Wow! What a great evening to dance out, and with a near full complement of dancers too! Weather was hot and you could tell during the drive down to western Gower that we were going to be in for a treat of an evening.
The Britannia Inn is a sort of ancestral home for us as the side started life in 1966 in a hall across the road from the pub when the Mighty Men of Madoc were formed from young lads in the village who were keen to do Rapper sword dancing. There was the Half Penny Folk Club in the Brit and the side danced there regularly, and supported the folk club for several years. We revisit the Brit more or less annually and we gave a good varied display of Adderbury, Badby, Bampton and Fieldtown dances, in the sun, to a small crowd of people who were keen to see us. We had a couple of volunteers join us for a few dances.
We went on to the King’s Head Llangennith and danced some more and included the important Welsh Morris dance Y Caseg Eira Nantgarw in our program. Again, it was hot and several people watched and enjoyed our dancing.
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