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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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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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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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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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Folk and Blues and Cock-a-doodle-doos at the Priston Festival 2012

A group of Priston Morris men at Priston Festival 2012

No rain, but some sunshine; it must be the end of summer and time for the Priston Festival! Just before noon on Sunday 16 September, Priston village was buzzing with activity on the green from a gathering audience perusing stalls and looking forward to the colourful performances of the forthcoming celebration of all things Morris. […]

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Going out with a bang with (Olympic) Rag Morris

Musicians and dancers from Priston Jubilee and Rag Morris

All too soon the fourteenth and final date on our Grand Jubilee Tour came to greet us. However, the summer-long dance extravaganza wasn’t going to pass us by without something of a celebration, and so we found ourselves at The Old Station Inn, Hallatrow in the company of Rag Morris. For those who don’t know, Rag was one […]

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Getting jiggy with Billy No Mates and Somerset Morris

Dancers and musicians from Priston Jubilee, Somerset and Billy No Mates Morris

Not content with being the 13th day in August, the penultimate date of our tour was also the thirteenth date on our Grand Jubilee Tour. For this auspicious date, we found ourselves at The Old Green Tree in Bath, alongside Somerset Morris and Billy No Mates Morris (the one-man Morris side), in support of the […]

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Natural Born Morris…at the Railway Inn, Clutton

Priston Morris with regulars of the Railway Inn, Clutton

After having had so much fun with guest sides all through the summer, Monday night’s dance out proved that you don’t need a guest side to have a good time. The twelfth date on our Grand Jubilee Tour looked like it was going to be a quiet affair, but the punters at the Railway Inn, […]

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