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Morris FedCast – March-April 2023

What’s on: DERT results; booking for remaining MF talks Mar-Apr; booking for MF DoD&AGM Shropshire and JMO DoD dates; Hooden Horse and Folk Costume exhibitions Feb-June.

DERT results

DERT 2023 Rochdale Tower Ravens 2DERT-2023-logoSee the results of the Dancing England Rapper Tournament (or DERT to friends), summarised – with photos – by Tradfolk: with the amazing Tower Ravens once again at the top of their class.  Prize winners were: Tower Ravens, Silver Flame, Sallyport, NYFTE, and Whip the Cat.  Next DERT is 12th-14th April 2024 in Whitby.

MF Events – Online

March 2023

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April 2023

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That’s all for this winter.  See all our events at: MF Events. See recordings of our online events at: MF YouTube channel.  

MF Day of Dance

Shropshire Bedlams & Martha Rhoden's Tuppenny DishMF Day of Dance and AGM – Sat 30th September 2023 in Bishop’s Castle, Shopshire hosted by Shropshire Bedlams & Martha Rhoden’s Tuppenny Dish. Bookings open!  Much 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 lineJMO Days of Dance

JMO Days of Dance – One national DoD, and several regional Days of Dance to celebrate 20 years since the first national DoD in Trafalgar Square: 

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

Events from our members

Green Dragon Border Morris write: “We will be holding our Day of Dance on Saturday 9th September in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, to celebrate our 30 year anniversary. If your side is interested to join us (any style of morris) please contact Kev on

Illustrious Order of Fools and Beasts logoIllustrious Order of Fools and Beasts Unconvention in Brighton on 27th-29th October 2023.  All Fools and Beasts welcome.  Bookings open!

Events from other organisations

up to April 2023: EFDSS – Vaughan Williams Memorial Lectures

up to 17th June 2023: Invictus Mugistus Equinus hobby horse namesAnimal Guising and the Kentish Hooden Horse at Maidstone Museum: unites their 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.  Performances on 1st April 10:00-15:30: in the museum – Whitstable Hoodeners and Dover Tales; in Fremlin Walk – Invictus Mugistis Equinus (IME) from Broadstairs Folk Festival.

up to 11th June 2023: museum of british folklore logoMaking Mischief: Folk Costume in Britain at Compton Verney, Warwickshire, an 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.

Up 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!

Launching in Spring 2023: FolkScape Live – a folk music streaming service !NEW!

EFDSS What’s On:

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

Tradfolk – news and articles about folky things


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