Where can you see Morris Dancing in action in Hull and district? Best check the websites of the various local Morris teams which give details of dance outs (see “Links”). There may be last minute alterations. Remember also that weather is important and rain may lead to last minute cancellations. Sadly, not all team websites are bang up to date!
Some local dates and venues will be published here from time to time:
This page last updated 16th July, 2019
On Thursday 18th July Green Ginger Garland and Rackaback Morris will be dancing out in the evening at The Wellington Inn in Lund.
On Saturday 20th July Beverley Garland Dancers will be dancing out at Cherry Burton.
Sunday 21st July Beverley Garland Dancers will be dancing at the Goodmanham Folk Festival near Market Weighton.
Monday 22nd July, 2019 Makara Morris will be dancing out in the evening at the Hunmanby Pie pub.
Saturday 27th July, 2019. Kingston upon Hull Day of Traditional Dance. This is the biggest gathering of teams in the East Riding with lots of local and national teams dancing in the city centre. This is in conjunction with the Hull Folk and Maritime Festival.
The final line up consists of nine teams:
Green Ginger Garland
White Rose Garland
The Venues are:
King Edward Square Square (3 ships) 10.30 to 1215
Queen Victoria Square 10.30 to 1215
Princes Dock St 1030 to 1315
Hull Marina (Castle St End) 13.30-1515
Humber St 1330 to 1515
Hull Marina/Humber Street 1430 to 1515
Queen Victoria Square 1530to1430
Saturday 27th July, 2019. Beverley Garland Dancers will be dancing at the Withernsea Carnival
Sunday 28th July, 2019 Makara Morris will be dancing out at the Hutton Cranswick show between Beverley and Driffield.
Thursday 1st August 2019 Makara Morris will be dancing out in the day from noon at the Sewerby Hall Yorkshire Day celebrations.
Saturday 3rd August, 2019 Poacher Morris will be dancing out at Worlaby Village Day in North Lincolnshire, just West of the A15.
Monday 5th August, 2019 Makara Morris will be dancing out in the evening at the Spa Gardens, Bridlington.
Monday 12th August. Makara Morris will be dancing out in the evening at Driffield. Exact location to follow.
August 17th to August 23rd, 2019 Whitby Folk Week. The major North of England gathering with lots of teams dancing in the streets.
Sunday 25th August, Makara Morris will be dancing out at the Spa Gardens in Bridlington.
Saturday 31st August, 2019 Makara Morris will be dancing out at the Yorkshire Farming Museum at Murton, near Grimston Bar on the south side of York. As a grandparent, I can testify that the museum is a great, and inexpensive, day out for all ages. The Morris dancing puts the icing on the cake!
Saturday 7th September, 2019. Lincoln Big Morris will see approx 20 teams, including our local teams, dancing in various spots around Lincoln city centre with a grand finale at the cathedral.
Saturday 14th September, 2019 Makara Morris, Beverley Garland Dancers and other teams will be dancing out in Hull City Centre as part of the Heritage Open Days activities. Precise venues to be given later.
Saturday 26th October, 2019 Makara Morris will be dancing out in the afternoon at the Michealmas Fair at Burton Agnes Hall.
Did you miss Father Christmas dancing with Rackaback at the 2014 South Cave lights switch on? You can catch it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejEY1eno89w .
Freaks in the Peaks. This Morris gathering usually consists of groups and individuals learning dances on the Saturday morning which are then danced out at local venues in the afternoon and on the following Sunday. Learners are particularly welcome. Youtube has a wealth of video from past events for those who wish to get the flavour. Check their website http://www.freaksinthepeaks.com
For video of the recent Freaks in Ferriby event please click on:
Duke of Cumberland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tOdw6PyDRg
North Ferriby Social Club https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Whp8R1ISvSI
Green Dragon Welton https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOGDYjDF8-k