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Helsinki Morrisers


Recent Morris Actions

Tallin Royalty Show June 2011

On the ice

England Tour

Night of the Arts 8/05

Bath/Sidmouth UK Weekend visit 2005

Arctic Morris 2001

Arctic Ale 2004

Rääkylä Festival 2001

Kallio Flower Festival May 2003

Stockholm Arctic Meeting 2003

Arctic Morris in Tallin 2005

The Helsinki Morrisers are a thoroughly mixed(up)Morris Dance side started in 1995 in downtown Annankatu. The first performance took place on a sunny summer evening at the British Embassy, from where the sycamore logo comes.

Since 1996 we have been active members of the Arctic Morris Association along with Eken Morris from Stockholm. The MiniAle held in August 2013 in Helsinki was at least the 13th meeting! See here for pics of the Ale, from Chris Cox of Sarum Morris, Salisbury UK. And, as ever, THANKS to Eken dancers for their music, humour and dances.

For practices we continue to appreciate the hospitality of the Finnish-British Society (Frederikinkatu 20A - p.+3589 68770240) - first Fridays at 6 and and third Sundays afternoon. Over the years local venues have included Tavastia Klubi, Helsinki Railway Station, Kallio Flower Festival, as well as Kaustinen and Rääkylä Music Festivals, and more such as on the ice, or Morris on Ice video

NEXT ACTION It's in Salisbury, UK. June 10th

We will probably still be doing some dances of the same type as we did in 2001(!) at Kuopio Dance Festival

Current styles include a mix of Border(Shropshire Bedlams), Molly(Ousewash and Gog Magog), Cotswold (via Eken Morris) and Helsinki traditions. See also a short video of Helsinki Morrisers performing in St Petersburg in June 2013

May Day in Helsinki with visiting Aussie Rob, and old mate & dancer Sami


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