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January 2021

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

Saturday 30 January @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online over Zoom
Vinckenboom’s Morris dancers by the Thames at Richmond, c. 1620

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! Click on the link below to book a place and you will be sent a Zoom link to access the event.

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Workshop – North West – Lockdown Dance for 4 – Chinewrde Morris (LIVE on Zoom)

Sunday 31 January @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Online over Zoom
Chinewrde Whitby

'Lockdown' is a North West style dance for 4 distanced dancers written by Hazel Old of Chinewrde Morris.  She wrote this dance during the first lockdown, and some of Chinewrde were dancing it outdoors as soon as the guidelines allowed. Hazel will be teaching the dance in a 1hr 30min session suitable for all, especially for those with some morris experience.  Click on the link below to book a place and you will be sent a Zoom link to access the event.

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February 2021

Workshop – Virtual Ceilidh Calling Masterclass (LIVE on Zoom)

Saturday 6 February @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online over Zoom
Ceilidh band

In these times of no proper ceilidhs, callers have the time and the chance to hone their skills for the new normal - the Zoom Ceilidh! Fee Lock & Martyn Harvey - two top callers - give tips & warnings, dance ideas & technical advice and their individual suggestions for some things that don't often get talked about! Click on the link below to book a place and you will be sent a Zoom link to access the event.

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Talk – Septimus The Giant Shrewsbury Cobbler (LIVE on Zoom)

Sunday 7 February @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online over Zoom
Septimus the Giant Shrewsbury Cobbler

Ray and Bev Langton from Shrewsbury Morris will outline how the team’s  Septimus Giant Puppet Project took place and all of the outcomes. The project was undertaken with professional puppeteers and successful funding applications. Ray and Bev hope to inspire others, to think about how a Morris side can look for creative opportunities beyond weekly practices, regular dance-outs, festivals and a pint or two! Click on the link below to book a place and you will be sent a Zoom link to access the event.

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Workshops – Appalachian Clogging Basics (LIVE on Zoom)

Saturday 13 February @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online over Zoom
Cityfolk Fest feet

Workshops at 2 levels on 2 consecutive weeks, 13th & 20th February.  Appalachian clogging basics taught by Abby Ladin and Sam Bartlett from the USA.  Abby teaches the dancing, and Sam provides accompaniment on 5-string banjo. Level 1: The fundamental steps, how to string them together and keep a rhythmic pulse. Level 2: Build on the basics, add more steps to our repertoire, work on musicality and tone, improvise and trade rhythms. These workshops are being jointly hosted with the North American Morris Dance Organization (NAMDO). Click on the link below to book a place and you will be sent a Zoom link to access the event.

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