Damien Barber, Artistic Director of the ever popular The Lock In dance extravaganza, has written to say a big thank you note to all the Morris sides displaying at each of their past and upcoming venues. He shouldn't be surprised - few Morris sides would miss an invitiation to a lock in!
It is with great sadness that we must inform you of the passing of Ivor Allsop, past Squire of the Morris Ring 1978-80, an expert on Sword Dancing and a true giant of the Morris world. Ivor's contribution will be long remembered and he will not be easily replaced. His life was celebrated on Monday 19th November at Grenoside crematorium, where the following eulogy was delivered on behalf of The Morris Ring.
The Morris Dancer is the most academic of Morris Ring publications, setting out to explore Morris history and the customs, practices and exploits of its exponents. It is a focal point for retrieving, recording and making public the glory of our pageant, researching and publishing material that might otherwise languish in the dusty corners of inaccessible archives.
The latest issue (5:2) of the Morris Dancer is now out and online under publications.