Together with his many friends, we were saddened to learn of Roy Dommett’s death on Monday evening and our thoughts go out to Marguerite and his family. The Morris world has for many years had the pleasure of Roy's research and teachings and his legacy will live on for many years to come.
The Morris Ring invites member sides to send delegates to its annual Jigs Instructional; the event is led by the renowned Geoff Jerram and offers Morris men at ALL levels of competence a full weekend of high-quality dance coaching – even those who have no ambition to perform jigs in public.
On Saturday 18 April the streets, squares and open spaces of Bristol Central Areas will be filled with the sound and spectacle of over fifty teams of Morris Dancers from across the country. They will be in the city for the Joint Morris Organisations’ National Day of Dance, a spectacular celebration of this traditional form of street entertainment that has been held in a different town or city each year since 2007.
Each year the JMO Day of Dance is held in a different location. The hosting of the Day of Dance rotates between the three organisations with a morris side from that org. offering to plan and run the day.
In 2015 the Day of Dance will be held in Bristol. It is hosted by Rag Morris on behalf of Open Morris.
The Morris Ring invites member sides to send delegates to its annual Jigs Instructional; the event is led by the renowned Geoff Jerram and offers Morris men at ALL levels of competence a full weekend of high-quality dance coaching – even those who don't aspire to performing jigs in public.
Using the solo dance as a vehicle for instruction, this event will give you a good basic grounding in the art and science of Cotswold Morris in general and the Morris Jig in particular.
The 2015 ARM will be held at Oak Farm Hotel, Watling Street, Hatherton, Cannock, (Handy for the M6). It is a one night (Saturday) ARM; we appreciate that this will mean an early start for many on the Saturday morning but it will save you money. Application form available here.
A Regional Joint Morris Organisation, Day of Dance hosted by the Hartley Morris Men will be held in Tonbridge in West Kent on Sunday 12 July 2015
Morris and Sword sides have been invited to apply for this day of dance which is being held in conjunction with the 9th SIBA South East of England Beer Festival. The Beer Festival is being held in the grounds of the Tonbridge Juddians Rugby Club, (TN9 1HR), which is located behind Tonbridge Castle and close to the Railway Station and High Street with its pubs and restaurants.
Robin Springett reflects on a brilliant final year of office beginning in Easter at Bacup in far the North West, before handing over the Morris Ring badge of office to Adam Garland in deepest, sun dazzled Dartmouth.
This weekend's Dartington Ring meeting saw the Squire Elect, Adam Garland "dance in" to office. Teams from North, South, East and West of the country gathered together to see Robin Springett, the outgoing Squire, dance the final jig of his tenure before handing over to Adam. Members of his own side , East Suffolk MM were there for the occasion, including Mike Garland, past Ring Squire and Adam's very proud father.