Heather Fox is a video editor who creates short films using archives of images and footage.
Having many fond memories of May Mornings past, particularly with her family on the Magdalen bridge in Oxford, she was amazed by how unaware so many people were about the variety of May morning activities across the country.
So in April 2017 she turned her attention to the Morris community for an experimental project. She used social media to ask anyone who was celebrating May Morning to provide images and footage for a video that was to showcase and celebrate the diversity and magic of these annual traditions.
The response was outstanding, with donations coming from all corners of the UK and around the globe.
A year later, the film has been completed. With a soundtrack performed by her father, Stephen Coad, a member of Traditional Bampton Morris Dancers, she has tried to capture the magic and atmosphere experienced by all those who welcome in the May.
Please enjoy identifying sides and locations, and playing spot the tune.
If you want to show it in public, downloadable files and DVD’s are available, with a donation requested towards the Vaughan Williams Library at Cecil Sharp House). Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.