Welcome to the Rag Morris and Folk Club website!
Spring is sprung, and guess who's out to put a spring in your step? Cheesey enough opener?
The snowdrops and crocuses are raising their heads, blossom is appearing on the May trees (oh we're looking forward to THAT early morning), and swifts are returning to the rooftops. When it's not pelting it down, we'll be out doing our best to brighten up those spring showers (you're welcome). Come find us dancing in Bristol, Cambridge, even Belgium - we're going wild! We'd love for you to go wild with us, wherever in the world you are, so go on - prod that Future Events tab. Folk club details are on the Folk Club tab (we're imaginative like that), and we're so excited to see what new players (or listeners!) this brisk new year will bring. Incidentally Folk Club's always inside, in the warm, if you're someone who likes that kind of thing. Wherever you see us, we really can't wait for you to come and say hello!
Next practice is the 16th of March! In the Gromit Room (fourth floor) of the Bristol Student Union Building in Clifton, 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.