August 18, 2011 1.44 pm This story is over 149 months old

Morris dancing returns to Lincoln

Morris mania: For those looking to add a splash of colour to the start of autumn, Lincoln Morris Festival may be for you.

The Lincoln Morris Festival will return to the city, giving people an opportunity to see traditional English music and dancing.

From September 3, Morris dancers will be jingling their bells, clicking their clogs and tapping sticks on the High Street and uphill Lincoln.

Organiser and owner of the Lincoln-based Mini Morris Company Liam Robinson said: “The Festival has a growing reputation and this year more than 20 Morris groups will be taking part.

“In addition to county Morris groups, we will be welcoming enthusiasts from Yorkshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Hull – which is home to the all-women Morris group, The Raving Maes.

“They will be performing all sorts of dances from traditional to newer styles.”

The performers will be on Lincoln High Street between 10.30am and 12.30pm and in Castle Hill and Bailgate from 2pm to 3pm.

There will also be a combined dance in front of the Cathedral’s West Front.

Robinson added: “We will also be having a Ceilidh at Westgate School, from 7.30pm, and people can get tickets from me.

“And the fun continues on Sunday (Sept 4), when people get the chance to try Morris dancing themselves at a free workshop at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life in Burton Road.”

The festival is supported by Lincoln BIG and is funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Booking for the Morris Dancing workshop is essential. To book or for more information, contact Liam Robinson on 01522 560163 or [email protected].

Source: Lincoln BIG