Etcetera Morris Men’s festive season 2021

Etcetera Morris Men dancing outside The Wonder in Enfield

Provided rules permit we will be dancing out at 12.30pm on 01 January 2022 at The Wonder in our home of Enfield – dancing to welcome the new year. See the New Year’s Day Spectacular page for details. After another odd year, which started with video calls and beer delivery for some from the Little Green Dragon in Winchmore Hill or breweries like New River Brewery, we have been glad to fit in some “normal” practising over the autumn. And a few face-to-face beers too.

We’ll keep an eye on any rule changes and update here if things change. Hopefully, we can all share in some festive fun to dispatch 2021 and welcome 2022 on the eighth day of Christmas, this time round.

We managed our AGM in person this year in the Moon Under Water on Chase Side in Enfield. The meeting bit didn’t interrupt the food, drink and chat too much! Not all of us could make it, though, and with that in mind we hope that you can see the friends and family members you’d like to in the coming days, or extend your festivities until you have, maybe.

Until New Year’s Day, stay safe and a Merry Christmas to all. Wassail!

Wondering about the New Year

Thanks to all those friends, followers and (dare we say?) fans who have been in touch over the course of 2020 to say hello and say they miss us. We miss you all too and want to say Happy New Year!

Regrettably, the current situation sees us unable to hold our traditional New Year’s Day Spectacular to mark the arrival of 2021, so we won’t be dancing to greet the New Year today.

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May Day in lockdown

We might not have danced up the dawn.

We might not have headed to a local pub this evening to dance and drink and welcome the start of the Morris season. We may have some printed programmes that won’t see the light of day too…

Happy May Day!

However, we still want to wish all our followers, friends and fellow Morris dancers a happy May Day!

Happy St George’s Day 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

We’ve got a box or two of summer programmes that sadly it seems won’t see the light of day this year. We’re keeping in touch within the side via messages and a daily Morris tune, and just starting to tinker with video conferencing. Remote Morris and the perils of video latency make joining in together quite tricky! We haven’t tried singing yet…

We’d also like to take the time to say “we miss you” to the other Morris sides we normally see and are now not expecting to meet this Morris season.

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Happy New Year from Etcetera Morris Men

So, farewell 2019. We had some great dancing moments. Today, however, is about welcoming the new year and a new decade.

With that aim in mind, put on your hat and coat, stretch your legs and come to our New Year’s Day Spectacular at The Wonder in Enfield. There will be Morris Dancing from 12.30pm today for our annual celebration of the new year. We’d be glad to see you there, maybe you could even join in – the more the merrier!

Happy New Year, once again!

Merry Christmas from Etcetera Morris Men

From Etcetera Morris Men a very Merry Christmas to all our audiences for 2019, our fans, followers, and associated hangers-on!

Thanks for all your support over the last year, either in watching and joining in, or through social media follows, likes, re-tweets etc, helping with publicity, carrying the sticks, and so on.

Your next chance to see us is at our New Year’s Day Spectacular at The Wonder in Enfield at 12.30pm. Help us welcome the new decade as we dance in the year 2020 with friends from other groups joining the fun! Details on the New Year’s Day page.