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About this issue of "Morris Matters"

Summary: Vol. 24 Issue 1

Published: January 2005

Table of contents

  • Mining the Sources: Morris Dance References of the Renaissance by John Forrest, reviewed by Roy Dommett 
  • The First Week In August: Fifty Years of the Sidmouth Festival by Derek Schofield , reviewed by George Frampton 
  • Sidmouth Folk Week by Gordon Newton
  • Reeking Morris, by Long Lankin 
  • Morris Musings, by Lynne Pointer 
  • Life and Times from Steve Roud
  • Memories of Sidmouth 1987 by George Frampton 
  • Leap at Sidmouth reviewed by Roy Dommett 
  • Pub Morris by Andy 
  • Letter- Standards – do they matter?
  • Whittlesey Straw Bear 2005 by Chris Tunnicliffe
  • “Ghosts” reviewed by Ian Carter 
  • Advice for Entering Sidmouth Jig Competition by Roy Dommett


Another year over-weather could have been better but festivals were good in spite of poor weather.  Our cover reflects a theme-Sidmouth and what will will the Phoenix be like in 2006 or afterwards?

Twelfth Night celebrations have been going on over an extended period … there seems to be a lot of wassailing around! I enjoyed seeing The Lions Part who were wassailing and mumming near the Globe Theatre – the mummers play mystified the tourists but was much enjoyed by the regular morris groupies.

Please spread the word-get your friends to read Morris Matters-to to write for it! Thanks as always to Jill Griffiths and Steve Poole for proofreading and technical help.


#Editor: Beth Neill
#Citation: Morris Matters, 24(1),




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