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”
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
I hope we can all agree that more metal videos should feature morris dancers. This is Leyland’s Stone the Crows border morris side.
This article has been doing the rounds the last few days and if you’re a dancer there’s a chance that like me you’ve had it shared to you by a non-dancing friend. It’s usually accompanied by comments along the lines of “only in England/Suffolk” or “you couldn’t make it up”.
Except, of course, someone has. Continue reading