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
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 17thSeptember 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.
Here’s a 30 Mins film of that wonderful trip
Christmas on the the hill went well. There was no parade this year which was a disappointment. But we had a good crowd enjoying the dancing.
It was a bit wet, but we danced our socks off. The crowds were a bit thin on the ground.
Another good Boxing day for once it was dry. A good crowd at all the points.