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Harvest Home Tour — October 28, 2017

The Binghamton Morris Men along with the B. F. Harridans will close out the 2017 season with a daylong tour in the Binghamton area on Saturday, October 28. We can be seen at:

At 10:45 AM we will dance for residents of Elizabeth Church Manor, 863 Front St, Binghamton. The other performances are free and open to the public. Come see us, it’s your last chance until next year.

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Written by Richard Holmes

October 22, 2017 at 8:51 am

Harvest Home Tour — October 15, 2016

The Binghamton Morris Men along with the B. F. Harridans will close out the 2016 season with a daylong tour in the Binghamton area on Saturday, October 15. We can be seen at:

At 11:00 AM we will dance for residents of Elizabeth Church Manor. The other performances are free and open to the public. Come see us, it’s your last chance until next year.

Written by Richard Holmes

October 9, 2016 at 8:13 pm

Gilbertsville — April 25-26, 2015

The Binghamton Morris Men will once again tour the Chenango and Otsego County area, giving public performances together with their guests, the Toronto Morris Men, Newtowne Morris Men from Boston, and the Bouwerie Boys Morris Dancers from New York City.

Gilberstville 2015 poster

Written by binghamtonmorris

April 4, 2015 at 3:50 pm

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Gilbertsville — April 26-27, 2014

The Binghamton Morris Men will once again tour the Chenango and Otsego County area, giving public performances together with their guests, the Toronto Morris Men, Newtowne Morris Men from Boston, and the Bouwerie Boys Morris Dancers from New York City.

Performance Schedule

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Saturday, April 26

Sunday, April 27

G’ville, as it is affectionately known, is the premier dance weekend for Morris men from coast to coast, not to mention dancers in England as well. Our yearly visit to this community is one of the most treasured events of all who attend because of the perfect fit of the dance with the inn, the town and the Community.

The Majors Inn, Gilbertsville, NYThe weekend spent in Gilbertsville is at the core of the spiritual & artistic center of our team.

 

Morris dancing is a living tradition of dance & music surviving from a time when men lived closer to the soil and the rhythms of the seasons. This ceremonial custom dates back to before the fifteenth century.

The dancing was originally said to be part of a ritual designed to shake off the dark & gloom of winter and to celebrate the coming of Spring.Team 'fools' in action, engaging the services of an unsuspecting onlooker. Gilbertsville, April, 2001

The typical 'all in' at the conclusion of a Morris dance. Gilbertsville, April, 2001

The Binghamton Morris Men and various friends from Toronto, New York City, Vermont, Boston, Washington, Maine, Vancouver and other points have been performing here for 35 years. Morris first discovered Gilbertsville as a place to perform as part of the week long tour of the American Travelling Morrice in 1976. Ever since 1977 they’ve stayed at the The Major’s Inn & performed there at least one spring weekend.

The Toronto Morris Men in front of the Gilbertsville Post Office. April, 2001.

The Binghamton Morris Men have performed at the Newport Folk Festival, the Rockefeller Estates, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, every tourist town on the coast of Maine, the Old City in Montreal, the Seaport of San Franciso, Oxfordshire in England… but the event that no man wants to miss is the weekend in Gilbertsville, NY!

For more information or for bookings, contact Ken Kearns.

Media

In 2010, we were featured in the March 14, 2010 episode of Mohawk Valley Living television show. Look for us about 3:45 into the video.

“Morris Men defy weather to welcome spring in Gilbertsville” by Teresa Winchester. The Daily Star (April 19, 2010) http://www.thedailystar.com/local/local_story_109040021.html

Gilbertsville _ Despite chilly temperatures and a spring snow flurry or two, there was dancing in the streets of Gilbertsville this weekend, compliments of the Morris Men.The Binghamton Morris Men in front of the Gilbertsville Post Office. April, 2001.

For the 35th consecutive year, a group of 40 men hailing from Binghamton, Toronto and Boston traveled to Gilbertsville to perform dances from 15th century England. True to their tradition, they checked into Major’s Inn at the corner of state Route 51 and Commercial Avenue on Friday night.

Written by Richard Holmes

April 4, 2014 at 8:19 pm

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2012 Dance Outs

Here’s how the 2012 performance season is shaping up.  Some of these are tentative. Dates and venues may change, so check the listing before making plans.

  • April 21-22: Gilbertsville Tour, Gilbertsville, NY and environs
  • May 4: starting at 6pm: First Friday, Binghamton, NY
  • June 9: Suds, Falls Village, CT and environs
  • July 14:  Bastille Day Tour, Binghamton, NY and environs
  • August 18: ACA Garlic Festival, Binghamton, NY
  • September 29: Saugerties Garlic Festival, Saugerties, NY
  • October: Har Ho, Binghamton, NY

Written by binghamtonmorris

April 1, 2012 at 10:51 am

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Summer Tour — July 23, 2011

On Saturday, July 23, Binghamton Morris will tour with our friends from Syracuse, the Thornden Morris Women.

Come see us in the following locations:

  • 10:00 am — Vestal Farmer’s Market, Vestal, NY
  • 12:00 noon — DeWitt Park, Ithaca, NY
  • 2:00 pm — Bridges Cornell Heights, Senior Living Center, Ithaca, NY
  • 4:00 pm — Dorchester Park, Whitney Point, NY

Written by binghamtonmorris

July 20, 2011 at 10:15 pm

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Gilbertsville — April 16-17, 2011

The Majors Inn, Gilbertsville, NY

The Majors Inn, Gilbertsville, NY

The Binghamton Morris Men will once again tour the Chenango and Otsego County area, giving public performances together with their guests, the Toronto Morris Men and the Newtown Morris Men from Boston.

Performance Schedule

Saturday, April 16

Sunday, April 17

Poster for Gilbertsville 2011

Gilbertsville 2011


G’ville, as it is affectionately known, is the premier dance weekend for Morris men from coast to coast, not to mention dancers in England as well. Our yearly visit to this community is one of the most treasured events of all who attend because of the perfect fit of the dance with the inn, the town and the Community.

The weekend spent in Gilbertsville is at the core of the spiritual & artistic center of our team.

Team 'fools' in action, engaging the services of an unsuspecting onlooker. Gilbertsville, April, 2001

Team ‘fools’ in action, engaging the services of an unsuspecting onlooker. Gilbertsville, April, 2001

Morris dancing is a living tradition of dance & music surviving from a time when men lived closer to the soil and the rhythms of the seasons. This ceremonial custom dates back to before the fifteenth century.

The dancing was originally said to be part of a ritual designed to shake off the dark & gloom of winter and to celebrate the coming of Spring.

The typical 'all in' at the conclusion of a Morris dance. Gilbertsville, April, 2001

The typical ‘all in’ at the conclusion of a Morris dance. Gilbertsville, April, 2001

The Binghamton Morris Men and various friends from Toronto, New York City, Vermont, Boston, Washington, Maine, Vancouver and other points have been performing here for 35 years. Morris first discovered Gilbertsville as a place to perform as part of the week long tour of the American Travelling Morrice in 1976. Ever since 1977 they’ve stayed at the The Majors Inn & performed there at least one spring weekend.

The Toronto Morris Men in front of the Gilbertsville Post Office. April, 2001.

The Toronto Morris Men in front of the Gilbertsville Post Office. April, 2001.

The Binghamton Morris Men in front of the Gilbertsville Post Office. April, 2001.

The Binghamton Morris Men in front of the Gilbertsville Post Office. April, 2001.

The Binghamton Morris Men have performed at the Newport Folk Festival, the Rockefeller Estates, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, every tourist town on the coast of Maine, the Old City in Montreal, the Seaport of San Franciso, Oxfordshire in England… but the event that no man wants to miss is the weekend in Gilbertsville, NY!

For more information or for bookings, contact Ken Kearns.

Media

Last year, we were featured in the March 14, 2010 episode of Mohawk Valley Living television show. Look for us about 3:45 into the video.

“Morris Men defy weather to welcome spring in Gilbertsville” by Teresa Winchester. The Daily Star (April 19, 2010) http://www.thedailystar.com/local/local_story_109040021.html

Gilbertsville _ Despite chilly temperatures and a spring snow flurry or two, there was dancing in the streets of Gilbertsville this weekend, compliments of the Morris Men.

For the 35th consecutive year, a group of 40 men hailing from Binghamton, Toronto and Boston traveled to Gilbertsville to perform dances from 15th century England. True to their tradition, they checked into Major’s Inn at the corner of state Route 51 and Commercial Avenue on Friday night.

Written by binghamtonmorris

April 1, 2011 at 10:36 pm

Posted in Performances