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2018

butterfly gifLichfield Festival of Folk 2018
Another great day at the Lichfield Festival of Folk. Great weather, great organisation, great crowds, and lots of friendly Morris sides! A few more photos here.

butterflies on parade
In the parade from cathedral to city
dancing in the streets of Lichfield
Dancing outside the George Hotel!

butterfly gifStroud Folk Weekend

happy smiling faces from the team
Despite the damp weather Nancy Butterfly enjoyed themselves at the Stroud Folk Weekend on September 22nd. Thanks to the organisers, and to Kate Davies for the photographs. You can see a few more photos from Kate here. And look at her website here.
one of the dancers in action
team mid dance with spectators sheltering from the rain behind

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Bromsgrove Festival - Day of Dance

dancing in a sunny bromsgrove high street
Sunny Bromsgrove High Street
dancing in the busy high street in Bromsgrove
Entertaining shoppers in the High Street

Bromsgrove Festival - at the 'Bowling Green', Stoke Prior

the team posing
Team photo!
lengthening shadows as Step on Board perform their Appalachian dances
Hats off to 'Step on Board', our partners for the evening!
Nancy Butterfly in action on the car park!
Car Park put to good use.

At the 'Country Girl' Selly Oak, Birmingham

dancing in the car park in front of the Country Girl Pub
Another day another car park!
Blackadder Morris and members of Nancy Butterfly encouraging pub visitors to dance along with them
Our hosts Blackadder Morris and pub visitors join in the fun

butterfly gifWeighbridge beer festival, Alvechurch

four dancers in a  circle
4 dancers in bright sunshine
mixed morris band including euphonium
Alvechurch Morris men in action
dancers and band in action

butterfly gif'Night Dancing on Weatheroak Hill!' (thanks for the title and photos Mike)
A fun night as guests of Alvechurch Border Morris at the Coach and Horses Inn Weatheroak.

dancing outside the coach and horses inn. It is getting dark but illuminated by lights from the inn.
Alvechurch Morris dancers in action with sticks at the ready
Hosts Alvechurch Morris in action.
Butterflies lining up in two sets of three for a dance.
Our thanks go to the Alvechurch band for stepping in
and saving the day, in classic 'the show must go on' tradition,
when some of our musicians were not able to play at the last minute.

butterfly gifGreat day at the Upton on Severn Folk Festival again, made even better by the fantastic weather.

line of bags with nancy butterfly decoration hanging from a picket fence in Upton

this weeks caption competition....
the band
the 'band' failing to disguise themselves
nancy butterfly dancers walking in in a line ready to dance
the starting lineup for 'Alvechurch'
dancing west haughton
'West Haughton' in progress.
dancers and musicians group photo
End of day 'Survivors' photo
nancy butterfly performing in the display 'arena'
Nancy Butterfly dancing in the Display Arena.

Thanks to Anita and Mike for their photos. More photos of the day, including some of the other sides involved, can be seen here.

butterfly gifNancy Butterfly braved the rain to dance in Bromsgrove High Street during celebrations for St George's Day 2018. dancing in Bromsgrove High Street

The team:

Selfie Snap #photobooth back in #bromsgrove High Street today for the #stgeorgesday celebrations. We had #fun in the #sun and the rain! Thanks to all you stopped by to be snapped. #friendsstjohns #bromsgrovesociety #betterbromsgrovesnaps #community #heritage #familyfun #photoboothfun #history #sharethelove #lovelocal #nancybutterfly #morrisdancer www.nancybutterfly.co.uk

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butterfly gifSuper day at Stroud Wassail, January 13th, with dozens of other Morris sides! Cheers to Styx Morris for inviting us to dance.

(Their facebook page)

 

Nancy Butterfly in full flow

in front of costa stepping outDuring the parade Stroud Wassailmeeting local fauna

We're not sure about the wildlife hereabouts!

more photos from the day here. Thanks to Steve Yates for all the photos.

butterfly gifDancing at the Lichfield Festival of Folk, October 2017

3 Cheers to 3 Spires Morris for inviting us to dance at the Lichfield Festival of Folk! A great day,with great people, and great weather. We had great fun!

Dancing at 'speakers Corner' Lichfieldthe bandThe band

One of the side find their spiritual home!Jules in front of Joules shop In the parade in front of the Cathedral

More photos here.

butterfly gifDancing at the 'Camp', Grimley, with Alvechurch Morris, and Old Meg July 2017

Dancing in front of the Camp Pub, Grimley

A warm sunny evening at the Camp Pub in Grimley near Worcester, guests of Alvechurch Morris.
Even the Peacock on the roof was impressed!

@Old Meeg' Morris dancers at the Camp Grimley


Alvechurch Morris sunlit in front of the Camp Pub

butterfly gifDancing at the 'Country Girl', Selly Oak, Birmingham, with Blackadder Clog Morris, July 2017

 

dancing in front of a young audience at the Country Girl pub

new 'recruits' dancing along with the side

 

 

Thanks to Blackadder Morris for sharing in a fun evening, and to the staff and customers of the 'Country Girl' for entering into the spirit of the event!

Nancy Buitterfly dancing 'Grenoside' at the Country Girl

butterfly gifDancing in Witney, Oxfordshire, guests of Mason's Apron, June 2017

 

Dancing at Coggs Manor Farm Witney in front of impressive thatched buildingGroup photo in Witney

Dancing in Marriots Walk Shopping Centre WitneySelection of photos of Nancy Butterfly in action

A wonderful day's dancing with Mason's Apron, Hazzaz Bellydancers, and the Vale Islanders.

Lots of photos jn the gallery here.

butterfly gifDancing at The Swan, Chaddesley Corbett, with Sedgley Morris, guests of Alvechurch Morris, May 2017

Dancing in the light of the setting sun

Dancing off into the sunset! Thanks to Alvechurch Morris for the invitation.

but you can't feel how cold it wasalvechurch morris in full flow

A few more photos here

butterfly gifUpton Folk Festival 2017

Early birds! First side to start dancing - who would have thought?

Nancy Butterfly dancing riverside at UptonNancy Butterfly dancing 'Alvechurch'

Nancy Butterfly dancing with double ended sticks.

More photos here

 

butterfly gifFirst Event 2017 - Avoncroft Museum Bromsgrove -"Wassail"!

Butterfly dancing with red handkerchiefs in Guesten HallNancy Butterfly dancers holding up bright red handkerchiefs during a dance at AvoncroftButterfly dancing on the tiles of Guesten Hall Avoncroft Museumman in mediaeval costume leading the Wassail at Avoncroft with a drumNancy Butterfly dancing with hoops in the Guesten Hall at Avoncroft Museum