Welcome to the Rag Morris and Folk Club website!
A big hello to all visiting here, whether you're interested in folk music, morris dancing or both!
What's summer without colour, music and a bit of a laugh? We'd love to see you at one of our many outings this year - have a click at our Future Events tab to see what's what on the calendar, or if you're up for a dance yourself simply scroll down for information about practices and how to join. Folk club details are on the Folk Club tab (we're imaginative like that), and we're always very happy to see new players or listeners - so please feel free to come and say hello!
Photo © Nicola Lambert
We practise 8pm-10pm on Thursday evenings in the Richmond Building, Queens Road, Clifton, BS8 1LN. We use the Dance Studio on the ground floor or the Pegg Studio Theatre on the first floor, but you can usually find us gathered in the lobby a little beforehand so no need to worry about getting lost (and even if you miss us, the porters are lovely). We've now started alternating practices and pub dance-outs for the summer, so until our month off in August they'll only be on every two weeks. Feel free to check with firstname.lastname@example.org or message our facebook page if you're unsure. Practice is on as normal on the the 2nd of July. Or as normal as we'd ever want to be!
Every practice we teach a new dance completely from basics. No fee, no kit needed - just show up with comfy clothes and your bounciest shoes for an active evening! We'll head to a nearby pub afterwards.
We are always happy to consider invitations to dance at festivals, fêtes, wassails, weddings and any other event you can think of. To find out more information please contact: email@example.com
Fancy a go?
New recruits are always welcome. Our Morris teaching year begins in October so that's when we'll be looking 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.
IT'S THE OLYMPICS!
Yes that was us! 24 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 cross-dressing 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.