Introducing Malkin Morris
We specialize in dancing local dances which are named after the town of origin, so we dance ‘The Burney’, ‘The Clitheroe’, ‘The Whalley’ and others.
We started two years ago and now have a repertoire of 7 morris dances and 3 step dances with more pending. We danced out over 20 times last year at places like Bacup, Horwich, Downham, Colne and residential homes in Burnley, and even at Roughlee Victorian Fair, and just at the moment we are preparing to dance in Manchester at The Joint Morris Organisations Day of Dance with 50 other teams (scary!).
We are also very proud to have been awarded a small Heritage National Lottery award to “research, perform, teach and provide a lasting resource of local dances and tunes.”
To join us you need nothing but a sense of humour and an average amount of fitness, as the dances involve stepping, hopping, skipping etc. Learning and performing the dances is a most enjoyable, creative way to get and keep fit, and is fun. Equally musicians are required who can play in the key of G on their instrument. Music notation is provided and there is lots of practice at rehearsals. Experienced and completely inexperienced dancers and anyone in between are all welcome.
We specialize in local dances and like dancing for local events. We are your local team.
In the near future we are dancing at over 20 places, but around here at:
- Monday 25th March 2019, 7.00pm – Bay Horse, Roughlee – our first dance out/practice
- Sunday 19th May 2019 – Downham Festival
- Saturday 13th July 2019 – Day of Dance combined with Newchurch Rushbearing. We shall be around Barley from 9.30-11 and around Roughlee from 11.30-2.00. There is an open ceilidh that evening at the Village Hall from 7.30- 10.00 open to everyone, tickets £5.00 and bring your own food and drink. Tickets available from [email protected].
We are also taking part in local dance workshops in Newchurch St Mary and Roughlee schools.