The Green Wedding

The beautiful and much courted bride, when she is named at all in the various versions of this ancient ballad, was Katherine Jaffrey. Her love is sometimes named Lochinvar. Whatever the identities and details of this story, from the early 13th century onwards there were many known abductions of brides on the wedding day – not always with their consent –  and our tale is likely to be true.


About SongShepherd

Singer, musician & cyclist.
This entry was posted in Traditional folk song. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s