Wednesday, May 01, 2024

Beltane/May Day 2024


for summer is a’comin’ in

And winter’s gone away-o

from the May carol “Hal-An-Tow” 

traditionally sung on May 8 in Helston, Corwall

Beltane is the first day of summer in the Celtic calendar midway between the vernal equinox and the summer solstice. Here’s a 1965 BBC video of The Waterstons singing Hal-A-Tow.

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