This Years Events


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.

 Thanks to everyone for your continuing support.

SMMRushcart lads

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