On Saturday the 13th September, Sandbach Ceilidhs - a local voluntary organisation, under the umbrella of Sandbach Partnership - will once again be holding its popular Day of Morris Dancing in Sandbach Town Centre.
Morris teams from around the region have been invited to perform at the Town’s Farmers Market, from 10:30am to 3:00pm. Performances will take place on The Cobbled Square, outside the Old Hall and inside St Mary’s Church Hall.
There will be opportunities again this year for children of all ages to have a go at three of the main types of Morris dances:
Cotswold - the one with the sticks and the hankies and bells, named after the region where a lot of dances were originally collected.
North West - The one with the clogs, taking its name from the North West region of England, the dancers use garlands and ‘mollies’ or ‘slings’, made of twisted cotton rope instead of hankies, and may or may not wear bells.
Border - The one with disguised faces, sticks and ‘tatters’ or ‘rag jackets’. This tradition originates from counties along the Welsh border. Teams are often mixed, with men and women dancing together.
No experience is needed to join in at these sessions, as the Morris dancers will explain what to do.
This free community event will be a lively, colourful display of these and other traditions of Morris Dancing, so bring along family and friends and enjoy the fun.
During the day there will also be opportunties to taste the wonderful food on offer at the Farmers Market, enjoy the BBQ put on by the Old Hall or light refreshments in The Church Hall provided by another local community group. Truly a partnership project!
For more information about the day, contact: Sandbach Day of Dance:
Phone: 01270 765376 or Email: sandbach [dot] ceilidhs [at] btinternet [dot] com