The founding National Association of Morris and Sword Dance Clubs

Thaxted Morris Weekend

Thaxted Morris Weekend

Event date: 
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 18:00 to Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 15:00

This year we shall be dedicating the weekend to the memory of Ian Anderson, who, as well as being Thaxted Morris Men Treasurer, was the Morris Weekend Bagman. Ian contributed massively to the success of our weekends of Morris dancing and was a friend to many of you and your sides.

The programme:

The weekend format is the same as it has been for the last 90 years and is a men only weekend. Informal dancing Friday evening followed by singing and music in in the Maypole or Star. The Swan is for those who prefer a quieter night.

Coach tour on the Saturday with a hot meal at the lunch time pub on your tour. An evening feast sandwiched in between two evening massed shows in Town Street – which is closed to traffic – culminating with the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance.

On Sunday, there is the usual church service followed by dancing in the churchyard, before retiring to Bolford Street Hall for a substantial buffet lunch, and to finish off the beer, should there be any left after the feast.

The Cost:

The cost will be approximately £90 per head for those taking the full package. However, we do offer a limited “take your pick” on the meals which will reduce the costs should you need to arrive after 9pm on Friday evening or depart earlier than 1pm on Sunday. Some of your men may wish to skip the breakfasts.

A response to morrisweekend [at] thaxtedmorris [dot] org by mid January would be appreciated.

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Thaxted Morris will have, as their special guests at their Morris Weekend 2019, a group of Basque dancers from Berriz a small town in the province of Biscay, in northern Spain.  This will mark the 80th anniversary of a group of Basque dancers attending Thaxted Morris Weekend in 1939.  Here is are links to photographs of the group.