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BS: Mudcat Calenda Maya Tavern (prep)

keberoxu 16 Apr 18 - 11:02 AM
Mrrzy 16 Apr 18 - 11:44 AM
Rapparee 16 Apr 18 - 05:56 PM
keberoxu 16 Apr 18 - 07:19 PM
Senoufou 17 Apr 18 - 02:59 AM
Mrrzy 17 Apr 18 - 08:57 AM
Rapparee 17 Apr 18 - 09:23 AM
Senoufou 17 Apr 18 - 09:35 AM
Senoufou 17 Apr 18 - 09:38 AM
keberoxu 17 Apr 18 - 11:09 AM
Senoufou 17 Apr 18 - 11:59 AM
Rapparee 17 Apr 18 - 09:25 PM
Senoufou 18 Apr 18 - 03:43 AM
Mrrzy 18 Apr 18 - 10:16 AM
keberoxu 18 Apr 18 - 02:42 PM
Senoufou 18 Apr 18 - 03:07 PM

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Subject: Kalenda Maya is coming
From: keberoxu
Date: 16 Apr 18 - 11:02 AM

I know, I know. We have a good two weeks until it comes:
Calenda Maya
Kalenda Maia
Calendimaggio
Beltane
The Padstow Hobby Horse
Maypoles

and so on.
And at the moment it's raining cats and dogs.

What preparations are needed ahead of time
to get the Mudcat Tavern ready for SPRING and MAY?
What can be done indoors while it's raining?
Who will roll up their sleeves and prepare
for the revellers on May Day?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Calenda Maya Tavern (prep)
From: Mrrzy
Date: 16 Apr 18 - 11:44 AM

Ooh, what fun. I shall hang lanterns in the trees. Carefully.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Calenda Maya Tavern (prep)
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Apr 18 - 05:56 PM

I shall reload all my shotgun shells with confetti and glitter.

You can have a Maypole indoors if you're short enough or the ceiling is high enough. Alcoholic beverages help.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Calenda Maya Tavern (prep)
From: keberoxu
Date: 16 Apr 18 - 07:19 PM

I know next to nothing about the Padstow 'Obby 'Oss.
It seems that on May Day, there have two be TWO of them.
One has blue ribbons and is the Blue 'Oss;
the other has red ribbons and is the Red 'Oss.

So don't mix up the ribbons...
otherwise it's

I never saw a Purple 'Oss,
I never 'ope to see one ...


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Calenda Maya Tavern (prep)
From: Senoufou
Date: 17 Apr 18 - 02:59 AM

We must have a Maypole! I'll never forget the extremely bizarre spectacle, at the Norfolk Show, of some Masai warriors in full costume dancing round a Maypole with some Norfolk children dressed in white, skipping along and laughing their heads off.

And let's have Morris dancers of all kinds.

I will bake some enormous quiches and fruit cakes if you like.

Who is going to be 'Queen of the May'?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Calenda Maya Tavern (prep)
From: Mrrzy
Date: 17 Apr 18 - 08:57 AM

Isn't glitter a nono these days? It's hard to keep up with the party rules. Yes, we must have a maypole. We bats are good at that.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Calenda Maya Tavern (prep)
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Apr 18 - 09:23 AM

The stuff I use is degradable, as am I. And I'm not going to ruin my shotgun with that stuff.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Calenda Maya Tavern (prep)
From: Senoufou
Date: 17 Apr 18 - 09:35 AM

Could we dress a well like they do in Derbyshire? They do look nice.

I think we should get some sort of procession arranged. Two 'Obby 'Osses, all the Morris dancers playing their melodeons, and the May Queen in her carriage (pulled by an army of Siamese cats)
Keberoxu, you can be the May Queen if you like. Just pop a garland of flowers on your head and wear a white dress.
Rap, you could fire some welcoming rounds on your gun (but into the air, or you might kill a Morris dancer or two!)
I will be stationed behind the buffet, handing out slices of quiche and huge pieces of fruit cake. Ale of course on tap.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Calenda Maya Tavern (prep)
From: Senoufou
Date: 17 Apr 18 - 09:38 AM

Mrrzy, could the Bats scatter petals from on high on to the procession? (But could they not poo on everyone?)

I haven't found a role for the smiling African man yet, but he could just walk along smiling I suppose, wearing one of his gorgeous African outfits. (He does this at the Sheringham Potty Festival, and people seem to like it!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Calenda Maya Tavern (prep)
From: keberoxu
Date: 17 Apr 18 - 11:09 AM

The Queen of the May will have to be someone else, not myself.

In a white dress I resemble, as one theatrical was heard to say,
"an igloo out for a stroll." No, no, not for me.

Don't forget Benjamin Britten's opera Albert Herring, by the way:
it had a May King instead of a May Queen.

Your Masai remind me of something, not from Africa,
but from https://mudcat.org/cfm?threadid=163893&messages=7
darn it, when I do the make-a-link-blue-clicky below,
it doesn't ... link. Well. Anyhow, it's from Papua New Guinea.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Calenda Maya Tavern (prep)
From: Senoufou
Date: 17 Apr 18 - 11:59 AM

'...an igloo out for stroll.' Hahahaahahahahaaaaaaa! I'd look like a circus's Big Top out for a stroll!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Calenda Maya Tavern (prep)
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Apr 18 - 09:25 PM

I'd wear spurs that jingle-jangle-jingle except I don't have any.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Calenda Maya Tavern (prep)
From: Senoufou
Date: 18 Apr 18 - 03:43 AM

Could you jingle-jangle something else instead Rap? :)

And who's going to serve all the ale? There are loads of folk songs about ale which we could all sing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Calenda Maya Tavern (prep)
From: Mrrzy
Date: 18 Apr 18 - 10:16 AM

Rose petals, absolutely. No promises on the guano, it's needed to grow more rosebushes. Just a sprinkling for the May Queen, ahahahaha!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Calenda Maya Tavern (prep)
From: keberoxu
Date: 18 Apr 18 - 02:42 PM

Serving the ale: isn't that where the Mudcat Tavern comes in?

Seems there is also a connection --   this is how ignorant I am --
to WalpurgisNacht. You have to get through WalpurgisNacht
in order to get to MayDay. This is getting layered.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Calenda Maya Tavern (prep)
From: Senoufou
Date: 18 Apr 18 - 03:07 PM

The Mudcat Tavern would be where one buys the ale, but who will be behind the bar? We'll need two or three bar-persons, all able to pull a pint and tell jokes etc.


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