Sweyn’s Ey visited Llwchwr for our regular Thursday evening Dance Out on a pleasant, hot evening.
We visited the Reverend James for the first time and we speculated whether there was family connection with our Squire Ben James, but it turned out there wasn’t! The ale on sale was, you’ve guessed it, Rev James, and the landlord brought us out a huge refreshing jug of the stuff, plus iced water, before we had started dancing! There was a good crowd in the beer garden who watched us, with some keen to learn more about what we do, and some indicating that they may come along to practice in the autumn! A great place to visit and a return in the future is most definite.
We left the Rev. James and drove a short distance to the Boat Club which we have visited several times in the last decade, but not last year as The Queen sadly passed away just as we were driving to the venue!
The riverside location, the people, the ale, and the atmospheric sunsets have made it a perennial favourite with several in the side and our visit there Thursday was truly wonderful. Not only did we encounter much generosity from the crowd watching us there, (the fantastic landlady went amongst them rustling up monetary contributions in a jar) we found that the patio had been relaid nice and flat which made it a joy to dance on.
The DoomBar Ale supplied necessary hydration and the sunset on the dropping tide was manna for the soul!
Dance wise we did our usual repertoire of Adderbury stick dances, Bampton, and Fieldtown, plus dances from Badby, Lichfield, and Caseg Eira, the Welsh Morris!
A very good evening despite reduced numbers of dancers and musoes!
Script & Photos by Paul Tarrant, with some pics by Di Clark.
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