A Revelling Good May Day!

All shapes and sizes resulting in knotty situation ... but great fun around the maypole!

All shapes and sizes resulting in knotty situation … but great fun around the maypole!

Maypole and morris dancing, a very accomplished community choir singing a range of beautiful harmonies, great company and a delicious BBQ featuring locally sourced burgers … what’s not to like about May Day?

Alright the weather might have been a bit warmer, but it kept dry and a cheerful blaze held back the cold.

A cheerful blaze kept the May Day cold at bay ...

A cheerful blaze kept the May Day cold at bay …

Once folk/rock band Calling Time got into their stride there was plenty of toe-tapping jigs and

Calling Time were at their superlative best whipping up a lively May Day beat!

Calling Time were at their superlative best whipping up a lively May Day beat!

reels to entice revellers onto the dance floor with some great individual performances coming from our ‘Open Micers’ which allowed the dancers to catch their breath and sample the wares coming from the tasty BBQ.

Roots Community Singers were in fine voice performing a mixed programme of upbeat and thoughtful seasonal songs set to sensitive harmonies and the newly formed, ad hoc morris side made a fair bash at local dance, Long Barrow in spite of the somewhat restricted space which resulted from more revellers turning up than expected.

Our ad hoc morris side seen here busy practicing for the May Day Revels!

Our ad hoc morris side seen here busy practicing for the May Day Revels!

There was also a famous Roots Community Choir Challenge! All the dancers were invited to create and wear a face mask which resulted in some very imaginative creations!

Chris proudly bearing the exclusive and highly sought after Roots Challenge Certificate for the best Face Mask!

Chris proudly bearing the exclusive and highly sought after Roots Challenge Certificate for the best Face Mask!

Here’s some of the entrants …

Some of the May Day guisers who entered the May Day masking making challenge.

Some of the May Day guisers who entered the May Day masking making challenge.

Chris Triffit won the adult section and Annie Smithard the children’s.

Six year old Annie Smithard went to town with her mask  and was voted top in the children's section!

Six year old Annie Smithard went to town with her mask and was voted top in the children’s section!

A great evening with summer well and truly welcomed in!

Article by Widdershins

Widdershins Morris dancer, writer, part time farmer and melodeon player. Author of several sheep keeping books and also Kindle fiction stories including THE INBETWEEN THE DIGFIELD CONJUROR HOW TO BOIL AN EGG    

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