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 27th July 2018.
Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th July 2018 will be the dates of the Hull Folk & Maritime Festival. The Day of Dance will be on Saturday 28th July with twenty teams of Morris Dancers in Hull City Centre, the Streetlife Museum and the Fruit Market area of the Old Town throughout the day.
Sunday 29th July, 2018 Makara Morris will be dancing out at the Hutton Cranswick show.
Wednesday 1st August 2018 is Yorkshire Day and Makara Morris and Ravens Morris will be dancing out at Sewerby Park near Bridlington.
Monday 6th August from 7.00 p.m. Makara Morris will be dancing out at the Marine Hotel in Hornsea.
Monday 13th August from 7.00 p.m. Makara Morris will be dancing out at the Piebald Inn at Hunmanby.
Saturday 18th August to Friday 24th August 2018 is Whitby Folk Week, THE place to see dancing in the streets throughout the day.
Monday 20th August from 7.00 p.m. Makara Morris will be dancing out at the Flemingate Shopping Centre in Beverley.
Sunday 26th August 2018 Makara Morris will be at South Landing, Flamborough for the lifeboat day.
Saturday 1st September will be the Lincoln Big Morris Festival. Usually about twenty teams dancing around Lincoln Centre.
Saturday 8th September, 2018 Lots of teams will gather in the centre of York for York Day of Dance.
Saturday September 8th, 2018 Beverley Garland will be dancing out at the Snaith and Cowick Heritage Day.
September 9th, 12th 16th; The Ravens Morris production of The York Mystery Play THE LAST JUDGEMENT. “An extraordinary carnival of people, noise and steampunkery.”
Friday to Sunday, 21st to 23rd September, will see the Otley Folk Festival. A bit of a drive but worth the effort.
Saturday October 27th, 2018 Makara Morris will be dancing out at the Micklemas Fayre 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