New Year 2017 – Pratice Season resumes

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

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Forty Hall Apple Fair 2016

Last Sunday, 2nd October 2016, Etcetera Morris Men were out again at Forty Hall Farm joining in the fun at the annual Apple Fair.

Etcetera Morris Men at Forty Hall Farm
Etcetera Morris Men at Forty Hall Farm

The Enfield Gazette and Advertiser were there and put some pictures alongside their story – including one of us!

Thanks from Etcetera Morris to the team at Forty Hall Farm and Forty Hall Orchard as well as all those who watched and the intrepid few that joined in at the end!

Apple Day sunshine at Enfield Market

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.

Malcolm dances a jig in the Market House at Enfield Market
Malcolm dances a jig in the Market House at Enfield Market

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).

 

Dancing in the October sunshine

Etcetera Morris Men made the most of a sunny autumn Sunday in Enfield yesterday, dancing out at two local institutions.

In the morning we joined in the fun at the Chickenshed Family Fun Day.  The sun shone on the 3km Fun Run (we thought it best not to take part in to save our energy for the dances) and stayed out for our display in the amphitheatre.  Many thanks to the team at the Chickenshed for the warm welcome – we’ve not been there before –  and for joining in with our traditional farewell dance.

In the autumn sunshine we then hot-footed it across the borough to Forty Hall Farm.

Mike dances Ladies Pleasure
Mike dances Ladies Pleasure (Fieldtown)
Malcolm dances Lumps of Plum Pudding
Malcolm dances Ladies Pleasure (Bledington)

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