Leicester Morrismen (aka Red Leicester in the winter months, performing Border Morris dances) were not be able to perform at The Griffin Inn, Swithland, on Boxing Day for the first time in nearly forty years.
In an attempt to maintain this tradition although we could not dance this year here as a few links to YouTube videos of some of our past appearances as Red Leicester:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dTL7KiFAz4 at The Griffin’ Swithland 2011
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joiVEmnYgTM by Leicester Town Hall. 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMvr5z2Wtmk Whittlesey Straw Bear 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfpiKerniGM Whittlesey Straw Bear 2020
For those those who missed our annual performance of the Sproxton Wooing Play (see https://leicestermorrismen.co.uk/the-sproxton-wooing-play/ ) we performed and recorded a Covid19 socially distanced version for Boxing Day that is here.
We have two requests:
• If you have any photographs or videos of our performances at The Griffin we would love to be able to add them to our archive, and with your permission perhaps add them to this website.
• For many years we have very successfully collected for Rainbows Hospice, our best year being 2017 when we collected £456.25. This year we have set up a JustGiving page and ask that, having visited our site, if you are able please will you make a donation to Rainbows Hospice. They need all the support that they can get in these troubled times.