A massed meeting of Morris dancers

October 5th, 2015

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of our local band of merry Morris dancers, Royal Oak Morris.

 

To celebrate, there was a mass Morris dancing celebration on the first Saturday in October where it all began, at the Royal Oak in Eydon.

 

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Eydon Royal Oak Morris, with guest

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Another regular visiting troupe to the Royal Oak, the Brackley Morris men:

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Hereburgh Morris from Harbury:

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Braybrooke Morris from Market Harborough, with guests from various troupes:

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I hadn’t seen Border morris teams performing in Eydon before: first up was Plum Jerkum from Warwick:

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The Stony Steppers, clog dancers from Stony Stratford:

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And last but not least , Kick Start, who are Appalachian dancers and another side from Harbury:

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The second Border morris team was Wicket Brood, from Hertfordshire:

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And finally, the musicians for the various troupes (I particularly liked the badge which said “I like fiddling with Morris men”) and a few spectators.

It seems fitting that the final image shows one of the founders of the Royal Oak Morris.

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More photos can be viewed in my Photobox Pro Gallery (CarolAnn Photos Gallery) and are also available as digital downloads. Please do contact me for details.

 

 

 

 

 

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