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The FedExtra magazine was not produced in 2021 & 2022 due to Covid.  Note that some issues up to 2020 may contain drawings and/or images of performers wearing full face black makeup, and are not intended to cause offence, but are there for historical context.  

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FedExtra Winter/Spring 2017

Bob Dunlop marks the centenary of the death of historian, folklorist, and archaeologist Percy Manning, Cardiff Ladies invite teams to keep the Llareggub Tradition alive, Oyster Girls, Rumworth Morris, Bare Bones Border, Invicta, and Oyster Morris all celebrate significant birthdays, NYFTE is looking for invites to dance in 2018, Leap to your Feet pay tribute to musician Debbie Howard, plus a review of the rebooted Dancing England, Goathland get a new community hub, and lots of reports of successful dance outs both in the UK and overseas.

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FedExtra Autumn 2016

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!

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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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FedExtra Spring 2016

Roy Dommett CBE is remembered, Fool’s Gambit get involved with the ‘Banks of Green Willow’ project, 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.

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Newsletter Winter 2015

The leading article by incoming Newsletter Editor, Sam Ross, is tinged with sad news of the passing of Roy Dommett, without whose knowledge and inspiration many of us would never have shared with him the ‘Joy of Morris’.

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Newsletter Autumn 2015

Amazing Headbangers and a Geometrical Hedgehog are just two of the more unusually titled articles in this edition of the newsletter. There are the regular features such as Paul White’s Diary and accounts of anniversaries and trips, and a return of the interview feature. Plus, a wealth of photographs – has your side been caught on camera?

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Newsletter Summer 2015

The 40th anniversary of The Morris Federation features prominently in this issue, together with signficant anniversaries from other sides. Our Notation Officer describes how to access some of tremendous amount of material now available, and some of the tasks still to be undertaken.

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Newsletter Spring 2015

This year we celebrate the 40th year of The Morris Federation, so the main focus in this issue is on reflections back to earlier times. However, we also look to present day concerns such as health and safety, and to the future in using modern technology to improve availability of information about morris dancing in all its manifestations.

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Newsletter Winter 2014

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.

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Newsletter Autumn 2014

Although an ageing membership may be an on-going concern for some long-established sides, it is very pleasing to feature in this issue several articles which focus on youth, in one way or another. The preservation of information on traditional dances and the exploration of new ways of presenting morris are just two facets of the interview with John, Sue and Laurel Swift.

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