May Day, the 1st of May, is a Holy Day in Ireland which marks the start of the summer season.
Centuries ago, bonfires were lit to welcome the arrival of summer. In Ireland, depending on what day the holiday falls on, the feast is marked by a public holiday.
In towns around the country, May Day fairs are held where farmers and traders all gather in towns to sell their wares.
BassPipes brings you a ceremony that honours Beltane, full of spoken word; drones; pipes; whistles; and other soundscapes of ancient instruments. This musical experience is 90 minutes long and includes produced recordings of Canadian artists.