Come and Try It Sunday 26th of June

Marlee Morris are having a Come and Try It morning on the 26th of June.

What could be better on a cold Winters morning than to do some dancing with a friendly group of dancers and musicians whilst at the same time keeping an old tradition alive.  There are many well documented benefits of dancing for physical, mental and social well being.  For example, see this news item for the results of some research regarding dancing lowering the risk of heart disease – Dancing and Heart Disease 

“Muddle of Morris” has this advice as to why you should become a Morris Dancer – Ten reasons to join a Morris side

So the facts:

9 AM 26th of June

Seaward Guide Hall, Monash Ave., Nedlands (adjacent to Hollywood Primary School) – see Come and Try It for more details.

For a downloadable flyer – CATI 2022

Moondyne and MayDay mayhem and a couple gigs coming up

We (Marlee Morris) had a busy day on the 1st of May.  We helped the Perth Morris Men “dance of the Sun” at Kings Park – see photos.  After Breakfast, we went up to perform at Moondyne Festival.  See photos.

Coming up in the next month we will be dancing at Mt Claremont Farmers Markets on the 11th of June and dancing at Cottesloe (between Barchetta and Blue Duck) on the 18th of June with the Fair Maids and others.  For some photos of the last dance out with the Maids – see photos.

 

Interesting start to 2022

Unfortunately due to the difficulties of coping with the changes brought about by Covid,  Fairbridge Festival decided to cancel for this year.

At this stage Moondyne Festival is still planning on going ahead and if so we will be performing there.  

It will be a busy day since we will be joining Perth Morris Men and others in dancing up the Sun at Kaarta Gar-up lookout in Kings Park.

A busy end of year for Marlee Morris

Some great gigs on the horizon.  On the 16th of October we are dancing at Hillary’s Boardwalk for “Folk on the Water 2” – for more details of our performance – see Event.

Next gig will be the Festival of Lights in South Fremantle on Sunday 7th of November between 5 and 6PM.  We had great fun dancing there last year and are pleased to have been chosen to dance there again.  For some photos from last year see photos.  For some videos – see videos.

A few weeks later we are dancing at Rosalie Village Fete – time to be confirmed.

Eight days later we are wishing one of our dancers farewell by dancing out in Crawley near Bayside Kitchen between 11 and 12 on Sunday 28th of November.

We will wind up the year by dancing (& eating and drinking) at and near PICA Bar in Northbridge on Wednesday 15th of December from 6:30.

Interesting gigs coming up.

After a successful Come and Try It it is great to have a few interesting gigs to look forward to.

Marlee Morris is performing at Balingup for the Balingup Mini-Eval Festival – see BMC for more information.  The festival is on Saturday 28th of August – see Event for more details.

 

 

 

 

 

We have been invited by the Fair Maids of Perth to dance with them and the Perth Morris Men at Cottesloe on the 4th of September.  See FMOP for more details.  Continue reading “Interesting gigs coming up.”

A bit of a relax after a busy time

It is time to learn a few new dances without the pressure of getting ready for any particular performance at the moment.

Over a period of a month we did four public performances and one workshop.  We started with a  workshop at Fairbridge Festival and concluded with a performance at Moondyne Festival.  It was good fun and performances and the workshop were all well received.

Also we were very excited to be part of the video for this Phil Hambling song – A Hundred Years Hence

Busy time ahead

After a reasonable start to the year we have some great gigs to look forward to over the next couple of months.

Firstly we are dancing at Fairbridge Festival on the 11th of April – details –  here.  

Secondly performing at Buddha’s Birthday on Sunday 18th of April – details here.

Thirdly we are helping to celebrate St George’s Day for the Joondalup Sports Association on 23rd of April.  Details here.

Lastly we are part of the entertainment at Moondyne Festival on the 2nd of May – dancing at 11:50 and 3:30 – see Event.

Compliments of the Season and Happy 2021

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.

The good news is that despite all that we still danced out some eight times during the year. Continue reading “Compliments of the Season and Happy 2021”