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Visit from Beverley Garland

It was nice to meet up with the ladies from Beverley Garland recently; they came down to our practice hall in Cottingham, where we taught them Whitby Shindig, the dance with bobbins originally created by Val Marsden.

The Beverley team did really well in picking up the figures so quickly, and it’s fair to say that both teams were put through their paces in one of the most energetic sessions for some time.

It was also a good opportunity to socialise, and we look forward to dancing Whitby Shindig together as a double header when the teams meet on the Wold Tour 2012, which is provisionally set to take place on Saturday, July 14.

The first Wold Tour, September 2011

On September 10, 2011, five folk dance teams got on a big bus and went on a tour of the Wolds. Green Ginger Garland, Green Ginger Morris, Beverley Garland, Grimsby Morris and Tatterfoals (from Scunthorpe) all got together for this inaugural event, and a great time was had by all.

The first stop was North Newbald at just before 10am, where a few villagers were up early enough to see the spectacle. Continue reading