The 2009 California Morris Ale

Presented by Seabright Morris and Sword

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At a Glance:

What: Upsc'ale with Apple Tree Morris, Berkeley Morris, Black Wren Morris, Deer Creek Morris Men, Goat Hill Morris, Mad Molly, Moreton Bay Fig Morris, Renegade Rose Morris, Rising Phoenix Morris, Seabright Morris and Sword, Sound and Fury Morris, Wildcat Morris, Wild Wood Morris.

Who: Hosted by Seabright Morris & Sword

When: Friday, August 14 to Sunday, August 16, 2009

Where: Cowell College and the Stevenson Event Center on the campus of the University of California, Santa Cruz

Why: Because we deserve it and it keeps us off the streets (except when we're on tour).

Tours: Saturday, August 15, throughout Santa Cruz, Boulder Creek, Felton, and, ... well, check it out:

What's New:

  • 2009-07-16
    • Video samples of all mass dances now available.  Teams listed by tour bus is on the schedule.
  • 2009-07-08
    • More news about dinner and workshops on the schedule page.
  • 2009-06-23
  • 2009-06-10
    • T-shirt, hankie, and tote bag samples and prices now on display on the merchandise page.
  • 2009-05-27
    • Added commuter option to registration form and instructions.
  • 2009-05-18
    • Added new registration form and instructions.
  • 2009-05-13
  • 2009-04-01
    • Initial 2009 information onto the site.
In General (who am us anyway):

The California Morris Ale has been a spring (April-ish) or summer (August-ish) time tradition for over 20 years.  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 more!)

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.

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