Unfortunately our May Day Revels wasn’t the day to do it! The weather was on the cool side, but at least it remained more or less dry and with true folky, hardiness we didn’t let a bit of chilliness dull our performance!
Maypole ribbons made a brave show in the evening breeze which were soon clutched by eager fingers and the children were keen dance too!
ROOTS Community Singers were in fantastic form singing in the May with their three and four part harmonies which included the much practiced Seeds Of Love, Bushes & Briars, Lavender’s Blue, Searching For Lambs, the jaunty, but rather naughty Nelson’s Blood and the highly seasonal Hal-an-Tow.
This great May day song led into the Sweets of May, a brand new mummers play featuring the eternal story of birth, death and resurrection and a lot of over acting by the Merry Mummers who certainly pulled out the stops!
I’m still laughing at all the protracted deaths and swoons and as for Robin Hood … I certainly
didn’t expect to see him sporting a garter and a lace hanky in the greenwood!
Next up were our open micers who served up some great seasonal and not so seasonal songs, but all sung with warmth and feeling which did much to keep the chill at bay. We even had some riddles from Rowan with prizes to boot!
Calling Time took over and soon had us dancing to some old time favourites which led to a few of us removing our coats and scarves!!