38th Annual Tour of the American Travelling Morrice

2013 Yorkshire Dales Tour

July 27 - August 3, 2013

The American Travelling Morrice comprises dancers and musicians from across the USA. Originally composed of men from Binghamton, NY and Boston, the group has grown to include dancers from across the nation, as well as several men from England. While many of these men dance regularly with teams in their home towns, they come together for one week each year to form the American Travelling Morrice.

Morris dancing is an old English country tradition. Its origins are lost in the mists of forgotten time, but pictorial and written references date back to the 15th century. In his day, Shakespeare cherished the Morris as an ancient custom and he made allusions to it in many of his plays. The dances you will see performed, using sticks or handkerchiefs, have their origins in Cotswold villages. Many villages such as Longborough, Bampton, Bledington, Oddington and Sherborne had their own tradition and if you watch carefully, you may be able to spot the differences.

During our current tour in the Yorkskire Dales and the Lake District, we will be joined in various locations by Flag and Bone, The Richmond Morris Men, and John O’Gaunt Morris Men. Do come and see us sometime.

Saturday 27th July

10:30 HAWES The Old Board Inn
12:00 REETH The Black Bull Hotel
15:15 LEYBURN Market Square
17:15 AYSGARTH Aysgarth Falls Hotel
18:15 HARDRAW Green Dragon Inn

Sunday 28th July

10:30 LAKESIDE Lakeside Pier
12:00 BOWNESS Bowness Pier
12:30 BOWNESS The Lakeview
15:30 BOWNESS Bowness Pier
16:40 LAKESIDE Lakeside Pier
18:00 CARTMEL The Kings Arms
20:00 CARTMEL The Royal Oak

Monday 29th July

14:00 KENDAL Market Place
15:30 BROCKHOLE Lake District Visitor Centre
17:15 GRASMERE The Red Lion Hotel
18:15 AMBLESIDE Borrans Park

Tuesday 30th July

19:00 WENSLEY The Three Horseshoes (with Flag and Bone)

Wednesday 31st July

11:30 KEIGHLEY The Lord Rodney
13:15 KEIGHLEY Railway station
14:30 OXENHOPE The Bay Horse
15:30 OXENHOPE Railway station
17:30 SKIPTON Canal Basin
18:15 SKIPTON Railway station

Thursday 1st August

10:30 KIRBY STEPHEN Market Square
12:30 TAN HILL Tan Hill Inn
15:00 BARNARD CASTLE The Bowes Museum
17:30 RICHMOND Market Square
20:00 HUDSWELL The George and Dragon (with Richmond Morris Men)

Friday 2nd August

11:00 KIRBY LONSDALE Market Square
12:30 WRAY The George and Dragon
15:00 CATON The Station Hotel
16:30 LANCASTER Market Square
20:00 NETHER KELLET The Limeburners (with John O’Gaunt Morris Men)

Saturday 3rd August

10:00 PENRITH Corn Market
12:00 CARLISLE Market Square
12:45 CARLISLE The Sportsman Inn
15:00 CARLISLE Scotch Street
15:45 CARLISLE Tullie House Museum
18:00 SEDBURGH Car park by TIC

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