Slingsby May Day Celebrations 2015

Maypole dancing at Slingsby - May 2011

May Day Celebrations on The Green, Slingsby, May 4th. 2015 starting at 12 noon and ending at 4pm.

This year, we have introduced some changes to the events seen over the years as part of our celebrations of the coming of spring, while still retaining the idea of a quintessential English feast day. Music will be provided by ‘The Buskers’, two professional accordion players who will be playing a medley of English and French melodies from noon till 12.45pm.

The children of Slingsby school will then dance around the Maypole, followed by the Bulmer Choir led by Ryan and they will sing a medley of Beatles’ songs and a madrigal about the month of May. Morris Dancers will then perform on the tarmac, so that the sounds of their clogs beat the rhythm. After a short spell from ‘The Buskers’ the programme will be repeated with the choir starting followed by the Maypole Dancers, and finally the Morris Dancers.

The Buskers will give a final burst of music and the raffle will be drawn. While all these items are taking place there are various stalls around the Green and tasty refreshments by the Reading Rooms. we hope that a goodly crowd comes along and enjoys a wonderful day out.

No entry cost but there will be the opportunity to donate money to help with the costs involved.


  • 12 noon – 12.45 pm THE BUSKERS.
  • 12.45 pm – 1.05 pm. MAYPOLE DANCING.
  • 1.10 pm – 1.30 pm. BULMER CHOIR.
  • 1.35 pm – 2.0 pm. MORRIS DANCING.
  • 2.00 pm – 2.15 pm. THE BUSKERS.
  • 2.15 pm – 2.35 pm. BULMER CHOIR.
  • 2.40 pm – 3.00 pm. MAYPOLE DANCING.
  • 3.00 pm – 3.20 pm. MORRIS DANCING.
  • 3.30 pm – 4.00 pm RAFFLE.

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