Including: JMO DoD in Exeter, 22nd April 2023, bookings open; some dates for regional JMO 20th Birthday DoDs in Sept/Oct; German video on morris dancing; MF online talks from January onwards.
We had a brilliant time at the MF Day of Dance and AGM in Darlington in September, thanks to our tremendous hosts – Black Diamond Mixed Cotswold Morris – who even organised our own label Morris Federation beer. Cheers!
On our News pages
See all our news at: MF News
In the media
- Morris Dancing – An English Tradition video (in German with English subtitles) 44mins released 25th Sept. Update: Sorry, this no longer seems to be available.
- Tradfolk: Readers fave morris dance performance of 2022 and see the 8 shortlisted videos
- Tradfolk: Ellie Gowers: Morris dancing, Saddleworth Rushcart, and the Dwelling by the Weir
- Tradfolk: The definitive list of Morris dance appearances in popular culture by James Merryclough
MF Events – Online
- Talk – “Morris dances in Cumbria in the early twentieth century” – Sue Allan – Sat 28th January 17:00-18:30 (note date change, was 14th January)
- Talk – “Winter Sword Dancing: a black and white issue?” – Andrew Kennedy – Sun 29th January 16:00-18:00
February & March 2023 – more talks coming soon
See all our events at: MF Events
MF Events – Days of Dance
- JMO Day of Dance – Sat 22nd April 2023 in Exeter hosted by Beltane Border Morris on behalf of Open Morris. Bookings now open!
- MF Day of Dance and AGM – Sat 30th September 2023 in Shropshire hosted by Shropshire Bedlams & Martha Rhoden’s Tuppenny Dish. Save the date.
September & October 2023 – JMO 20th Birthday – Regional Days of Dance to celebrate 20 years since the first JMO DoD in Trafalgar Square. Save the dates:
- Sat 16th September in Norwich
- Sat 7th October in Newcastle
- Sat 7th October in Bath
- Dates TBC: Chester / Derby / Southampton / London
The latest and correct list of our events is at: MF Events
Events from other organisations
- Jigs Instructional hosted by the Morris Ring – Fri 20th – Sun 22nd Jan 2023 in Nottinghamshire SOON!
February to August 2023
- Folk Camps: share your expertise to teach others and give a few hours to help run the camp. Their 2023 Programme is out soon; join the mailing list. Read more at Folk Camps – Autumn Newsletter
- DERT (Dancing England Rapper Tournament) – Fri 10th – Sun 12th March 2023 in Rochdale, Greater Manchester
- EFDSS What’s On: https://www.efdss.org/whats-on
- Vaughan Williams Memorial Lectures, Jan-April 2023
- The Folk Forecast – a what’s on summary of folky events
- Tradfolk – news and articles about folky things
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