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!
We warmly invite you to any and all of our dances 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 - everybody is welcome! We can't wait for you to come and say hello!
Next Thursday (2nd of June) there's no practice - but instead you can come and see us dance at the Cottage on Baltic Wharf from 8:30pm! Our next practice will be in the Bristol Student Union building in Clifton on the 9th of June.
Photo © Nicola Lambert
We practise on Thursday evenings, generally in the Clifton area. We're into our summer timetable now, which means practices will alternate with friendly pub dance-outs. Check the top of the page for the date for our next practice, and you're welcome to come and meet us at each fortnight's pub of choice - have a look at facebook or the calendar tab for our plans.
At each 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 be heading to a nearby pub afterwards.
Rag Morris 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
The Folk Club also has a snazzy new ceilidh band for hire! Get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org if that sounds as fab to you as it does to us!
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 email@example.com.
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 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.