Me? well I'm a bit of a Jig junkie and have danced in the Jig competition at Sidmouth, gaining 3rd overall in 2014 and best over 40. I have been collecting Morris jigs for about 15 years and have written some, resurrected some, copied some; found some buried in Roy Dommett's papers. I have given workshops at festivals and run some myself.
Dr Turberville's Morris - Somerton, Somerset. 2000 to present, foreman from 2004 to present, various stints as Squire.
Wells Morris Dancers 1992-4
Foreman and principle teacher of Girls with Bells Morris of Purley, contact me for more info droo [at] btconnect [dot ]com
Co-founder and foreman of Knights of King Ina http://www.koki.org.uk/ - a jig team meeting in Compton Dundon and dancing at festivals and in competition.
Organiser of the Somerton Morris Fringe held in July each year as part of the Somerton Summer Arts Festival.
1992 Learned the Cotswold style and danced 4 and 6 person set dances and two jigs within a year.
1995-7 Foreman of The Morris.
2001 Joined Dr Turberville’s Morris.
2002 Fool for Dr Turberville’s Morris; elected Foreman; a post held since.
2004 Taught workshops with Dartmoor Border.
2005 Danced at the Discworld Twinning for Terry Pratchett
2008 Started and ran the Somerton Morris Fringe in conjunction with The Somerton Summer Arts Festival. Ran workshops aimed at beginners alongside the evening dancing at the Fringe.
2009 Taught Cotswold Morris to and supported the creation of The Girls with Bells a youth side in Purley, Surrey.
2009 In conjunction with The Girls with Bells, created and directed two dances to modern popular songs.
2011 Taught Wayford as part of Sarum Morris’ workshop day at Coombe Bisset.
2011 Founded The Knights of King Ina - a jig side studying Jig dancing and the variations in English Jigs.
2012 Invited to, and gave workshops at Chippenham Folk Festival.
2012 danced the Olympic Flame into Somerton with Dr Turberville's and Montecliffe Junior Morris.
2013ff competitor in the John Gasson Memorial Jig Competition.
2013 ff teacher for bi annual jig workshops in Somerset.
2014 ff regualrly give talks on safety and technique in Morris Dance
see the web link for more on Dr Turberville's Morris
and here for the Knights of King Ina
Dr Turberville's - Wessex Rooms, Broad Street, Somerton TA11 7NB Tuesday evening from 8pm
The Knights of King Ina - Castlebrook, Compton Dundon, Somerton - by invitation. Thursdays - contact as above.
Best Known for
hijacking a team of belly dancers and convincing them to do Old Man's Morris / Wyresdale Greensleeves in the sea at Swanage!! you really had to be there!!!!