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We are taking for bookings 2024
Please contact us for availability and recruitment
Our practice evenings are ongoing during the winter, if you would like to find out more or have a go we practice on a Wednesday night at 7pm in Carshalton.
Contact us for more details and to confirm we're not out dancing
Last Sunday we had a fun time at the Sarum Morris Workshop, it was lovely to have the opportunity to share our love of Molly dancing with such a diverse mix of friendly, enthusiastic people. We also got to learn some Cotswold style Morris Dances, it feels so good to be learning something new even though the next day we discovered you use a slightly different set of muscles. We musn't forget to mention the soup, lunch consisted of an amazing selection of homemade soup, seconds, thirds and even fourths were had and all dietry requirements were catered for too.
The rest of February is quiet for us as far as events go so we will be going full steam ahead with learning new dances to add to our repetoire for 2024 and revisiting some of the dances that have fallen by the wayside just recently.
2023 was a great year for the team we are so lucky to be invited back to some fabulous events as well as attending new ones. Time was spent catching up with old friends and making new friends and 2024 is looking good too.
In 2023 we debuted publicly two new dances .
The first dance is the fabulous dance Katy Cruel which we have loved and wanted to learn since we first saw it. We have now learnt and dance it with the kind permission of it's creator Richard Nager of General Hardware, we dance it in our Molly style.
The second dance is a border dance performed by Wreckers called Betty's Bop with their permission we have'Mollyfied' it and called it Betty's Hop as we don't bop we hop, with some new figures and a new tune it's already a favourite with the dancers.
Madder Mill Molly is a mixed gender Molly team based in the Carshalton/Wallington area, who, after much research and preparation, got off the ground at the beginning February 2020, unfortunately only a month later lockdown meant everything went on hold, we finally got up and running again in April 2021 and haven't looked back. With practice and enthusiasm, we are having had a fabulous time learning new dances and performing at a huge variety of events. We already have events booked in for 2024 and are looking forward to more invitations coming in.
As a relatively new team we are always looking for new members to join us. No previous experience is necessary but because of the dance style, anyone joining us as dancer will need to have good knees and hips! Other than that, enthusiasm, and a willingness to help build/be part of a team is all that is asked.
We are continuing with open practices until the end of the year. If you've fancied having a go or maybe just want to find out more do contact us for more details or pop along to watch us dancing and have a chat we're a friendly bunch.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or for further details.
Although we are an adult team, we could consider older accompanied children
(confirmed/arranged so far)
7th January - Plough Sunday Celebrations, Carshalton @ See above for for itinerary
27th January - Ouse Washes Day of Dance, Ely @ All day
10th February - Madder Mill Molly Wassail, Beddington Park, Wallington @ 4:00pm
17th/18th February - Sarum Morris Workshop, Alderbury Village Hall, SP5 3AD @ 10.00
10th March - Ceilidh, Beddington Hall at 4:00pm
30th March - TBC
6th April - Pagan Futurefest Belostra, CryerArts @ All day
5th May - Rochester Sweeps Fesitval @ All Day
12th June - The Hope, Carshalton. Guests of Phoenix Clog @ 7:30pm
15th June - Box Hill Bedlam Day of Dance, Dorking @ All Day
20th/21st July - Littleborough Rushbearing @ All Day
2-4th August - Wickham Festival
6-8th September - Swanage Folk Festival
14th January - Box Hill Bedlam Wassail, Old House Dorking @ 14:30 Dorking Community Orchard @ 4:30pm
28th January - Mark Jones Day of Dance, Ely, Cambs @ All Day
11th Feb - Madder Mill Molly Wassail, Beddington Park @ 3:15pm
28th February - Old Palace Clog Evening of Dance, Victory Club, South Norwood @ 7:00pm
12th March - Carshalton Village Ceilidh - Beddington Village Hall @3pm
1st April- Belostra, CryerArts, Carshalton @TBC
18th April - Brixton Tatterjacks Dance out. Brixton @ 7:30pm
22nd April St Georges Weekend Tour, London @ All Day
30th April - Rochester Sweeps Festival @ All Day
7th May - Local Street Parties @ All Day
20th May - Westminster Day of Dance @TBC
25th May - Guest of Blackheath Morris Ment Deptford tour @ 7:30pm
6th June - Carshalton Tour with Brixton Tatterjacks @ 7:00pm
14th June - Jack & Jill, Coulsdon @ 7:30pm
17th June - Box Hill Bedlam Day of Dance @ Dorking Halls 11.00 then various locations around the town.
20th June - Carshalton Tour with Green Man Sword 7:30pm Dog House 8.30pm The Hope with GMS
1st July - Hebden Bridge Tour @12.00 starting outside The Leg of Mutton
2nd July - The Crown Affair, Bacup @ 12.00
8th July - Jolly Coopers, Epsom @ 2:30pm
10th July - Kingston Spring Grove Tour, Kingston @TBC
19th July - The Hope, Carshalton with Phoenix Clog @7:30pm
26th July - London Bridge Tour with Quaggy Morris @7.30pm
29th July - Golden Hind @ 2:30pm andSouthwark Cathedral Mudlark/Craft fair @ 3:00pm
30th July - High Tide Festival, Twickenham @TBC
15th August - Croydon Night of Dance @7:00pm
19th August - The Dog House, Beddington I year anniversary @8:00pm
20th August - Private event
23rd August - The Jolly Woodman, Beckenham with Old Palace Clog @7:30pm
28th Augst - Enviromental Fair, Carshalton. Cryer Folk Stage @3pm
8th September Pre fesitval tour - Corfe Castle @2:00 pm and The Square and Compass, Worth Matravers @ 7:30pm
9th & 10th -September Swanage Folk Festival @ All Day
24th September - Diamond Riding Centre for the Disabled, Carshalton @TBC
30th September - WarFest, CryerArts, Carshalton @TBC
4th October - Private event
14th October - Motley Morris Tour, Dartford @TBC
21st October - Joint Morris Organisation Day of Dance, Central London. Locations tbc @All day
11th November Private Event Banstead
1st December - Beeches Yulefest @ 4:30pm
2nd December - North Wood Morris Xmas Southbank Tour @10:30 City Hall then at locations along the Southbank
6th December - Xmas Ale The Jolly Woodman, Beckenham
WHAT IS MOLLY DANCING?
It is a style of Morris Dancing that originated in East Anglia. No hankies, bells or sticks, but a definite need for disguise.
WHERE ARE YOU BASED?
Not East Anglia but the London Borough of Sutton in the Carshalton /Wallington area
WHERE DO YOU DANCE ?
Now the team is fully up and running we are dancing at various events around the country and at some of our favourite pubs too. See our event schedule for full details