On Thursday 4th August we visited The King Arthur Hotel in Reynoldston, we had postponed our visit on 21st June as the side was laid low by Covid.
It was a beautiful summer evening and the pub was very busy. We eventually found a free table in the beer garden and prepared ourselves for a warm evening of dancing with some lovely Felinfoel Double Dragon.
A few of our regular dancers weren’t available this week so we had a slightly limited repertoire, we still managed to perform dances from the Adderbury, Badby, Bampton, Fieldtown and Lichfield traditions to an enthusiastic audience who ventured out of the pub and down from the beer garden.
We had plenty of volunteers who joined in with Brighton Camp (Adderbury), we danced this with 2 sets of 8 and most of the volunteers learnt the stick clashing really quickly, some of them also picked up the stepping straight away, they were all holiday-makers on Gower so, sadly, they are not potential recruits.
We had a visitor from Brackley morris who joined us for a dance, he’d checked out our itinerary on our website so hurray for the website. Unusually for someone in the morris world Keith didn’t know him and he didn’t know Keith.
Di and Kev rounded off the evening with a great tunes session outside, they were, however, unable to play any Red Hot Chili Peppers numbers or other requests from the locals.
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