2008 was an even busier year for Black Annis. We kicked off the Coltswold Season on Saturday 12th April by celebrating Glorishears 30th Anniversary Day of Dance in Birmingham. Also in April we celebrated St George's Day Celebration in Hinckley and the eve on St Woolos with our friends Bare Bones in Loughborough.Yet again we made our annual pilgrimage to Hastings to Celebrate the Jack in the Green Festivalin early May and yet again ventured south for the Baldock Day of Dance. We had a break in tradition and danced at the Burbage fete on Sunday 18th May, where we had a fabulous encounter with some alpacas. In June we danced from Nottingham to Southwell to celebrate an 800 year tradition and in July we performed as a booked side at the Warwick Folk Festival Most recently we were lavishly entertained byBoggart's Breakfast in Tideswell
2007 was a busy year for Black Annis, we started our Morris events by celebrating Saint Georges Day, in Hinckley on 21st April, see photo left and dancing with our friends Bare Bones in Loughborough on 25th April. We made our annual pilgrimage to Hastings to Celebrate the Jack in the Green Festival in early May, ventured south for the Baldock Day of Dance on 19th May and performed as a booked side in the pouring rain at theChippenham Folk Festival during the late May Bank Holiday. We had our annual celebration of the Solstice at Black Annis’ Bower on 21st June and performed at Bitteswell Midsummer fete on the following Saturday. We joined our friends the world famousHammersmith Morris for their ale in July and the highlight of our season was to perform as a booked side at Towersey Folk Festival On Saturday 1st September we culminated a wonderful season by taking part in the setting of a World Record for the number of people doing a single Morris dance at the same time at Moreton in the Marsh County show.
Exhausted After the World Record Attempt!