SATURDAY, 21ST APRIL
Cuckoo Day, Marsden
The first dance out of the season – we had a great day in Marsden celebrating Cuckoo Day. The cuckoo is a harbinger of spring and each year the residents of Marsden mark the welcome change in the season with their Cuckoo Festival.
The weather was perfect – no rain, not too hot – and it was good to meet up with the other teams taking part. We danced to an appreciative audience. There was a terrific atmosphere and we enjoyed ourselves enormously.
Saturday, 16th December
Christmas Tree Festival, Northcliffe Church
We were delighted to be invited to dress a tree at our practice venue. Our offer to dance at the Festival was enthusiastically accepted.
Alison, Cath and Kay attended on Friday, 15th to dress our tree with team-related decorations and in our team colours of blue and white, with a little silver thrown in! The result was fantastic, though we say so ourselves. Trees dressed by other users of the Hall were fantastic.
We had a lovely afternoon and we enjoyed dancing two performances to an enthusiastic audience. We were joined by our friend Jo, who did some impressive Lancashire clog dances.
Proceeds of the event will go towards the refurbishment of the kitchen which adjoins the Hall.
HEBDEN BRIDGE DANCE FESTIVAL
SUNDAY, 22ND OCTOBER 2017
1:30pm Appalachian Beginners Workshop with “Fiddle ‘n’ Feet
If you would like to try out our style of dancing, please come and join us at our Workshop. Complete beginners are welcome and no experience is necessary. Participants will be required to wear hard soled shoes or tap shoes.
Our workshop will commence with a performance of one of our dances. We will then teach simple Appalachian steps from this dance which hopefully we will all perform at the end. Accompanying music will be provided by our musicians, who play old time and bluegrass fiddle tunes.
Bookings commence in September.
Sophia 01422 843000
Ralph 07909 488272
Fiddle ‘n’ Feet dancing Laughing Boy at The Greyhound, Tong – June 2017
AIREDALE HEIFER, RIDDLESDEN
FLAG CRACKERS DAY OF DANCE
Saturday, 3 June 2017
Fiddle ‘n’ Feet enjoyed dancing at the Airedale Heifer, Riddlesden, along with Crook Morris, Flagcrackers of Craven, Rainbow Morris Dancers, Clogarythm, Buttercross Belles and Persephone. It was good to meet up with our friends from these sides.
Heather of the Airedale Heifer very kindly provided lunch, and the rain held off until after the showcase was completed at the end of the afternoon.
We very much enjoyed dancing in the sunshine on our new boards and in our new kit – which was greatly admired. Our wonderful team of musicians – Rita, Paul, Mac, David and Tony, helped make a memorable performance. The audience were extremely appreciative.
A most enjoyable day.
Saturday, 3 June – Morris Dancing Day at the Airedale Heifer, Riddlesden
Dancing starts at 12 noon with a break for lunch between 1.30pm and 2.30pm, concluding with a Show Case Finale at 4.30pm. In conjunction with the Flag Crackers of Craven, the Airedale Heifer, a large gastro pub with a beautiful beer garden and onsite real ale micro brewery which is open to the public, is organising its first Day of Dancing. We very much look forward to being a part of it.
Saturday, 1 July – Cleckheaton Folk Festival
Our dance spots: 12 noon to 12.30pm and 2pm to 2.30pm – the Wickham Arms; 1.30pm to 2pm – Savoy Site. The day concludes with a “Dance Off” at the Wickham Arms. We are once again delighted to be invited to be part of the Festival. We’ve enjoyed taking part in this event in previous years and look forward to joining everyone on what we’re sure will be a fantastic day of dancing.
Saturday, 29 July – Step this Way Appalachian Folk Party, Durham
Friday to Sunday, 18 to 20 August – Whitby Folk Festival
We enjoyed dancing at the Festival in 2016. There was a great buzz around the town – to be part of it was a fantastic experience. We’re looking forward to another great weekend.
Saturday, 2nd September – Settle Folk Gathering organised by Flag Crackers of Craven
Sunday, 10th September – Rainbow Morris Day of Dance at Saltaire Festival
We look forward to joining Rainbow (with whom we share 3 dancers) and invited guest teams in dancing around the village.
Saturday, 16th September – Singleton Morris Day of Dance at Poulton Le Fylde
Saturday, 23rd September – Fall Fest, Glusburn
A weekend festival – music, beer festival, dancing, farmers’ market and children’s events.
Sunday, 22nd October – Hebden Bridge Folk Roots Dance Festival (20th – 22nd)
Workshop and dance performance