FedExtra Autumn 2016

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Fool’s gambit pay tribute to four of Cecil Sharp’s demonstration team who died during the Battle of the Somme, how a shared interest in rural traditions led to the forming of Langport Mummers, a dancer’s eye view of the John Gasson Jig Competition, Tony Forster concludes his polemic: Burn Your Baldrics!, some photos from our AGM day of dance hosted in Nottingham by Mortimer’s Morris, plus birthday celebrations, colourful festivals at home and abroad, a review of the Knots of May Band’s new CD, and much, much more!

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Contents:

04: Welcome to the Autumn issue: a message from the editor
04: Contact your committee: details of how to get in touch
05: President’s prologue: AGM update and guidelines to teams using face paint
06: A tribute to fallen morris: Fool’s Gambit honour four men killed at the Somme
08: Boosting the ranks: a successful taster session for Wakefield Morris
08: “I didn’t know women were allowed to do that!”: our 40th photo exhibition
10: Garston Gallopers: a hectic dance season and their first day of dance
11: Pictures of the impossible: Coton Morris and the case of the flying morris man
11: Diary Dates: a selection of dates from events occurring around the country next year
12: Three weddings & a funeral: Tywardreath Morris share stories from their schedule
13: Our AGM Day of Dance: photos from Nottingham, hosted by Mortimer’s Morris
14: Burn Your Baldrics! Part 2: do we need to let go of the past to embrace the future?
16: Langport Mummers: how an interest in rural community traditions formed a troupe
17: Morris, the next generation: East Sussex Children’s Traditional Dance Festival
18: Lè Festival d’Guernesi à Danserie Morris: 200 dancers invade Guernsey
19: Chalford Stick Company: A dancer’s eye view of the John Gasson Jig Competition
20: Sur le continent: Locos in Motion flashmob the Correze region of France
21: Music, dance, and the Evesham Stick: it’s the National Morris Weekend
22: Ebor Morris: An introduction to the team, and the York Festival of Dance
24: Birthday greetings: Glory of the West, Wild Hunt Bedlam, and an invite to Ripley’s 90th!
26: Leap to you Feet!: Meet Lancashire’s Appalachian dancers and the Soya Band
27: Mayoral masterclass: Hurst Morris People get the local town councillors dancing
28: Knots of May: 42 years and counting, plus a review of the Knots of May Band’s new CD
30: Eccleston Heritage Clog: continuing to prove that ‘the children are the future’
31: Paul White’s Diary: what to do at a folk festival when injured, East Anglia, and blacking up

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Joint Morris Organisations’ Day of Dance 2022

The Joint Morris Organisations’ Day of Dance will take place on Saturday 9th April 2022 in Liverpool City Centre hosted by The Morris Ring in the North West.  This was postponed from 2020 due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak. For more info click on the link below.

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