This Years Events

 

2017

Thursday 13th April – Greenfield. Our traditional season opener, starting at Road End, Greenfield (across the road from King William IV pub), finishing at Boarshurst Band Club.

Friday 14th April – Saddleworth. Our annual Easter tour of the shire, dancing in the villages of Delph, Dobcross, Diggle, with a detour to the Carriage House, Marsden, before returning to Uppermill, finishing at the Cross Keys and the Church Inn in the evening. Once again we will be joined by our good friends Earlsdon Morris.

Saturday 29th April – Long Itchington, Southam. Dancing with other sides including Earlsdon Morris Men at the beer festival held in the village of Long Itchington.

Saturday 6th May – Holmfirth Folk Festival.

Saturday & Sunday 20th/21st May– Moulton, Northamptonshire. Once again joining our good friends Moulton Morris Men for the village festival weekend.

Sunday 4th June – Manchester. A walking tour of Castlefield in Manchester city centre.

Saturday 17th June – Calder Valley. Info to follow.

Saturday & Sunday 1st/2nd July – Towcester, Northamptonshire. Weekend of Dance hosted jointly by Queen’s Oak Morris and Rose & Castle Morris.

Saturday 15th July – Uppermill, Saddleworth. Supporting the Saddleworth Folk Festival.

Saturday & Sunday 29th/30th July – London. Tour of London as part of Ravensbourne Morris Ring Meeting.

Saturday & Sunday 26th/27th August – 43rd Annual Saddleworth Rushcart. During the other weekends of August we are busy cutting the rushes for the ‘Cart. Unfortunately, we cannot commit ourselves to dance at this time due to the work needed for the Rushcart.

Saturday & Sunday 9th/10th September – Monkseaton. Weekend touring parts of Newcastle upon Tyne and the North East hosted by Monkseaton Morris.

 Thanks to everyone for your continuing support.

SMMRushcart lads

PREVIOUS YEARS

2016

Thursday 24th March – Greenfield. Our traditional season opener, starting at Road End, Greenfield (across the road from King William IV pub), finishing at Boarshurst Band Club.

Friday 25th March – Saddleworth. Our annual Easter tour of the shire, dancing in the villages of Delph, Dobcross, Diggle, with a detour to the Carriage House, Marsden, before returning to Uppermill, finishing at the Cross Keys and the Church Inn in the evening. Once again we will be joined by our good friends Earlsdon Morris.

Saturday 23rd April – York. Joining many other sides for a celebration of all styles of Morris dancing in the centre of York.

Monday 2nd May – Middleton. Dancing outside the Ring o Bells supporting other entertainers and activities.

Saturday 7th May – Holmfirth Folk Festival.

Saturday & Sunday 4th/5th June – Thaxted, Essex. Dancing in and around Thaxted village joining other Morris Ring side at the annual Thaxted Ring Meeting.

Saturday 25th June – East Lancashire Railway. An afternoon touring the route of the ELR, with dancing Bury, Ramsbottom and Rawtenstall.

Sunday 3rd July – Bacup Crown Affair, Backup. Annual dancing event with the Britannia Coconut Dancers of Bacup and others at The Crown just outside Bacup town centre.

Saturday 16th July – Uppermill. Supporting the Saddleworth Folk Festival.

Saturday & Sunday 22nd/23rd July – Warwick. Supporting the Warwick Folk Festival.

Saturday & Sunday 20th/21st August – 42nd Annual Saddleworth Rushcart. During the other weekends of August we are busy cutting the rushes for the ‘Cart. Unfortunately, we cannot commit ourselves to dance at this time due to the work needed for the Rushcart.

Saturday & Sunday 3rd/4th September – East Suffolk. Joining other Morris sides at the East Suffolk Ring Meeting & supporting our own Eddie Worral who is dancing in as the Squire of the Ring.

Rushcart lads

 

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