Newsletter Winter 2011

What is it, I wonder, that impels intelligent people to to forego the warmth and comfort of a fireside armchair to dance on a windswept pub forecourt in the depths of winter? Last year I battled through snow and ice to maintain our Boxing Day dancing ‘tradition’ at our favourite rural pub. No such problem this year, but with family commitments and so on reducing available numbers to single figures I was expecting a fairly low-key event. Well, my spirits were uplifted way beyond all expectations. Though small in number gave a full and enjoyable performance to an appreciative audience. I wouldn’t have given a thought of swapping it for my armchair by the fire! Enjoy your dancing in 2012.

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Contents:

  • Sowerby Bridge Revival
  • Boekka & Penkevyll
  • Dancing in the Isle of Man
  • Review: At One With The Bells
  • Review: Way of the Morris
  • Paul White’s Diary
  • Colin Street
  • Young Collins
  • The Wow Factor
  • Oyster Pearls
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/Intermediate (tbc) - 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 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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