I am or have been active in the following:-
- Silhill Morris
I am one of the musicians for this Border Morris side.
- Chinewrde Morris
I played for this Kenilworth, Warwickshire-based North-West Clog side until 2014.
Before you ask, Chinewrde is the old Saxon name for Kenilworth, and this is more evident when
pronounced in Saxon than in modern English.
- The Swan Inn, Fradley Junction, Staffs (aka The Mucky Duck)
I am a regular musician at this Thursday session
- The Coopers Tavern, Burton on Trent, Derbyshire
I am frequently playing at this Tuesday session
- Nancy Butterfly Morris
I used to play for this group of North West clog morris dancers.
The question everyone asks is "Where did the name come from?".
The answer is that the house of Nancy Butterfly is marked on old
maps of Redditch, and was a renowned brothel.
This information is totally unrelated to the fact that I met my
wife at Nancy Butterfly!
- Jenny Geddes Clog Morris (now defunct)
"JG plays for JG"
Whilst working in Edinburgh I played for this North West side
named after the woman who threw a stool at the Dean in 1637 in St Giles' Cathedral in opposition
to the imposition of a new liturgy written by Archbishop Laud. She cried "De'il colic the wame
o'thee" - wouldst thou say Mass at ma lug?".
This caused a riot!
I played for Mallemarokers throughout their existence; a 12 piece Ceilidh band whose apex was closing
the Late Night Extra on the final night of the Sidmouth International Festival.
I used to play occasionally for a group of Coventry based Step Cloggers who perform
local displays of English Step Dance - Hornpipes, Reels, Waltzes
etc from Lakeland (Westmoreland), Sunderland, Lancashire, Durham
and the like.
I used to dance with an Appalachian Step Dance group (One Step
Beyond) for a number of years, giving it up back in Sept '95.
The less said about one of them, the better!