Kern Morris Weekend of Dance

The weekend of the 6th-8th June saw a determined chunk of Havoc make the long trip to Cornsay Colliery near Durham to join our friends at Kern Morris of Durham for their Weekend of Dance.

After travelling up on the Friday, we got down to business on Saturday morning in Durham city centre.

Balance the Straw at Millennium Place, Durham.

Balance the Straw at Millennium Place, Durham.

There were about 11 sides present. We all did a dance together before most of the others headed off to other part of the city centre. Our first spot was in Millennium Place, so we stayed put with Claro Sword and Morris, Clogarhythm and Whitby’s very own Jet Set Border Morris.

Jet Set Border Morris at Millennium Place, Durham.

Jet Set Border Morris at Millennium Place, Durham.

Clogarhythm in Millennium Place, Durham.

Clogarhythm in Millennium Place, Durham.

After a few dances, it started to rain. So we moved on to our next spot, outside the Cathedral.

Claro Morris try carrying St Cuthbert.

Claro Morris try carrying St Cuthbert.

Unfortunately the rain didn’t let up. Havoc don’t let a little water spoil our high spirits.

Musicians just love it when it rains, Durham.

Musicians just love it when it rains, Durham.

After that, we all hid in a pub for lunch. And, as the rain continued, for the afternoon.

Mick Onions is worried about the amount of headroom.

Mick Onions is worried about the amount of headroom.

Luckily the weather lifted a little in the evening, and with the encouragement of the pub customers more dancing happened.

Come Sunday morning the sun came out properly.

Kern Morris outside the Royal Oak, Cornsay Colliery.

Kern Morris outside the Royal Oak, Cornsay Colliery.

It was a long way home….

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