Tuesday, 2 February 2016

January 2016 - and a tiny bit of February

It's already been a busy year.

On the 9th January we went to "Little" Martin's Apple Orchard in Tring to Wassail the apple trees (and scare the sheep). We made a lot of noise, and sang the wassailing song (some of us badly), then we went and ate and drank, and played music until late.

Wassailing the apple trees, with the Green Man
 A week or so after we went over to Bricket Wood to dance with Wicket Brood (geddit?) who taught us "Worcester Monkey". We were made to feel very welcome and had huge fun - we like the sticks!

Dancing with Wicket Brood
Then, on the 1st February we travelled over to Bedford, to meet Hemlock for their Anniversary Ale. New Moon was one of several sides who had been invited to dance. There was some excellent dancing, and then we had a ploughman's supper courtesy of Hemlock.

Here are some pictures of some the other sides - none of us, I'm afraid - I was dancing.  

Aldbury Morris Men
Hemlock Band


NOT New Moon
Teflon dancing - "no sticks"
Many thanks to Hemlock for the invite, and the meal, and to Hemlock and all the other sides that made it such a great evening!

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