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October 31, 2006

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The Hexham Morrismen welcome new members
Tue Aug 29, 2006 14:53

Hexham Morrismen dancing out.

This year they will be held in Hexham's historic Moot Hall on four Thursdays (7th-28th September), starting at 7.45 pm. No experience is necessary, just enthusiasm, fitness and being young at heart.

The team's 'Squire', Roger Kennington, says "we always welcome new members in the Autumn, and usually get them out dancing by the following Spring. We are holding these sessions in the centre of Hexham so that younger people (or anyone else who is interested) can get there by public transport... or just pop in as they are passing."

The Morrismen are regularly seen around the Tynedale area performing their brand of traditional English dancing, frequently appearing alongside their sister team the Hexhamshire Lasses. The two sides together provide a very popular 'roadshow', as there are talented musicians and singers in both teams, and they are frequently invited to festivals in the UK and abroad. Besides their performing activities, both teams enjoy a lively social life, and are sometimes to be found relaxing with a refreshing drink at various local inns.

Anyone interested in joining the Morrismen should turn up at one of the open sessions, or contact the Squire on 0191 265 8116 (e mail [email protected] ). More information (and photographs) can be viewed on the teams' shared website , where details of the Hexhamshire Lasses' Autumn programme can also be found.



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