Whit Monday with Headington Quarry

Bank Holiday Monday saw us dancing with the legendary Headington Quarrry Morris Dancers, who kindly invited us to join them in their annual Whit tour of the pubs of Headington Quarry.

We enjoyed seeing our musician Jack with a different hat on (literally) and getting to know the other Headington men.  They even gave us a tasty buffet after all that hard dancing!

Summertown Morris’ photos of Whit Monday 2015 with Headington Quarry

Headington Quarry Morris Dancers mid-dance

Advertisements

Chippenham Folk Festival 2016

In what has become a regular highlight on our calendar, we enjoyed a weekend of camping, dancing and generally folking at Chippenham Folk Festival.

The weekend started with some team members running workshops for children in the Schools Day – and getting snazzy badges to boot.

Saturday and Sunday were packed with dance spots around town, on the festival stage, and in the procession.  We enjoyed All The Weather: ice creams one day, brolly dances the next.  It was also a weekend of firsts, as we debuted both a helium balloon dance and a stick-and-bucket dance.

Already looking forward to next year!

Summertown Morris’ photos from Chippenham Folk Festival 2015

The team mid-dance in Chippenham town centre

Oxford May Morning

It’s one of the highlights of the Oxford calendar: as usual, we were up bright and early to dance in the sun on 1st May.

Once the sun was up, we continued to encourage it by working our way around the city, pausing only for an intimate breakfast with a hundred or so other dancers.

Summertown Morris’ photos from Oxford May Morning 2015 (credit to Phil Robinson for most of them – thanks for the great shots!)

Team photo with Jack-in-the-Green (man covered in leaves)

The side with our old friend Jack-in-the-Green, and our first ever canine member. Photo by Phil Robinson

 

Folk Weekend Oxford 2015

Our summer season began with Folk Weekend Oxford. From 17-19 April the city was full of gigs, workshops, and of course dancers, and on the Saturday we enjoyed dancing in spots around the city and (re)meeting lots of other teams.  We even had a record 11 dancers in the same place at the same time!

Summertown Morris’ photos from Folk Weekend Oxford 2015

For anyone wanting to count down the days to Folk Weekend 2016, it’ll take place on 15-17 April.

Team photo on Oxford Castle Mound

Enjoying the sunshine on Oxford Castle Mound