Our next stop was the Next Generation Fair held in a positively tropical Craven Arms.
This was a lovingly put together event whose charm deserved a few more people to attend. Maybe next year?
A pretty big Shrewsbury Morris team did a good job in the sun and all four facets of the team, (Mixed, Clog, Lasses and Men) had fun over two spots. The odd football or bike sometimes wafted into the dance space but these were neatly side-stepped by some fancy footwork.
The music was great as always and some of the smaller members of the crowd seemed to enjoy “joining in” from the side-lines too.
The sunniest and warmest Monday of the early May Bank Holiday weekend saw us dance at Perton in Staffordshire for their carnival.
(Whomever said ” the sun always shines on Morris dancing” was absolutely right) It was our second year at the carnival and again, large and generous crowds came out to watch and support us on May Day. Placing us next to the huge Bratwurst stall may have been a mistake but the team managed it, concentrating on the dancing admirably. We danced three separate spots and it looks as though the Winter training and hard work is indeed paying off. Next stop Malpas and the Coronation weekend!