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Photos from some evenings around pubs in our 2019 dancing season are below…

CRMM AUTUMN ‘21 “Dancing Again” Update

Very sad news from 5th May, as Doug Parrott, one of our number has died. Doug joined us in 1978 and after dancing for many years has been one of our most stalwart musicians. A short obituary can be found by clicking here.

We are back to practicing for the winter in our usual location - Henfield Catholic Church Hall, and are welcoming men wanting to have a go at Morris Dancing, and both men and women musicians. Email the Bagman (click here), click on Join Us above, contact us via Facebook, or just turn up from 8pm at the address in the flyer above.

We had been practicing outside our old practice hall in Henfield for about 8 weeks, joints creaking and spring missing from our steps, wondering if we were making progress and hoping we’d dance out again.  With the loss of key musicians and other absences we were delighted when we turned out 9 dancers and 1 musician in Bridport, able to dance a good selection of our core dances, including some from our own ‘Chanctonbury’ tradition. We’ve since danced out at several Sussex pubs, and now have some private bookings.We will be ensuring we can revive our Mummers Play for the Christmas period. The Doctor has a particular role to play here we feel…

Please come back here for more news of our slow revival, and we look forward to seeing many of you as circumstances and regulations permit!!!

WE’RE BACK PRACTICING, seeking and welcoming new members, and planning our programme for Christmas and into 2022…

We’re distributing the flyer below

We danced out in public for the first time in 20 months (Since Apple Howling in January 2020) as guests of BRIDPORT FOLK FESTIVAL 2021, in mid-August.

We hope that if you took photographs of us in Bridport you’ll let our photogaffer have a copy, using ‘WeTransfer.com’ if there are lots (we hope). Or please use our Facebook pages…

In fact since putting that request up a wonderful set of photos has come in from Helen and Stephen Jones, of Dorsetbays Photography, a few of which we are showing here with our grateful thanks.