Morris dancers with painted faces delight St George’s Day crowds

Styx of Stroud with bar staff Emily Williams-Allen and Georgie Watts. Picture by John Hatton

Styx of Stroud with bar staff Emily Williams-Allen and Georgie Watts. Picture by John Hatton

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LANDLORD Phil McAsey of The Ram, South Woodchester celebrated St George’s Day in style with an evening of performances by Styx of Stroud Border Morris.

Styx of Stroud is a new side which dances in both the traditional and contemporary Border style.

Dancers wear face paint or masks as disguises and the style of dancing is wild and energetic - whooping and yelping are positively encouraged.

Men and women, boys and girls, experienced dancers and beginners are all welcome to join as are fiddlers, drummers, melodeon, accordion and brass players.

Practice is on Tuesdays, 7.30pm to 9.30pm, mainly at Whiteway Colony Hall but every third Thursday of the month at Randwick Village Hall.

For more information contact Gary or Christine on 01453 882860 or email clee915@btinternet.com.

They will be dancing at The Carpenters Arms, Miserdon on May 13, The Falcon, Painswick on May 20, The Butchers Arms, Sheepscombe, on June 3, The Tunnel House, Coates on June 10. For details see the Styx of Stroud Border Morris page on Facebook.

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