It has been decided to suspend practices for the next three months and this will be reviewed at the end of June to see if we need to extend the suspension.
It has been a good start to the year for Marlee Morris. Four intrepid Marlee travelers went to Napier in New Zealand to attend and dance at the “Morris on Tour NZ” which is an annual event. This year it was hosted by Heart of the Sun, a mixed Cotswold side. Good fun was had by all as they say. For a video of us dancing with numbers helped by the Adelaide Morris Men see Broad Cupid. And for some photos see Photos.
After returning home, we danced at the Wanneroo Festival. It was a good little stand.
Marlee Morris have been invited by the Perth Morris Men to join them and others in the annual Down South Tour. There will be various opportunities to see u dancing. The itinerary is as per link – DS Tour Foot Ups 2019
We will be dancing at the following locations:
Marlee Morris is performing as part of the Core Cider’s “Fire, Fable, and Fest” Winter Festival. See Winter Festival for details of the event.
Eight dancers and six musicians headed East to Canberra to join the Morris contingent at the National Folk Festival. We joined five other sides including Black Joak, Belswagger, Britannia and Surly Griffins and had great fun over the four days of the festival. Good feedback was received from our peers about Marlee’s first appearance at the National Folk Festival. For some videos – see Videos and for some photos – see NFF 2019 Photo
The big news for Marlee Morris is that we are going to be a “Display Side” at the 2019 National Folk Festival which is held in Canberra at Easter. The Australian Morris Ring organises the Morris Dancing part of the Folk Festival. Six sides are normally chosen with three sides being display sides and three being busking sides. The display sides have to provide a half hour display and a one hour workshop as well as doing other “busking” spots around the festival. Joining us in Canberra are Belswagger Morris Dancers, Britannia Morris, Black Joak Morris, Fair Maids of Perth (& Sons), and Surly Griffin Morris For more see National Folk Festival Performance
We have also been invited to dance at a Wedding. Naturally I cannot disclose too many details but it is still exciting to be able to be part of such a joyous occasion.
Merry Christmas to all.
It has been a good start to our time as a new side in Perth. Since announcing the new side we have done the following:
- Danced in Sydney at the National Ale
- Danced at the Down South Tour
- Danced at the Fair Maids of Perth 40th Anniversary Ale
- Completed our first paid gig
- Danced at Perth Morris Men’s Christmas gathering
Looking forward to a great 2019
We were approached by the Australia Britain Society to perform for their Summer Afternoon Tea. It was an enjoyable gig and our first paid gig. For some photos – see Photos
October has been a busy month. On the 13th and 14th we helped the Fair Maids of Perth celebrate their 40th Anniversary at their Ale. For some photos see – Fair Maids of Perth Ale
A while back we became aware that there is a Marlee Pavilion in Kings Park and thought we should have a photo opportunity there and combine it with some drinks and nibbles. We also decided to have a little foot up at the near by Matilda Bay. It could be considered as our official launch. For some photos see – Matilda Bay and Marlee Pavilion