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American Morris Newsletter

Volume 25, Number 2
July, 2005

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Dedication The Dedication of this Issue


Tony Barrand
The Marlboro Morris Ale at 30. Part II of III
Memorial Day weekend, 2005, marked the 30th Marlboro Morris Ale held in Windham County, Vermont, the oldest American gathering of teams dancing some form of the Morris. Dr. Barrand explores the evolution of American-originated dances in this, the second article of three.
Tew for the Road
Duns Tew: The Beginnings. Part I of II  Tim Radford
In 1986, Tim Radford lead a workshop at Sidmouth Festival which re-created what the DunsTew tradition might have looked like.
Duns Tew: How Tew Do It  Jocelyn Reynolds
Jocelyn shares with us her videos and insights into the newly-revived tradition of Duns Tew.
Ale's well that ends well
Ale Report -- Midwest Morris Ale, 2005 Laurie Cumming
Laurie Cumming of the Toronto Women's Sword team describes their adventures at their first Midwest Morris Ale in Port Huron, Michigan.
Ale Report -- California's Wabbit's T'ale Dick Bagwell
Dick describes the comings and goings of the Wabbit's T'ale.

Ale Link -- Photos of the Marlboro Morris Ale, by Great Meadows Morris and Sword


Varia Atque Brevia
Morris in Alaska Chris Berg
Rant and Raven practice and perform in Anchorage, Alaska. Here's their story and a photo or two.
Cartoon! Ethan Hay
Anatomy of a Morris Dancer...

How to build a bell pad Marieke Thayer
A lovely illustrated "how to" sheet describing how to create a Cotswold-style bell pad. 
The Editors
~ Letters, we've got letters!
~ Great photos and notable events, this issue by
Alice Taylor and Jenni Voorhees
~ Buy back issues of the AMN!


 AMN, Vol. 25, No. 2, July 2005  ISSN: 1074-2689