Marlee Morris would like to wish you all the best for 2021.
It has been an interesting year for Marlee Morris. Covid 19 resulted in the cancellation of the National Folk Festival and Fairbridge Festival – both of which we were booked to perform at. We also had to cease practice but fortunately only for three months.
Since the resumption of practices back in mid June we have been reasonably busy both with practices and a few events. We have danced at the following:
Tom’s Birthday Celebrations – Tom celebrated a significant Birthday recently and he is presently Foreman of three out of the four Perth Morris sides and has been involved with Morris in Perth for approximately forty years. So it was only appropriate that all Morris sides turned out to dance for and with Tom. For us dancing there see – Black Joke Bledington
Core Cider – Fire Fable Feast. For the second year in a row they invited us to help celebrate the “Fire, Fable and Feast” Winter Festival. It was a well organised and fun night. For us dancing there see – Dilwyn
Carmel Cider – Winter Wassailing Festival. Another Cidery invited us to dance for them. It was a fun evening – for some photos see – Photos
We are performing at the South Fremantle Festival of Lights in South Terrace, South Fremantle from 5 to 7 PM on Sunday 8th of November.
We have been invited to perform at the annual “Folk in the Forest” event at Dwellingup in November. Folk in the Forrest is a fund raiser for “Little Folk” a children’s cancer charity. In their blurb they said “We look forward to having Marlee Morris make their debut this year. Exciting, vibrant, consummate dancers all – they’ll take your breath away. We may get a brief glimpse of them on Friday night just before the ceili. See them on the deck on Saturday after lunch.” For more details – see Folk in the Forest Performance
Marlee Morris extend an invitation to you to come and try Morris dancing, that whacky traditional English dancing with sticks, bells and handkerchiefs (wavers) . We are welcoming new members after a Covid break and can’t wait to start dancing out again.
We’ll all be there at The Seaward Guide Hall, Monash Ave, Nedlands on August 16, 9am – 12pm ready to teach you what we know – and we’ll provide morning tea so you can have a chat and get to know us. While some previous dancing experience might be helpful, the only way to find out if you can do it is to give it a go! It’s free for the first lesson and we all contribute a token amount after that to go towards hall hire. We are a very social group and often gather at a café or pub after a gig.
Let Steve know if you wish to join us on 0400 731 049 and he can answer your questions about Morris dancing in general and why we love it so much. Wear comfortable clothing with flat shoes.
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
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