Pretty Villages Tour

Posted by Wath Morris on Friday, June 15, 2018

15 June 2018


Pretty Villages Tour


Wath Morris are delighted to announce the details of their 15th Annual Pretty Villages Tour taking place on Saturday 23rd June.  For the last 15 years Wath Morris have made an effort to dance in some of the most beautiful (yet least recognised) villages in England, found right here in our local area.  This year the focus of the tour is on West Barnsley area heading into the foothills of the Pennines.


Said Tim Binns, Squire of Wath Morris: “We have been invited to, and danced, all over the UK and also in Europe.  Our hosts always take us to beautiful villages but we have some of the most beautiful little villages here in South Yorkshire and we decided 15 years ago to make a special effort once per year and dance these quiet rural spots which are so close to home.  We take a different point on the compass each year and this year we are touring the beautiful rolling hills to the west of Barnsley”


“Many beautiful villages are bereft of performing arts and this is our chance to put on free displays for local people.  Our performances will include a selection of morris handkerchief and stick dances as well as traditional Yorkshire sword dancing and at some spots we will add traditional and contemporary folk songs and music.  This is a unique opportunity for villages to join us in celebrating the best of British Folk Culture.”


Tour details are as follows:


10.00 Dancing at Pot House Hamlet, Silkstone

11.30 Dancing outside The Spencer Arms, Cawthorne

12.30 Dancing outside The Cherry Tree, High Hoyland

With songs and music

3.00   Dancing at Worsbrough Mill (To be confirmed)

4.30   Dancing outside The Wortley Arms, Wortley

                   With songs and music   


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