The summer is over and we now learn new dances for the next year. Why not come along and join us and get involved in a long standing English tradition, make new friends and have fun. Open evenings run from 11th January onwards at the Pinkneys Green Scout Hall on Winterhill road. Both dancers and Musicians welcome.
We dance a mixture of Cotswold and Border Morris - Plus some rapper sword dancing.
Who are we?We are Ellington Morris - a traditional Morris Dance team based in Maidenhead, Berkshire, UK - one of the few mixed Cotswold Morris teams in the area.
Ellington is the original name for Maidenhead in the Domesday Book.
What do we do?
We perform morris dances collected early this century from Cotswold villages such as Adderbury, Bledington and Bampton, and Lichfield in Staffordshire plus dances from our own Ellington tradition and a few Border Morris dances.
We dance throughout the summer from May 1st, on Wednesday evenings at village pubs around East Berkshire, and at weekends at fairs, fetes, carnivals and other local celebrations.
We run an Introductory Workshop in the Scout Hall at Pinkneys Green in September/October (see our programme).
We practice from October to end of April, also in the Scout Hall at Pinkneys Green on Wednesdays (see our programme).
We perform a Mummers Play each Boxing Day - a hero combat play representing death and rebirth, drawn from a centuries-old tradition.
We have also been known to wassail marrows and apples.
We collect money during the season for Maidenhead Mencap as our chosen charity.
Want to know more?
Just turn up at one of our practices, 8:30pm every Wednesday from Sept/October to April in the Scout Hall at Pinkneys Green (Contact us if you need directions or to make sure we aren't away)