It’s beautiful May, a time when my thoughts turn to the naughty madrigal by Thomas Morely:
Now is the Month of Maying
Now is the month of maying,
When merry lads are playing, fa la,
Each with his bonny lass
Upon the greeny grass. Fa la.
The Spring, clad all in gladness,
Doth laugh at Winter’s sadness, fa la,
And to the bagpipe’s sound
The nymphs tread out their ground. Fa la.
Fie then! why sit we musing,
Youth’s sweet delight refusing? Fa la.
Say, dainty nymphs, and speak,
Shall we play at barley-break? Fa la.
In the spirit of May, join us for Alive and Kicking: A YouthWrite 20th-Anniversary Fundraiser, this Friday, May 6th, 7 pm, at the U of A Faculty Club (11435 Saskatchewan Dr NW)!
I’ll be singing with ALL(most)JAZZ! And I’ll be joined by fabulous people like Marc Ladouceur, Thomas Trofimuk, poet Kathy Fisher, Anna Somerville, Bob Jahrig, Brad Bucknell and Darrell Barr, plus some great special guests. Come for the music! Come for the poetry! Come for the eats and drink! Come out in support of YouthWrite®, a camp for kids who love to write…just about anything!©