Tag Archives: Cotswold

Open evening 26 October – save the date and Priston Jubilee Morris!

Performing at The Old Green Tree

How important do you think the Morris is to Priston village and the surrounding areas? This may seem like a strange question, but the reason for asking is that Priston Jubilee Morris is on its uppers, on its beam-ends, close to collapse. If you are thinking to yourself, “So what?” or “Hooray!” then read no further, […]

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Give Morris dance a chance…two left feet welcomed

August is rapidly coming to a close and Priston Jubilee Morris will soon be returning home to the hall at Priston Village for the beginning of the practice season starting on Monday 14 September 2015 and running through to the end of April 2016. This is the time when we learn new dances, sharpen up on […]

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Dancing into 2015!

Happy new year everyone! Our first dance out of the year in 2015 was on Thursday 1 January, when we were joined by Somerset Morris and Rag Morris at Priston village green. Luckily, the rain kept off and there was a puppet based Mummers play in the hall to continue the entertainment after we’d all had enough of […]

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The 2014 practice season officially begins…

Performing at The Old Green Tree

The last few dance outs of the season are still to come, but we are now officially in practice season and will be back in Priston Village Hall on Monday, 15 September, from 8pm. This year we will be focusing on a couple of different traditions, which means some new dances, as well as allowing some of […]

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Hold the press! Morris dancing is on the increase…

Morris dancers have increased in numbers from 1,000 to 16,000

Only five years after The Daily Mail was touting the demise of Morris dancing, they now appear to be stating that it’s gaining in popularity. “Morris troupes (?) have increased from 726 to 781 and dancers from 1,000 to 16,000.” I’d be interested to know exactly where their figures have come from and over what […]

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Free Morris Dancing Workshop!

Cam Valley Arts Trail logo

Priston Jubilee Morris is a men’s dance group based in Priston, who perform traditional Morris dances with both sticks and hankies. We dance for the May Day sunrise, folk festivals and local events throughout the year, as well as pubs on summer evenings, often finishing with some tunes or songs over a pint or two. […]

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Music, Song and Laughter with Somerset Morris

Musicians playing next to a fire

Music, song and laughter rang out from The Wheatsheaf pub between Corston and Marksbury on Monday evening as we got together with local friends Somerset Morris for a dance on a fine but chilly evening. Part way through the dancing, a couple pulled up at the pub on their way back from a friend’s gig in Farrington […]

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The Maid at The Mill…

A bride joins in soem Morris dancing

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 […]

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Welcoming in the new year!

The retiring secretary receives a gift from Priston Jubilee Morris

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 […]

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Priston Morris Needs You!

Poster advertising Morris Dancing Workshops

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 […]

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