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Update & What’s On (February 2022)

Hope you are weathering the recent storms.  This is a mixture of general updates and what’s on.

Sad News

For those who haven’t already read it on Facebook, we are sad to pass on news of the deaths of:

Great Western Mike BostonMike Boston, the fool of Great Western Morris




Hexham Simon GillowSimon Gillow, the fool of Hexham Morris, and member of Hadrian Clog and Crook Morris



Much love to their families and many many friends.

Events – online and in-person

Join us at a free online event, live over Zoom, optional donations.

February 2022
March 2022
April 2022
September 2022
  • Saturday 23rd Sept 2023 in Shropshire – MF Day of Dance and AGM hosted by Shropshire Bedlams and Martha Rhoden’s Tuppenny Dish.


The latest and correct list is at: The online events will stop at the end of March and restart in November.  How to access an online event: Register for an event, and  we’ll email you a Zoom link.  We are also recording most of our events, for our MF YouTube channel.

See: MF Events

Events from other organisations

February 2022
March 2022
April 2022
  • EFDSS Library Lectures (£5 each): including one on morris dancing: ‘All together in the dance’ – Matt Simons – Wed 20th Apr 19:30-21:00 – Alec Hunter (1899-1958), artist, textile designer and Morris dancer. Raised on Arts and Crafts precepts, he perceived Morris dancing as a highly developed form of English ‘social art’, an apt panacea for an age of disenchantment and division.


In the media

  • The Food Programme (BBC Radio 4) “Wassail! Wassail!  A celebration of cider, orchards and song”.  In Somerset, featuring Dr Turberville’s Morris and Taunton Deane Morris Men.  Aired on 31st Jan, still available to listen to: (28 mins). 
  • “For Folk’s Sake: Morris Dancing and Me” (BBC4 Sun 20th Feb 23:00).  Richard Macer joins Manchester Morris.  Repeat; first shown in 2019. (1 hour)

Covid-19 guidance updates

Coronavirus pictureOur Covid-19 guidance for England was last updated on 6th February, after the government removed the restrictions put in place under “Plan B”.

The Template Risk Assessment for Practices and Performances have also been updated.

If anyone has any questions or needs advice for other areas, please contact Sally Wearing at

See: MF Events


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