Sweyn’s Ey Morris danced out last Thursday. We did not have sufficient numbers who could make the Wednesday Solstice but we were close enough dancing the following evening!
We found the King Arthur at Reynoldston to be well crowded with people, eating and drinking there and many watched us dance our set of dances which lasted for over an hour during a sun drenched, warm evening. It really does not get much better than this.
Sweyns Ey Morris really like this pub as it has all the ingredients for a successful evening out with a good forecourt to dance on, lots of people, good Ale, with the ever special Felinfoel Double Dragon or some of the guest Ales, and one that caught my eye was the London Pride which rarely comes this far west!
We initially could only do hankie dances as someone forgot the sticks, but when these eventually arrived, all our dances went down well with the crowd. Highlights included Bampton Step & Fetch Her and Speed The Plough, Lichfield Vandalls of Hammerwich plus Sherrif’s Ride and Caseg Eira from Nantgarw.
We left in good time to travel up to Arthur’s Stone and it was great being able to walk over open mountain terrain without getting wet, the whole area being very dry following an absence of rainfall for over a month.
Despite the fact we had missed the actual Solstice, there were people up at the stone who came to watch. We did several dances from our Bampton and Adderbury repertoire, saw the sun set below a big wedge of cloud over the distant Preseli mountains of Pembrokeshire and then members of the side did some posed photo shots for Jo Randles, a professional photographer who took some very good pics of us a few years ago. Can’t wait to see those.
Another great Sweyn’s Ey dance out!
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