The Midwest Morris Ale meets the Marlboro Morris Ale
The Midwest and Marlboro Ales are two of the premiere Morris dance events in North America. Since both events are held on Memorial Day weekend, most Morris teams and dancers attend one or the other (although there are a few teams who have been to both!).
For the 2020 spring season, both the Midwest and Marlboro Ales have transitioned to hosting Virtual Ales in an online format. Morris dancers are no longer planning travel to separate events separated by 1000 miles. For the first time, we have the opportunity to get to know other teams in the broader Morris community in North America.
2020 Crossover Events
1. Live Stream Mass Stand. Both Ales have a strong tradition of teams presenting show dances. We have coordinated our schedules so that attendees can view both Live Stream Mass Stands and check out the top-notch dancing from across North America!
Marlboro Morris Ale Mass Stand replay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opLD2ceYnGk
Midwest Morris Ale Mass Stand Part 1, replay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDx5-VQUu18.
Part 1, Saturday, May 23, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm CDT
Order of teams
- Braintrust Morris
- Bells of the North
- Wake Robin Morris
- Mass Jig – Candlemas Eve, Fieldtown
- Bassett Street Hounds
- Green River Tap and Die
- Great Northern Border
- Maroon Bells
- Snowbelt Morris
- Mass Jig – Ladies’ Pleasure, Fieldtown
- Renegade Morris
- And Sometimes Y
- Sound and Fury Morris
- Capering Roisters
- Montana Morris
- Mass Jig – Nutting Girl, Fieldtown
- Bridgetown Morris Men
- Greenwood Morris
- Ramsey’s Braggarts
Midwest Morris Ale Mass Stand Part 2, replay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbVHTp_1cpU&feature=youtu.be.
Part 2, Saturday, May 23, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm CDT
Order of teams
- Ladies of the Rolling Pin
- Pullman Morris and Sword
- Berkeley Morris
- Mass Jig – Princess Royal, Brackley
- Minnesota Traditional Morris
- Pokingbrook Morris
- Renegade Rose Morris
- Crosby Lake Clatterers
- Mass Jig – Flowers of Edinburgh, Bampton
- Hankies Gone Awry
- Surly Griffin Morris
- Larry’s Privateers
- River Rats Border Morris
- Kitchen Sink Molly
- Mass Jig – Lumps of Plum Pudding, Bledington
- Vancouver Morris Men
- Brackleberry Morris
- Kingsessing Morris Men
- General Hardware
- Ann Arbor Morris
While you’re there, please subscribe to the Midwest Morris Ale YouTube channel.
2. Crossover Virtual Tours. This is an opportunity for a meet-and-greet social with another team! Sing a song, chat about double-stepping, raise a glass together — no dancing required.
If you are meeting a new team on tour, make sure to check out their show dance during the Live Stream Mass Stand!