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
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.
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.
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