What a great evening at the King Billy, with a super sword dance, some jigs and heys, and a music session afterwards, which included 3, yes, 3 melodeons plus singing afterwards. Lovely beer.The pub at Scaftworth was packed. People even came out in their vintage cars to see us.
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We had a good audience at the Bluebell Inn at Lound. JC & Judith had worked hard in putting up posters around the village and as a consequence, the pub was full and most people came out to watch,and it must be said, take pictures and shoot some video of us. It was a good dance out, and Danny and Martin performed their wonderful jigs. Thanks to Mike for playing melodeon. We had a music session in the pub before and after. 'We've got a band!' said Pete. Hoorah. Oh, and the Kelham Brewery beer was delicious.
Tonight - May 28th Green Oak will be continuing our summer danceout season down Nottinghamshire way. Staring around 8pm Bluebell Inn, Lound (Town Street DN22 8RT) moving to King William, Scaftworth (DN10 6BL) 9:15ish ..
Doncaster Folk Festival has enjoyed a highly successful weekend, and that has included Folk Dancing. A Day of Dance was held in Doncaster Town Centre. Teams included ourselves (Green Oak Morris) Maltby Phoenix Longsword and Rapper and from Retford, Rattlejag.
Dance spots included Priory Walk, Doncaster Brewery Tap and Doncaster High Street. When the dancing started, it was raining, but after a few dances, the sun shone. There were plenteous onlookers and well-wishers.
Doncaster Brewery Tap were the HQ for the Local Green Oak Side. We enjoyed a hearty Pie and Pea lunch and performed several dances, including the famous Yorskhire Longsword dance, traditional to this area.
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Makes sure you come to our Day of Dance in Doncaster next weekend. The Raving Maes will be joining us for some great Morris Dancing.
We have had a great start the dancing season with a dawn dance at Cusworth Hill, dancing at Barnby Dun and Wroot. There was a good audience at the AVID ceilidh and they enjoyed our demonstration dances and sword dance. We performed the sword dance again at the Cross Keys in Wroot, which was followed by a music and singing session to entertain both ourselves and the regulars. Our dancing outside was of such quality that a professional photographer took quite a few pictures of us.
We are having a Day of Dance in Donny town centre next weekend on Saturday May 24th so be sure to come and enjoy us.
To celebrate Mayday Morning we arrived at 5am at Cusworth Hall and performed several dances including Constant Billy and Bonny Green.
We didn't see the sun but we hope that we will have a good summer!