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JOIN US! Open Evening September 5th

Our club night is Tuesday plus occasional weekend events. In the summer months we perform in public: outside pubs, at village fetes and farther afield at folk festivals in England and abroad. In the winter months we practice the dances ready for the following summer season.

Recruitment Evening!

Tuesday 5th September  

Yateley Manor School, 8pm

Dog & Partridge, Yateley, 8.30pm

We are always pleased to welcome new recruits, both dancers and musicians. The best time to get involved is in the autumn but don’t let that put you off talking to us about learning this great tradition. All this is free! It is paid for by the generous donations from the public who wish to see this ancient custom thrive.

Our practices are energetic, lively and fun. We gradually build up the different parts of the dance, all under the expert tuition of our dance foremen.

All of us know the challenge of learning the Morris dance and also the pleasure of dancing proficiently.

The first practices are relatively difficult for new members, like driving a car for the first time; however with practice you too will be able to enjoy confidently dancing the Morris.

The Squire will let you know of your progress during the winter season and present you with your kit when you are ready to dance out with us and perform in public.

 

091217 – Charity Event ‘Together For Freddie’, Yateley Green

Good to be supporting a local event for local charities. Fortunate with the weather – bright and cold but soggy and greasy underfoot. Blooming cold, YMM wisely fleeced up especially our long suffering musicians. Some of the lads headed of for the free face painting (handsome holly and berries theme) and to graze on Christingle dolly mixtures! Manger cutouts as well…..

A good mix of Adderbury, Ilmington, Bampton and Lichfield dances, pretty well danced considering the slippery old surface underfoot. Novices Greg and Phil doing really well, Mark appeared as well and was lucky not to get dragged into a set.  YMM cheque book out for a small donation and then, almost inevitably, off to the D&P for a quick one.

Artistes Andy Pobjoy, Steve Betts, Chris Bartlett, Chris Chapple, Max, Ryan Cooper, Ian Sutherland, Greg Bramwell, Tom Brady, Ian Young, Phil Goddard, Andy Pobjoy, Paul Lethbridge, Ross Healey.