New Morris dancing side launches in village

08:17 28 February 2014

A new Morris side is set for Sutton

A new Morris side is set for Sutton

Archant © 2007

A brand new mixed Morris dancing side has been launched in Sutton and the group is on the look out for new members.

Sutton Masque is the brainchild of former solider Bob Wright, who wants to attract both men and woman, musicians and dancers to get involved.

So far, the side has 10 people signed up but Sutton resident Bob is hoping to attract a few more before the serious business of rehearsals gets under way.

Bob, a former Royal Engineer based at Waterbeach, said: “It is something I have always been interested in doing since my youth but having spent 24 years in the armed forces, I never really had the opportunity.

“The response so far has been fantastic, we have about 10 people signed up and many more who are volunteering their time to help us. We have people making bells for us, and others making sticks as well as people offering advice and support.”

Sutton Masque will dance in all black, with flashes of blue, yellow and green, colours which Bob says are closely associated with the village.

So far, the side has two musicians but Bob is keen to hear from anyone who can play a fiddle or a squeeze box and is interested in taking part in the fun.

The group is aiming to play a part and make its debut at the Sutton Feast celebrations in June.

INFO: For more information, contact Bob on 07545701177.

0 comments

More news stories

Yesterday, 15:06

A Sutton tree surgeon who managed to “lean back just in time” before a tree came crashing onto his car in Witcham yesterday (23) escaped with just a small cut on his hand.

Yesterday, 15:54

Cambridgeshire police are being forced to deal with an average of seven hare coursing incidents a day, statistics have revealed.

Yesterday, 11:57

At least ten fallen trees in the March, Wisbech and Ely areas caused road closures and power outages yesterday as Storm Doris struck the Fens.

Yesterday, 10:25

Thousands of homes across the county including hundreds in the Ely and Fenland area are without power this morning following yesterday’s Storm Doris.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ely Standard e-edition E-edition
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter