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!
This year is the 40th Anniversary Ale!
We’re getting ready for the 40th annual Marlboro Morris Ale, which will take place at Marlboro College in Marlboro, VT over Memorial Day Weekend - Friday, May 22nd through Monday, May 25th, 2015 – it’s early this year!!
Invitations have been sent to team squires and we eagerly await your replies. Please send RSVPs no later than January 12th, 2015. Hope your team will be able to join us!
We’ll be adding more details about this year’s festivities in the upcoming months, so stay tuned to this space for the latest information.