Tuesday, 26 September 2017

A round up of the summer

In June, things begin to slow down a little for New Moon Morris - some of our members are teachers, and many are boaters, so want to go off on the canals for the summer. However, we had a great evening with Rockhopper Morris dancing in Haddenham.

Rockhopper Morris at Haddenham

Later in the month we were guests of Phoenix Morris for the Rickmansworth Day of Dance, where we mostly got very wet. When rain stopped play, some of New Moon stayed to dance in the hall with Phoenix and other sides.

New Moon and Whitethorn dancers join in with Phoenix.

The following weekend the band played at the Linslade Canal Festival, as the surfaces were not suitable for dancing. This was great fun, and we hope to do it again in future years.

Playing Waterside
Playing in the dog show arena
Apparently quarantined - in the dog show arena

In August we didn't perform publically, but due to the sterling efforts of Louise, we continued with the Slow and Steady Session - for beginner/intermediate musicians, or for musicians learning a new instrument, and the increasingly popular New Moon Folk Nights, that moves every month to a different pub. These have been going for around 6 months now, and attract an interesting mix of music and styles.

Bob sings

Melodeon Face?

A blur of hands

Russ sings

In September some of us went to dance in Swanage - always an excellent event.

Photobombed by Wicket Brood

Musicians dancing

Then on the 23rd of September we danced in Tring with many other sides to celebrate Whitethorn Morris's 40th Anniversary. 

Morris Girls

Martin and Darryl sweep up - the broom dance

Tring Church Square

On into October, when we will celebrate Tring's Apple Day at Jeacock's Orchard playing music on Sunday 8th, and will dance again in Tring for the Apple Fayre, with other morris sides, from 10 am on Saturday 14th and have another of our roving music sessions from 7 pm in the Robin Hood.

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