Dance Out – Shifnal Farmers Market

Our first dance-out of the season saw us invited to perform at Shifnal Farmers Market on Sat 20th April. We arrived on a gloriously sunny Spring morning and, while we were readying ourselves managed to meet a lot of our friends on Twitter, which is how we “got the gig” on the first place!

The team all performed very well considering it was the first dance-out of the 2013 season and some of our new members also came along to watch and see what they have got themselves into ! (they’re still with us so we clearly didn’t frighten them off 😉 )

Clog dance Bobby Shaftoe

As our performance got going we attracted a large and very appreciative crowd which pleased the adjacent market traders and particularly the church raffle ticket sale which was taking place in a gazebo right next to our dancing area. We should have asked for a percentage!

The beautiful weather continued throughout our time there and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, all three teams (Bull and Pump men, Lasses and Clog) got a good work out. Our musicians played really well too, as always and we are looking forward to adding to their ranks as the year goes on.
Shifnal Farm Market - April 2013

Cathy Brown has taken to swiping my camera when it’s my turn to dance with the men which means that at last there are some photos of the men with me in them. Well done Cathy 🙂

Gallop at Shifnal

Our welcome from the organisers and the people of Shifnal was wonderful and we really appreciate the trouble they took to look after us.

Great fun, great weather, super dancing and lovely people…….the first Morris of the season doesn’t get much better than this.