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Morris FedCast – February 2023

What’s on: MF talks Feb-Apr; bookings for DoD&AGM Shropshire 30th Sept; Hooden Horse and Folk Costume exhibitions Feb-June; EFDSS ‘Teaching Folk Dance in Schools’ 4th March; JMO 20th DoD dates. 

MF Events – Online

February 2023




More talks in March and April – see all our events at: MF Events

MF Events – Days of Dance

April 2023

Beltane 2022JMO Day of Dance – Sat 22nd April 2023 in Exeter hosted by Beltane Border Morris on behalf of Open Morris.  35 teams booked so far – bookings still open.  More info at:

September 2023

SB&MRTD MF AGM 2023 web siteMF Day of Dance and AGM – Sat 30th September 2023 in Shropshire hosted by Shropshire Bedlams & Martha Rhoden’s Tuppenny Dish.  Bookings now open!  More info and to book a place (for all or part of the weekend), see:  See also their MF AGM 2023 Facebook page

JMO 3 logos in lineSeptember & October 2023 – JMO 20th Birthday – Regional Days of Dance to celebrate 20 years since the first national DoD in Trafalgar Square. Save the dates: 

  • Sat 9th September in Derby
  • Sat 16th September in Norwich – bookings open
  • Sat 23rd September in Chester
  • Sat 7th October in Newcastle – bookings open
  • Sat 7th October in Bath
  • Dates TBC in mid-late October: London

The latest and correct list of our events is at: MF Events

Events from other organisations

Until April 2023

EFDSS – Vaughan Williams Memorial Lectures, January-April 2023

8th February – 17th June 2023

Invictus Mugistus Equinus hobby horse namesAnimal Guising and the Kentish Hooden Horse !NEW! at Maidstone Museum says this exhibition unites Maidstone Museum’s two old Hooden Horses with their early surviving cousins; Morris Dancing revival horses; Northern skull horses; the Old Tup; Mari Lwyd; Obby Osses; and stag disguises. It explores the Christmas house-calling custom of Hoodening and its reinvention as Autohoodening, a new kind of folk performance about the precarity of contemporary seasonal working.  Special performances on 1st April 10:00-15:30, free entry:- in the museum – the Whitstable Hoodeners and Dover Tales; in Fremlin Walk – Invictus Mugistis Equinus (IME) from the Broadstairs Folk Festival.

11th February – 11th June 2023

museum of british folklore logoMaking Mischief: Folk Costume in Britain !NEW! at Compton Verney in Warwickshire, says that it will be the first exhibition dedicated to the rich tapestry of folk customs found in the UK today. It will explore the central role played by costume in local and seasonal folk customs, bringing together over 40 costumes created, customised and worn by individual practitioners, many of which have never been exhibited before.

February to August 2023

Folk Camps: share your expertise to teach others and give a few hours to help run the camp. The 2023 Folk Camps Programme is now out!

March 2023

EFDSS logoEFDSS – Teaching Folk Dance in Schools and Beyond a Folk Education Development Day – Sat 4th March 2023 in London

DERT (Dancing England Rapper Tournament) – Fri 10th – Sun 12th March 2023 in Rochdale, Greater Manchester

Launching in Spring 2023

FolkScape Live – a new folk music streaming service


EFDSS What’s On:

The Folk Forecast – a what’s on summary of folky events

Tradfolk – news and articles about folky things

Teaching Materials

John Sweeney Cotswold morris dance tutorial videos

John Sweeney ( of East Kent Morris sends us his newly-launched Cotswold Morris Dance Tutorial Videos, covering the basics and including tutorials on the styles of Adderbury, Badby, Bampton, Fieldtown, Ilmington, and Lichfield.  See:

He would love to hear from you if you find them useful.

In the media

Spoken Word

tradfolk logoTradfolk: Hear John Spiers on the Old Songs Podcast discussing the Morris tune ‘The Princess Royal’

TV & Video

Sharp and Blunt 2022 Paul Merton Suki WebsterChannel 5 Motorhoming with Merton & Webster, Season 2, Episode 2 In the Cotswolds featuring Sharp and Blunt Morris of Adderbury (60 mins, available for 3 years)


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