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.
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.
Brandragon can be seen at these upcoming events.
Sun 08/Jan/2017 - Lavandula Harvest Festival