Welcome to the Marlboro Morris Ale!
We are celebrating our 40th Anniversary Ale
Friday, May 22nd through Monday, May 25th, 2015
Marlboro College, Marlboro VT
Every Memorial Day weekend since 1976, morris dancers from around the United States, Canada and England have gathered 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 marks the 40th such convergence and we’re planning quite the party. We’re really looking forward to seeing many familiar teams, including several folks that were at the beginning, and to welcoming everyone who will be joining us for the first time. Check out the rest of our website for details on when and where the festivities will occur.