The AGM has been and gone, and we’re about to embark on a new practice season. One last snippet of the summer dance out programme remains,
Swanage Folk Festival.
We took part in the dance programme on Saturday, starting outside the Heritage Centre with
Beetlecrushers Step and Clog, and then on to the classical setting of the Prince Albert Gardens with Marlings Morris.
Marlings Morris at Prince Albert Gardens
Locals Baharah Bellydance on the Sea Front
After that, a trip to the Sea Front with locals Baharah Bellydance.
Dancing on the pier at Swanage
And then off to the pier for a little dance on our own.
Cry Havoc on the pier at Swanage
And then, time for the procession! The 2017 procession was notable for the rain that started just as we got moving, and completely soaked us before we’d got half way. This year the weather gods were more forgiving. You can see us, complete with unruly Buzzard, at 11 minutes in on this video.
A glorious sunny day sees us start off at the riverside with Kennet Morris.
Then along with OSH to the Marketplace where an old bird swooped in!
A buzzard in the Marketplace.
All that dancing made the buzzard hot – time for a quick drink.
Outside The Dolphin where we kept our bits in!!
A delightful summer evening with even a splot of rain! after weeks of scorching heat.
Dancing with dear friends Towersey Morris
Competing for sound with a ‘band’! and dog show – but did get a free beer! Botley being shut one way for emergency water repairs didn’t help getting there or back!
Shepherd’s Hey went down well.
Another great Rose and Castle weekend – a highlight of the year
Sunday morning – I know it is after Saturday!
Hosts at lock – Stoke Bruerne
Old Speckled hen
Buccaneers with Stockport Morris
Havocs letting slip!!
A veritable supergroup!
Saturday – brackley Gawcott and beyond! – the tour!
Hosts kick us all off in Brackley Town Square
Gold Star Morris from Norwich
Hosts – Rose and Castle
Oliver had fun!!
Ask Kate! – the light from distant sunset upset my phone so piccies are dark!
OBJ do their stuff!
Great pub – free beer and rolls for dancers and a lovely spot.