Along with many other sides in the country, we have kept to tradition by dancing at dawn every year since the formation of the side and even at this time we get an audience. Our traditional activities sometimes attract the interest of the press and over the years we have been very popular with a variety of published articles and photographs. We also quite often get written compliments on the atmosphere and dancing, but none can quite compare to the poem receive with thanks and written in our honour in 2007:
To give you a flavour of the day's activities, it's a cold May morning at around 5.15 a.m. in Caerleon Amphitheatre:
Well let's have a border stick dance now that the circulation is starting to move . . .
And now for one of the few remaining Welsh morris dances, Y Caseg Eira
We're now part way through our May Morning dancing spot and it's dawn with the sun rising to greet the new day
Finally, a quick pose for the album and sadly that's it for another year
After a longish spot of about 80 minutes, it's off to a well earned breakfast at around 7 a.m. and another dance spot
Just time for a quick souvenir photo with Russell, the owner, before it is time to move on
By now the dancers are in full flow and raring for action, so it's off to the Cathedral in Newport to meet some more of our dancing friends and by the time we reach 10.00 a.m., the Isca Men are dancing to an appreciative audience.
Time for another quick pose with some of the audience before the tour heads off to Usk and beyond.
It's warming up around an hour later in Usk as the groups perform their traditional spot in the main square.
Moving on, and the spot before lunch with another fine display by the dance groups
Whilst in Abergavenny, we are delighted to meet Cathy Roberts, author of the excellent poem, who is shown with Les, our Webmaster and past Squire
Now for a short break, a welcome lunch and a chance to relax over a pint and a few songs before we move over to Magor
After lunch, the Spring Fair at Magor and the end of another fine day's dancing