Phun at the Phestival with Phoenix

This year was Phoenix Morris 26th year performing at the Rickmansworth Canal Festival. We have been performing both days since the start in 1993.

Dancers & Musicians put on entertaining performances throughout the weekend . Saturday we had lots dancers, Sunday we had the minimum. We must take our hats off to our newer dancers who did really well to perform at such a big event with so few of us.

Some of us were able to join in the fun of the finale of the Festival at Batchworth Lock to bid Farewell for another year.

Cup, Coach and Horses

This Wednesday, Phoenix skipped practice to dance out at the Coach and Horses for Ricky week. It was a lovely summery evening, perfect for a spot of Morris.

This year we were also excited to have won our first ever cup as best individual entry in Saturday’s carnival- of course a photocall was in order!

Opening Ricky Week

This afternoon,  Phoenix helped launch this year’s Ricky Week at the Rickmansworth Carnival. We danced out outside Watersmeet theatre to a small but appreciative audience before joining the carnival procession.

We had a real range of dancers at the event from our long-standing veterans to some of our new crop of dancers from last year’s open evening.

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A fun way to open Ricky Week 2019.

May Day in Pirton

For the May bank holiday Phoenix made their annual trip to Pirton as guests of Baldock Midnight Morris to perform at the Pirton May Fair

FB_IMG_1557160764574Not as sunny as last year,  both sides were still in good spirits and put on a lively show.

Julian did a great job as the only male dancer dancing for Phoenix at the event.

IMG_20190506_174449.jpgPhoenix deputy squire,  Kate, made a surprise appearance on her Morris Maternity Leave and joined in a few dances.  Baby Freddy remains an avid fan but a little young to join in the dancing!

Celebrating St George

This year for St George’s day, Phoenix were delighted to be invited back to the Case is Altered by our friends the Merrydowners and their guests Whitethorn.

We had a good turn out of Dancers old and new including a debut dance out by our now youngest member, Peter, who follows in his brother’s footsteps and joined the side at the end of last year.

Another Great night out!

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Festive cheer in the New year

Christmas may have come and gone a month ago but that didn’t stop Phoenix from holding their annual Christmas dinner in late January.

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As is the custom,  side members gathered to enjoy a slap up meal followed by an evening of music and dancing (with chopsticks and napkins to save space!). It was a great turn out and good to see some of our new members join us for the fun,  not to mention a few gatecrashers… you knows who you are!

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A Wedding of Royal Standards

On a cold, snowy January afternoon  Phoenix Morris gathered at the Royal Standard to help celebrate a rather unconventional wedding!

It may have been cold but everyone was in high spirits as Phoenix processed the couple into the venue and provided an arch of sticks as well as entertaining wedding guests outside.

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Thank you to the happy couple for letting us be part of your special day and here’s wishing all kinds of blessings in your future lives together!

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