THE NEWSLETTER 2016
  • 04: Welcome to the Spring issue: a message from the editor
  • 04: Contact your committee: details of how to get in touch
  • 05: President's prologue: an overview of what the Morris Fed offers its members
  • 06: Roy Dommett remembered: a tribute from Fleet Morris, by Denise Allen
  • 09: Roy's legacy: 40 years of Fleur de Lys ladies morris and Invicta Morris
  • 10: Memories of Roy: short stories and anecdotes by Barbara Butler
  • 12: High Spen Success: first place win at the North East Rapper Competition
  • 12: 35 years of Mason's Apron: looking back and celebratory plans for 2016
  • 13: Ossett Beercart: Wakefield Morris prepare for the third festival on 3-5 June
  • 14: Banks of Green Willow: Fool's Gambit celebrate Cecil Sharp's demonstration team
  • 15: Eccleston Heritage Clog: enjoyment, fun and determination from Year 6
  • 16: "I didn't know women were allowed to do that!": a photo exhibition of the Morris Fed
  • 18: 30 years of Ditchling Morris: 2015 was a busy year, some memories in pictures
  • 19: Garlands and Maypoles with Jerusalem Jammers in and around Leicester: in pictures
  • 20: 25 years of Hook Eagle Morris: the key to happiness is music, exercise, & friends
  • 21: Wassail! Three accounts of fruit-based January celebrations
  • 22: Eccleston Heritage Clog remember when it all began: thoughts & challenges
  • 23: Legacy Morris: what will happen to your morris 'stuff' when you pass away?
  • 23: Money, money, money: ideas needed for projects to help young dancers
  • 24: 25 years of Maybe Morris: the weekend of dance in Arundel was a highlight of 2015
  • 25: Obituary - John Thomas: Rose and Castle Morris founder member, since 1977
  • 27: Paul White's Diary: new members and Cornish wassail with Cat's Eye Morris
  • 28: Morris Federation Day of Dance and AGM: info about our annual event


  • 04: Welcome to the Summer issue: a message from the editor
  • 04: Contact your committee: details of how to get in touch
  • 05: President's prologue: JMO day of dance and upcoming Morris Fed improvements
  • 06: Jack in the Green: an overview of the 33rd annual spring festival in Hastings
  • 08: English Folk Costume Archive: a collection storing and caring for folk costumes
  • 09: "I didn't know women were allowed to do that!": our 40th photo exhibition
  • 10: Dancing England Rebooted: Edwin Dyson explains why he is reviving an old event
  • 12: Shropshire Morris: a day of dance for morris sides from across Shropshire
  • 12: Diary Dates: don't forget our day of dance and AGM in Nottingham on Sat 24 Sept
  • 14: JMO National Day of Dance: photos from this year's event hosted by Minster Strays
  • 16: Dartmoor Border Morris: gluten-free sausages rocket a Devonshire team to fame
  • 17: Priston Jubilee Morris: out with a bang after 39 years of local dance
  • 18: Burn Your Baldrics! Part 1: did the revival bring about the mockery of the morris?
  • 20: Hook Eagles: pictures of their day of dance to start their 25th season
  • 21: Historical Dance Society conference: the Histories of the Morris in Britain
  • 22: May Day Revelries: Three Shires Morris, Rampant Rooster & Fiddlesticks NW
  • 24: Oyster Morris: 40 years of dancing, culminating in a year of celebrations
  • 25: Screeming Banshees: tips to new teams on getting started and finding new members
  • 27: Paul White's Diary: getting it right - in dancing, kit, and general presentation
  • 28: Morris Federation Goods and Merchandise: from books to bells, we've got it covered


  • 04: Welcome to the Autumn issue: a message from the editor
  • 04: Contact your committee: details of how to get in touch
  • 05: President's prologue: AGM update and guidelines to teams using face paint
  • 06: A tribute to fallen morris: Fool's Gambit honour four men killed at the Somme
  • 08: Boosting the ranks: a successful taster session for Wakefield Morris
  • 08: "I didn't know women were allowed to do that!": our 40th photo exhibition
  • 10: Garston Gallopers: a hectic dance season and their first day of dance
  • 11: Pictures of the impossible: Coton Morris and the case of the flying morris man
  • 11: Diary Dates: a selection of dates from events occurring around the country next year
  • 12: Three weddings & a funeral: Tywardreath Morris share stories from their schedule
  • 13: Our AGM Day of Dance: photos from Nottingham, hosted by Mortimer's Morris
  • 14: Burn Your Baldrics! Part 2: do we need to let go of the past to embrace the future?
  • 16: Langport Mummers: how an interest in rural community traditions formed a troupe
  • 17: Morris, the next generation: East Sussex Children's Traditional Dance Festival
  • 19: Chalford Stick Company: A dancer's eye view of the John Gasson Jig Competition
  • 20: Sur le continent: Locos in Motion flashmob the Correze region of France
  • 21: Music, dance, and the Evesham Stick: it's the National Morris Weekend
  • 22: Ebor Morris: An introduction to the team, and the York Festival of Dance
  • 24: Birthday greetings: Glory of the West, Wild Hunt Bedlam, and an invite to Ripley's 90th!
  • 26: Leap to you Feet!: Meet Lancashire's Appalachian dancers and the Soya Band
  • 27: Mayoral masterclass: Hurst Morris People get the local town councillors dancing
  • 28: Knots of May: 42 years and counting, plus a review of the Knots of May Band's new CD
  • 30: Eccleston Heritage Clog: continuing to prove that 'the children are the future'
  • 31: Paul White's Diary: what to do at a folk festival when injured, East Anglia, and blacking up


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