Buxton Day of Dance

Buxton Day of Dance 2018 – Saturday, 21st July

Buxton Day of DanceWe enjoyed a great day out in Buxton as guests of Chapel-en-le-Frith Morris Men.  In all, 17 teams spent the day dancing in various spots around the town, watched by substantial, appreciative crowds in lovely weather.  To end the day, we all got together at the bottom of The Slopes, each performing a show dance.  Thanks to Chapel for hosting the day – the choc ices were much appreciated!

2nd June 2018 Kern Morris Day of Dance, Durham

Saturday, 2nd June 2018

Kern Morris Day of Dance, Durham

 

Another great day out in Durham, where we danced with several teams around the city.  It was lovely to meet up with old friends.  A gaggle of geese on the A1 delayed our journey in the morning, and a torrential downpour completely drenched us at the end of the day, but as always, we really enjoyed our visit to this beautiful place.

 

Gill and Henry

Saturday, 26th May 2018 – Leeds Morris Men’s 2018 Dales Tour

We had a great day dancing with Leeds Morris Men and their many guest teams.  We began the day dancing in Burnsall before being taken by coach to several delightful spots around the Dales, including Linton, Kirkby Malham, Skipton and Embsay.  The weather was perfect, the buffet lunch in Kirkby Malham Village Hall was delicious and we all enjoyed ourselves tremendously.  In Skipton, a lovely dog, Henry, took a liking to Gill’s hat, finding it very tasty!

Gill and Henry

harrogate fiddle n feet

SATURDAY, 19TH MAY – BETTY LUPTONS LADLE LAIKERS DAY OF DANCE, HARROGATE

We had a wonderful day out in Harrogate as guests of Betty Luptons.  Along with other guest teams – Briggate Morris, Cricket on the Hearth, Feet First, Flag and Bone, Knaresborough Mummers, Persephone and White Rose Garland Dancers, we danced at various spots around the town in beautiful sunshine.  Crowds were smaller than usual (some sort of Royal celebration going on?!) but were very appreciative.  A most enjoyable day.

harrogate fiddle n feet

Cuckoo Day, Marsden

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.

Christmas Tree Festival, Northcliffe Church

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.

 

FnF Saltaire

Fiddle ‘n’ Feet at the Saltaire Festival

What do Fiddle ‘n’ Feet and Darth Vader have in common, apart from heavy breathing?  They were both at Rainbow Morris’ Day of Dance at Saltaire Festival!

Settle Folk Gathering, Saturday, 2nd September 2017

We had a fantastic day at the Settle Folk Gathering, dancing with our hosts Flagcrackers of Craven, and fellow guest teams Buttercross Belles, Crook Morris and YonLot in the Market Square.  The weather was very kind to us and we were received most enthusiastically by large crowds.  We were also given the opportunity to perform a dance, Laughing Boy, in Victoria Hall in front of Mike Harding and an appreciative audience.

A great time was had by all!

Whitby Folk Festival

Whitby Folk Festival, showing off our new dresses”

“Too much dancing?  There’s only one place for these tap shoes!”