About the Dragons

Morris is a traditional English folk dancing style and Brandragon is Melbourne's only north west Morris side. We travel and perform throughout Melbourne and Victoria all year round at fairs, festivals, markets, fetes and weddings. We are a fun, diverse and friendly group, all ages, genders and levels of ability are welcome. Come along to dance, play some music and have a beer (or cider) with us.

Upcoming Gigs

Brandragon can be seen at these upcoming events.

Sun 08/Jan/2017 - Lavandula Harvest Festival

Monday, 16 March 2009

Sounds of Music 2009, Diggers Rest

Sunday, 22 February 2009
(Delayed by the Technocracy)

Brandragon had intended to dance out in Marysville at the town's festival, but the recent fires have turned a once beautiful main street into a stark, ashen ghost of its former self. Instead, at the invitation of the Britannia Morris Men, the Dragons joined them at the Diggers Rest "Sounds of Music" on the northern outskirts of Melbourne, an event now dedicated to those affected by the bushfires.

Between performances by the Sunbury Divas and Bush Wahzee, the sides turned out for two dances each on the timber floor of the hall and were pleasantly surprised by the calls for an encore. Not wanting to impede the laying out of refreshments, we declined and made our way offstage.

Eager to dance more, we set up outside the nearby Sports Club. The Britannia Men were immediately beset by locals keen to get in on the action and bravely took two of the lads into the set and ran them through Balance the Straw, much to the amusement of the gathering crowd who shouted encouragement at the two lads as they clashed their sticks with gusto.

The crowd, impressed by these antics, invited us into the Sports Club to perform for all and sundry, where both sides were joined by the local 'fool' (who actually did a pretty good job of hamming up the action whilst staying out of the path of the dancers). A hat was passed around for charity and donations were generously forthcoming.

The afternoon concluded with a relaxed footup at 'The Terrace' in Sunbury, much to the amusement of some of the Sunbury Divas who'd escaped there after their performance.

Thankyou to the Britannia Morris Men, it was an enjoyable afternoon; a relaxed gig with bemused, appreciative audiences. As ever, special thanks go to the lucky lass who played the role of the Rose for BMM.

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