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Folk Dancing Seasons

Maypole Dance

Maypole Dance – John C. Campbell Folk School – Brasstown 2019 The tradition of dancing around the Maypole in celebration of Spring dates back to the middle ages. In those days, folks brought in trees from the forest to decorate. As time went by many towns erected a permanent Maypole. Lucky for me, John C. Campbell Folk School holds a traditional Maypole celebration every year. If the stars align in Brasstown, the Spring celebration occurs on a beautiful day, which…

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Appalachia Seasons

Spring

spring A verb variant past-tense from sprung. 1913 Kephart Our Sthn High 283-84 In mountain vernacular the Old English strong…