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

HEADLINES Last Update 30thMay 2017

NEW WEB SITE
The team now have a new web site which I have put into the links section below. For those with a short attention span who just cannot wait here is a simple one-click leap into the new world. Try out the new Wakefield Morris web site.
Meanwhile out on the diary pages there are a few changes relating to bookings and dance outs with local side at pubs, and even a new addition to the 2018 diary. The new addition for 2018 is the date for the Beer-Cart in 2018 which assumes the 2017 will have been a success (if you're reading this after the 3rd/4th of June) or will be a success if you are reading before those dates. Anyway if the team's efforts over the last few weeks are anything to go by it will be brilliant.

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. 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.

E-MAIL CONTACT: for General Information or use this one for Booking Enquiries
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.
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..