WAKEFIELD MORRIS DANCERS
The Best of North West from West Yorkshire
The First Thirty Years 1980-2011
HEADLINES Last Update 29thJune 2016
DIARY UPDATE - NOW WITH ADDED "TASTER NIGHTS"
Yes it's more diary updates with a couple of dates now in for 2017. The team continues to perform and entertain with the North West tradition of Morris and 12th September and 7th November are dates to note down. If you have ever thought about trying out as a possible Morris dancer, or maybe want a chance to drop by and see just what goes into producing a dancer and why it's still a vibrant living tradition then the "Taster Nights" are for you.
I'm still working on finishing the "Roll of Honour" it's just life gets in the way. But have no fear it will get done once I sort out a few things at the moment mostly involving time rich grandparents and their freedom to entertain grandchildren.
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. Having realised that video takes up HUGE amounts of disc for web space I'm going to explore alternate routes for bring the glories of the past to a screen in front of you. Watch this space - obviously over a time frame measured in months rather than hours. Oh and some time I'll get back to the salacious potted biographies that is this "Roll of Honour".
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.
E-MAIL CONTACT: for
General Information or use this one for
Wakefield Morris - The site for the team in the 21st Century with blogs and twitter and all sorts of "stuff".
Wakefield Morris Facebook - How very trendy and handy if you "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.
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. Make it in 2013 it may be your last chance according to doomsayers.
Mally's Traditional Music Store For the tunes that make the Morris work why not visit Mally on the web.
Townley Plays - See liine 453 for the "Shrogys" reference.
Mystery plays and players..