WAKEFIELD MORRIS DANCERS
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The Best of North West from West Yorkshire
The First Thirty Years 1980-2011

HEADLINES Last Update 3rdJune 2019

VIDEO - AT LAST!
The demise of a hard drive on my system drove me to recover the contents. One item was the DVD converted VCR tapes from the 80's and 90's of the team at various festivals and weekends. Urged on by guilt and a promise that I would get Mo Doonan a copy of daughter Rosie and the Sweet Nothings on stage at the Cleethorpes Folk Festival I found a path to an MP4 format. This led to a complete transfer of all material to the new format with selected dances extracted and uploaded to Youtube! Try a sample of Failsworth at full throttle taken from a video from a Grand Union rapper weekend. Enjoy!

This site is primarily a repository for the history of Wakefield Morris over the first thirty years of existence. The diary and contacts will still be updated but day to day matters and developing repertoire will no longer be covered. But fear not, from the dusty back room video tapes (younger readers ask your parents) have been recovered and converted to modern DVD format. Details of the "tapes" are now on the "Galleries" page and details of how copies may be obtained. As of 2019 this content is now available in MP4 format. As of November 2016 I have finally completed the sometimes salacious potted biographies that form the "Roll of Honour" of all those who danced with the team in the first 30 years. Still some blanks to fill and always open to updates, the editor is always happy to hear from members or acquaintances.

For more information on the Morris dancers world, to find a team near you or to simply explore the delights of the tradition why not try the Morris Federation web page.

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RELATED LINKS
Wakefield Morris another site - The new site for the team in the 21st Century with blogs,twitter,facebook and all sorts of "stuff".
For the current teams Facebook page. - Very trendy and handy if you still do Facebook.
Rhubarb Tarts - The Rhubarb Tarts where many of the team can now be found.
The Morris Federation to find a local side to you or information on dance.
The Morris Federation Newsletter on the web. Oddly in June 2019 the "Latest" issue is Winter/Spring 2018! The internet - repository of the dead and moribund.
Trefor Owen Clogs web site
Dance resources - directory of dance related websites and discussion groups.
Bacup Coconut Dancers - The place to be on the Saturday before Easter.
Mally's Traditional Music Store For the tunes that make the Morris work why not visit Mally on the web.
Townley Plays - See line 453 for the "Shrogys" reference.
Mystery plays and players..