The children’s game. “Here we go gathering nuts of May” is a perversion of “Here we go gathering knots of May,” referring to the old custom of gathering knots of flowers on May-day, or, to use the ordinary phrase, “to go a-Maying.” Of course, there are no nuts to be gathered in May.
E. Cobham Brewer 1810-1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The Knots of May are a women’s Morris team formed in the Autumn of 1974 in Brighton.
When the practise season begins again in the Autumn, we shall arrange an open evening for dancers interested in joining us as we have done for the past few years. Check this space later in the year.
We are always looking for new dancers. We practice every Tuesday during the winter in Lewes. If you would like to join us please introduce yourself during the summer season.
Band membership is by invitation only.