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Abram Morris Dancers 30th year

Harmonium Hero 26 Jun 13 - 07:57 PM
GUEST,henryp 27 Jun 13 - 08:21 AM
Dave the Gnome 27 Jun 13 - 08:29 AM
Harmonium Hero 27 Jun 13 - 08:45 AM
Harmonium Hero 27 Jun 13 - 08:54 AM
Dave the Gnome 27 Jun 13 - 08:57 AM
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Subject: Abram Morris Dancers 30th year
From: Harmonium Hero
Date: 26 Jun 13 - 07:57 PM

Many of you will be familiar with the Abram Morris Dance - many, indeed, will claim to have danced it. Was there a maypole involved? No? - then you haven't seen or danced it. To see the real thing, you need to get to Abram (Wigan) this Saturday, 29th June, when the Abram Morris Dancers celebrate their 30th year dancing at about 20 places around Abram and surrounding districts. We don't do festivals/dance weekends and such - just the traditional local dance event. Which is why you haven't seen us. And why you haven't seen the dance properly.
First dance is at the Morris Dancers' Ground, in Park Lane, at 11am. I believe this is the only piece of land in England specifically dedicated to the local dance - unless anybody can show me another. Then we go walkabout, finishing at the Community Centre at about 8pm for a Lancashire Night with the inimitable Sid Calderbank (recovering from his recent heart attack - you can't keep the bugger down!), plus contributions of songs and clog dancing from some of the Abram team. You might still be able to get tickets....
See you all there, no doubt. John Kelly.


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Subject: RE: Abram Morris Dancers 30th year
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 27 Jun 13 - 08:21 AM

I always enjoyed the Mummers Play at the Lancaster Maritime Festival.

Saturday should be a good day!


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Subject: RE: Abram Morris Dancers 30th year
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 27 Jun 13 - 08:29 AM

Being an erstwhile dancer, musician, king and one-time beer courier I suppose I should go - But I will be in Scotland with another ex-Abramian. I shall play concertina while he dances in circles around his front lawn to celebrate. Will that do? Hopefully see you and Mr H in Skipton a couple of weeks later.

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: Abram Morris Dancers 30th year
From: Harmonium Hero
Date: 27 Jun 13 - 08:45 AM

henryp: thanks. Actually, for the last three years, they've done the Pace Egging at the Lancashire night after the dance out, but then they don't always get out and do it at Easter, when it's traditionally done. This year they are giving it a rest, in case people are getting sick of it. But at least they did it at Easter!

Dave: sorry you won't be there. Give t'other Dave our regards. And can you produce some photographic evidence of this dancing on the lawn malarky? Not sure it would be believed otherwise.... See you in Skipton, one way or another.

John Kelly.


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Subject: RE: Abram Morris Dancers 30th year
From: Harmonium Hero
Date: 27 Jun 13 - 08:54 AM

Actually Dave, the thought has just struck me that if you had been in Scotland on Tuesday, you could have done the dance at the same time as our practice. If Steve C was doing the same thing down in Portsmouth - as he always claims he does, although we've only got his word for that - We could perhaps claim some sort of record....most long-distance practice?....most disjointed practice?....most pointless excercise?....any ideas?
JK


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Subject: RE: Abram Morris Dancers 30th year
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 27 Jun 13 - 08:57 AM

Hmmmm. That is one to ponder. Most longjointedless practercise?

OED here we come :-)


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Subject: RE: Abram Morris Dancers 30th year
From: GUEST,st,georges day parade
Date: 29 Mar 15 - 09:32 AM

hello,,im looking for dancers to take part in our parade,,which is 26th april,,I realise its short notice,but if you can join us I would be very pleased,,we are in central m/c,,

regards

Thelma,,07788606234


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