Dec 062016
 

Saturday December 2016. It's the day of that fabulous day-long street party, Mill Road Winter Fair. Will it be freezing? Who cares, it's always a great day. Mill Road is choc-a-bloc from East Road down to Coleridge, virtually every shop has stall out with everything Cambridge's most multi-cultural street can offer. And there's loads of street entertainment including the Cambridge Morris Men (just don't put us next to the Samba Band pleeeease!). We had a great day, as I hope these pictures show. Thanks to the dancers and to all friends who came up to say hello.

Rising to the occasion

Look ma, levitation!

Watch those sticks lads

Watch those sticks lads

Welcome Roger to CMM

Welcome Mark to CMM

A fine body of men...

A fine body of men...

Face off in Jockey

Face off in Jockey

Jump for joy Matt!

Jump for joy Matt!

Andrew's in the frame

Andrew's in the frame

Nov 212016
 

Six elected members of CMM and nine honorary men were among the largest gathering of CMM members ever at that event on Saturday, shop 12th November:

Elected and Honorary Cambridge Morris Men at the event: Graham Cox, John Weaver, Matt Simons, Ollie Simons, Randolf Scott, Mike Garland, Adam Garland, Peter Halfpenney (not dancing but stood to sing a song), Jon Melville, Charlie Corcoran, Joe Oldaker, Roger Comley, Mike Wilkinson and Ian Phillips. And elected CMM musician: Liz Bassett.

It was a great evening.  At one stage the younger members of CMM, Anker MM, Jockey MM and ESMM (no doubt with others) performed a nine-man version of the Quaker, Bampton.  Much later Matt and Ollie were two of the three who performed correct Bucknell double capers in Saturday Night.

Aug 172016
 

Helen Strudwick of Devil's Dyke MM and The Fitzwilliam Museum arranged for a combined show of DDMM and CMM in front of an early 17th century painting showing a Morris side dancing beside the Thames opposite Richmond Castle.  The painting had been in Lord Fitzwilliam's collection, donated to Cambridge University 200 years ago as the foundation of the museum.

DDMM and CMM four in line with Taborer, Hobby Horse and Fool

DDMM and CMM four in line with Taborer, Hobby Horse and Fool

 Posted by at 11:53 am
May 082016
 

Five Cambridge men as well as six honorary members wearing other kit traveled to London city centre on the second roasting hot day this year to dance with men from eleven sides including Thaxted, salve St. Albans, Anker, Jockey, North British and our hosts, the Westminster Morris Men.  We danced near Westminster Abbey, the houses of parliament, some excellent old pubs and the Thames.  Both the morning and afternoon tours ended up with massed shows in Trafalgar Square.  Thanks to Dave Brewster, Danny Gallagher, Emma and Jon Melville for providing us with fine, uplifting music.

 Posted by at 5:51 pm
Jan 222016
 

We are sorry to announce that Kay died following a long illness.  He will be sorely missed as a kind companion, visit an lively conversationalist and a fine dancer.  Kay was a stalwart of the Travelling Morrice, organising many tours.

photo by Gene Lerner

"Ike" Eickhoff, Prof. Norman Peacock and "Kay" Reynolds met at Sidney Sussex college in 1941 while sitting the scholarship examination for Natural Sciences.

photo by Allan Jarvis

Kay Reynolds on the 2008 Travelling Morrice tour to the Forest of Bowland, waiting to bring on the sword cake.

May 152014
 

Despite a cold, drugs wet day over most of East Anglia we enjoyed fine weather and the excellent dancing of sixty visiting sides from The Morris Federation, The Morris Ring and Open Morris.  Many brilliant photographs were taken and links or actual pictures will be posted here very soon.

 Posted by at 2:38 pm
Jan 282014
 

Joint Morris Organisations Day of Dance 2014 (latest page update: 29/mar/14)

Organised by The Morris Ring and Cambridge Morris Men

Invitation

Where and when?

In Cambridge on Saturday 10th May 2014 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

How do we get to be part of this event?

Contact your side’s Morris national organisation (Morris Federation, here Morris Ring or Open Morris) as soon as possible and in any case *before the end of February* with the following information:

 

Team name

Contact name

Contact email

Contact mobile phone

Dance style (e.g. Cotswold, North-West, Rapper, Border, Molly, Longsword, …)

Brief description of kit

Approximate number attending (only for information)

Will your side be staying in Cambridge for Saturday evening?

Any additional notes (e.g. children’s side, sharing musician with…)

 

Places will be allocated in proportion 55% - 25% - 20% so there will be room for 33 Federation sides, 15 Morris Ring sides and 12 Open Morris sides.

What’s the programme?

Dancing in Cambridge during the day at a number of dance spots within walking distance.  All get together briefly at the end of the afternoon for a very few massed dances and a few show dances from the young stars of the Morris.  There will also be an opportunity to get together later for music, singing and socialising.

 

Each side is responsible for your own travel, accommodation and victualling so you manage all your own costs.  Information on B&Bs, hotels, hostels, campsites etc., on rail links, park+ride etc. and on pubs etc. will be provided later to every side registered to attend.  A page of the Cambridge MM website will soon be set up, dedicated to this day of dance and updated as more information is gathered.

 

At the moment, we should like you just to register your intention to come to the event – please let us know by the end of February at the latest, so that Cambridge MM can make the final arrangements with full knowledge of the number and styles of teams attending.

 

FILES:

JMO 2014 Info pack - Who, what, where, when how etc.. JMO_2014_DoD info_140325

A bit of reading - buskers code of practice

Sep 262013
 

Come and try Morris Dancing! On Tuesday 1st October at 8.15 pm, search there’s a taster session, try free and open to all. Come along to the Arbury Community Centre on Campkin Road, CB4 2LD. This is your opportunity for a workout, improved coordination and a better life.

You can find full details on Cambridge Morris Men Practices on our Morris Practice Page

May 172013
 

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