Our first Monday evening of the new summer season, despite a very threatening weather forecast we managed to entertain their clientele. Dancing immediatly outside the pub in the service road, before venturing inside for further refreshment, well ahead of the anticpated heavy rain.
Eschewing the traditional dancing the sun up at dawn we settled for a rather warmer and more civilised hour, 1 pm.
Dancing at the clock tower in St Albans for a sizable audience before retiring to the Boot to recover.
We danced in the May, a little early, at Kensworth Church End on Sunday April 30th. After a service the choir came out to sing in the churchyard where the May Queen was crowned and the May Fair launched.
Good weather for this well attended event. St Albans Morris first dance out of the season and the first time for many years we’ve performed to ‘fiddle’ music. Many thanks to our guest musicians, Edward and Sophie, who have provided the tunes as our regular players were unavilable.
St Albans Morris are recruiting Dancers and Musicians
We always need more dancers, whatever their level of experience and expertise.
Come and have a go – no obligation – on Monday, 19th September or 26th September.
Meanwhile, we also need more musicians.
Any instrument – although preferably one that can play a tune in the open air. We are happy to train you in the skills needed.
We are delighted to be back dancing out again after the disruption of the past two years and we would love it if you could join us at one of our events or pub spots.
You can download an iCal version of dancing programme to add to your calendar here.
- Sunday, 1st May
11:30am – Kensworth May Festival, Kensworth LU6 3RA
2:00pm – Dancing in the centre of St Albans
- Monday, 9th May
8:15pm – The Cross Keys, Harpenden AL5 2SD
- Saturday, 14th May
Westminster Morris Day of Dance Monday,
- 16th May
8:15pm – The Sun Inn, Lemsford AL8 7TN
- Monday, 23rd May
8:15pm – The Sportsman, Croxley Green, WD3 3AD
- Sunday, 29th May
11:30am – Pitstone Museum, Pitstone LU7 9EY
- Monday, 30th May
8:15pm – The Woodman, Wild Hill AL9 6EA
With guests, Etcetera Morris Men
- Monday, 6th June
8:15pm – The Bull Inn, Whitwell SG4 8AG
- Saturday, 11th June
1:30pm – Abbots Langley Carnival, WD5 0AO
- Monday, 13th June
8:15pm – The Elephant and Castle, Amwell AL4 8EA
- Monday, 20th June
8:15pm – The Crown and Sceptre, Bridens Camp, HP2 6EY
- Thursday, 23rd June
8:15pm – The Black Horse, Barnet
Guests of Etcetera Morris Men
- Saturday, 25th June
St Albans Folk Festival Day of Dance
- Monday, 27th June
8:15pm – The Lower Red Lion, St Albans AL3 4RX
- Wednesday, 6th July
8:00pm – St Michael’s Street Folk Evening, AL3 4SW
- Sunday, 10th July
1:00pm – Wheathampstead Village Day
3:00pm – St Saviour’s Beer & Fizz Festival, St Albans AL1 4DF
- Monday, 11th July
8:15pm – The Three Blackbirds, Flamstead AL3 8BS
- Monday, 18th July
8:15pm – The Bright Star, Peter’s Green LU2 9QP
9:15pm – The Red Cow, Batford AL5 4ND
- Tuesday, 26th July
8:15pm – The Half Moon, Wilstone, HP23 4PD
Guests of Whitchurch Morris
- Monday, 1st August
8:15pm – The Alford Arms, Frithsden, HP1 3DD
With guests, Whitchurch Morris
- Monday, 5th September
8:15pm – The Cart and Horses, Common Wood WD4 9BA
9:15pm – The Windmill, Chipperfield WD4 9BU
- Monday, 12th September
8:15pm – White Hart Tap, St Albans AL1 1QJ
- Saturday, 24th September
10:00am – St Albans Morris Day of Dance, St Albans
Our ninetieth practice season is well underway and we have managed to get at least two sets up at practically every practice.
Plans are now well underway for the dancing season ahead and our hosting of a meeting of the Morris Ring at the end of July.
The weather was kind and the company was great as we enjoyed welcoming friends from far and near to join us for our Day of Dance in St Albans to mark the end of our dancing season.
We will be welcoming Morris sides from far and near to join us in marking the end of our dancing season with our Day of Dance on Saturday, 28th September 2019.
Join us for a massed show at 10:30 at the Alban Arena, or follow one of our tours around the centre of the city. The day will end with a final massed show at the West door of the Abbey at 3:00pm before our sides wind their way home, or head to the pub. .
The programme for the day is as follows:
10:30am Massed show – Alban Arena
11:30am Clock Tower / Christopher Place /Nationwide
12:30pm Lunch – The Lower Red Lion
2:00pm Ye Olde Fighting Cocks / Clock Tower / Christopher Place
3:00pm Massed show – St Albans Abbey West Door
4:00pm Informal dancing at the White Lion
6:00pm The White Hart Tap
We’re looking forward to welcoming our friends from Blackheath, Dacre, Etcetera, Hartley, Kennet, Queen’s Oak, Ripley, Standon and Whitchurch to our Day of Dance. Come along and join us too.
We had a great time at this annual event – part of St Albans Folk Festival. Thanks to Trevor for all of his work organising the evening and to everyone else who made it so enjoyable.