We 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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!