Swanage Folk Festival
10-11 September 2005
Off to Swanage again for a bit of ozone and the feel of sand between our toes.
Once again the Red Lion did an exceptional job by providing the HQ for Morris throughout the festival. It started with rain on the Saturday morning, but thanks to the marquee at the Red Lion we were able to make the best of it. By Saturday afternoon, the weather improved and normal operations were resumed.
The Swanage Railway helped the day along by arranging for several sides to journey to Corfe Castle for the now-traditional additional dance spot on Saturday evening.
The Sunday started with the spot in the churchyard, and we had an excellent time throughout the day, culminating with a mind-blowingly loud triple set performance of Worcester Monkey with Wicket Brood and Exmoor Morris. The day ended with the now-also-traditional marine dances.
Present were: Anne, Chris, Colin, Dave K, Doug, Gill, Ian, Jenny, Jill, Linda, Mike G, Mike S, Nikki, Pam, Susie, Tiffany and Vera
Dancing between the raindrops at The Red Lion
Right: Sheepskins, with Mike G and Dave K leading the hey.
Below left: Witchmens Thistle. Jill, Dave K, Nikki and Jenny face Chris, Mike G, Linda and Tiff
Below right: Linda gets stuck in.
The Heritage Centre Spot.
Right: The band (from L to R) Mike S's drum, Ian, Doug, Jill, Pam, Anne, Gill and Vera
Below: The Hitchhikers Guide to Bracknell makes it's debut appearance at Swanage
The now-traditional ride on the Swanage Railway and the annual Corfe Castle mini-festival
Morris joined us for the trip.
Colin, David (WB) and Andrea (Morena) are looking on
Step Clog performing.
The ladies are smiling - shame the photographer was so keen to get their feet into the picture
dancing the Craven Stomp at Corfe.
Dave Y, Mike G and Linda are visible, together with Pam and Tiff in the band.
We must have enlisted David (WB) into the set as he is dancing just behind Linda.
Brood dancing at Corfe.
I'm keeping a wary eye on a van that is waiting to drive through
|Dave Y and Susie dancing Rosa's Waltz|
Four pictures taken during The Witchmens Thistle
Dancing on the sea front
OBJ band looking splendid
Dave K, Susie, Jenny, Anne, Ian. Gill, Mike S, Mike G, Colin, Tiff and Vera
Fresh from a triumphant triple-set of Worcester Monkey (OBJ, Wicket Brood and Exmoor Morris), we headed straight into the sea for the customary marine dances.
|Wicket Brood doing something-wet-or-other with some assistance from OBJ.|
|OBJ dancing something-else-wet-or-other.|
that OBJ can dance in a straight line - even if it takes
the Atlantic Ocean to make it possible.
It's Dilwyn I think
Jenny, Mike G, ??, Chris, ?? Dave Y
A perfectly-executed "star" - more from Dilwyn.
Jill, Susie, Dave Y, Tiff, and my left hand.
of a set who are dancing
Tiff, Dave Y and Jenny
Susie and Dave Y dancing "Rosa's Waltz". Most of OBJ are now bobbing about in the sea