The 2013 season has now started. We had an enjoyable day at the Oxford Folk Weekend where we finished by dancing The Nutting Girl in the Castle Square with dozens of people joining in, circling the entire square. We also started our Abingdon pub tour by dancing at the Prince of Wales in Shippon.
The main event for Mr Hemmings Traditional Abingdon Morris Dancers is Mister Hemmings Day of Dance, an annual event held on the Saturday following the birthday of legendary Abingdon morris dancer Tom Hemmings on May 6th, who the side is named after. This year it is being held on May 11th. Several visiting morris side of varying styles join us to dance the day away in Abingdon. Dancing begins at the White Horse at the end of Ock Street around 10:30am and proceeds into town with dancing at many Abingdon pubs. Dancing will take place on the Market place between 1:30 and 3pm before proceeding back up Ock Street to end the day at the White Horse again.
Mr. Hemmings dances out on many Monday or Tuesday nights in various Abingdon pubs. See the calendar at the side for dates and locations.
We also attend events with other Morris sides in nearby towns and villages. This year includes the Kirtlington Lamb Ale, Bampton day of Dance and Adderbury Club Day and Cry Havoc's Day of Dance.
We also dance at local events and for local Abingdon organisations, for example we will be dancing at the Barnados Childrens Home in Abingdon 12th July.