Amounderness Ladies Morris Day of Dance, Chorley

Amounderness Ladies Morris Day of Dance, Chorley

We had a great day in Chorley, as guests of Amounderness Ladies Morris.  We joined 11 other teams to dance in the centre of town in our new kit and on our new boards.  We received many compliments about our dresses and Mac, who has done a fantastic job in making the boards, was congratulated by many of the teams on his fantastic workmanship.  They were a pleasure to dance on.

Thanks to Amounderness Ladies for their wonderful hospitality – lots of refreshments (including huge sandwiches at lunch time) kept us going throughout the day, with lovely cakes on offer at the finish of dancing.

The fantastic weather completed a day to remember.


Upcoming Dates 2017

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

 

 

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

 

 

Upcoming Dates

Saturday, 23 April  10am to 5pm – York
Joint Morris Organisation National Day of Dance, York 
Hosted by Minster Strays
 
Sunday, 8 May – Knaresborough
Hornbeam Molly’s Day of Dance
 
Sunday 22 May – Haworth
Fund Raising Event – to help flood victims in the West Yorkshire area
 
Saturday, 4 June – Durham
Kern Morris 30th Anniversary Day of Dance
 
Sunday, 3 July – Bacup
The Britannia Coconut Dancers Crown Annual Fair
 
Saturday, 20 August
Whitby Folk Festival

Musicians Wanted

Musicians Wanted
We are currently looking for an additional guitarist and fiddle player.  Experience of playing Appalachian music not essential but must be competent players.
Please ring Paul on 07720 841452 or contact us through the website.

August Bank Holiday – Robert’s Park

Sunday 2015 we danced at the Bandstand Concert in Roberts Park, Saltaire,organised by Friends of Roberts Park and funded by Bradford Council.  Fiddle’n’Feet and Rainbow Morris were joined by Lancashire clogger Jo, and two
traditional folk songs from Sarah made for a nicely varied performance. It all went down really well with the regular audience, and a collection of £80 was made for Friends of Roberts Park funds to enable these popular concerts to continue.

Scroll down to see pictures and two videos.

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Cuckoo Day at Marsden, 25 April 2015

My first dance out with Fiddle’n’Feet for ages: will I remember the steps, will it rain?  Well it did rain, but that didn’t spoil the fun of the day with lots of stalls, the parade, lovely food at the Village Hall, a friendly giant and a massive cuckoo. The pub made space for us to dance and yes I did remember the steps, smiled and swooshed my skirt.  Appalachian dancing is a lot of fun!

Yorkshire Day Beaumont Park Huddersfield 1 August

Yorkshire Day – An event organised by the Friends of Beaumont Park.   We were to do two performances but due to heavy rain managed to perform only once.  However we did do a number of dances and Jo who is a Lancashire Clogger (don’t tell those in Yorkshire!) performed a clog dance, whilst Sarah, one of our dancers, sang On Ilkley Moor Bar t’At.   Beaumont Park, from the little we saw of it, was lovely.  It was such a shame that the weather was so bad as the organisers had spent 9 months organising this event.

Buxton Weekend of Dance 18 July

This was a week-end of dance to celebrate Chapel-en-le-Frith’s 40th Anniversary.  Three original members of this team are still dancing 40 years on!  There were 16 teams who met in Buxton and performed around the town. At the end of the day, all teams did a showcase dance exhibition.  Fiddle ‘n’ Feet and Powderkegs were the only two teams to stay the week-end and we joined Chapel-en-le-Frith on Sunday morning outside the Opera House where we performed to a great crowd.   It was a most enjoyable week-end and great fun.

Durham Appalachian Dance Weekend 27/28th June.

We attended this event on Sunday 28th June. Only five dancers and one musician were available.  However as it was a wholly Appalachian dance week-end, we felt this was an event we could not miss.  There were approximately 6/7 teams and during the morning we attended a work shop and learnt a new dance which we hope to add to our repertoire.

We were due to perform in the Market Square at lunchtime but, due to heavy rain, we had to move inside the John Duck public house, where there was plenty of space and a wooden floor to perform on.  We had a great day despite inclement weather.