May-O!

Songs to Sing Up the Sun and Raise the Maypole

Each year on the first of May, morris dancers gather before dawn on the banks of the Charles River at the Weeks Footbridge to welcome in the May. Sponsored by Newtowne Morris since 1972, the event draws over 300 friends and neighbors from the Cambridge Revels, the SCA, Lowell House at Harvard, and Cambridge community. Lynn has been one of the songleaders at Newtowne Mayday on the Charles since 1982, and was handfasted under this Maypole on the site of the first Maypole in North America at Merrymount in Quincy, MA. During the pandemic, Lynn launched her own online May morning sing from the Mermaid's Tavern that draws an international audience of enthusiastic singers at dawn on May morning. Come join us! Join the mailing list or email info@lynnoel.com for the Zoom link for May 1 at 5:30-8:30am EDT.

Mermaids Tavern May Morning Songbook.pdf