The Pace-Egg Play.

This is the end bit, where they ask for money, eggs or beer. They prefer beer.">

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Lancaster has its own weird Easter ritual thing: The Pace-Egg Play.

This is the end bit, where they ask for money, eggs or beer. They prefer beer.
30th Mar 2005, 18:34  

Joe says:

as would I

30th Mar 2005, 18:34

neel says:

Strong beer, that is.

30th Mar 2005, 18:36

Joe says:

what the hell...I'd only spend the money on beer anyway....

30th Mar 2005, 18:39

"here's one, two, three jolly lads all in one line, and we've come a pace-egging and we hope you'll prove kind.
And we hope you'll prove kind, with your eggs and strong beer, for we'll come no more nigh you until the next year"

/folkie ;-)

30th Mar 2005, 18:45

(oh and I'd written that before I watched the movie ;-)

30th Mar 2005, 18:46

neel says:

But eggs means pancakes!

30th Mar 2005, 18:46

neel says:

That's some good Pace-Egg knowledge, average!

30th Mar 2005, 18:51

Believe it or not I actually have a book on the Lancashire Pace-Egg plays.

That's what happens when you're brought up by morris dancers - it's a slippery slope...

30th Mar 2005, 18:54

Joe says:

hehehe...thats not something I'd admit to the world :)
Actually my best friends wifes dad is quite a famous folk musician...I'll find out the name of the band...

30th Mar 2005, 18:57

I'm only just coming to terms with it, believe me. It's cost me thousands in therapy.

30th Mar 2005, 18:58

neel says:

It annoys me that the Council doesn't have any kind of real web-presence for the Festival: it's the biggest gathering of seashanty singers, etc and there's nothing to point to.

We saw Sid Kipper's show, which I should blogreview soonish.

30th Mar 2005, 19:02

Sid Kipper is a bit of a legend - very funny.

Have you ever been to Sidmouth festival? They're having a break this year, but I highly recommend it if you've not been - a huge range of acts and a very chilled - especially if the Devon sun is being kind.

30th Mar 2005, 19:08