Beautiful evening at the Black Horse.

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.

Wet and wonderful Wimborne

Another most enjoyable weekend for Phoenix at Wimborne Festival 2019. It was good to catch up with our long distance members and see some different faces attending Wimborne for the first time this year. Luckily the rain kept away for the dancing both days.

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.

We had some positive comments about our dancing over the weekend.

As well as our performing we had some off duty sociable fun including a Side meal, Ceilidh dancing and some of us joining in the Fezheads evening entertainment. Thanks to our Squire we won the prize for collecting the most money over the weekend towards next years festival. All round a successful weekend!

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.


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!