Mike Ruff has been Maypoling for over 10 years. Throughout the length and breadth of England, Morpeth, Lancashire, Devon, Hampshire, Kent, East Anglia and even 2 trips into Wales. Not just schools and Brownie packs but Museums, Art Galleries, Heritage Sites, Festivals, Palaces, Fashion Shows, TV ads and private parties.
Through Tradamis, and latterly on his own, he has been training and mentoring teachers and practitioners to add to the existing network of Maypolers around the country. Mike is now running classes on English Country Dance for the English Folk Dance and Song Society every Thursday at Cecil Sharp House in Camden Town.
Away from the Maypole Mike has a full an active life as a performer and musician. He is a renowned accordionist and singer and has various bands to do anything from Barn Dances to Music Hall and Minstrels. For more information on the full range of options check out Mike’s main web site at www.mikeruffmusic.co.uk