Want to see Priston Jubilee Morris in action, then why not come along to one of the following events? We update our programme throughout the year, so bookmark this page or subscribe to our programme via RSS or iCal. If you would like to enquire about booking us for your event, please contact us.
|Bath International Music Festival|
|24/05/13 http://www.pristonmorris.org.uk/pjm/a-weekend-of-celebrations/||Priston Jubilee Morris in Bath||Party in the City|
|Time: 5.00pm. The biggest free show in Bath, Party in the City is the moment when Bath explodes with music! On the first Friday of every Bath International Music Festival, in over 30 venues and with over 2,000 performers, music of every kind – folk, rock, pop, choral, jazz, electronic, orchestral, brass, and more – brings the city alive. Priston Jubilee Morris will be adding to the spectacle this year, by providing street entertainment in the centre of Bath, finishing at the Old Green Tree in Green Street. There’s even a firework display at 10pm! What more could you want from a barmy summer’s evening?|
|05/06/13 http://Events||Priston Jubilee Morris in Avoncliff||The Cross Guns|
|Time: 8.00pm. Address: BA15 2HB. Venue phone: 01225 862 335 or 01225 867 613. It’s with great anticipation that we look forward to dancing out with old friends Chippenham Morris. Meeting half-way at The Cross Guns, it should be a fun night of music and dance. Come along and see us in action! Please note that this is a WEDNESDAY.|
|Wimborne Minster Folk Festival|
|08/06/13 http://Events||Priston Jubilee Morris in Wimborne Minster, Dorset||Wimborne Town Centre|
|Wimborne Minster Folk Festival promises three days of ‘folk, family and fun’, with the much-loved mix of dance displays, family activities, workshops and stalls returning to the historic minster town’s streets, while the concerts at the Allendale Centre will showcase superb live music from artists spanning the current folk spectrum. Priston Morris will be there on Saturday only alongside a wealth of other teams…don’t miss us!|
|10/06/13 http://www.pristonmorris.org.uk/pjm/bath-time-border-with-tatters-and-tails/||Priston Jubilee Morris in Clutton||The Railway Inn|
|Time: 8.00pm. Address: BS39 5PD. Venue phone: 01761 452 444. We both enjoyed it so much last year, we decided to meet up again with the fun new border side based in Bath, Tatters and Tails. Come and see some Border moves alongside our own Cotswold style…|
|17/06/13 http://Events||Priston Jubilee Morris in Yarlington||The Stags Head|
|Time: 8.00pm. Address: BA9 8DG. Venue phone: 01963 440 393. We have been invited to dance with: Treacle Eater Clog way down in the wilds of Somerset. It’s Treacle Eater’s 30th anniversary this year, so come and celebrate with us!|
|01/07/13 http://Events||Priston Jubilee Morris in Pucklechurch||The Rose and Crown|
|Time: 8.00pm. Address: BS16 9PS. Venue phone: 0117 937 2351. We’ll be dancing with our good friends Winterbourn Down Border Morris. Come out and see us!|
|Day of Dance|
|13/07/13 http://Events||Priston Jubilee Morris in Chepstow, Wales||Widders Morris|
|Time: 11.00am. We will be joining The Widders Border Morris in sunny Chepstow for their day of dance with La Lachera, dancers from Rocca Grimalda in Italy. Beginning at 11am and finishing at around 5pm or later if we feel up to it! There will be no dance schedule, we will simply be dancing wherever we can find a spot around the town and mix with all manner of other Morris sides. Come and see the dancing!|
|Priddy Folk Festival|
|14/07/13 http://Events||Priston Jubilee Morris in Priddy, Somerset||Priddy|
|Organised and run by a group of volunteers dedicated to bringing good music into Priddy and raising money for the village school and other village projects. The Festival is based on and around the historic green in Priddy – the most wonderful setting for a weekend of music. Come and see us dance at the festival on the Sunday.|
|16/07/13 http://www.pristonmorris.org.uk/pjm/of-pogos-and-penguins-with-dr-turbervilles/||Priston Jubilee Morris in Alhampton||The Alhampton Inn|
|Time: 8.00pm. Address: BA4 6PY. We enjoyed it so much last year, that we’ve invited Dr Turberville’s Morris to rejoin us for another evening of dance this year. If you’ve really been paying attention then you’ll also realise that this date is on a Tuesday and not a Monday (well, you’ve got to placate the indigenous Morris somehow). Even though it’s a school night, we hope you’ll come and join us…|
|22/07/13 http://www.pristonmorris.org.uk/pjm/going-out-with-a-bang-with-olympic-rag-morris/||Priston Jubilee Morris in Bristol||The Cottage Inn|
|Time: 8.00pm. Address: BS1 6XG. A year on from their Olympic shenanigans, we’re dancing with Bristol University side Rag Morris once again. Always a lot of fun to dance and hang out with. Come and see some energetic dances and listen in to some tunes after hours.|
|12/08/13 http://Events||Priston Jubilee Morris in Bath||The Old Green Tree|
|Time: 8.00pm. Address: BA1 2JZ. This will be the last of our summer tour dates and it just so happens that it coincides with the Bath Folk Festival. We shall be reprieving our annual patronage of The Old Green Tree, a fine pub in the centre of Bath, so come and enjoy the summer while it’s still with us!|
|Swanage Folk Festival|
|06/09/13 - 08/09/13 http://Events||Priston Jubilee Morris in Swanage||Shore Road|
At the heart of Swanage Folk Festival are the many dance sides who come from all over the country to perform and entertain and Priston is hoping to be there again this year. There will be Cotswold, Border, North-West, Molly, Rapper and Appalacian. Swanage is also lucky to have a few other dance sides outside of the traditional ‘Morris’ that add variety – look out for the belly dancers!
|22/09/13 http://Events||Priston Jubilee Morris in Priston||Priston Village Green|
Address: Ring o’ Bells, BA2 9EE.
We’ll be dancing with several other sides (teams to be confirmed), at Priston Festival 2013. This will be the sixth festival in Priston and it promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Find out more by visiting the Priston Festival website.
Events we attended this year:
|New Year’s Day Celebration|
|01/01/13 http://Events||Priston Jubilee Morris in Priston||Priston Village Green|
Address: Ring o’ Bells, BA2 9EE.
The annual morning dance after the night before… Following on from Priston Cricket Club’s Duck Race through the village, we will join with other local Morris sides for something loosely resembling Morris dancing. Soup and rolls will be available in the village hall and the Ring o’ Bells pub will be open. Bemused onlookers and hangovers, assured and welcomed.
|07/01/13 http://Events||Priston Jubilee Morris in Timsbury||The Cheshire Home|
Address: BA2 0ES.
Every January, Priston Jubilee Morris visits The Cheshire Home in Timsbury to entertain the residents and staff with some Morris dancing. A fun and festive event enjoyed by all.
|Teaching session for local Scouts/Guides|
|15/01/13 http://Events||Priston Jubilee Morris in Timsbury||St. Mary’s C of E Primary School|
Address: BA2 0JR.
Occasionally we get asked to come along to local Scout/Guide groups and teach them some of our dance moves and get them performing a dance from scratch. This time we will be with Timsbury Girl Guides at the village school in Timsbury. If you would like to book Priston Jubilee Morris for your club/group, please contact us.
|19/01/13 http://Events||Priston Jubilee Morris in Priston||Priston Village Green|
Address: Ring o’ Bells, BA2 9EE.
It’s mid-January, so it must be the annual Priston Wassail! What better way to beat away the winter blues with some Morris dancing on the village green, followed by the traditional apple-tree ceremony in a local orchard. Revel in the warming mulled cider, make offerings of cider-drenched toast to the trees and plug your ears while shotguns are fired. Then return to the village hall to partake of tea and cake while being entertained by our friends Dr Turberville’s Morris, all the way from the deepest darkest depths of Somerset… There’s even talk of a charity raffle where you could win an apple tree of your very own. Come along and join in the fun; it’s all round family entertainment.
Due to the onset of some rather heavy snow, there will be a limited presence of Priston Morris at this event and dancing is unlikely. Dr Turberville’s will no longer be attending, in light of the fact that they have a long way to come and the roads may be blocked or treacherous…
Please take care if you are considering attending and will be travelling from outside of Priston.
|The Lock In Dance Show|
|21/02/13 http://Events||Priston Jubilee Morris in Bristol||Colston Hall|
|Time: 6.50pm. Address: BS1 5AR. Some of the UK’s oldest forms of dance are brought bang up to date as they collide with some of the youngest in an exciting new dance and music show. ‘The Lock In’ sees a group of street dancers arrive at an apparently deserted pub, where a clash of cultures turns into a dynamic and athletic dance floor stand-off. Sword dances are performed with snooker-cues, pub bouncers dance the Morris and B-boys flirt with clog girls, while house band The Demon Barbers mix English folk music with hip hop, house, funk and ska and drum and bass along the way. Fast-paced and innovative, the show brings together some of the UK’s top clog, sword and Morris dancers with their counterparts from the worlds of B-boying, popping & krump. Priston Morris will be dancing outside the Colston Hall before the performance begins, alongisde many other local dance teams. See you there!|
|Seedy Saturday – Seed Swap, Potato Day and Green Fair|
|09/03/13 http://Events||Priston Jubilee Morris in Farmborough||Farmborough Memorial Hall|
Admission: Adults: £1, Under 16s: Free.
Address: Little Lane.
Seedy Saturday is an annual event encouraging local people to save and share their seeds. It also has a wealth of information and advice on growing, local crafts and getting involved at a local level. Priston Jubilee Morris have danced alongside Somerset Morris at the previous two events at the request of both visitors and traders and we will be dancing again this year throughout the event, which is suitable for all.
|Wedding (private event)|
|06/04/13 http://www.pristonmorris.org.uk/pjm/the-maid-at-the-mill/||Priston Jubilee Morris in Priston||Priston Mill|
Address: BA2 9EQ.
What could be more romantic than an Easter wedding, complete with Priston Jubilee Morris? Not much we think, but we’ll leave the judge of such matters to the lucky bride-to-be… Why not book Priston Jubilee Morris for your wedding/party/event?
|St George’s Day Celebration|
|23/04/13 http://Events||Priston Jubilee Morris in Wick||The Rose and Crown|
|Time: 8.00pm. Address: BS30 5QH. Venue phone: 01179 116 851. Is there a more traditional way to celebrate our patron saint of St George, by performing a bit of Morris to the unsuspecting public? We thought not, so once again we shall be inflicting our bells, sticks and hankies on the eyes and ears of the innocent. We will be dancing from 8-ish alongside Somerset Morris, and maybe even Pigsty Morris,Winterbourn Down Border Morris and the Bristol Morrismen.|
|Dancing in the Dawn|
|01/05/13 http://Events||Priston Jubilee Morris in Priston||Pressbarrow Hill|
Address: BA2 9EE.
The annual madness of dragging ourselves out of bed and up a muddy hillside to perform to the cows on Pressbarrow Hill, followed by a fry-up in the village hall. As well as trying to avoid the water trough, we also have an Oak tree to dance around. Onlookers are welcome, but come prepared with old clothes and sturdy shoes/boots for the hill climb. If you would also like to partake of breakfast and join in the revelries that follow, please contact us.
|Priston May Day|
|06/05/13 http://Events||Priston Jubilee Morris in Priston||Priston Village Green|
Address: Ring o’ Bells, BA2 9EE.
The annual Mayday celebrations in our resident village of Priston. We’ll be Morris dancing (of course), alongside the other attractions of Maypole dancing, funfair, stalls of local produce and crafts, photography competition, ice cream and more! Bring your family and friends for some traditional country fayre.
|11/05/13 http://Events||Priston Jubilee Morris in Emborough||Old Down Inn|
Admission: £10 for the weekend.
Box office: 01761 419224.
Address: BA3 4SA.
We are pleased to announce that we will be supporting the very first MendipFest, an exciting new event for all lovers of traditional song, music, dance and stories. The aim of the festival is to bring alive once more this treasure trove of the voice, feet and musical instruments with the help of a core team of experienced local artists who will focus their efforts on performing material collected in the area and leading workshops exploring local traditions and characters. Priston Jubilee Morris will be dancing in the company of Mrs Price’s Parlour, the Bristol Shantymen, Heather Ash, Somerset Morris, Chas Blacker and the Hotwells Howlers, with many more likely to be confirmed before the event.
Weekend tickets for the festival are £10 and will be available from February 2013. Camping and caravanning will also be available at a local accredited site (additional cost) just across the road and B&B accommodation is offered at the Old Down Inn (tel:01761 232398) at £35 a night (£55 double).
|13/05/13 http://www.pristonmorris.org.uk/pjm/royal-visit-jubilee-tour/||Priston Jubilee Morris in Farmborough||The Butcher’s Arms|
|Time: 8.00pm. Address: BA2 0AE. With May Day shenanigans well and truly over, it’s officially the start of the dance-out season. What better way to celebrate than wowing the general public with our dance skills at the Butcher’s Arms in Farmborough. Come and see us and maybe have a go, as some brave locals did last year…|
|Weekend of Dance|
|17/05/13 - 19/05/13 http://Events||Priston Jubilee Morris in Merton, Devon||Winkleigh Morris|
Address: EX20 3EQ.
Sometimes we like to go away for the weekend and meet up with Morris friends old and new for a mass dance-fest. Winkleigh Morris Weekend of Dance 2013 will have over 200 visiting Morris Dancers from around the country to take part in tours of West and North Devon on the Saturday and a massed display at Merton 11.30 am (tbc) on the Sunday. With a trip to Devon, no doubt a cream tea and ice-cream or two will feature highly on the agenda – alongside the dancing of course…
|20/05/13 http://www.pristonmorris.org.uk/pjm/down-by-the-canal-with-hips-and-haws/||Priston Jubilee Morris in Bradford on Avon||The Canal Tavern|
|Time: 8.00pm. Address: BA15 1LE. We’re crossing the border into the wild lands of Wiltshire to take the opportunity to dance with friends Hips and Haws Clog from Chippenham. It should be a good night of clogs and capers!|
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