Update for the Dark Gathering 2018

There a couple of items that need updating in this year’s line up at the Dark Gathering.  Firstly, the Mari Lwyd Workshop will not be taking place this year after all.  However, we hope that we can reintroduce this again at a later date.

The other main change to the schedule is that sadly, the Boscastle Buoys are unable to perform for us this year.  In their place will be a demonstration of traditional Welsh dancing by Cwmni Gwerin Pontypwl.

Given these changes the Programme of Events will be as follows:

2 pm – Warm up act from the Salt Sisters.

3 pm – Dark Morris performances from Beltane Border Morris, Domesday Morris and this year’s Guest Side, Wolfshead & Vixen

4 pm – Display of Welsh Dancing

4.30 pm – Dark Morris performances

5 pm – Comfort Break

6 pm – Procession leaves from main car park

6.20 pm – Pwnco Ceremony

6.30 pm – Demonstration from the Tintagel Warriors

7 pm – Calling of the Ancestors


Meanwhile and elsewhere there will be Mari Lwyds visiting various households and hostelries in the village starting at 2 pm at the Napoleon Inn.

This year we will have the addition of the Pedlar.  This person will be moving amongst the crowd selling their wares in order to raise not-for-profit funds for the Dark Gathering.  Please give generously so that we can help pay for our wonderful performers amongst other running costs.

Remember, if you play a drum and want to take part, you can join in the tribal drum up of the Mari Lwyds.  This will start at 6 pm outside the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic.

This year there will be over 100 performers appearing at The Dark Gathering.  Obviously given this and the popularity of the event there will be a need to feed huge amounts of people.  Here is a link with a list of recommended food outlets in Boscastle:

Dining in Boscastle

All of us involved with this unique community event look forward to seeing you all on the 27th October 2018 at Boscastle for the annual All Hallows Gathering.