Too Big to F'Ale
The 2012 California Morris Ale

Presented by Rising Phoenix Morris

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At a Glance:

What: Too Big to F'Ale - The 2012 California Morris Ale

Who: Hosted by Rising Phoenix Morris

When: Friday, April 27 to Sunday, April 29, 2012

Where: Gindling Hilltop Camp, Malibu, California

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

Tours: Saturday, April 28, 2012 throughout Ventura and/or Los Angeles county.

What's New:
  • 2012-04-25 - Buy Ale Merchandise at our Printfection online store.  Looking for songs to sing at the ale?  Check out our tune list.
  • 2012-04-20 - Yes, we have Mass Dances!
  • 2012-04-18 - Updated tours schedule on Details page.
  • 2012-02-20 - Registration opens.
  • 2011-06-10 - Set up initial site for 2012.


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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