Welcome to the Rag Morris and Folk Club website!
A Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, a wonderful Solstice and a big hello to all visiting here, whether you're interested in folk music, morris dancing or both! Love, joy and spectacular colour wished to anyone celebrating a festival this winter...
We'd like to cordially invite you to all our yuletime shenanigans at this sparkling time of year. Look out for our Christmas tour and our New Year's Day dancing with some good friends in Priston! You can check out our Future Events tab for more on those and all your jingle bell needs. If you happen to have an orchard that needs a blessing, now is the perfect time to book your wassail - scroll down to find our email and get your apples that extra bit of magic, music and laughter this January. Folk club details are on the Folk Club tab (we're imaginative like that), and we're always excited to see new players or listeners. Wherever you see us, we can't wait for you to come and say hello!
Practices for the rest of this year are in the Gromit Room of the Student Union Building in Clifton. This week we're dancing 8-10pm!
Photo © Nicola Lambert
We practise on Thursday evenings in the Student Union building in Clifton. Each evening we teach a new dance completely from basics, so you can turn up at any point in the year and get the hang of what's going on. No fee, no kit needed - just show up with comfy clothes and your bounciest shoes for an active evening. We head to a great nearby pub afterwards.
Rag Morris are always happy to be invited to dance at festivals, fêtes, wassails, weddings and any other event you can think of. To add our friendly faces to your event, drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and our domesticated Bagperson will tell you all you need to know.
The Folk Club also has a snazzy new ceilidh band for hire! Get in touch with email@example.com if that sounds as exciting to you as it does to us...
Fancy a go?
New recruits are always welcome. Our Morris teaching year begins in late September so that's when we look at the easier dances and going on a bit of a recruitment drive, but don't hold back - you're welcome along at any time! If you're musically inclined, we'd love you to bring along your instrument and join our band. Come along, to dance or play, whoever you are! If you want to get in touch before turning up just drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you're a UBU member you can join the society by visiting and logging in here. That'll cost you the grand fee of £0! We like free stuff as much as the next handful of broke students.
Our Facebook page is a great place to find out what we're up to, or take a look at the annals of our past adventures (you can get there from the tabs at the head of the page).
Part of that Olympic Spirit!
Yes that was us! For London 2012, twenty-four members of Rag Morris performed on stage with Eric Idle, an opera singer, roller skating nuns, Roman soldiers, angels, Bhangra dancers, Blackheath Morris Men, Scottish pipers and a Welsh rugby choir as part of the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games! What an experience it was for all involved! Well done to all the Raggies who took part. Check out our Olympic pages for details and photos of the event.