Despite fear of rain, Phoenix Morris enjoyed a lovely evening of dancing at the Black Horse Inn in Chesham as guests of our friends Whitethorn Morris.Due to our Foreman, Sue, being lent to the musicians for the evening, deputy Foreman, Karen, and Deputy Squire, Kate, stepped in to drive the dances. The calls were mostly correct but at times a little more ‘creative’ than usual!Whitethorn were in their usual excellent form and a great time was had by all. A lovely location, good company and energetic dancing all round.
Saturdays procession was a success and our spot in the Square was well danced, our Cotswold style making a good contrast with Mythago Border Morris. A lovely end to our first day.
Sunday also went well; we had fewer dancers, but standard was good. It was a pleasure to dance our first spot with Severn Champions Molly Dancers.
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!
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.
A fun way to open Ricky Week 2019.
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
Not 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.
Phoenix 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!
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!