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 29/01/2018.
Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th March, 2018. Freaks in the Peaks at Spofforth North Yorkshire. 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
Monday 23rd April is St George’s Day and the local teams will be out at the Ship Inn in Dunswell, just North of Hull.
Saturday 5th May Makara Morris will be dancing out at the Flamborough Fun Day.
Sunday 10th June 2018, Makara Morris will be dancing out in Bridlington’s historic Old Town as part of the 1940’s Festival.
Saturday and Sunday 30th June & 1st July is the Yorkshire Coast Weekend of Dance at Scarborough. There will be several teams dancing on both days.
Saturday 7th July, 2018 Four teams will be together in the Coastal Tour starting in Bridlington. Times & venues to be added later.
Saturday 21st July, 2018 Makara Morris will be dancing out in Hedon. Details to follow.
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 Morris Dancers in Hull City Centre and the Fruit Market area of the Old Town throughout the day.
Wednesday 1st August 2018 is Yorkshire Day and Makara Morris and Ravens Morris will be dancing out at Sewerby Park near Bridlington.
Saturday 18th August to Friday 24th August 2018 is Whitby Folk Week, THE place to see dancing in the streets throughout the day.
Sunday 26th August 2018 Makara Morris will be at South Landing, Flamborough for the lifeboat day.
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