Oakenhoof and the Black Nan Band are an all-age, open folk arts group.  We are based in Littleborough and exist to develop and share the joy of folk dance, music and song, stories and visual arts.

In a nutshell, we want to have more music and dance in Littleborough - to grow a new "home" side of dancers and musicians to support our annual Rushbearing Festival in Littleborough.

The original poem is underneath by Rabbi Burns.  This top one if from Wicker Man film.


Oh! I am come to the low countrie,

Och-on, och-on, och-rie!

Without a penny in my purse, To buy a meal to me.

And there I had three score o' yowes,

Och-on, och-on, och-rie!

Skipping on yon bonnie knowes, And casting woo' to me.

One time I had a hundred sheep 

upon, upon a dream

skipping o’er your narrow creek

and growing wool for me

Priest in his boots video