Morris Dance musicians…
Hi! Apologies for this off topic posting!
I am the ‘Gaffer’* (person in charge of music) for a South London/ North Surrey Border Morris side.
We are looking to recruit melody playing musicians for our team: fiddle, box (any variety), flute, whistle, recorder, pipes (any variety), banjo, general melody playing strummyfings, trombone, melodica, ‘cello, viola, portable harmonium/ keyboard, anything! (Morris is very liberal as to instrument selection)
If you can play the simplest of Trad Irish you can surely play a Morris tune!
Must be prepared to play STANDING UP (!), all day or evening, outside, in rain, wind, minus five Celsius, baking heat waves, summer thunderstorms, hail and earthquakes. Probably enjoy a pint, perhaps dressing up, wearing hats and frightening dogs, frail old ladies and sprogs! NO DANCING INVOLVED! (for musicians!) It is great fun!!! Honest!
* other quaint titles in Morris are: ‘Foreman’- in charge of dancing, ‘Squire’- in charge overall