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The good news is that Pilgrim Morris are now a fully mixed side! Women are very welcome to come and dance with us - they've always been a part of the scene, after all. They play our dance music, act in our mummers plays, perform inside a bush as Jack-in-the-Green for our Summerpole day ... and, latterly, a zebra costume, to see us through a wonderful but wet festival when emergencies struck!
Our membership is free, we still meet on Wednesday evenings (details/link) so why not come along. We already have some exciting events lined up in our programme for 2020
1 month 3 weeks ago
In spite of the rain the mighty Pilgrim Morris Men had a fine time at Leatherhead Autumn Fayre yesterday. Dancing in between the raindrops (who are we kidding).
Well folks, we have 1, yes 1, dance out left this year. It is our return visit to the Three Horseshoes in Cranleigh, on the 25th Sept. A bit of dancing, and a lot of music, are planned. From about 8 ish probably. Meanwhile, next week is the legendary Pilgrim AGM...
Many congratulations to Emma and Liam, who were married today. We dance at their wedding near Puttenham this afternoon; great weather and great fun. Thanks for having us!
Fancy having a go at dancing or playing music with us? Practice season starts in early October (date tbc), so if you want to give it a bash, Pewley Down School, Guildford, 8 to 10pm Wednesdays.
Next up, on the 7th September we shall be dancing in and around Reigate, mainly so we can dance at our sponsor's Pilgrim Brewery. Timings for the day:
Brewery 1045 approx
Black Horse 1200 approx
Skimmington Castle from 1300 approx.
That will be it for this season apart from a return visit to The Three Horseshoes, Cranleigh on the 25th September. We danced there earlier this season and were joined by some local musicians. So we have organised a spot of Morris dancing with a music and song session to follow. Open to all - have a go at dancing, play a song or tune with us or just come along to watch the proceedings and be dazzled by the array of talent on display.
3 months 2 weeks ago
Thanks to Sun Oak Clog for inviting us to the Fox at Bucks Green last night. A small, but select, band of Pilgrims rose to the challenge, and enjoyed the evening, including a session afterwards with some great singing. That's us done now until the 7th Sept, when we shall be on our day tour of Reigate, including dancing at our wonderful sponsor's, Pilgrim Brewery. Hoorah!
Stop press! We are making a rare August appearance. This Monday evening we shall be at The Fox Inn, Bucks Green, Rudgwick, Horsham RH12 3JP, UK, as guests of Sun Oak Clog. 8pm onwards. See you there.
Good folks of Devon, thank you for your support and hospitality at the Dartmoor Folk Festival. As you may have noticed, we were somewhat sort of dancers, thanks to a particularly torrid couple of weeks, involving major health issues, hospitals, and emergency trips to A&E. Thankfully, Roger, Tom, Pete R and (dancing after an 18 year gap) Simon, provided a slimmed down Pilgrim experience, ably assisted by our two mythical beasts, N'Dobbin and Jazza.
Fantastic and knowing pilgrims as I do for a verrreey long time I had no worries or panics about them dancing with 3. As I said over and over not all teams could do it but pilgrims are one of the few who can still put on a fantastic show with 3 dancers. Well done. Thank you and come back again. Xxxxx
3 months 3 weeks ago