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Mayday events set next week

By Staff | Apr 29, 2011

Shepherdstown Music and Dance invites you to celebrate a traditional English May on Saturday, May 7.

The day’s big event starts with a processional parade down German Street with the Maypole by musicians, Morris dancers, mythical figures, may dancers, costumed people, floats, wagons and other celebratory vehicles to the Rumsey Monument Park. There, all will be invited to join in the revelry of country dancing, maypole dancing and singing as well as watching performances of Morris dancing mummers play, spring dances and other related revelry.

The schedule for the May events is as follows:

10 a.m. Morris Dancing performance on the McMurran Bricks.

11:30 a.m. Line Up for the May Day Parade on Church Street.

Noon Parade Processional down German Street to the McMurran lawn.

12:30 to 2 p.m. May Revelry on the McMurran lawn with singing, dancing and performances.

3:30 p.m. Morris Dance performance at the Bavarian Inn.

5 p.m. Show Dances on King Street.

8 p.m. Country Dance at the Shepherdstown War Memorial Building with Anna Rain calling to the music of Magic Foot. Beginners Workshop at 7:30 p.m., all dances will be taught.

Admission: $10 adults, $7 SMD members, $5 dancing kids under 12. More info available at www.smad.us/mayday or email updf@earthlink.net.