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Talk – Morris from the Archives – Jameson Wooders (LIVE on Zoom)

Saturday 30 January 2021, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Vinckenboom’s Morris dancers by the Thames at Richmond, c. 1620

Talk – Morris from the Archives – Jameson Wooders

From Tudor Treasury records, through gentry household accounts and local newspapers, join Jameson Wooders on a trawl through the archives in search of some of the actual people who performed and witnessed the morris between the fifteenth and the nineteenth centuries.  Think you know the history of morris dancing?  You may be in for some surprises!

Your host

Dr Jameson Wooders has danced with some of the top Cotswold, Molly, Border and North West morris teams over the past 35 years. As his knees begin to creak, he has started to look at historical research as another way to maintain that involvement. The results of his investigations can be found in recent editions of Morris Matters, The Morris Dancer and the Folk Music Journal.

Jameson Wooders is currently a member of Berkshire Bedlam MorrisThe Rumworth Morris, Hammersmith Morris Men, and Tyler’s Men.

To register

Please complete this online form: Register for the Talk – Morris from the Archives; 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

If you enjoy this event, then it would be wonderful if you could send a donation, small or large, to the Thames Valley Air Ambulance:


Clip from a painting by Vinckenboom shows Morris Dancers beside the Thames at Richmond from a picture now in the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, and dates from around 1620.


Saturday 30 January 2021
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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