they were also raising money for The Lilly Foundation.
Then on Saturday: first a quick busk in Clarks village raising cash for the Air Ambulance before onto Glastonbury’s Scrump Claus event raising money and supplies for the foodbank charity Bridging the gap. All lots of fun and all very worthwhile causes. I hope santa will now see that we’ve been very very good this year (and forgive any drunken misdemeanours that may have occurred along the way).
If you missed the Scrumpy Claus gig, don’t forget you can still buy the EP from bandcamp. Our track “Damn ChristmasSs” is available here.
But really you should buy the whole thing, since it also features tracks from our dear friends The Bad Cowboys and JDR.
So what are you waiting for – Christmas?
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We have contributed a track to a special christmas EP alongside two other local acts to raise money for “Bridging The Gap” – a Glastonbury Based charity supporting local food banks.
Our track “Damn ChristmasSs” features alongside songs by The Bad Cowboys and John D Revelator, both of whom will be playing with at the EP’s launch in Glastonbury on Saturday Dec 1st. All profits from the gig will also be going to the charity.
We feel that this is a very important charity, helping some of the most needy people in the local area and we ask you all to show your support. Buy a copy of the EP, come to the gig and do like Elton and “step into Christmas”. A lot of fun and all for a good cause.
We at snakey HQ are very excited about the coming weeks. Not only because it’s the season of mince pies and mulled cider but also because we will be doing a series of gigs celebrating the silly season and playing our festive songs for you! Add to that the latest addition to our snakey family – Lucy on fiddle – and it all makes for a lot of fun!
The snakey christmas sleigh starts off this Friday in Yeovil before stopping in Glastonbury, Street, Bridport and Kingbury Episcopi before returning to Glastonbury again. And once that’s all over we’ll be wassailing in the new year in Long Sutton.
Saturday 26th: Harry’s Cider Wassail, Long Sutton
Deductible from our sesquipedalian sobriquet is our predilection for polysyllabic nomencalture. Unsurprisingly The Legendary snakeSNAKEsnake is enthusiastically anticipating perambulating to the capaciously denominated Kingsbury Episcopi where we will be playing at The Wyndham Arms this Saturday 6th October. Continue reading