THE BALLAD OF SHIRLEY COLLINS

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Allerford Music and Dance Week welcomes special guests Adderbury Village Morris to Exmoor, who alongside our much loved West Somerset Morris, will be dancing at various locations around Porlock, Minehead and Dunster, as well as taking part in special events at Allerford Village Hall.

Adderbury Village Morris are famous for having a series of dances, tunes and songs recorded for posterity by musicologists Cecil Sharp and Janet Blunt at the start of the twentieth century. Their dances such as Postman's Knock and the Beaux of London Town are danced by morris sides throughout the country.

In 2011 a major feature film, The Way Of The Morris, was made about the Adderbury Village Morris, telling of the loss of all but one of the side in the First World War and the re-establishment of the side in the 1960s. Adderbury have twice visited the First War Cemeteries in Belgium to honour the generation of lost morris dancers. Adderbury Village Morris feature on the Morris On series of albums by musicians from Fairport Convention and the Albion Country Band. They joined Fairport Convention at the Cropredy Festival to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first album.

All events below take place in Allerford Village Hall

Saturday 22nd September - 7:30pm

Our ever popular Barn Dance with a great caller and lots of fun for all.

 

Licensed bar.

 

Tickets include Ploughman's Supper

SOLD OUT - Sorry!

Friday 28th September - 7:30pm

The Vale Cinema presents the amazing story of folk music icon, Shirley Collins. An award winning, insightful documentary which will leave you feeling empowered and inspired...


“Music Documentary of the Year” – Louder Than War

Saturday 29th September - 1pm to 4pm

Enjoy tea, scones and cakes at one of our legendary Big Cream Teas, entertained by music and dance from :

Adderbury Village Morris – one of the great Cotswold Morris sides, visiting us for a weekend of dance. Adderbury Village are the custodians of tunes and dances collected by musicologists a century ago.

West Somerset Morris – our very own Exmoor side, a long established and well respected Cotswold and Border Morris side.

Hobby Horses – from Minehead and Adderbury

Minehead Street Choir - Pop, Rock, Blues, Soul and Jazz classics sung with gusto.

Plus Invited and Visiting Folk Musicians

Saturday 29th September - 7:30pm

Gospel Bell play uplifting spiritual music from the American Gospel Blues and Country Gospel traditions.

An infectious, singalong, toe tapping treat, featuring the songs of Americana greats such as Blind Willie Johnson, Sister Rosetta Tharp and Johnny Cash.

Licensed bar.

 

TICKETS ALSO AVAILABLE FROM

Allerford Post Office   |  Porlock Spar  |  Best Friends Pet Supplies, Summerland Road, Minehead

ADDRESS

Allerford and Selworthy Community Hall

Harepark

Allerford

TA24 8HL

England