The Dunkirk: Gathering of old comrades

Posted by Wath Morris on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 Under: Morris Newsletters

Newsletter / Press Release

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

 Gathering of Old Comrades

Wath Morris were out again this week performing at The Dunkirk, Denby Dale.  On a beautiful summer’s evening the team turned out a side of 10 dancers to perform to a most appreciative audience.  The evening felt like a home-coming night when they were joined by several members who dance only occasionally, such as Mark Sheridan who turned out to dance for the first time in 12 months, as his work schedule has now changed to allow him more free Tuesday evenings.

The team did a 40 minute performance of dances from the Bledington tradition before retiring to the pub where they further entertained the locals with songs and tunes, particularly on the theme of unrequited love.  One or two locals were persuaded to join in with songs of their own and a great night was had by all.

Next Tuesday the team are again out beyond Barnsley, performing at The Station, Silkstone Common at 8.00 pm and at The Thornley Arms, Dodworth at 9.00 pm, rounding the evening off with a few songs and tunes in the bar.

On Saturday 25th June Wath are out performing on their annual “Pretty Villages” tour.  The idea for the tour of local beauty spots started 9 years ago when the team realised that they spend weekends away dancing in beautiful locations, but never planned to dance in a local tour of pretty villages.  The idea has become a very successful family day out and this year the tour has developed to include a breakfast spot.  The itinery for the day is:

10.15   am        Old Moor Nature Reserve,           Manvers

11.30   am        Wentworth Castle, (Terrace),       Barnsley

12.45   pm       Wortley Arms,                            Wortley

3.00     pm       The Castle,                                Bolsterstones

4.15     pm       The Old Horns,                           High Bradfield

5.15     pm       The Plough,                               Low Bradfield

The team will be travelling by bus between dance spots and are planning song spots at The Wortley Arms and at The Plough

The team have a day off on the following Tuesday but will be in action on Saturday 2nd July when they are putting on a ceilidh, in conjunction with Wath Festival, at Montgomery Hall, Wath, 7.30 start.  Tickets are £5.00 each or £12.00 family

This is the third in a series of joint ceilidhs and they have been growing in popularity so a big turnout is anticipated.  This is an ideal opportunity to have fun learning country dances and as a special treat there will be an opportunity to learn and perform a morris dance in the evening.


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