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And so it begins…

Yes the 2017 programme kicks off in customary style with a fine display of traditional Cotswold Morris at the Plough in Redhill to celebrate St George’s Day. The Plough excelled themselves this year with a live band and a fine feast for hungry dancers. Thank you.

And let us not also forget it is also Shakespeare’s birthday. The bard wrote: “…let us [fight] with no show of fear;
No, with no more than if we heard that England
Were busied with a Whitsun morris-dance…”

May England always be busied with a Morris Dance, whatever time of year…! 

2017 Programme is here!

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The calendar will be updated shortly so you need never miss an opportunity to see us!

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Yuletide Dance & Carols Evening

Monday 19th evening

We will be dancing at the Hope in Carshalton with our friends Black Swan at 8pm.

Come along and enjoy a seasonal night of contrasting, complementary Morris.

Tuesday 20th evening 

ESMM’s annual carol singing evening. This year in aid of London Air Ambulance. See below or Upcoming Events for further details.

  • 8pm       Sportsman – Mogador KT20 7ES
  • 9pm       Black Horse – West Street, Reigate RH2 9JZ
  • 10pm     The Plough – Redhill Common  RH1 6QE

Come along, have a great time and help support a worthy cause.

Boxing Day 2015

ESMM wowed audiences at the Fox, Caterham, then the Harrow, Caterham finishing at the Hare and Hounds, Godstone.  Crowds came out on a beautiful, if windy at times afternoon, to watch a varied selection of traditional entertainment; Morris dancing followed by a Mummers Play.

Here are a few photos from the day. There are more in the 2015 Gallery.

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Our closing song to an appreciative audience at the Hare & Hounds, Godstone.

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Duncan taking one for the Play (again).

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Mummers play in full swing.

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Camera in camera of George killing the Dragon.

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Christmas Quaker

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Vandals of Hammerwich

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Christmas Quaker at the Fox, Coulsdon Common.

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“Any one seen a pack of hounds?”.

 

Charity Carols Evening 2015

Come along and join us with song in your heart. We will be carol singing on the 22nd December for a worthwhile cause namely Canine Partners. To quote from the website;

“Our canine partners provide practical day to day assistance with tasks that may be difficult, painful or impossible to perform. They also provide that special companionship, unconditional love and affection which is so unique to dogs”.

Please see link for more information;

http://www.caninepartners.org.uk/

We would love to see you. Bring your friends have fun and support a good cause at the same time.

Carshalton Frost Fair 2015

Come on down to Carshalton Frost Fair on Saturday 5th December. Lots to see and do at this seasonal jamboree. Stalls full of great Christmas ideas, food and of course ESMM at 2.40pm.

What could be better?

See you there!

August 8th – Update

A most  memorable day out dancing with our friends from Ravensbourne MM, Thaxted MM and visiting from Australia. Adelaide MM. The day was superbly hosted by Westminster MM,

Here are some photos from the day with additional ones in the 2015 Gallery.

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Outside Westminster Arms

Ravensbourne MM at York Steps

Thaxted MM at York Steps

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Adelaide MM with two sets at Glasshouse St

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Westminster MM at Glasshouse St