The Green Man Event at Mount Edgcumbe

I had a very enjoyable weekend at the Green Man event at Mount Edgcumbe in Torpoint, Cornwall selling and signing copies of The Solstice Blade. Green Man is a two day event with live music, performers and stalls, all presided over by the Green Man himself, created from scratch each year.

The early mizzle (a quintessentially Cornish misty drizzle) cleared to fantastic weather with only a small downpour on Saturday afternoon – well, this is Britain after all,  what did you expect? 😉

View along the shoreline at Mount Edgcumbe
View along the shoreline at Mount Edgcumbe

We were located close to the music stage and only about thirty seconds from the beach. Not a bad base for the weekend!

A yacht moored in Plymouth Sound just off the beach at Mount Edgcumbe with Drake's Island in the distance.
A yacht moored in Plymouth Sound just off the beach at Mount Edgcumbe with Drake’s Island in the distance.
Green Man construction. A large figure if a seated man made from plants.
The Green Man presiding over the festivities with Mount Edgcumbe house in the distance.

For me the highlight of Saturday was undoubtedly the Lodestone Border Morris side.  How cool are these morris dancers in their green ribbon regalia? Lodestone Border morris are based in Tavistock in Devon and were dancing at Mount Edgcumbe on the Saturday.  Morris is a form of English folk dance, and there are many teams known as sides throughout the country.

The author with two friendly dancers from the Lodestone Border Morris side.
The author with two friendly dancers from the Lodestone Border Morris side.
Lodestone Border Morris dancing at Mount Edgcumbe
Lodestone Border Morris dancing at Mount Edgcumbe

As at other events I was privileged to meet up with a number of people who had read The Solstice Blade and hear their thoughts on the book. Fortunately these were unanimously positive and there was a fair deal of interest in the next book in the series.

Incidentally, the next book,- Lyskerrys  – which may yet up being called The Soul of Lyskerrys, The Thief of Lyskerrys, or even something else entirely (The Soul Thief  has already been used, but does fit rather well, so possibly some variation on that) is progressing well and will hopefully be published in time for Christmas 2018. I will probably be making the first few chapters available to read on my website in the near future, so stay tuned!

Lodestone Border Morris dancing at Mount Edgcumbe
Lodestone Border Morris dancing at Mount Edgcumbe (again!)
Two yachts in Plymouth Sound with Drake's Island in the distance.
View across Plymouth Sound towards Drake’s Island on Sunday.

You can find out more about Mount Edgcumbe here

and more about Lodestone Border Morris here

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