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

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Ten years!

Ten years behind the bell.

This saturday marks ten years since Brandragon first had a practice, in the back room of the Brandon Hotel in Carlton. We're celebrating by going for dinner at Mrs Parma's on Monday night (the 23rd, from 6:00pm at 25 Lt Bourke St, Melbourne). Crumbs! I'm gettin' all nostalgic...
Thankyou to Dave, Nigel and the Britannia Morris Men, the Adelaide Lancashire Witches, Angie of Jolly Hatters, the Adelaide Morris Men, and all the mad fools who've ever come to practice on a Monday night.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Step Clogging - TEDxBrighton -- Sarah Angliss -- Loving the Machine

TEDxBrighton -- Sarah Angliss -- Loving the Machine
"This dance was devised by women who were working in the mills and they were copying the machines around them... their rhythmic qualities and the fact that they were so bloody loud!
So here are the women in the mill, in these sorts of conditions, very cramped, unable to stop for a moment and lose pace with the machine, of they'd lose their job, or worse, and they couldn't even hear themselves speak. The only thing they could do was tap their feet and very cleverly they tapped their feet to mimic the machines around them."
Sarah Angliss (10min 15sec)

Monday, 2 May 2011

May Day & Kellybrook Cider Festival

Brandragon had its traditional May Day foot-up at All Nations Park in Northcote. The beautiful crisp morning was punctuated by the wheeze of melodeons, the tootle of recorders, the beating of drums, the jingle of bells and the stomp of feet as the dragons tried to get some warmth back into their bodies as well as the world. Once the sun had risen and their Morris duty was done, the dragons settled in for their traditional opulent breakfast. It was a great effort to sample all that was on offer, but well worth it since everything was delicious.

After scattering to attend to some morning obligations (like finding more coffee), the dragons reconvened at Kellybrook winery to dance with the Britannia Morris Men at the Kellybrook Cider Festival.

The weather was mild and perfect, the audience appreciative, and the scrumpy and apple juice flowed freely, guaranteeing an excellent time for all. Our thanks go to BMM for making us welcome to this lovely event.