FROM THE LONDON TIMES:
Calling all consulting detectives, and their trusted associates,
to determine who did it, how they did it, and why they did it. Bring your
deer stalkers and break out your magnifying glasses as we put the best minds to
work whilst distracting them with music dance, food, good company, and of
course, refreshing beverages as we collectively attempt to the solve The
Mysterious Adventure of the Murdered Morris Dancer. -
Inspector G. Lestrade, Scotland Yard
|At a Glance:
Ale'ementary - The 2014 California Morris Ale
Who: Hosted by
When: Friday, April 11 to
Sunday, April 13, 2014 fgWhere:
Gindling Hilltop Camp,
Why: Because we deserve it and it keeps us off the streets
(except when we're on tour).
Tours: Saturday, April 12,
2014 throughout Ventura and/or Los Angeles county.
- 2014-04-09 - Finally uncovered the
heretofore unknown leads and telltales with
details about the Ale. There's also some additional info
about accommodations and the
mass dances. Why didn't this come out
sooner? I'm sorry - I don't have a
- 2014-04-03 - The
Ale T-shirt is now available from Zazzle.
- 2014-02-14 - As more clues are revealed,
they appear here in Dr. Watson's
- 2014-02-07 - Sherlock Homes denies that
the Ale has anything to do with
The Adventure of the Dancing Men
- 2014-01-31 -
Hemlock Stones declares the mystery solved, "Ale'ementary, of
course!" The team immediate seizes on this as the name for the
Ale. Detractors complain that the choice was
because they were
without a clue.
- 2014-01-15 - Rising Phoenix begins an
internecine war over what to name the Ale.
- 2013-09-25 - Rising Phoenix wakes up from
a bender to discover they've volunteered to host the 2014 ale.
The Great Defective
Hemlock Stones is hired to solve the mystery of
how this happened.
|In General (who am us
The California Morris Ale has been a spring (April-ish)
or summer (August-ish) time tradition for over 25
It's a gathering of morris teams from throughout the state, the west
coast, across the U.S., and internationally as well (we love to host our
U.K. comrades). We gather to dance, perform, and generally carouse, while
sharing in that peculiar recreation known as
morris dancing (but wait - there's
Since the host, location, and website for the ale moves
from year to year (usually back and forth between northern and southern
teams), this website exists so that
folks can always find the latest information by starting from the same
place. Check our history page to track
the travels of this moveable feast.