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5 days 15 hours ago

Kingston Morris gathered at the princes Head on Richmond Green on Saturday morning to run through those dances that we would dance on the stage at midday. All seemed well so we moved onto the stage area.
We were to start the entertainment after the official opening of the fair and crowning of the May Queen ceremony. Our varied programme demonstrated hanky dances; Over The Hills, Bampton and Banks of the Dee, Fieldtown, a short stick dance; Recruiting Sergeant Bidford, a long stick dance; Blue Eyed Stranger, Bledington, and both short and long stick dance, Jenny Lind, Lichfield.
We then moved down onto the grass in front of the stage to invite any keen members of the audience to join in a Bonny Green Garters, Bampton. This allowed the crew toreassemble the microphones and fold back monitors for the band that were to follow us.
Our efforts were enthusiastically received by the audience and gratefully acknowledged by the MC.
We moved back to the Prince's Head for a beer and a few more dances before standing down just as the rain began to fall.

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5 days 15 hours ago

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1 week 5 days ago

This coming Saturday (May 12th) sees us returning to one of our favourite haunts - the Richmond May Fair. You can catch us on stage from 11.45-12.10. Once we're finished on the stage we'll be dancing outside the Princes Head and then, well anywhere that takes our fancy. See you there!

Kingston Morris

1 week 5 days ago

May 7th 2018. It's on record as the hottest bank holiday ever and it was still uncomfortably warm when Kingston Morris met mid afternoon in the garden of the Spring Grove. With this in mind we took up a rather leisurely pace as we danced for a family audience in this our local venue. Glenis taught our clapping adaptation of Shepherd's Hey to the numerous children enjoying the sunshine and Phil enticed a number of
the dads to join in a shortened version of the Adderbury stick dance,Lads a Bunchem. We enjoyed a very favourable response from our audience who saluted us as we prepared to move on to a second venue.
The garden at the Albion was just as tight for dancing room as the Spring Grove and was generously populated by local folk enjoying the late afternoon sunshine. We danced a variety of Cotswold traditions including a Bidford skirmish dance, Recruiting Sergeant, with enthusiastic audience response. Encouraged by the success at the previous venue Phil sought out a number of young adults to join in a stick dance which went extremely well. The generous range of beers and ciders and a robust food menu in this friendly pub persuaded some of us to linger on to wine and dine after the side was stood down.

Kingston Morris

2 weeks 22 hours ago

We'll be out and about tomorrow celebrating the Bank Holiday - kicking off out our home pub The Spring Grove from 4pm...moving on when the mood takes us.