In 2017, Hull’s Year as the Capital of Culture, we promised to make it a big one for Morris.
The Morris Federation AGM lived up to its promise a feast of Morris for the City of Culture. The local Morris Federation steering group has its own dedicated website at hulldayofdance.com . The list of teams is entered on the “Meet the Morris” page. You can access information on dance spots by following this link.
Once again the most notable feature was the total media blackout on it by Look North and the Hull Daily Mail. Nowt!
Videos from the “Survivors’ Session” on 24th September are posted on Youtube at:
Leek Morris https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7H539-HQ_k
The Hull Folk and Maritime Festival ran again as a three day event and Saturday 22nd July, 2017 was confirmed for the Kingston Upon Hull Day of Traditional Dance.
Last year it was the Plague of the Orange Barriers. This year the dancers have had to compete for space against a national Gay Pride event, the BBC proms and several minor events in the city centre. Nonetheless, Jamie assembled 21 teams and 16 locations to bring our annual blaze of colour and tradition to Hull city centre. There was also a small number of teams in the Marina/Folk festival area from 11.a.m. on Sunday morning.We had a wonderful day when Hull was ablaze with colour and tradition. Many, many thanks to all those teams who danced throughout the day and the musicians who accompanied them. Thanks to the people of Hull who provided such an enthusiastic and appreciative audience
Videos are posted at:
Beverley Garland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk51GuZQVyo
Bourne Borderers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0h_E1AOCYWw
Bourne Borderers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjzViUdO5xk
Dukes Dandy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fbPG9MaNA4
Mortimer’s Morris https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxVhHIx91Nw
Ravens Morris https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7prbjPxGa0
Rhubarb Tarts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJHSY6vrJk8
The Herring Gals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk72bs_hgR4
NEW FROM JULY 2017 Local bus operator EYMS have started a hop on/off Open Top Bus Tour with prices well below other city tours and under fives free. Full details available on https://www.eyms.co.uk/bus-services/service-information-item?id=1441
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