This video proves that, sometimes, the knot does go ‘up’ during this dance – like a maypole with no pole!
We were delighted to have been invited to this event at the East Yorkshire stately home on October 29. It was a Saturday afternoon and the lovely hall and grounds were buzzing with people. Fortunately the rain held off, and it was a crisp, clear autumn day – perfect for dancing, really, as we soon warmed ourselves up.
The lane up to the house was lined with all manner of interesting stalls, as well as a craft tent. It made a fantastic start to many people’s Christmas shopping, with the fare on offer including beers from the Wold Top brewery, Wolds jam and preserves, luxury sloe gins and sherries, wood crafts, clothing and much, much more.
It was great to have an appreciative audience, too – the place got busier as the afternoon wore on – and we were pleased to receive some positive comments. We really hope to be asked back next year, and many thanks go to Burton Agnes Hall.
- For more information about the hall, visit www.burtonagnes.com.
On September 10, 2011, five folk dance teams got on a big bus and went on a tour of the Wolds. Green Ginger Garland, Green Ginger Morris, Beverley Garland, Grimsby Morris and Tatterfoals (from Scunthorpe) all got together for this inaugural event, and a great time was had by all.
The first stop was North Newbald at just before 10am, where a few villagers were up early enough to see the spectacle. Continue reading
In May, the Green Ginger Garland ladies helped teach a group of Year Four pupils, plus visiting students from India and pupils from St Anne’s special school in nearby Welton, how to dance around a maypole.
Other workshops on the day included traditional English folk songs, pottery-making and drama. The Indian students, from Bangalore, were in East Yorkshire as part of the UK India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI), which started in April 2006 with the aim of enhancing educational links between India and the UK.