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thumbnail of Newsletter Autumn 2016Editor: Sam Ross

Published: Autumn 2016

Number: 87

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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!


#Editor: Sam Ross
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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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