San Mateo, CA, US
Robin Hood, Robin Hood
Riding through the glen.
Robin Hood, Robin Hood,
With his band of men.
Feared by the bad,
Loved by the good,
Robin Hood, Robin Hood, Robin Hood.
Join Robin Hood, Lady Marian, and the Merry Men at the Blue Boar Inn for a rousing English Country Dance.
Dance to the glorious music of Renaissance rock band Avalon Rising, who will play Medieval and Renaissance music, Celtic fusion rock, and some highly anachronistic English country dances and waltzes from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.
There will be a pre-ball dance class for those desiring to brush up on the evening's country dances, and all country and set dances will be briefly taught or called at the ball.
Remember that, like most adaptations of the Robin Hood legend, this is a purely fantasy event. While this particular version of the legend is set in the 12th century, during the absence of King Richard the Lion-hearted, costumes from the later Middle Ages, the Renaissance, or any fantasy version of either are very welcome. As usual, costumes are admired but not required.
Punch and a light Olde English snack buffet will be served (Potluck contributions to the Kitchen are most welcome, especially if lifted from the Sheriff of Nottingham's table).
Doors Open: 6:45 p.m. Dance lesson: 7:00 p.m., Dancing begins: 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $15.00 in advance (by April 28), At the door: $20.00