Etcetera Morris Men will be back at The Wonder on New Year’s Day 2018 for their annual celebration of the New Year – also known as the New Year’s Day Spectacular. The countdown has begun and with just over six weeks to go you can check out the NYD Spectacular page for details. Continue reading
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.
It’s been a busy couple of months at practice since our New Year’s Day Spectacular at The Wonder, Enfield. The Squire and Foreman have been putting us through our paces (and 1-2-3-hops) and picking up on those fine details to ensure we’re in tip top condition for the 2017 season.
The focus remains on dances from the villages of Fieldtown, Bampton and Adderbury, though there are a few other old favourites and well known dances in the mix. We even spent some time on jigs (solo dances – occasionally duets though, or even four-handed) this week.
With that, the Diary page has now been updated with all our practice season dates. Keep checking back in the next few weeks as we’re putting the finishing touches to our spring and summer dancing out programme. You can also connect with us on Twitter and Facebook. Looking forward to a busy season of dancing!
Wassail for now!
New Year’s Day
We all had a great time at the first New Year’s Day Spectacular to be held at The Wonder in Enfield. A good crowd formed, dances were danced both by your hosts – Enfield’s Etcetera Morris Men – and guests from Letchworth Morris Men and step cloggers who are part of Camden Clog. Before the first rain of the New Year made us all seek shelter in the pub for a session of music, song and more dance, there were two chances for the spectators to join in with an English Country dance and a Cotswold Morris dance. A great day and our thanks to all who watched, danced and sang along, as well as to Janka and the team at The Wonder.
Practices – new members welcome!
After the fun of New Year’s Day dancing, and the first Etcetera Folk English Country Dancing session of 2017, the Morris Men’s practice season has picked up again. Continue reading
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.
New Venue for the New Year
Etcetera Morris Men’s annual New Year’s Day Spectacular returns on 1st January 2017. This time it will be at a new venue. So, no, the title of this post is not a typo! For the first time we will be dancing to greet the New Year at 12:30pm at The Wonder near Chase Side in Enfield. Continue reading
Last Sunday, 2nd October 2016, Etcetera Morris Men were out again at Forty Hall Farm joining in the fun at the annual Apple Fair.
The Enfield Gazette and Advertiser were there and put some pictures alongside their story – including one of us!
Etcetera Morris Men’s
Day of Dance
Saturday 10 September 2016
Etcetera Morris Men’s Day of Dance 2016 is nearly here! With just one day to go here’s one more reminder of tomorrow’s celebration of English tradition and a long summer season of dance, music and song.