Newsletter Winter 2014

When I see other teams dancing, at festivals or Morris Federation events, for example, the one thing which comes over very strongly is that the dancers almost always appear to be enjoying their dancing – and rightly so. Why else would we be doing it? The winter issue features many of the ways in which our members have got pleasure out of dancing and hopefully have given pleasure to the public in the audience. Preliminary results from Jack Worth’s Morris Census suggests that despite an ageing membership in some sides, there is also youth and vigour a-plenty.

View and download: Newsletter Winter 2014 (5Mb)


  • Rhiannon, Rhian, Rhi – An Appreciation
  • Job Well Done
  • Branded Rabble Rousers
  • The Morris Census – Update
  • Ossett Beercart Festival
  • Ragged And Old At Thirty
  • English Miscellany Celebrates
  • Paul White’s Diary
  • The Making Of A Tradition
  • Redcaps In Prague
  • A Kirtlington Feast
  • The Last Pub In England
  • Too Old For Morris Dancing
  • AGM Day Of Dance Photo Gallery
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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