FedExtra Summer 2016

Edwin Dyson explains why he’s rebooting Dancing England, Dartmoor Morris rocket to fame with gluten-free sausages, Priston Jubilee Morris go out with a bang after 39 years, Tony Forster sets out the first part of his polemic: Burn Your Baldrics!, some fantastic photos from the JMO day of dance hosted in York by Minster Strays, plus the usual roundup of birthday and annual May Day celebrations that have been keeping everyone busy through the early part of the year.

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04: Welcome to the Summer issue: a message from the editor
04: Contact your committee: details of how to get in touch
05: President’s prologue: JMO day of dance and upcoming Morris Fed improvements
06: Jack in the Green: an overview of the 33rd annual spring festival in Hastings
08: English Folk Costume Archive: a collection storing and caring for folk costumes
09: “I didn’t know women were allowed to do that!”: our 40th photo exhibition
10: Dancing England Rebooted: Edwin Dyson explains why he is reviving an old event
12: Shropshire Morris: a day of dance for morris sides from across Shropshire
12: Diary Dates: don’t forget our day of dance and AGM in Nottingham on Sat 24 Sept
14: JMO National Day of Dance: photos from this year’s event hosted by Minster Strays
16: Dartmoor Border Morris: gluten-free sausages rocket a Devonshire team to fame
17: Priston Jubilee Morris: out with a bang after 39 years of local dance
18: Burn Your Baldrics! Part 1: did the revival bring about the mockery of the morris?
20: Hook Eagles: pictures of their day of dance to start their 25th season
21: Historical Dance Society conference: the Histories of the Morris in Britain
22: May Day Revelries: Three Shires Morris, Rampant Rooster & Fiddlesticks NW
24: Oyster Morris: 40 years of dancing, culminating in a year of celebrations
25: Screeming Banshees: tips to new teams on getting started and finding new members
27: Paul White’s Diary: getting it right – in dancing, kit, and general presentation
28: Morris Federation Goods and Merchandise: from books to bells, we’ve got it covered

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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