Oxford University Scottish Dance Society - May Morning
May 31, 2023
Antonia, president of the Oxford University Scottish Dance Society shares the recent Oxford May Morning celebrations...
Members of the Oxford University Scottish Dance Society woke up bright and early on Monday 1st May to participate in the traditional Oxford May Morning celebrations. We danced at 6am in Radcliffe Square in the centre of Oxford, next to the iconic Radcliffe Camera Library in front of crowds of around 16,000 people.
Dances included Mairi’s Wedding, The Earl of Mansfield, as well as Radcliffe Square, a dance written especially for the Society, all danced to live pipe tunes played by Roger Huth.
Thanks go to everyone who came and danced, to Sam Schad and Niall Bootland who taught all of the dances, and of course to piper Roger. We concluded with the traditional Auld Lang Syne and a polka, before enjoying a slap-up breakfast together. Overall a lot of fun was had, with many students dancing in their first May Morning celebrations, and we look forward to dancing again next year.