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48th Family Morris Weekend.

Only a few days to go before another great weekend of dancing in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley! To see which Sides are attending and where they will be dancing please click on the ‘FestivalTours’ link below. Sorry if it insists on displaying in an unhelpful format but the editing gizmo is throwing its toys out of the pram this afternoon for some reason.

FestivalTours

While the finest minds in the land have been striving for months to fine-tune this programme it may be subject to change at the last minute due to weather or unforeseen circumstances so please check back here regularly – or see our Facebook page.

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May Day (May 1st) saw us joined by Lassington Oak Morris Men and other Sides dancing to bring in the Summer at 5.20a.m. on the top of May Hill.

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The Forest of Dean Morris

 

 

Easter Monday Tour 2019

50 YEARS YOUNG TODAY!*

dancing with Wimberry Clog at

The Clock Tower, Newnham 10.30am

Taurus Crafts, Lydney 11.30am

The Miners Arms, Whitecroft 1.00pm

The Rising Sun, Moseley Green 2.30PM

*  The Side was actually formed in 1968, but first danced out at Easter 1969.

                  See also  http://www.facebook.com/FoDMorris         

 

Notice.

Our Family Weekend, 7th, 8th, 9th June 2019.

Preparations are under way for this our 48th Family Weekend. Details of the weekend will be sent to invited Sides in due course. Other details may also be published on our Facebook page so please check back regularly. Thanks.

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Easter Tour 2018

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Please note that the timing of all our events is subject to change and to weather conditions.

 The Forest of Dean Schools Country Dancing Festival.

This ever popular event has been taking place in the Forest for very many years when local primary schools take part in massed performances of traditional country dances. The event has in recent years been held at Speech House field, a wonderful woodland setting early on Summer evening.

Last year for the first time the Forest of Dean Morris Men were able to help with ‘teaching the teachers’ a local Morris dance, ‘Soldiers Joy’, from the village of Ruardean. The teachers taught the dance to their school team and it was performed at the Festival. Some schools enjoyed it so much that they chose to dance it on other occasions too!

Luckily we are able to repeat the experience this year, and, as an aid to the teachers and children alike, we have made a short video to show how the dance is done. Click on the link to watch – it will open in a new tab of your browser. Soldiers Joy, a dance from Ruardean

Many thanks to our Foreman Kim Berry for taking and editing the video.

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Easter Monday Tour! As usual we will be doing a local tour on Easter Monday with our friends Wimberry Clog.


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