Have you entered 2016 looking for a new challenge? Here’s ten reasons you should make joining a morris team your new year’s resolution.
Strictly’s Jay McGuiess recently revealed in a twitter Q&A that his favourite type of dance is morris…
I can smell a BBC special.
So far on this blog I’ve talked about pretty inconsequential things in a fairly light-hearted tone. But I also want to look at some more serious issues surrounding morris. So; can morris be culturally appropriated? Continue reading
Threatening potential new members with a gun, restraining them with sticks and then tying them to a Maypole all seems a little desperate, as recruitment methods go. Continue reading
Tributes are being paid today to Roy Dommett, former UK Chief Missile Scientist and morris dancer, who sadly died yesterday. I never met Roy and only heard his name mentioned once or twice, but reading about him he sounds like a fascinating guy and is a lesson to all of us that morris can sit alongside any occupation. Continue reading
There once was a morris man from Wells
Whose capers were loved by the mademoiselles
He once jumped so high
That all the girls cried
“Ooo-er, I can see his bells”
Yet another morris video featuring morris has emerged and, with all due respect to Covered in Tits and that indie bloke, this one is blows the others away.
Many of my non-morris friends and colleagues express surprise when they hear we have AGMs. Why do you have AGMs, they ask?
I’m glad you asked. Continue reading
Another music video featuring morris (this time Adlington Morris Men) has appeared this week from a Manchester singer-songwriter styling himself Darkbloom. Its slightly art-house, scratchy quality got me wondering whether a theory I’ve had for a while might be coming true; will morris dancing become hipster? Continue reading