Summer is here! Following a busy St George’s Day – which fell on a Saturday this year – where we danced for the Mayor of Broxbourne and people of Cheshunt at the Fun Day in Grundy Park and again at the fantastic street party organised by Jana and the team at The Wonder, just off Chase Side in Enfield, amongst other activity – our summer evening programme has begun. We’ve popped up at various places so far in the borough of Enfield on Thursday evenings. Check the Diary for where you can see us next!
Etcetera Morris Men are based in Enfield, a town some 12 miles north of the City of London and just within the M25.
We meet and practice on Monday evenings, 20:00 – 21:45, in the Drama Studio of Chace Community School in Enfield. New members are always welcomed, so if you would like to try the Morris, please come along.
Etcetera Morris Men are out again tonight as part of our on-going summer programme, and getting in early to mark Midsummer, which falls tomorrow. We’ll be joined this evening by old friends (that is long-standing, not necessarily aged) from Hertfordshire Holly, who will inject a bit of North West Clog Morris into our Cotswold Morris stands. You can see us at The Two Brewers in Northaw at 8:15pm, then at The Coach and Horses in Newgate Street at 9:15pm. We’ll hope to put on a show if the rain holds long enough, though you may spot us in the bar first, and afterwards, getting some much needed refreshment, given how warm it is!
Etcetera Morris Men made a fourth visit to this annual celebration of the start of spring at Forty Hall Farm on 19 and 20 March 2016, with two displays on each of the Saturday and Sunday.
Come along to the Forty Hall Farm lambing weekend today or tomorrow. It’s a great chance to see this farm on the edge of London. You’ll get a chance to see rare breed lambs, crafts, sheep shearing and us – Etcetera Morris Men.
We’ll be dancing at 1pm and 2pm on both days. It’s sure to be a great event which we are glad to be attending again this year. For more details see Forty Hall Farm’s website.
Last night saw the Etcetera Morris Men get together to look back over 2015 and a great year of fun and friends, dance, music and song.
Rather than sit about in a stuffy meeting this is now the third year that the AGM has taken place in the pub and run in parallel with a Christmas Dinner. Whilst this can make keeping the meeting under control a challenge, it means we can continue to keep our main focus of enjoying ourselves on course, with up to three courses! Thanks to The Moon Under Water in Enfield for a great evening.
Along with serious discussions about what night we should dance out during the Summer season in 2016 and the investiture of our new Squire, there were debates about whether to order another dessert and whose round it was…
So it’s thank you to Mike and good luck to Matt as the role of Squire passes on. You can see Matt dance into post at our traditional dancing show to welcome 2016 – the Etcetera Morris Men New Year’s Day Spectacular – at what must be one of Enfield’s most traditional venues – The King & Tinker, Whitewebbs Lane.
Hope to see you all there!
Etcetera Morris Men will welcome in the New Year in now-traditional style once again in the north of Enfield.
Alongside other guest teams from the surrounding area, the Morris Men will bring their dance and music, with the usual collection of hats, bells, handkerchiefs and sticks.
We look forward to seeing the crowds there to toast the arrival of another year of dance, music, song and capers!
Come along to the King & Tinker on Whitewebbs Lane to join us for the fun from 12:30pm as we mark the arrival of 2016 in spectacular style!
We’re mid-way through the Morris fun at Enfield Market. If you missed the first spot we’re back on at 12:30pm. Come down and support your local Morris Dancing side – Etcetera Morris Men – and your local market in the glorious late, late autumn sunshine.
Thanks to to Enfield Market Instagram feed for this picture of us dancing to the tune of Ploughboy’s Dream (our own dance in the style of Fieldtown) and short video clip of us dancing Constant Billy (from Headington Quarry).
Etcetera Morris Men’s practice sessions are now in full swing – and it’s never too late to get in touch with us to attend your first practice session. We can show you the steps, the arm movements and stick clashes required, before we all head down to the pub for well earned refreshment…
If you’re not clear what Cotswold Morris Dancing is or you’ve still not seen us out and about in Enfield (where have you been?) then don’t worry, there is still another chance to catch up with us in Enfield Town in 2015 following our day out at the start of the month.