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Rutland Morris Men

  • One of the earliest photographs of Rutland Morris, from 1975 at Rutland Water
  • 'Dancing In' to the Morris Ring at Thaxted in 1978
  • 46th stop in the 1983 Rutland Morris Journey, where we danced at every village in Rutland over one weekend
  • Playing the melodeon from the back of a tandem on the 1985 bike tour, piloted by John Dawtrey
  • Group photograph at the Dartington Ring meeting, 1989
  • Impressively coordinated (and high) jumps at the Trigg Ring meeting in 1996
  • High altitude dancing in the London Eye in 2001
  • Greeting the Queen on her visit to Uppingham in June 2001
  • One of the more photogenic dance spots - a Red Cross event at Holywell Hall in Lincolnshire in 2008
  • Morris Dancing on Carisbrooke castle wall during the 2009 Isle of Wight Ring meeting
  • North Luffenham Hall, June 2010
  • Another Trigg Ring meeting, this time in August 2010
  • Impressively straight lines for a massed 'Vandals of Hammerwich' in Uppingham Market Square at the start of the Rutland Ring meeting July 2011
  • The group photograph of Rutland Morris Men and guests at the Rutland Ring meeting July 2011 (at the Uppingham Community College)

Rutland Morris’s busy schedule

Dove Cottage strawberries and Pimms day, July 2017, thanks to and © Sally Harnett

Rutland Morris have been kept busy in the past weeks with a mixture of supporting local charities, encouraging the musical tradition of the Morris, attending local fetes and continuing our usual round of visits to local Rutland Villages.

As we said a few weeks ago, we danced at Dove Cottage’s strawberry tea, and more recently were further able to assist our work thanks to an impromptu and generous collection at Thorpe By Water where we danced in mid-July. Our Squire, John Barsby, said that ‘we felt unable to do our more general collection because the residents of Thorpe By Water had already fed and watered us all very well, but the suggestion of a collection instead for Dove Cottage was obviously a popular and appropriate suggestion’.

We also performed at the Ryhall garden fete, in spite of a persistent drizzle, and thoroughly enjoyed our time there, performing in-between sessions of bell ringing. A very English scene indeed. We left Ryhall to perform at another garden fete, this time at Tixover Grange where we once again performed with the Uppingham Recorder Ensemble, a collaboration that seems a continuing success.

To see where we're performing during the rest of the year, please visit our 'events page'.