Maypole Dance

The Maypole can be dated back several thousand years, Beltania's ribbon dance encompasses several of the more common traditions.  Each year the ribbons are ritualistically cut and placed upon the pole, followed by dancing and music while the festivalgoers intertwine the strands.

Watch these exciting videos of 
Erecting the Maypole and Dancing the Maypole at Beltania!

For several years running, the Maypole Dance has been accompanied by the amazing Celtic music of the band Skean Dubh.