2008 Calendar

2008
    Dancers: David B, David T, Ruth T, Pat C, Lin, Pete, Kevin L, Kevin M, Richard; Musicians: John, Roger, Don and occasionally Glynn Murray.

Practicing High Badby over winter, (some) danced out in spring. Good sticks!

Events turned down during the year include: Fig & Date Fayre, Huddersfield; Treacle Eater Clog Anniversary Weekend, Yeovil; Wimborne Folk Festival; Whitby Folk Week and Wallingford Bunkfest.
January    
 1st The Crown at Weston Anybody remember it?
April    
23rd Stoke Bruerne St George’s Day we enjoyed ourselves as lots of dancing – but big queues at bar.
May    
1st May Day celebrations 5.30 at Brackley, with fewer spectators than previous years.
3rd  Bourton on the Water May Day DoD organised by Ducklington at 10.00 – 16.00
8th The White Horse at Welton 7.30 pm Dancing in small yard at back of pub. As Richard said ‘good, but very cramped’. Afterwards to Daventry for a curry at  £8.50 per head. Organised by Jane and Richard.
15th  Royal Oak, Eydon, arranged by Kevin
22nd  Carpenter’s Arms, Boddington, arranged by Pat C.
29th     
June    
5th     
7th  Stony Stratford Stony Steppers DoD; dancing in same spot, from 10.30 – 16.00! 
10th  Peyton Arms, Stoke Lyne, with Kirtlington Morris
19th     
21st  Towcester Music Festival. Dancing in Towcester Market square from 6.30 on to entertain people going to the various events in the town, 2 performances, good crowds. Paid £80. 
26th     
27th /29th  Newburgh Morris Weekend of Dance Very enjoyable weekend away near Preston, at what was a more a singers festival that a dancers. Camping in school field, I remember good food and drink! On the Saturday dance tour in Chorley market (v. good too!) Richard fell and almost broke his ankle. Sent off in an ambulance, we almost lost him!
July    
3rd  Abthorp, New Inn  
7th  Cosgrove Dancing in the evening in with OMRs, part of BBC Big Dance Week
9th Ratley Wednesday night with Hereburgh Morris, 
12th l Shenleybrook End Village, MK Fete [paid booking] 
17th     
19th  Cotswold Villages Ducklington Day of Dance
24th     
31st     
Sept    
4th  Royal Oak at the Royal Oak Warm up for the weekend.
7th  Badby Fayre  
11th  Royal Oak Eydon Royal Oak’s AGM. –Jane, who had stepped in to replace Richard after his injury, continues as Squire, Lin as Postbag. 
October    
13th  Popodom’s Daventry Big curry to celebrate Kevin Mears 50th b’day.
15th Brackley Brackley Morris Ale, £10 head.