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MP puts the morris in motion 14 January 2000
A House of Commons motion praising morris dancers has prompted The Daily Telegraph to defend "every true-born Englishman's right to strap jingle
bells round his knees and make a hanky-waving wally of himself in
Free Dome deal for rapper sides updated version
Free tickets to the Millennium Dome in London have been negotiated for performers attending the DERT2000 rapper sword gathering in March. 11 January 2000
Centenary success for Quarry
Members of Headington Quarry Morris Dancers have been looking back with quiet satisfaction on their big day - the centenary of their team's meeting with Cecil Sharp on December 26. 7 January 2000
Win a prize in our horrible competition
We're giving away a CD and one pack of the EFDSS "Images of Tradition" collection in our first (and possibly last) Shave The Donkey competition. You don't need any knowledge of the morris to enter….but you may want to ask yourself, 'Is there more to life than solving dastardly word grids?' To find out more, see A Bunch Of Posers.
The winter of the long swords
Trevor Stone's guide to longsword dance outings over Christmas and the New Year, from Rattle Up, My Boys, the quarterly sword dance magazine.
Helmond's farewell to a much-loved teacher
Morrisdansgroep Helmond have published a heartfelt tribute to their instructor and "inspiring friend" Ægle Hoekstra, who died in November, 1999.
Librarian's 20 happy returns...
Malcolm Taylor has clocked up two decades of helping researchers dig out the treasures of the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library.
Press Release: EFDSS
The English Folk Dance and Song Society has sent us its press release
announcing the departure of its chief executive, Martin Frost. We're glad
to publish it in full.
Bennett and Wells star in new pack of images
Some of the great figures from morris history are being featured on a set of collectors' cards put together by the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library.
EFDSS boss departs after blowing out cobwebs (revised version)
The man brought in to breathe new life into the English Folk Dance & Song Society has left the job after just over a year - but with colleagues praising his dynamic new initiatives.
Journal marks 100 years of publication
The Folk Music Journal is celebrating 100 years of publication - within days of the centenary of Cecil Sharp's historic first encounter with the morris.
Keep beast away from us, says 'mad' Jacks man
A statement denying involvement in the disappearance of the Hammersmith
hobby horse has been issued on behalf of two "respectable" morris
Archivist finds a grand
home for papers
Adrian Williams has been doing a spot of "home hunting" since
rashly taking on a substantial property with scope for expansion - namely, the
Morris Federation archive.
Hammersmith horse off, horror
A strange beast with an evil stare has not been sighted roaming the streets
of West London. Not for some months, anyway - because Hammersmith Morris Men
have lost it.
New prize for
Sidmouth jig contest
A prize for newcomers is being introduced in the morris jig contest at the
next Sidmouth Festival to encourage more dancers to take part.
Desert Orchid for
hobby horse festival?
Britain's first-ever festival of hobby horses is being planned for the
Oxfordshire town of Banbury - and there'll be no shortage of troughs in the
Bedlams plan a
lovely bunch of surprises
The famously inventive Berkshire Bedlam morris team is cooking up some
surprises for Sidmouth festival 2000 - and it's anybody's guess whether it will
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