Welcome to the Rag Morris and Folk Club website!
A big hello to all visiting here, whether you're interested in folk music, morris dancing or both!
And a big welcome to anyone new to Bristol University this September! Our next dance practice of term will be at 8:30pm, Thurs 8th Oct in the Stephenson room at the Union. Our Folk Club is already in session, with relaxed and social evenings every Monday at the Coach and Horses (details on the Folk Club tab). We're always very happy to meet new people, so whether you dance, play an instrument, sing or listen, we'd love to have you come along.
If you're a student and already feel like signing up (for free!) you can do so right here. It basically gives us an accurate idea of our numbers, and can really help us book rooms and plan cool events for you all to do.
Photo © Nicola Lambert
We practise 8:30pm-10:30pm on Thursday evenings in the Richmond Building on Queen's Road, in Clifton. At the moment we're using the Stephenson Room on the second floor, but you can usually find us gathered in the lobby a little beforehand so no need to worry about getting lost (and even if you miss us, the porters are lovely). If you're unsure for any reason, feel free to check with email@example.com or message our facebook page. Every practice we teach a new dance completely from basics. No fee, no kit needed - just show up with comfy clothes and your bounciest shoes for an active evening! We'll be heading to a nearby pub afterwards.
We are always happy to consider invitations to dance at festivals, fêtes, wassails, weddings and any other event you can think of. To find out more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fancy a go?
New recruits are always welcome. Our Morris teaching year begins in October so that's when we'll be looking at the easier dances and going on a bit of a recruitment drive, but don't hold back - you're welcome along at any time! If you're musically inclined, we'd love you to bring along your instrument and join our band. Come along, to dance or play, whoever you are! If you want to get in touch before turning up just drop an email to email@example.com.
If you're a UBU member you can join the society by visiting and logging in here. That'll cost you the grand fee of £0. We like free stuff as much as the next handful of broke students.
IT'S THE OLYMPICS!
Yes that was us! 24 members of Rag Morris performed on stage with Eric Idle, an opera singer, roller skating nuns, Roman soldiers, angels, Bhangra dancers, Blackheath Morris Men, Scottish pipers and a cross-dressing Welsh rugby choir as part of the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games! What an experience it was for all involved! Well done to all the Raggies who took part. Check out our Olympic pages for details and photos of the event.