Mike and his colleagues continue to teach school children, brownies, teachers, wedding guests, dance groups and innocent bystanders around the country. We hope to have a programme of teacher training events for 2017 to offer by the autumn. If you want one near you let me know and we’ll try to arrange one
Possibly the best year yet for sales of Maypoles and The Maypole Manual which may be due to the Royal Celebrations. We can also arrange for our products to be shipped overseas. New for this year, the mAy team is now an established performance group for larger shows, Mike’s Instant Maypole for smaller ones and a Maypole Hire service subject to location and availability.
After much to-ing and fro-ing, the updated Maypole Manual is now available.
For more details – see here.
Some of the pre-production CD’s were supplied without a track listing. Here are the details I promised:
Quicksilver – Maypole Madness
Track Listing and Tunes
|1||Barbers Pole||Father Kelly*,Sweets of May*|
|2||Chrysanthemum 2||Trallee Gaol (in book), Five Foot Two|
|3||Cobweb||Mr Cosgill’s Delight (in book),Bacca Pipes*|
|4||Plaits||The Banks of Loch Gowna*, Dusty Windowsill*|
|5||Silkstream – Ravel||Bill Cheatems, Fishers Hornpipe|
|6||Silkstream – Parade||Juice of Barley*|
|7||Helter Skelter||Force d’Hercule, Kemps Jig*|
|8||Twister||Morrison’s Jig, The Kesh (in book), Rakes of Kildare (in book)|
|9||Clog Branle||Clog Branle (in book)|
|10||Washerwoman’s Branle||Washerwoman’s Branle (in book)|
|11||Sellenger’s Round||Sellenger’s Round (in Book)|
|12||Chrysanthemum 1||Somerset Polka,Astley’s Ride (in book), Iron Legs|
|13||Ark Lark||Little Brown Jug (in book)|
|14||Circassian Circle||Catharsis, Dinky’s|
* Those marked with an asterisk are available in sheet music form on request