Welcome to the Marlboro Morris Ale!
Every Memorial Day weekend since 1976, morris dancers from around the United States, Canada and England have gathered at Marlboro College in Marlboro, VT to celebrate at an invitational Whitsun-type Ale (a traditional springtime gathering of British folk dancers).
These teams, or ‘sides’ of dancers and musicians then travel throughout Brattleboro, VT on Saturday and Windham County on Sunday to perform their various styles of ritual dancing, including Cotswold, Border, Clog, Rapper, and Sword. Be sure to look for flying ribbons, ringing bells, flashing hankies, and crashing sticks as we welcome in the Spring!
The 39th Marlboro Morris Ale will take place on May 24th-26th, 2014. Invitations will be sent to team squires in the upcoming winter season. Watch this space for further updates about the Ale!