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Posted Monday, October 17, 2005
This month is North By Northwest's 8th Birthday and we will be celebrating it in style this Thursday, November 3rd at 8pm with a double bill - which means double the fun!
Black Joak Morris will be starting the night off with a display of Morris Dancing - hopefully in the newly renovated outside area - light permitting - as well as dancing later on in the night. Black Joak Morris have been dancing together since 2004 and wowing audiences at various places, including The National Folk Festival, St Albans Folk Festival and on board the James Craig. They have this to say:
"The Morris comes to us through the mists of time. It has been part of English life for at least six hundred years and many scholars would argue that it is much older. It is a tradition so ancient that the origins are uncertain and obscure. However, it is certainly associated with fertility rites and ancient Anglo-Saxon village customs. To us Morris Dance is a social event and we welcome people of any age and gender to dance or play music with us."
Also appearing will be The Minglewood Mudcats. They are a band playing a mix of mainly good fun music, from original biting satire and social comment to "old timey" jug band music, North American swing material and some Cajun influenced songs. They have performed in a number of places, including St Albans Folk Festival and The Loaded Dog Festival. One thing is obvious - these guys are having a ball!
This will be an extra fun night, and of course there will be the birthday cake as well! If you haven't been for a while, be sure to come to this one! We'd especially like to see some of our original members and supporters from a few years ago.
Note - Be sure to arrive early to see Black Joak Morris dancing their first set!
North By Northwest Poetry and Folk Club meets in The Cornucopia Cafe, and is one of the best acoustic venues in Sydney. There will be refreshments for sale and BYO's are welcome.
Enquiries - Jenny/John 9559 3658 (h) / 0414 903 259 (m) firstname.lastname@example.org , Tony 9858 7882 (w)/0409 784 689 (m).
See you there!