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Isle of Wight event to celebrate May Day with morris dancing

Wed 27 Apr 2011

Isle of Wight event to celebrate May Day with morris dancing

Tourists heading on Isle of Wight holidays this weekend can attend a May Day celebration which is being held on the island.

The May Day Jouvay is set to get underway at dawn on Sunday (May 1st) at Fort Victoria, Yarmouth, where a dawn chorus will be performed by Fat Samba and the MAS Fusion carnival troupe, reports the Isle of Wight County Press.

Alison Knapman of the Isle of Wight's Carnival Learning Centre stated that folk traditions are to be celebrated on the day.

But she told the news provider that the Jouvay "sets them within the context of a modern multicultural society, so morris dancing is fused with samba, or folk songs with Caribbean calypso".

Mayfest 2011 will take over the celebrations once the Jouvay ends, with real ale and live music among the attractions.

The May Day Parade is likely to be a popular event to take in among those on Isle of Wight holidays taking advantage of a four-day weekend due to the royal wedding.

Posted by Steph White ADNFCR-3083-ID-800513786-ADNFCR

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