May Dawn Dance
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Martin Green (Lau) warmly invites you all to Bring In The May; come and celebrate the changing seasons and the revolutions of the Earth.
For thousands of years people have gathered at dawn to celebrate the changing of the seasons, and for unknown hundreds of those years people have done this through the medium of morris dancing. Join us in celebrating The First of May, The People’s day.
Traditionally morris teams dance in the dawn on May Day and once again lockdown won’t stop them. The ground-breaking Boss Morris will lead massed dancing for any who wish to join them; Eliza Carthy will join from Yorkshire for a song; Maddy Prior (Steeleye Span) will lead the singing of the May song Hal-an-Tow; and Ghanaian dancer Adie Baako will join Martin in Scotland for a traditional dance marking the changing of the seasons.
Wear Green for The Earth and Red for Its Struggles. All welcome to join from home (muted!) as we celebrate together; apart but not alone.
For those who want to join in at home, your ticket confirmation will include a link to download Boss’s patented Hot Rum recipe, song lyrics for the morning, and notation for a massed May Carol which will be pre-recorded – please do submit a recording yourself if you’d like to.
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Accordionist and pianist with the Scottish three-piece folk group Lau.
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The daughter of Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson - and the star of British folk playing folk music at its best. Eliza breathes new life into England's traditional folk music with her witty and energetic repertoire.
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Maddy's career began in the late 60s on the folk circuit, gaining prominence in folk-rock band, Steeleye Span and has seen her collaborate with artists such as Jane Tabor, Martin Carthy, Nic James and Danny Thompson, as well as working on solo projects. Her versatility as an artist is demonstrated by her broad musical scope as a vocalist and songwriter which extends from her own interpretations of traditional folk through to hard rock and ambient electronic textures.
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Adie Baako, Boss Morris