Photo by Doug Pattison
On Saturday 6 April, Priston Jubilee Morris danced at Carla and Luke’s wedding reception held at Priston Mill.
Our arrival was supposed to be a surprise, but the bells (as usual) gave us away as we arrived. We were, however, welcomed to the party and our first couple of dances received rapturous applause.
With the party in full flow the Squire suggested that we would teach them a dance, which resulted in the side being mobbed by volunteers as bells and wavers were shared out between the crowd.
Many competed to strap a set of bells to the bride’s leg! before there followed a rather chaotic teach-in, which everyone thoroughly enjoyed. Read More
Posted in PJM
Tagged bells, bride, celebration, ceremony, Cotswold, dancing, Morris, Priston, Priston Mill, Somerset, wedding
Photo by Martyn Fennell
Priston Morris started the new year well by almost being on time to welcome it in at noon.
The side was somewhat reduced due to a mixture of illness, absence with leave, and some absence without leave, while one musician who was suffering from the night before struggled on manfully, regardless of the fact that he could have done with a quiet and dark room instead.
We were joined by Somerset Morris and Rag Morris, even though they did show us up by being in rather larger numbers than ourselves, however, a decent spot of weather helped the dancing to be of a surprisingly good standard for new year’s day. This may have had a lot to do with it being virtually impossible to get a drink in the pub, which was packed to the rafters with the Midsomer Norton and Radstock Silver Band, a choir, numerous Priston residents and quite a number of keen walkers from around the local villages. Read More
Posted in PJM
Tagged annual, bagman, Border, celebration, Cotswold, dancing, gift, Morris, New Year's Day, Nine Men's Morris, Priston, pub, Rag Morris, Somerset Morris, squire, Stave
Priston Morris Needs You!
Artwork by Sam Ross
With the advent of autumn, Priston Jubilee Morris is back in the hall at Priston Village for the practice season, following a fantastic 35th anniversary year of dance.
This is the time when we learn new dances, sharpen up on old ones and start to make decisions about where we’d like to perform in the coming year. But more importantly, it’s a great time for new people to join us, dancers and/or musicians, and we would like to encourage anyone to come along and have a go, including families looking for an activity they can enjoy together*.
Morris dancing is a traditional form of English dance that is a good way to keep fit, meet some very interesting people and have fun! However, the survival of most Morris teams, of which Priston is no different, is with local people taking an interest and getting involved. Read More