Yorktown Folk Festival



Worcestershire, Shropshire, and Herefordshire (oddly they are all Leicestershires…)


Saturday, the 22nd found the drunken Weasels dancing out as part of the Yorktown Folk festival sponsored by our friends over at the Yorktown Waterman’s Museum.   While it might not seem apparent from the name, this museum is quite the friend to folk music and pleases Ron’s attachment to nautical history and Sea Shanties.


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Ron thinking of the sea (Photo by Victor Rosello)




View from the Museum


It was a beautiful day, but by our second set the breeze let us down and the temperatures increased.  This was no doubt felt most severely by Mark who danced two sets with us and then immediately raced over to dance with his Irish Dancers, Rose and Sword.  Congratulations on that Feat Mark!


Victor Rosello managed to capture some photographs of Tinner’s Rabbit.


And Kim did manage this fetching selfie!



Kim’s selfie


Actually, except those otherwise attributed most of the photos on this page were taken by Kim.


As I mentioned earlier, we danced two sets.  The first at the museum proper in the morning, and later in the afternoon at the Waterside Stage, just outside the Water Street Grill.  That was more than enough excuse to have Lunch at the Grill.



Looks like Ron has had too many



Audiences were a little light, but we all certainly enjoyed ourselves.  A pleasant day of Dance, Music, Comradery and lunch!


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Shropshire Morris (Photo by Victor Rosello)


Until next time, Morris On!!


2018 Easter Ale


This Sunday we will once again be dancing out in Richmond in celebration of Easter.  This is a yearly event with our friends Albermarle Morris Men, Hicks With Sticks and the hosts More or Less Morris.  This year we will also be joined by newcomers Mason Dixon Morris.


The Ale coincides with the Richmond Easter parade on Monument Avenue.  We will be dancing somewhere around the 2200-2300 blocks between 1 and 5 with the exception of a lunch break somewhere in there.

I hope we will see some of you there!


Morrispolooza is Here!!!


This may not seem like much for our Morris cousins across the Atlantic, but the Weasels have a very busy two days before them

Tonight, October 6, we will be dancing out at the Harvest Faire at Endview.  Showtimes are 7:00 and 8:00.  Tomorrow we are the opening act of the day there at a cheery 9:30 in the morning.

Later, at 3:00 to 4:00, we will be dancing at the Children’s Stage at the Newport News Folk Like Festival at Newport News Park.  This is a very large event so allow yourselves plenty of time.

No rest for the wicked!  Hope we might see you there!

May Day 2017

I just noticed that I completely forgot to make any report on our dance out at for May Day.  I most o=hve lost it all in the excitement of the Pirate fest.


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For anyone who may not be aware, it is a Morris custom to dance up the sun on May Day, so as to enable the return of Spring.  It is one of the very few responsibilities of a Morris Man (Person).



I had a great deal of difficulty with the “band” and therefore we ended up dancing to the quiets tones of an Ipod in my pocket.  This created a bit of a challenge as the volume was far too quiet and we had to rely mostly upon our humming!  did I mention how desperate we are for some full-time musicians?


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This was the best attendance that we have had for a Mayday.  Apparently, Drunken Weasels aren’t really morning mustelids, but this year there were four of us and a small audience of two.

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Even with our Band troubles we still managed to get the sun back up,, though Judy did have to help a little.


Our job here finished, we killed the old King (in the form of a loaf of bread) who we ate with jam and continue merrily off to our regular jobs…..

Monday, monday….



So tonight brought our first rehearsal on our new night.  For the last few years, we have practiced on Mondays but changes in lives and made for a necessary change.  We also got a great deal of work done n our newest and probably most challenging dance ion our present repertoire.

Bluejay, or Belligerent Bluejay as originally titled, is a curious creature amongst Morris dances.  it is only one of two that I am aware of that was originally created here in the United States and has been imported in a reverse fashion into England.  Created by the Basset Street Hounds up in Syracuse, New York, our version was adapted and modified by Boggart’s Breakfast and then returned home across the Atlantic.  Quite a terrific little dance, with no room for error.


We look forward to performing it next season!





Looking for Weasels!


As the Drunken Weasels prepare for their 2017 season, this is the best time to come out and see if Border Morris is for you!


We are looking for men and women and no experience is necessary.  What is needed is some balance, coordination and a desire to have fun. A willingness to perform an odd archaic custom in public in peculiar clothing is also helpful.  Come on out and give it a try, no strings attached.

We are also looking for musicians.

For further information contact us at Squire@rscarnegie.com