A young men's team performing Morris & Sword dances from England and Europe since 1998
A young women's (sometimes mixed) team performing Morris & Sword dances from England since 2002
A mixed kids team performing Morris & Sword dances from England since 2011
Morris dancing is an energetic stick clashing, bell ringing, handkerchief flashing dance form, ideal for the energy of
youth. It is a living dance tradition with roots that go back to ancient England; the lively movements are said not only to please audiences, but as a springtime dance, to awaken the earth.
Green Mountain Morris,
Maple Leaf Morris, and
are based in Norwich, Vermont, USA.
Catamount Morris (boys and girls, 9-14)
Catamount Morris is a new team for 9-14 year olds, coached by Chris Levey and Barbara DeFelice. Our
first gig was under the name "Maple Buds" in
the Revels North Christmas Revels 2011,
where eight kids performed along with eight teens from Maple Leaf Morris.
We also danced the sun up on May Day, and performed in Boston at the Ginger Ale, and finally as part of the Revels Solstice Festival in Norwich VT.
Come join the fun!
We practice on Tuesdays 5:30-6:40 at the Marion Cross School in Norwich Vermont. NOTE: 14 year olds are welcome to dance with Catamount, Maple Leaf, or both.
Maple Leaf Morris (teenagers)
At founding, Maple Leaf was a young women's side; it is now combined with Green Mountain Morris welcoming both girls and boys.
Black Label (9M .mp4 movie), a very unusual morris dance to the Lamb of God tune "Black Label", complete with motorcycle entrance, NEFFA 2008. Recording behind amp/speakers, where guitar is hard to hear.
Catamount Performance History
April 26, Sunday. NEFFA folk festival near Boston. Mansfield, MA, Main Entrance, 3:00-4:00pm along with Pocket Flyers (rapper) and Red Herring (border).
May 1, Friday. Dance sunrise on May Day, as we do every year, on the Thetford VT village green. 5:15-7:00AM
May 9, Saturday. Ginger Ale tour with other kids morris teams on the Boston Waterfront.Saturday early May. We will likely attend the Ginger Ale again date TBA.
May 16, Saturday. Balloon Festival, Post Mills, Dance during Summer Revels kick-off and pancake breakfast.
Video Clip of dancing.
May 23, Saturday. Open Fields Medieval Festival, Thetford Hill.
June 20, Saturday. Summer Revels Solfest. Roving pre-performance 5:30-7, Skirmishes dance during 7PM show by Catamount and Maple Leaf, with 3 sets of 6 dancers.
Saturday April 26, New England Folk Festival Association (NEFFA), Mansfield, MA, Main Entrance, noon-1pm, with Vineyard Swordfish and Canterbury Morris
Thursday May 1, Dance for the sunrise on the Thetford VT village green.
Saturday May 10, Ginger Ale, Boston performance tour with other kids teams. Dance from Columbus Park to Children's Museum.
Sunday May 18, Breakfast Dance for Balloon Launch, Experimental Balloon and Airship Meet (>30 hot air balloons!), Post Mills, VT.
Saturday May 24, Open Fields Medieval Fest on the Thetford VT village green.
Saturday June 21, Revels Solfest in Norwich, 6pm-dark.
Saturday September 26, Morris Workshop for all at Revels 40th celebration in Hanover NH.
December, Christmas Revels, Catamount and Maple Leaf open the show with the Chingsford/Upton stick dance.
Sunday April 21, Main Entrance, 2:00pm to 3:00pm, with Newtowne Morris Men, Rapport D'or, Catamount Morris
Wednesday, May 1, sunrise on the Thetford VT village green.
Saturday May 11. Ginger Ale.
Friday, June 21, Revels Solfest in Norwich, 6pm-dark.
Not documented. Included: Ginger Ale May 12, 2012, Solfest, and a NEFFA dance in the MLM slot.
Christmas Revels (December 2011)
Green Mountain Morris Performance History
Performances Winter/Spring 2009:
March 28: Invited Performers for Tony Barrand Lifetime Achievement Award, 12:30-5pm, Brattleboro VT.
April 26 (Sunday) NEFFA, Noon performance, Mansfield MA. (MLM performance is 11AM).
May 1: Mayday Friday 5:30AM, Thetford VT, Thetford Hill Common, Dancing the sun up.
December 13-16, 2007: (6 shows) Christmas Revels, Hanover, NH [a sword dance from the Shetland Island of Papa Stour, with added choreography to integrate the transformation of Finnish mythical queen Louhi]