The Morris Side of Kings Lynn

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The King's Morris was formed in 1978. We are a revival side; like most modern teams we perform Cotswold Morris dances from many traditions across middle england.

 

We are members of The Morris Federation, an association of mixed Morris teams, which has about 490 member sides.

 

The King's Morris present dancing tours in North-West Norfolk on bank holidays, and on some Friday evenings in Summer we dance outside local village pubs. On the second Sunday in September we invite several other dance teams to join us for massed Morris in King's Lynn (as part of Heritage Open Day). Like many other teams we perform on Boxing Day to mark the "re-discovery" of Morris dancing in 1899 by the folklorist Cecil Sharp. And we take great pride in presenting the traditional King's Lynn May Garland on May Day.

 

The dancers outfits consist of white shirts and trousers, and light grey top hats. Their baldrics, bellpads and hat ribbons are in the King's Lynn town colours of blue and yellow.

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We wear the old heraldic shield of the town, showing three dragons' heads, on our baldrics. Our musicians perform the traditional dance tunes on fiddle, melodeons, accordion and pipe-and-tabor.

If you are interested in joining the team, or hiring it for a display, contact our Bagman,

David Jackson, 9 Edward Street, Kings Lynn, Norfolk PE30 5QS

Telephone 01553 768930

E-mail paljac7@yahoo.co.uk

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Plough Monday Celebrations 8th. January 2018
Northwold.

The Pub is closed (the village are trying to take it over) so this year we will assemble at:-
* Assemble at the Sports and Social Club in Hovells Lane, Northwold, IP26 5LX (plenty of parking, toilets, etc.)
*Leave there at 7.10pm to arrive at St. Andrew's Church for 'Blessing of the Plough' ceremony at 7.30pm (Rural Dean) at Lych Gate. Torch bearers and Traffic Control will lead the way.
*After The Plough has been blessed - dancing and Mummer's Play
Order:- 1. King's Morris
2. Mummers (who need to go ahead to do refreshments)
3. Misfit Molly / Green Dragon (in any order we chose)
4. Broom Dance (possibly also school pupils)
*All then process to Haylock's Barn to repeat dancing and Mummer's Play, partake of refreshments and finally, back to the Sport's and Social Club for more refreshments - the bar will be open!

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2 "Very Bracing" performances today. Well done to the Firemen for...err...hiding behind their van when we asked them to dance!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Dancing out tomorrow...CHRISTMAS CRACKER EVENT, Town Centre, Hunstanton
We will dance at 2.00pm in High Street, and at 3.00pm around the corner, in St Edmund's Terrace (near the Princess Theatre).
No doubt the town will be busy, so allow plenty of time to park, and walk to High Street.
In the event of rain, hopefully the organisers can make the usual arrangements for an indoor dance venue.
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