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Talk – Adderbury Morris Men (LIVE on Zoom)

Talk – Adderbury Morris Men

The history of morris dancing in Adderbury, the 1975 revival and what happened next, and the last 20 years.


Adderbury DOD 1975 rehearsalOn 26th April 1975,  95 years since their previous demise, Adderbury Morris seemed to spring fully formed into the world again. Of course this is only part of the revival story and hides what went on during the years before that momentous day.


The morris dancing tradition died out in Adderbury in the nineteenth century but we were fortunate that the dances were collected from the last surviving member of the original team, William Walton, in such detail by Janet Blunt and others that they could still be performed.


In this talk you will discover some history of morris dancing in Adderbury and what sparked the revival in 1975. You will also find out how the dancing developed over the years and what the Adderbury Morris Men do now.


Adderbury 2018

This talk will include contributions from Tim Radford, Stephen & Verna Wass, Chris Leslie, David Gunby, David Moore and others.


Plus … Live music and videos.  There will also be time for Q&A.


Find out more about the team at: Adderbury Morris

To register

Please complete this online form: Register for the Talk/Workshop – Adderbury Morris; you will receive a confirmation email immediately (check your spam/junk/promotions folder!).  We will send you a Zoom link a couple of days before the event.  Open to all – you don’t have to be a member of a team in The Morris Federation.

Optional Donations

Adderbury FoolIf you enjoy this event, then it would be wonderful if you could send a donation, small or large, to Adderbury Morris Men’s chosen charities: The Teenage Cancer Trust (the son of their foreman, who was part of our team, died of cancer at 17) and Katharine House Hospice (the hospice is located in Adderbury and one of their side was looked after there, before he too died of cancer).

Donate at: Teenage Cancer Trust: and Katherine House Hospice:

CD and Book

The Adderbury Morris CD and Book are available from us (separately or as a bundle) at: CDs and Books

Historical Photos

Photos of the Walton Brothers teaching the staff at Le Halle Place (Janet Blunt’s home) to morris dance, courtesy of the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library of EFDSS.

William Walton
William Walton
John Walton
John Walton

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