The Witchmen

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it (George Santayana 1905)

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2017
Our Yule dance out at The Lilacs, Isham nr Kettering with:
Bourne Borderers; Hemlock; Royal Oak; Sutton Masque; & Bakanalia.
Sunday 17th December
The Moira Furnace Folk Festival 19th & 20th August
Warwick Folk Festival 29th & 30th July
Ely Folk Festival 8th & 9th july
Sheringham lobster Potty Festival 1st & 2nd July
The Gate to Southwell Folk Festival. 10th & 11th June
Chester Folk Festival 27th & 28th May
Rochester Sweeps Festival. 29th & 30th April
WhittleseaStraw BearStraw Bear. Saturday 14th January
2016
Our Yule dance out, The Lilacs, Isham nr Kettering with a few friends including:
Witchwood; Hemlock; Royal Oak; Sutton Masque; & Queens Oak.
Sunday 18th December
A Daarkside(TM) event in Harleston and Geldeston with Old  Glory Saturday 3rd December
FolkEast Glemham Hall, Suffolk. Where hex pent (Ruth, Terry & Linda) will be singing at 1 o’clock on Friday. 19th to 21st August
Ella & Lurk’s Wedding cellebrations - Bowness-on-Windermere. 29th to 31st July
Ely Folk Festival. 9th & 10th July
Sheringham Potty Festival where, after we’ve danced on Saturday, hex pent (Ruth, Terry & Linda) will be singing in the evening at The Lobster with the Sheringham Shantymen. 2nd & 3rd July
The Gate to Southwell Folk Festival. 11th & 12th June
Cleethorpes Folk & Cider Festival. 28th & 29th May
Rochester Sweeps Festival. 30th April & 1st May
WhittleseaStraw BearStraw Bear. Saturday 16th January
2015
Our Yule dance out at The Lilacs, Isham nr Kettering with our guests:
Bourne Borderers; Hemlock; Rockingham Rapper; & Queens Oak.
Sunday 20th December
A Harvest Festival event in Peterborough. Saturday 19th September
The Seven Champions week-end of dance. 12th & 13th September
FolkEast Glemham Hall, Suffolk. 22nd & 23rd August
Warwick Folk Festival 25th & 26th July
Ely Folk Festival. 11th & 12th July
Sheringham Lobster Potty Festival. 4th & 5th July
The Gate to Southwell Folk Festival. 6th & 7th June
Rochester Sweeps Festival. 2nd & 3rd May
WhittleseaStraw BearStraw Bear. Saturday 10th January
2014
Our Yule dance out at The Lilacs, Isham nr Kettering with guest sides:
Bourne Borderers; Hemlock; Anstey Morrismen; Rockingham Rapper; Fenstanton Morris; Coton Morris Men; Queens Oak; Royal Oak; & Mutineers.
Sunday 21st December
The Mercian Gathering near Nuneaton where:
hex pent, (Ruth, Terry & Linda) also sing.
6th & 7th September
Towersey Festival where hex pent, (Ruth, Terry & Linda)
launch their latest CD husk and bark.
23rd to 25th August
Ely Folk Festival. 12th & 13th July
Sheringham Lobster Potty Festival. 5th & 6th July
The Gate to Southwell Folk Festival where:
hex pent, (Ruth, Terry & Linda) also sing.
7th & 8th June
The folk and cider festival, Cleethorpes. 24th & 25th May
Rochester Sweeps Festival. 3rd & 4th May
WhittleseaStraw BearStraw Bear. Saturday 11th January
2013
Our Yule dance out at The Lilacs, Isham nr Kettering with a few friends:
Bourne Borderers; Baldock Midnight Morris; Queens Oak; Royal Oak; & Hemlock.
Sunday 15th December
Dancing at the Otley Folk Festival
where hex pent, (Ruth, Terry & Linda) also sang at The Horse and Farrier, Bridge St on Saturday night.
21st & 22nd September
The Mercian Gathering near Nuneaton where hex pent, (Ruth, Terry & Linda) also sang. 31st August & 1st September
Whitby Folk Week where we danced on Saturday, Sunday and Monday & ran workshops for the rest of the week.
Ruth (& her sister Sadie) also sang from Tuesday to Friday.
17th to 19th August
The start of Sidmouth Folk Week, we danced on Saturday, Sunday & Monday. 3rd to 5th August
Ely Folk Festival. 13th & 14th July
Sheringham Lobster Potty Festival, where hex pent, ( Ruth, Terry & Linda) also sang on Friday evening at The Lobster. 6th & 7th July
The Gate to Southwell Folk Festival. 8th & 9th June
Chester Folk Festival, where hex pent (Ruth, Terry & Linda) also sang on Saturday evening. 25th & 26th May
Rochester Sweeps Festival. 4th & 5th May
WhittleseaStraw BearStraw Bear.
Saturday 12th January
2012
Our Yule dance out at The Lilacs, Isham nr Kettering, with guest dance sides: Bourne Borderers; Royal Oak; Hemlock; Queen’s Oak; and Fenstanton Morris. Sunday 16th December
The Mercian Gathering near Nuneaton & hex pent, (Ruth, Terry & Linda) sang too. 1st & 2nd September
Towersey Festival 25th & 27th August
Warwick Folk Festival 28th & 29th July
Ely Folk Festival 14th & 15th July
Sheringham Lobster Potty Festival. hex pent, (Ruth, Terry & Linda) sang on Saturday evening at The Lobster. 7th & 8th July
Southwell folk festival. 2nd & 3rd June
Rochester Sweeps Festival 4th to 6th May
Aly Mewse's handfasting, Hedingham Castle. Saturday 21st April
Our Yule Imbolc dance out at The Lilacs, Isham nr Kettering with Royal Oak who (along with a few of Bakanalia) braved it through the snow. Sunday 5th February
WhittleseaStraw BearStraw Bear.
Saturday 14th January
2011
The Mercian Gathering near Nuneaton 3rd & 4th September
Whitby Folk Week where we danced on Saturday, Sunday & Monday
and ran a workshop Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.
Ruth (& her sister Sadie) were also booked to sing all week
20th to 26th August
Ely Folk Festival 9th & 10th July
Sheringham Lobster Potty Festival 2nd & 3rd July
Middlewich Folk and Boat Festival 18th & 19th June
Summer dance out at The Lilacs, Isham nr Kettering with:
Rockingham Rapper and Fenstanton Morris.
Sunday 5th June
Rochester Sweeps Festival 30thApril & 1st May
WhittleseaStraw BearStraw Bear.
Also Ruth sang in the Friday (14th) night concert
Saturday 15th January
2010
Our Yule dance out at The Lilacs, Isham nr Kettering with a few friends
including: Bourne Borderers and Hemlock.
Sunday 19th December
Otley Folk Festival 18th & 19th September
Mercian Gathering near Nuneaton 4th & 5th September
Warwick Folk Festival
and hex pent (Ruth, Terry & Linda) were booked to sing Saturday evening
24th & 25th July
Ely Folk Festival 10th & 11th July
Sheringham Lobster Potty Festival 3rd & 4th July
Alcester Folk Festival
and hex pent (Ruth, Terry & Linda) were booked to sing too
19th & 20th June
Shepley Spring Festival 22nd & 23rd May
Rochester Sweeps Festival
hex pent (Ruth, Terry & Linda) were booked to sing on Sunday evening supporting Cara Dillon
1st & 2nd May
Our Yule dance out at The Lilacs, Isham nr Kettering with friends including:
Bakanalia, Sir Harry’s Sword, Baldock Midnight Morris, Ely & Littleport Riot, & Hemlock.
Not the Winter Solstice
Sunday 31st January
WhittleseaStraw BearStraw Bear Saturday 16th January
2009
The World conker championships
Ashton nr Oundle
Sunday 11th October
Bromyard Folk Festival 12th & 13th September
Mercian Gathering near Nuneaton
John gave a talk on Animism and the Spirit of Place
4th to 6th September
The start of Sidmouth Folk Week 1st to 3rd August
Ely Folk Festival
William danced with his other side Sir Harry’s Sword
11th & 12th July
Sheringham Lobster Potty Festival
William danced with his other side Sir Harry’s Sword
4th & 5th July
Beverley Folk Festival 20th & 21st June
Moira Canal Festival 24th & 25th May
Rochester Sweeps Festival 2nd to 4th May
WhittleseaStraw BearStraw Bear Saturday 10thJanuary
2008
Our Winter Solstice dance out
The Lilacs, Isham nr Kettering with:
Bourne Borderers, Queen's Oak, Bakanalia, Baldock Midnight Morris, & The Haverhill Harlots
Sunday 21st December
The World conker championships
Ashton nr Oundle
Sunday 12th October
Colin Cater's PensionFest, Duton Hill
with Thaxtead morris
Sunday 21st September
Towersey village festival 22nd to 25th August
Warwick Folk Festival
and hex pent (Ruth, Terry & Linda) sang in concerts on Friday & Saturday evening
26th & 27th July
Ely Folk Festival 12th & 13th July
Alcester Folk Festival 21st & 22nd June
Gate to Southwell Folk Festival
and hex pent (Ruth, Terry & Linda) sang in Southwell Minster
7th & 8th June
Chester Folk Festival 24th to 26th May
Rochester Sweeps Festival 3rd to 5th May
Whittlesea Straw Bear Straw Bear Saturday 12thJanuary
2007
The Lilacs, Isham nr Kettering with:
Bourne Borderers, Queen's Oak, Bakanalia, Ely & Littleport Riot and New St. George for our Yule dance out
Sunday 16th December
The World conker championships
Ashton nr Oundle
Sunday 14th October
Otley Folk Festival 22nd & 23rd September
Whitby Folk Week - dancing & workshops 18th to 24th August
Ely Folk Festival 7th & 8th July
Berkshire Bedlams' Week-end 30th June/1st July
Beverley Folk Festival 16th & 17th June
Rochester Sweeps Festival 5th to 7th May
Whittlesea Straw Bear Straw Bear Saturday 13thJanuary
2006
The Lilacs, Isham nr Kettering with a few friends including:
Queen's Oak & Bourne Borderers
Sunday 17th December
The World conker championships
Ashton nr Oundle
Sunday 8th October
Wallingford BunkFest Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd September
Warwick folk festival
& hex pent (Ruth, Terry & Linda) were booked to sing on Friday & Saturday evenings
Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd July
Ely Folk Weekend Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th July
Bourne Borderers Weekend Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th June
Alcester and Arden Folk Festival Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th June
Cleethorpes folk festival Saturday 27th to Monday 29th May
Rochester Sweeps festival Saturday 29th April to Monday 1st May
St. George's day Whittlesea
& William our drummer boy was dancing with ‘Sir Harry’s Sword
Sunday 23rd April
Terry ran a Border workshop at the IVFDF - Cambridge Saturday 25th February
Ruth's 40th birthday party - The Fleet, Peterborough Saturday 18th February
Whittlesea Straw Bear Straw Bear Saturday 14thJanuary
2005
The Lilacs, Isham nr Kettering
our Yule bash with Bourne Borderers
Sunday 18th December
The World conker championships
Ashton nr Oundle
Sunday 9th October
Dirty Habits weekend - with
The Bradshaw Mummers The Haverhill Harlots Ock'n'Dough Beltane Poacher Golden Star & Persephone
Friday 9th to Sunday 11th September
Dancing Ely Saturday & The Greyhound, Flempton Sunday
Wallingford Bunkfest
& hex pent (Ruth, Terry & Linda) sing here too
Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th September
Cornwall folk festival Wadebridge
& hex pent (Ruth, Terry & Linda) were booked to sing
Friday 26th to Monday 29th August
Ely Folk Weekend Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th July
Sheringham Lobster Potty Festival Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd July
Alcester and Arden Folk Festival Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th June
Chester folk festival Saturday 28th to Monday 30th May
Rochester Sweeps festival Saturday 30th April to Monday 2nd May
Whittlesea Straw Bear Straw Bear Saturday 8thJanuary
2004
The Lilacs, Isham nr Kettering - our Yule bash with:
Queen's Oak, The Haverhill Harlots, Bare Bones & Bourne Borderers
Sunday 19th December
World conker championships
Ashton nr Oundle
Sunday 10th October
Hengrave Hall Sunday 12th September
Wallingford BunkFest Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th September
Warwick folk festival Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th July
Ely Folk Weekend Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th July
Bradshaw Mummers' weekend Saturday 3rd July @ Cleckheaton Folk Festival
The Horseshoe Inn - Offord D'arcy, Huntingdon Saturday 19th June
Chippenham Folk Festival Saturday 29th to Monday 31st May
Rochester Sweeps festival Saturday 1st to Monday 3rd May
Karen Cater's party Saturday 6thMarch
Whittlesea Straw Bear Straw Bear Saturday 10thJanuary
Where When