Dancing in Enfield – 23 September 2017
Last weekend saw Etcetera Morris Men return to their home town for their Day of Dance. After a great summer season of dancing at week-night pub visits and many events in and around the area, and further afield, we took to Enfield Town to dance throughout the day on Saturday 23 September, to display traditional English Cotswold Morris Dancing.
Starting out at Enfield Market we danced in front of the King’s Head amongst the stalls and shoppers who stopped to watch.
We then walked through to the Town Park to join the fun at Enfield Town and Country Show. Here we danced near the Mayor’s Tea Party area – check out our Live video on Facebook from that spot – and then further into the park, with a brief pause to enjoy the display of vehicles from Whitewebbs Museum of Transport.
After a couple of shows at the Town Show we took ourselves off towards lunch, pausing en route to dance one of our own dances in the place it’s named after – Gentleman’s Row.
Distinguished by its distinctive rotating hey (come to a practice to learn what that means) and with a tune by one of our former regular musicians, it adds a bit of extra enjoyment to perform this special dance on the ‘Row itself.
We had a generous lunch at The Cricketers and re-energised (or perhaps just full up!) we danced for those who were sharing the garden with us.
Then we wandered up to The Wonder for our final dance spot of the day.
Thanks to all the venues for the day, and all those people who watched and to those who joined in the ‘traditional’ farewell dance – Bonnie Green Garters.
If you missed it all, and want to see us again, we’ll be out at Forty Hall Farm Apple Fair on Sunday 08 October, and again on Monday 01 January 2018 for our New Year’s Day Spectacular with our friends at The Wonder. If that’s not enough you can join us for Etcetera Folk English Country Dance sessions on the first Monday of every month (next one’s tomorrow!) and new men to dance or play for the Morris are always welcome. All the dates, times and venues are shown on our Diary page.