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We practise most Mondays; But in the summer we alternate practices in the village hall with practices at local pubs - a schedule is posted  below. Regular practices in All Saints Church Hall start again some time in September.

Saturday 14th January - Stroud Wassail

Saturday 21th January - Pucklechurch Wassail

Saturday 20th May   Bradford on Avon

Saturday 29th April   Upton on Severn Festival

Monday 1st May     Winterbourn Down May Day Festival

Another great day at the Stroud Wassailing, weather was cold but sunny. Nice to meet up with some of are morris sides we met last year. Tony played for us so that was good. Ended up having lunch at the Old Lodge. A great morris day. A few pics below from the day. Thought about changing our kit what do you think, (the Red Chics)

That was a cold evening, even the Monkeys in the Worcester Monkeys Dance were brassed off. But still a nice evening, you don’t often get a chance to stuff toast into an apple tree. and sing songs around it, Lovely apple cake and cider what more do you want.  Thanks to Richard Law for inviting us

Sunday 23rd  April    St Georges Day at the Swan Hotel   Almondsbury

A great afternoon at the Swan Hotel, the sun was shining and the Beer was flowing.

We even had the children up dancing.

Monday 1st May     Brandon Hill 4.30 am

Monday 22nd May               The Oak @ Cromhall


Sunday 28th May             Chippenham Folk Festival

Saturday 10th  June          Mangotsfield Festival

Monday 12th June  The Beaufort Hunt @ Chipping Sodbury BS37 6AG

 Weekend 16th - 18th June         Teignmouth Folk Festival

Monday 26th June                  The Crown @ Tolldown   SN14 8HZ

Monday 3rd July                      The Rose & Crown @ Pucklechurch  BS16 9PS

Monday 10th July                      The White Horse @ Hambrook  BS16 1RY

Monday 17th July                                Fleece @ Hillesley   GL12 7RD

Monday 24th July                       Beaufort Arms @ Hawkesbury Upton  GL9 1AA

Another great day in the Village, weather was good. A long day started up at Brandon Hill at 4.30 am.

This is the first year of this Festival with 28 sides dancing around the town. We dance in three spots so didn’t see all the sides. Had a bit of rain at the end of the day which made us retreat into the Medieval Barn, what a beautiful place to dance. Here is a link to steve Hancock’s video in the Barn

https://www.facebook.com/StevieHank#

Another great day at the Festival, enjoy some of the pics.

Nice to be back at Teignmouth, and meeting up with some old friends, The weather was mixed, but we danced out socks off. Come Sunday it was showing and all the Sides were the same, We had the biggest applause at the Triangle, which was a boost for us again. Here are some of the pics.

Wednesday 2nd to Saturday 5th  August      Return trip to Villa Nova, Spain

We were invited back to Villa Nova for there 40th anniversary, we went there 15 years ago for there 25th. It was an amazing experience, with crowds up to 1,000 people in some of the squares. With temperatures in 38 degs and 78% humidity. It was nice to meet up with some old friends.

Friday 1st September       The Huntsman Bath @7.30


Sunday 17th September Priston Folk Festival



Saturday 30th September Pigsty Day of Dance Bristol


A great dance of with over 10 morris side dancing around the centre of Bristol, The sun shone all day and the crowds were out in large numbers.

Sunday 8th October               Winterbourne Medieval Barn Orchard Day


Saturday 9th November         Christmas on the Hill      Staple Hill

Saturday 25th November         Rag Morris day of Dance

Tuesday 26th December        Boxing Day  Mummers & Morris Dancers

Another great day at the Medieval Barn, plenty of Beer Cider and of course dancing, we danced our socks off, and the crowd love it. And of course the sun shined.