We ventured westwards to join neighbouring side and friends Carreg Las Morris, dancing at the Mansel Arms at Porthyrhyd. This was the first time for us to dance here and it proved a great spot with a large danceable forecourt outside the pub, plus four hand pumped ales!
We were fortunate to be blessed with a sunny evening - it looked a little doubtful earlier in the day as to whether we would be able to dance out.
We danced in turn with Carreg Las who did their own Border dances which contrasted nicely with our Cotswold and Welsh Morris. With regards the latter, we were able to perform Y Caseg Eira from Nantgarw after coercing Alison H & Alison B into performing amidst their protestations that they did not really know it well enough. They were clearly fibbing as they did fine and they should have no problems joining in, in future!
Words & Pics by Paul Tarrant & Stewart Wright
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