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Locally based Toweresy Morris include two residents of Haddenham among their number, so it is pleasing to see that they are carrying the flag (stick and hanky) for English Morris Dancing much further afield.

Now in their 50th year, Towersey Morris will be participating this month at the International festival 'Atataria Lamzdžiai' in Kaunas, in Lithuania. They will be the first English group to participate at the festival.

The group has performed twice in Vilnius and as a result have been invited to Atataria Lamzdžiai

The festival has the theme of showing performances that celebrate traditional events. The initiative started with the demise of the Soviet Union in Lithuania. Towersey Morris follow the Cotswold Morris dance tradition, which fits in well with the theme of the event in Lithuania.

In earlier times the dancing took place at two major events: a day for the farm workers to celebrate when the seed had been sown and another when the harvest had been collected. Today Towersey Morris celebrate many calendar events as well as at weddings etc.

Both Andy Hardy and Robyn Thorogood of Haddenham are going with eight others of Towersey Morris on the 19th May.

Towersey Morris practice in Towersey on Monday nights and are always pleased to welcome new recruits. Contact Robyn (291254) or Andy (291173) if you would like to discuss.

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