FedExtra Spring 2016

In the new look Spring issue there are six pages dedicated to Roy Dommett CBE, filled with memories and pictures from throughout his life. In addition, there is exciting news from Fool’s Gambit on their involvement in the ‘Banks of Green Willow’ project, some excerpts from the Morris Federation’s 40th anniversary exhibition, “I didn’t know women were allowed to do that!”, plus the usual roundup of morris and traditional dance activities, including a significant number of birthday celebrations.

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Contents:

04: Welcome to the Spring issue: a message from the editor
04: Contact your committee: details of how to get in touch
05: President’s prologue: an overview of what the Morris Fed offers its members
06: Roy Dommett remembered: a tribute from Fleet Morris, by Denise Allen
09: Roy’s legacy: 40 years of Fleur de Lys ladies morris and Invicta Morris
10: Memories of Roy: short stories and anecdotes by Barbara Butler
12: High Spen Success: first place win at the North East Rapper Competition
12: 35 years of Mason’s Apron: looking back and celebratory plans for 2016
13: Ossett Beercart: Wakefield Morris prepare for the third festival on 3-5 June
14: Banks of Green Willow: Fool’s Gambit celebrate Cecil Sharp’s demonstration team
15: Eccleston Heritage Clog: enjoyment, fun and determination from Year 6
16: “I didn’t know women were allowed to do that!”: a photo exhibition of the Morris Fed
18: 30 years of Ditchling Morris: 2015 was a busy year, some memories in pictures
19: Garlands and Maypoles with Jerusalem Jammers in and around Leicester: in pictures
20: 25 years of Hook Eagle Morris: the key to happiness is music, exercise, & friends
21: Wassail! Three accounts of fruit-based January celebrations
22: Eccleston Heritage Clog remember when it all began: thoughts & challenges
23: Legacy Morris: what will happen to your morris ‘stuff’ when you pass away?
23: Money, money, money: ideas needed for projects to help young dancers
24: 25 years of Maybe Morris: the weekend of dance in Arundel was a highlight of 2015
25: Obituary – John Thomas: Rose and Castle Morris founder member, since 1977
27: Paul White’s Diary: new members and Cornish wassail with Cat’s Eye Morris
28: Morris Federation Day of Dance and AGM: info about our annual event

Nov 06
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Talk - "Considering Morris Dance Costumes as English National Dress" - Chloe Middleton-Metcalfe (LIVE on Zoom)
Nov 07
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Workshop - Whitby Toesday Hornpipe Clog Routine for Beginners & Intermediates - Melanie Barber (LIVE on Zoom)
Nov 14
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Talk - "A History of Mumming" - Stephen Rowley (LIVE on Zoom)
Dec 04
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Talk - "Coconut Dancing – more than just a Lancashire tradition” - Peter Bearon (LIVE on Zoom)
Dec 11
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Talk - "Morris Dolls in the Museum of British Folklore" - Simon Costin (LIVE on Zoom)
Dec 12
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Talk - "Straw Bear - 40 Years of Straw & String" - Brian Kell (LIVE on Zoom)
Apr 09
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Joint Morris Organisations' Day of Dance 2022
Sep 24
All day
Morris Federation Day of Dance and AGM 2022

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