SDU Longsword Tournament - 3rd October 2015

The Goathland Plough Stots will be hosting the Sword Dance Union's next annual tournament in Goathland, North Yorkshire. Dancers have the choice of exhibiting or competing, either with their own dances or a traditional number! Dance locations will be available throughout the village, with the final showcase taking place in the village hall.

There are several excellent B&B accommodation in the village as well as the local public houses. There will be hard standing for caravans & campers but the space is limited and it will be taken on first come basis, there will also be indoor camping in the Reading Room but again this is limited for space.

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Regional JMO Day of Dance - Hartley Morris Men

A Regional Joint Morris Organisation Day of Dance hosted by the Hartley Morris Men
will be held in Tonbridge in west Kent on Sunday 12 July 2015

Morris and sword sides are invited to apply for this day of dance which is being held in
conjunction with the 9th SIBA South East of England Beer Festival.
The festival is being held in the grounds of the Tonbridge Juddians Rugby Club, (TN9 1HR),
which is located behind Tonbridge Castle and close to the Railway Station and
High Street with its pubs and restaurants. The Hartley MM will hold a meeting for Morris Ring
sides on the previous day. As the beer festival runs on into the Sunday it is seen as an
opportunity to break new ground and invite other sides to join us for a second day of dance. It is intended to dance at several sites around the town, possibly including
Tonbridge Castle lawn as well as at the beer festival. Dancing will commence at 11.00 am
and continue into the late afternoon. There will be a massed show at a suitable location
at some point during the day. At this stage we wish to bring the event to the attention
of all sides within a 30 mile radius of Tonbridge plus those Kent sides whose base lies
further afield. It is important that as many of the traditions as possible are represented
and also to ensure a fair distribution of sides from each of the organisations.
It is hoped to accommodate approximately 15 sides in all but it may not be possible
to accept all the sides wishing to attend.
There will be no charge for this event and those attending will need to make their own
arrangements for lunch, etc. Further details will be posted as the arrangements are firmed up.
At this stage it would be appreciated if sides interested in attending could register their interest
with me as soon as possible and at the latest by 1 January 2015.
Brian Tasker
Email: brian.tasker@totalise.co.uk

The International Mummers Festival - Gloucester - 5th-6th of December

The International Mummers Festival will be based at the Gloucestor Folk Museum.
On the 5th a symposium will take place where along with academic papers, presentations from Mummers about their team and overall experience of Mumming are also to be included. For more information please visit the website by clicking here >>


More Morris - Better Morris - London Sunday 2 November 2014

More Morris, Better Morris, in schools and beyond
A dynamic day of presentations and practical sessions on the delivery
of high-quality morris dance workshops, both in school and out.
Sunday 2 November 2014, 10am - 5pm
Cecil Sharp House, London, NW1 7AY
Promoted by the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS)
in association with the Morris Federation, Open Morris, The Morris Ring, (The Joint Morris Organisations),
supported using public funding by Arts Council England
For more info please visit their site ..... by clicking here >>
A flyer can be downloaded here >>


JMO Day of dance - Bristol - Saturday 18th April 2015

The JMO day of dance 2015 will be hosted by Rag Morris
Further details t.b.a