Calling all Weasels!

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Now that the summer is a cumen to a close, its time to shake out the bells and the legs and return to our dance practices for our Fall season.  with that in mind this is a great time for new Weasels to come out and see what the fun is all about!  We are currently looking for eager folk to come on out and hit sticks with us.  No experience is necessary, but if you are familiar with any country dancing you probably can already do this.  we also could use some fun loving musicians.

If you are interested please contact us.

 

Cheers,

Ron

Big weasel and Squire

 

Easter Fools Ale 2018

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One of our annual traditions is joining with a number of our Morris friends for a day of dance at the Easter Un-Parade on Monument Avenue in Richmond.  Our hosts for this event in More of Less Morris from Richmond.

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More or Less Morris

 

The Un-Parade is a very popular event with large crowds of people and dogs showing off their Easter finery.  There is a carnival atmosphere which adds food, live music, and clowns.

This year the weather was perfect for our dance out.  Not overly hot like last year, nor raining as the year before.

Another aspect of this event that makes it a highlight of our admittedly limited Morris Calendar, is that we get to meet, dance and chat with members of several other local sides.

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More or Less in Rags

This year included not only the usual suspects, our hosts More or Less,  the formidable talents of the Albermarle Morris Men from Charlottesville and our Border Morris cousins from Sheppardsville, West Virginia, but this year we were also joined by the fabled Mason Dixon Morris from Maryland.

Mason Dixon, for those unaware are an ancient side whose origins are lost in the long shadows of time and legend.  There are some who believe that it was the Mason Dixon Morris whose bells were found in the archeology of Jamestown Fort!

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Mason Dixon Morris

Today they dance mostly Molly while wearing a kit inspired by Steam Punk.

As to the Weasels, we brought six of our dancers, and in an unusual situation for us, or OWN musicians! We owe a great debt of gratitude to our friends Hudson and Clark for having joined us and played for us.  I hope they do so again!29792258_1945393012147342_2952675527432102640_nWe owe a great debt of gratitude to our friends Hudson and Clark for having joined us and played for us.  I hope they do so again!

We danced most of our favorites, Shropshire Morris, Sheepskins, Not Not For Joes, etc, but we also added a new dance for the first time in public.  This was THE BURNING OF THE PIPER’S HUT by Breathless in Berthoud.

 

The event ended with two mass dances.  A Cotswold dance called Highland Mary and the traditional Border Dance Dilwyn.  The Dilwyn was particularly silly.

 

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Massed Dilwyn

 

 

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The Musicians Massed for Dilwyn

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A great deal of fun was had by all, and we look forward to next year!

Cheers!

 

Looking for Weasels!

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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!

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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

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