May 8th is Flora Day, the day the Furry Dance takes place on the streets of Helston, in Cornwall. Halan refers to the first of th month and tow means garland. So The song accompanies a May Dance, and young revelers dress as the characters mentioned in the lyrics. Thanks to @michaelstephen1984 for recommending this song! Celtic Harp‚ Guitar‚ Recorder‚ Bass #halantow #maysong #traditional #harp #FunnyHarp #FunnyVideos #DanHarpMusic
Thanks to the British Library for the public domain Sir Gawain and the Green Knight image.