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All the clips of OBJ on video since OBJ and Youtube began!


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25th July June 2017
Henley End-of-Term Bash


Dance: Worcestershire Monkey

Dancers: Mike, Karen, Sarah, Ian, Ann, Emma and Eddie

Musicians: Joe, Colin, ChrisD and some helpers (melodeons), Clare (concertinas), MaryAnn (fiddle), Vera, Mark, etc (percussion)

Camera: Chris


3rd-4th June 2017
Wessex Folk Festival (Weymouth)


Dance: The Alvechurch Smithy

Dancers: Ian, Karen, Clauia, Tony, Eddie, Kelly, Helen and Mike

Musicians: Joe, Colin (melodeons), Phil, Clare (concertinas), MaryAnn (fiddle), Vera, Mark and IanJ (percussion)

Camera: Chris


3rd-4th June 2017
Wessex Folk Festival (Weymouth)

Dance: Brimfield

Dancers: Ann/Claudia (tag-teaming), Helen, Karen, Kelly, Tony, Ian, Mike and Eddie

Musicians: Colin, Joe (melodeons), Clare (concertina), MaryAnn (fiddle), Vera, IanJ, Mark, Sarah, Jane (percussion)

Camera: Chris

3rd-4th June 2017
Wessex Folk Festival (Weymouth)

Dance: Much Gridlock (modified Much Wenlock)

Dancers: Eddie, Ian, Mike, Helen, Andy, IanJ, Emma, Tony

Musicians: Joe, Colin, Phil (melodeons), Clare (concertina), MaryAnn (fiddle), Ali, Vera, Kelly (percussion), and a helper (Penny Whistle)

Camera: Chris


3rd-4th June 2017
Wessex Folk Festival (Weymouth)

Dance: White Ladies Aston (the tune is Dill Pickle Rag)

Dancers: Eddie, Tony, Ian, Mike, Kelly, Helen, Emma, Claudia

Musicians: Joe, Colin, Phil (melodeons), Clare (concertina), MaryAnn (fiddle), Ali, Vera, Andy, IanJ, Jane (percussion)

Camera: Chris


11th March 2017
Teaching Morris to a Hen Party
Dance: Dilwyn

Dancers: Andy, Ann, Chris, Claudia, Eddie, Karen, Mike, Sarah and Tony

Musicians: Colin, Joe, Ali, Mark


20th December 2016
OBJ Christmas Dinner

Dance: Bay Horse

Dancers: Ann, Andy, Emma, Helen, Ian and Karen

Musicians: Clare, Colin, Giles, Joe, MaryAnn, Phil, Ali, Lawre, Mark, Vera with help from Andy W

Camera: Chris


10-11th September 2016
Swanage Folk Festival

Dance: Bay Horse

Dancers: Karen, Helen, Kelly, Eddie, Emma, Ian

Musicians: Clare, Colin, Joe, MaryAnn, Phil, Ali, Mark, Vera

Camera: Chris


4th-5th June 2016
Wessex Folk Festival, Weymouth

Dance: Hay-on-Wye

Dancers: Andy, Ann, Emma, Helen, Ian, Tony

Musicians: Colin, Joe , Phil (boxes), Ali (drum), MaryAnn (Fiddle), Giles (Uke)

Camera: Chris


4th-5th June 2016
Wessex Folk Festival, Weymouth

Dance: Brimfield

Dancers: Ann/Claudia (tag-teaming), Emma, Helen, Ian, Phil, Tony

Musicians: Colin, Joe (boxes), Ali (Drum), etc

Camera: Chris

19th December 2015
OBJs Christmas Party at Lands End

Dance: Dilwyn

Dancers: Ann, Claudia, Karen, Kelly, Mike, Pegeen

Musicians: Colin, Joe, Mark, Pam, Andy, Giles, Clare, Lawre, MaryAnn, Philip

Camera: Chris


30th-31st May 2015
Wessex Folk Festival, Weymouth

Dance: Bay Horse

Dancers: Ann, Claudia, Emma, Ian, Mike G, Tony

Musicians: Colin, Joe (boxes), Vera, Kelly (drums), Jason (Eunice)

Camera: Chris


30th-31st May 2015
Wessex Folk Festival, Weymouth

Dance: Brimfield

Dancers: Ann/Claudia (tag-teaming), Emma, Ian, Mike G, Sarah, Tony

Musicians: Colin, Joe (boxes), Vera, Kelly (drums), Jason (Eunice), MaryAnn (fiddle), Pegeen (tambourine)

Camera: Chris

30th-31st May 2015
Wessex Folk Festival, Weymouth

Dance: Much Gridlock

Dancers: Andy, Ann, Claudia, Emma, Ian, MaryAnn, Mike G, Pegeen

Musicians: Colin, Joe (boxes), Vera, Kelly (drums), Jason (Eunice)

Camera: Chris

30th-31st May 2015
Wessex Folk Festival, Weymouth

Dance: Tide (Just as the tide was a'flowin)

Dancers: Ann, Claudia, Emma, Ian, MaryAnn, Mike G, Sarah, Tony

Musicians: Colin, Joe (boxes), Vera, Kelly (drums), Jason (Eunice)

Camera: Chris

19th April 2015
Oxford Folk Festival

Dance: Tide (Just as the tide was a'flowin)

Dancers: Sarah, Mike G, Chris, Helen, Tony, Claudia, Eddie, Andy

Musicians: Colin, Joe, ChrisD (boxes), Vera (drum), Jason
(Euphonium), Pegeen (lagerphone)

Camera: Ian


6th-7th September 2014
Swanage Folk Festival

Dance: Worcestershire Monkey

Massed dance including OBJ, Wicket Brood, Fox's, Exmoor, Borderline and Wreckers Morris

The dance is introduced by Martin - who wrote the dance. The tune (Weasel's Revenge) was written by Jan, who is amongst the musicians

Thanks to Lisa for this clip


31st May - 1st June 2014
Wessex Folk Festival (Weymouth)

Dance: Alvechurch Smithy


Dancers: Eddie, Emma, Ian, Karen, MaryAnn, MikeG, Sarah, Tony

Musicians: Colin, Joe, AnnO (boxes), Vera, MikeS (drums), AndyW, Ann, Pegeen (tambourines), Chris (lagerphone)

Camera: Kelly


31st May - 1st June 2014
Wessex Folk Festival (Weymouth)

Dance: Much Gridlock (based on Much Wenlock)

Dancers: Ann, Eddie, Emma, Ian, Karen, MikeG, Pegeen, Sarah

Musicians:
Colin, Joe, AnnO (boxes), Ali, MikeS (drums), AndyW, Vera (tambourines), Chris (lagerphone), MaryAnn (fiddle)

Camera: Kelly


31st May - 1st June 2014
Wessex Folk Festival (Weymouth)

Dance: Brimfield

Dancers: Eddie, Emma, Ian, Karen,  MaryAnn,  Mike G, Sarah, Tony

Musicians:
Colin, Joe, AnnO (boxes), Vera, Ali (drums), Ann, Pegeen (tambourines), Ian (trombone), Isla (lagerphone)

31st May - 1st June 2014
Wessex Folk Festival (Weymouth)

Dance: Dilwyn

Dancers: Ann, Chris, Eddie, Emma,  Ian, Karen, Mike G,  Pegeen, Sarah, Tony

Musicians:
Colin, Joe, AnnO (boxes), Vera, Ali (drums), Ian (trombone)

31st May - 1st June 2014
Wessex Folk Festival (Weymouth)

Dance: Hay-on-Wye (double set)

Dancers: Andy (with Isla), Ann, Chris, Eddie, Emma,  Ian, Karen, MaryAnn, Mike G,  Pegeen, Sarah, Tony

Musicians:
Colin, Joe, AnnO (boxes), Vera, Ali, Mike S (drums), Ian (trombone)

31st May - 1st June 2014
Wessex Folk Festival (Weymouth)

Dance: Sheepskins

Dancers: Ann, Eddie, Ian, MikeG, Sarah, Tony

Musicians:
Colin, Joe, AnnO (boxes), Vera, Ali, MikeS (drums), Ian (trombone)

31st May - 1st June 2014
Wessex Folk Festival (Weymouth)

Dance: Witchmens Thistle

Dancers: Ann, Chris, Eddie, Emma, Ian, Karen, MikeG, Tony

Musicians:
Colin, Joe, AnnO (boxes), Vera, Ali, MikeS (drums), Ian (trombone), Sarah, Isla (lagerphones)

8th September 2013
Swanage Folk Festival

Dance: Worcester Monkey

Massed dance including OBJ, Wicket Brood, Fox's, Exmoor, Borderline (Berks) plus another side I can't remember.

There are 8 sets, making 48 dancers plus countless musicians. The musicians include the dance's creators Jan and Martin. Martin announced the dance loudly enough so that people in Bournemouth would know it was starting!

Traditionally, the last dance of Swanage Folk Festival before the customary aquatic dances.

20th April 2013
Oxford Folk Festival

Dance: Wrekin Havoc

Dancers: Chris,  Philip, Ann, Tony, Eddie, Mike G

Musicians: Colin, Joe, Vera , Chris D, Clare, Jane and Ali

Camera: Ian

17th June 2012
Evesham Morris Weekend


Dance: Bay Horse

Dancers: Chris,  Ali, Anne, Kelly, Eddie and Mike G

Musicians: Colin, Ann O, Ian O, Joe, Vera , Chris D, MaryAnn, with help from Emma and Liz.

Camera: Ian

6th May 2012
A day out on the Watercress Line


Dance: Witchmens Thistle

Dancers: Chris,  Ali, Clare, Philip, Eddie and Mike G

Musicians: Colin, Anna, Joe, Vera and Mike S

9th July 2011
Phoenix Morris Day of Dance, Rickmansworth


Dances: Bay Horse, Witchmens Thistle, Sheepskins

Dancers: Ann, Chris, Eddie, Nikki, Ali, Kelly, Mike G, MaryAnn

Musicians: Colin, Joe, MaryAnn, Jane and Vera
with a bit of help from Nicky, Sue (Phoenix) and ???? (Pump House Clog)




12 Sept 2010
Swanage Folk Festival


Massed dance during the church service, performed by
OBJ, Wicket Brood, Fox's Morris, Exmoor Border Morris

Dance: Just as the tide was a'flowin


OBJ:
Alison, Anna, Chris, Colin, Eddie, Jane, Joe, Kelly, Mary Ann, Mike G, Nikki, Sharon, Vera


13 Sept 2009
Swanage Folk Festival


Massed dance during the church service, performed by
OBJ, Wicket Brood and Fox's Morris

Dance: Worcestershire Monkey

Tune: Weasel's Revenge

OBJ:
Ali, Ann, Dave K, Colin, Chris, Eddie, Mike G, Alex


June/July 2009
Foxtrot Weekend - at Evesham River Festival


Massed dance, including OBJ, Fox's Morris, Exmoor Border Morris and several other sides

Dance: Tinners Rabbit

Tune: Click go the Shears

OBJ: Colin, Chris, Ann, Jane, Alex and maybe some others!



22 March 2009
Oxford Folk Festival


Several dances, including a double set with Fox's Morris
(4:29 in the sequence)

Dance: Worcestershire Monkey

Tune: Weasel's Revenge


OBJ Dancers: Mike G, Ali, Eddie, Ann, Dave K, Joe, Chris, Colin

22 July 2008
Henley Town Centre


Dance: Craven Stomp

Dancers: Ali, Joe, Nikki, Mike G, Linda, Tiff, Liz, Jane

Musicians: Doug, Pam, Mike S, Vera
, MaryAnn


22 July 2008
Henley Town Centre


Dance: White Ladies Aston

Tune: Dill Pickle Rag

Dancers: Chris, Colin, Ali, Joe, Nikki, MaryAnn, Mike G, Linda

Musicians: Doug, Pam, Mike S, Vera




22 July 2008
Henley Town Centre


Dance: Witchmens's Thistle

Dancers: Chris, Mike G, Alex, Liz, Joe, Jane, Nikki, Ali

Musicians: Doug, Pam, Mike S, Vera

Musicians: Doug, Pam, MaryAnn, Mike S, Vera



22 July 2008
Henley Town Centre


Dance: Worcestershire Monkey

Tune: Weasel's Revenge

Dancers: Chris, Colin, Ali, Joe, Nikki, MaryAnn, Mike G, Alex

Musicians: Doug, Pam, Mike S, Vera



22 July 2008
Henley Town Centre


Dance: Three Musketeers

Dancers: MaryAnn, Ali, Mike G, Liz, Colin, Linda

Musicians: Doug, Pam, Mike S, Vera



3rd or 4th June 2006
Weymouth Folk Festival


Dance: Alvechurch Smithy

Dancers: Eddie Linda, Tiff, Joe, Mike G, Jenny, Ali, Colin

Musicians: Doug, Pam, Ann, Ian and Vera



13 May 2006
Winchester Folk Festival


Dance: Brimfield

Dancers: Tiff, Izzy, Nikki, Susie, Colin, Eddie, Mike G, Dave K

Musicians: Doug, Pam,Ann, Ian, Mike S, Vera




16 January 2005
OBJ's Wassail at The Bull, Stanford Dingley

All the usual stuff - Morris, Mummers Play, Wassail Ceremony and music and dancing in the pub afterwards

King Rob and Queen Nikki were King and Queen of the Bean.  We were joined by Hook Eagles, Kintbury Morris, Rockhopper Morris, Ridgeway Stepclog, HuMPs mummers and many friends

OBJ dancing: Brimfield (and Hook dancing Wrekin Havoc)
Dancers:
Abi, Colin, Dave K, Jill, Kelly, Mike G, Nikki, Susie (plus Chris, Diane, Jenny)
Musicians: Doug, Pam, Gill, Anne, Ian, Vera, Mike S


28 November 2004
Wokingham Winter Carnival


Dances: Brimfield and Witchmens Thistle
(mixed together somehow!)

Dancers: Abi, Chris, Colin, Dave D, Dave K, Jenny, Jill, Linda, Mike G, Susie, Tiff (plus Diane, Kelly and Nikki)

Musicians: Doug, Pam, Ann, Gill, Ian, Bob, Mike S, Vera

September 2004
Swanage Folk Festival


An interview for BBC South Today

Includes Colin and Jenny plus Wicket Brood.

The two WB musicians are the lovely Barbara and Jan. Jan wrote the Weasel's Revenge tune which is universally played for The Worcestershire Monkey dance - which was choreographed by her partner Martin.


4th May 2003
Rochester Sweeps Festival


Dances: Alvechurch Smithy, Worcester Monkey, Hay-on-Wye

Dancers: Chris, Colin, Dave K, Mike G, Tony, Jenny, Jill, Nikki, Linda, Tiff, Kelly

Musicians: Doug, Pam, Ann, Ian, Carey, Gill, Mike S and Vera
Possibles: Ian F, Jerry

2 March 2003
Filming Sort-it-out-Man for BBC Three

Filmed at East End near Newbury, we participated at 2 days notice then spent nearly a whole day waiting to do our bit.  It was a real hoot. The "plot" was that the village had lost it's pub and Sort-it-out-Man would create one for the day.

Dances: Brimfield, Craven Stomp, Sheepskins
Dancers: Colin, Chris, Dave D, Dave K, Nikki, Jenny, Mike G, Linda and Liz
Musicians: Doug, Gill, Ann, Ian, Ian F, Vera and a WB helper


Postscript: the episode was never broadcast - but we were in the titles for the whole series.

12 January 2003
OBJ's Wassail at The Jolly Farmer, Hurst
Part 1

Dances: Worcestershire Monkey and Alvechurch Smithy, plus dances by Shinfield Shambles, Yateley and Phoenix Morris

OBJ Dancers: Tony, Dave K, Colin, Mike G, Jill, Chris, Jenny, Linda, Ruth, Diane, Nikki

Musicians: Doug, Pam, Ann, Ian, Ian F, Vera, Mike S

12 January 2003
OBJ's Wassail at The Jolly Farmer, Hurst
Part 2

The Wassail Ceremony

Presided over by King Martin (of Wicket Brood) and Queen Sue (of Phoenix Morris)


12 January 2003
OBJ's Wassail at The Jolly Farmer, Hurst
Part 3

The Mummers Play

Performed by Hurst Morris People, with help from Carey and Jerry from OBJ

12 January 2003
OBJ's Wassail at The Jolly Farmer, Hurst
Part 4

Dances: Maid of the Mill (by Yateley Morris) and White Ladies Aston (by OBJ)

OBJ Dancers: Tony, Dave K, Colin, Jill, Chris, Jenny, Ruth, Nikki

Musicians:
Doug, Pam, Ann, Ian, Ian F, Vera, Mike S

Lastly, it's not OBJ, but Kintbury Morris enjoyed the attentions of a streaker a few years ago

Perhaps it's just as well that the low video quality has pixillated him.
If you're still watching these videos, you really ought to be out morris dancing!

If you can find any more on Youtube, please let us know at info@obj.org.uk

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