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Zooming up the Sun

May Day is a popular day for Morris dancing, as a start to the morris ‘season’ of performing, rather than practising.  Some teams get up and ‘dance up the sun’ at dawn (about 05:31).  Then go off to a pub for a hearty breakfast. But this year it is different.  With social distancing, morris teams […]

Learn the Sailor’s Hornpipe

The third solo dance to be released in the ‘Isolation Instructionals’ series of videos made during the Covid-19 outbreak is a Sailor’s Hornpipe. It is danced and taught by Martyn Harvey of Crook Morris from Kendal, Cumbria, with musicians Jen Wilson and Frank Lee.  Martyn also tells us why he learned it, who taught it […]

St George’s Day Lone Morris #StGeorgesLMF

Following the International success of the #LoneMorrisFestival on Sat 21st March 2020, it was repeated as the St George’s Day bash on Saturday 25th April 2020, being the nearest Saturday to St George’s Day.  Morris dancers up and down the country put on their morris kit and danced and played their instruments in their gardens […]

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