This page contains links to organisations and people with connections with Redbornstoke Morris

Morris Links 

Morris Federation - One of three associations of Morris sides in the UK, which Redbornstoke Morris were members of for many years, and Barry Goodman was president of between 2010 to 2014.  The other UK Morris associations are The Morris Ring and Open Morris.

 

Golden Hare Morris -  As shown by this website, over the years Redbornstoke Morris developed our own dance traditions of Ampthill, Scouthall, and Marston.  To help keep these traditions and dances alive, we have  worked with a new side, Golden Hare Morris, again based around Ampthill, teaching them the dances.  Indeed some ex-members of Redbornstoke Morris have become founder members of Golden Hare Morris.  The side has been practicing at Steppingley Village Hall Rectory Rd, Steppingley, Bedford MK45 5AT on Wednesday evenings between 8 & 10 pm, until put on hold by the Covid-19 restrictions.   Anyone interested in joining Golden Hare Morris should contact the squire on squire@goldenharemorris.uk, or message the side from Golden Hare's Facebook page,  or use the contact form on this website and we will pass the message on.

Local Links 

The Bedfordshire County Archive- When Redbornstoke Morris and Bedfordshire Lace both retired from dancing they donated their Logs and other documents to the Bedfordshire County Archive where they can viewed by appointment.

The Higgins Museum, Bedford.  - Again, when Redbornstoke Morris and Bedfordshire Lace both retired from dancing, they donated a number of artefacts to the Higgins Museum, including examples of their kits.  An exhibition, entitled 'Innovation & Tradition: 40 years of Morris' is currently running in the Museum of these, and can be visited when the Museum is open.

Side members links - links the web pages of side members many of whom have remained active in music, song and other arts.

Barry Goodman- Barry is a singer, musician, songwriter, caller and folk arts educator. Based in Hertfordshire, but working nationally. He has written a number of popular dances and tunes.

Paul Scourfield - Paul is a melodeon player and singer, performing material mainly from the English tradition.  Paul also works in schools and was involved with the EFDSS Full English project, taking traditional music, song and dance into primary and secondary schools in Cambridgeshire. 

Taz Tarry - Taz is a fiddle player, playing in a number of English Country Dance Bands for ceilidhs, barn dances and the like.  He has also composed a number of tunes in the English folk style.