Add a little colour and a lot of music to your little ones’ lives! Miss Molly’s Maypole – Dancing for Kids features a height-adjustable maypole, colourful ribbons, live piano accordion music and percussion instruments for kids to tap away on. No experience is necessary: just a few kids, a little energy and a camera provide a fun, memorable activity. Kids will develop a greater appreciation of dance and music and develop some social skills at the same time.

Shirleyanne Myers painted a pretty picture of Miss Molly and her Maypole at the Cobargo Folk Festival.

Maypole dancing has a rich history throughout Europe and has diversified into many different styles. Join Miss Molly and her helpers for a fun maypole dance experience and learn how to create colourful patterns on the maypole. Have a go at the energetic Barber’s Pole or be challenged by a more elaborate Austrian-inspired Bandltanz, where kids and adults weave a creative pattern around the pole. You could try ‘spinning’ a Spider’s Web or just join in with some percussion to live accordion music.

We are also known as Maypole with Molly and are happy to be advertised as such or Miss Molly’s Maypole.

We hope to make an appearance at Kangaroo Valley FF in October and Major’s Creek in November.

Recent gigs include the

St Albans Folk Festival from April 22 to 25, Saturday 10:30, Sunday 1:30

National Folk Festival at  Exhibition Park, Canberra from March 24 to 28 –

Times: Friday 2:00-2:30, Saturday 11:00-11:30, Sunday 2:00-2:30 and Monday 11:00-11:30 at KidzFest

Shellharbour Sunset Markets were cancelled due to stormy weather unfortunately  (Redall Reserve, Lake Illawarra, Friday March 18 between 5:30 and 8:30pm)

Cobargo Folk Festival February 27 and 28

Illawarra Folk Festival January 15, 16 and 17

All ages are welcome, so come along and do some Maypole with Molly.