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Subject: Clubs and Morris in Oxford?
From: pavane
Date: 02 Dec 04 - 02:58 PM

I am about to start a short contract in Oxford (UK!).
Can anyone tell me of MID-WEEK clubs in the area? Tue, Wed, or Thur only, as I go home at weekends. Or Morris sides who practice midweek and would welcome temporary guests.

Thanks


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Subject: RE: Clubs and Morris in Oxford?
From: Fay
Date: 02 Dec 04 - 07:01 PM

Singing and music sessions often on at The Half Moon, St clements. Can't remember what on what days but I'm sure they have singing, blues/bluegrass? and Irish sessons through the week. Joe should start giving me beer the amount I seem to be advertising his pub! The club is on Friday,a nd there are a few morris sides, btu I don't know when they practice or how amenable they are to new commers. I know one inparticular probably wouldn't relish it.

Have fun, Fay xx


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Subject: RE: Clubs and Morris in Oxford?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 02 Dec 04 - 07:15 PM

Pretty sure The Half Moon has either Tuesday or Wednesday session - Be
worth poppoing in to check though - I think there are a couple of Folkies who live there !! Shame Oxford is so far from me - Its a good scene !


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Subject: RE: Clubs and Morris in Oxford?
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 02 Dec 04 - 07:20 PM

Oxfordshire Folk Association


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Subject: RE: Clubs and Morris in Oxford?
From: rock chick
Date: 03 Dec 04 - 04:23 PM

This is intresting news i am moving to Oxford in the New Year, which ALSO brings me nearer up North ;o)))think i also need to check the sites out. Ta


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Subject: RE: Clubs and Morris in Oxford?
From: Manitas_at_home
Date: 04 Dec 04 - 06:14 AM

Masquerading as Liz the Squeak....

If you are moving to the Oxford area, you could do worse for Morris than Haddenham. There are at least 3 morris teams in that area (Towersey, Haddenham & Owlswick), there is Haddenham Folk day (today as it happens), Towersey festival, and much more.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Clubs and Morris in Oxford?
From: pavane
Date: 04 Dec 04 - 01:29 PM

Thanks for the replies so far. (But note that Friday is no good for me).


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Subject: RE: Clubs and Morris in Oxford?
From: pavane
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 03:35 AM

I think I walked past the Half Moon yesterday - I will see if that is the right one
Thanks


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Subject: RE: Clubs and Morris in Oxford?
From: GUEST,Squeezy
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 05:08 AM

Hi Pavane,

The Half-Moon's main session is on Sundays, but there is often folk music on a Wednesday too. There's also a great french music session every 2nd Tuesday (next one 14th Dec) at the Chester Arms, Chester Street off the Iffley Road.

The Oxford club does meet on Fridays at the Port Mahone on St. Clements, if you want anything midweek you'll need to take a short journey out in a few directions!

Banbury Ride a Cock Horse Folk Club - Wednesdays at the Mill on Spiceball Park in the centre of town.

Maidenhead Folk Club - Thursdays (Was at the Ferry, Cookham last time I went)

The Killingworth Castle, Wootton nr Woodstock has folk every Friday and is still advertising folk gigs on 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month too.

I'm afraid that's about it. If I hear about anything happening as a one-off, I'll post it here

Cheers

Squeezy


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Subject: RE: Clubs and Morris in Oxford?
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 11:02 AM

My dad had a Morris Oxford. Big red laether bench seats. Fab!


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Subject: RE: Clubs and Morris in Oxford?
From: rock chick
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 03:06 PM

Cant say i can compete with that.i dont have a Big red leather seat!!! *BG* but rather small and firm ;o))


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Subject: RE: Clubs and Morris in Oxford?
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 03:58 PM

Squeezy - when were you last at Maidenhead folk club? - they've been meeting at the Seven Stars, Knowl Hill, on the A4 east of Reading for several months. I'm not sure when/ if it will go back to the Ferry.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Clubs and Morris in Oxford?
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 07:39 PM

EVERYONE had a Morris Oxford - But did you ever have an Austin Cambridge..?

(Just refreshing realy)

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: Clubs and Morris in Oxford?
From: Snuffy
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 07:42 PM

Black Austin Cambridge KJN 383 (second hand 1955)


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Subject: RE: Clubs and Morris in Oxford?
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 07:46 PM

Do I remember rightly that the Oxfords were two tone while the Cambridge was a single solid colour?

DtG


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Subject: RE: Clubs and Morris in Oxford?
From: pavane
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 03:20 AM

But not blue, dark OR light?

PS The Morris car derived its name from the family name Morris, which is probably due to some ancestor having been a Morris dancer. So there IS a likely link.

Oxford, and Oxfordshire, of course, has always been well known for Morris dancing.


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Subject: RE: Clubs and Morris in Oxford?
From: GUEST,Squeezy
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 07:39 AM

As far as I know, the surname Morris means swarthy, or dark skinned, it is the same derivation as the first name Maurice which comes from the latin Maurus which also meant dark skinned.

There is much debate on the origins of the term "Morris Dancing" - but many people believe it comes from Moorish Dancing - The Moors were originally the inhabitants of Mauretania (North-West Africa). Given that the earliest references to Morris Dancing in England is in the 1400s or 1500s, I'm not sure if there is a connection, but if there is - it is quite a small one!

Cheers

Squeezy


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Subject: RE: Clubs and Morris in Oxford?
From: pavane
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 08:26 AM

I thought the Moorish theory had been abandoned a long time ago.
No-one really knows ANYTHING at all about the origins of the dance OR the name.


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Subject: RE: Clubs and Morris in Oxford?
From: pavane
Date: 10 Jan 05 - 12:52 PM

I haven't yet managed to attend a club or session in Oxford, for various reasons, but I hope to make it sometime soon.
Any more information would be welcome.

PS
Are you here yet, rock chick?


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