The 2016 California Morris Ale

Presented by Rising Phoenix Morris
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At a Glance:

What: IrRaTiOn'Ale, The 2016 California Morris Ale

Who: Hosted by Rising Phoenix Morris.

When: Friday, April 22 to Sunday, April 24, 2016

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 23, 2016 throughout Ventura and/or Los Angeles county.

What's New:
  • April 21, 2016 - check the Details page for the list of what to bring.
  • April 13, 2016 - Special pre-order deal on T-shirts.  See the merchandise page.
  • April 8, 2016 - Schedule and tours page added.
  • March 26, 2016 - Check out our merchandise.  See who else is crazy enough to attend (shouldn't you, too?)
  • March 24, 2016 - updates to the massed dances contain all instructions, music notation, sample midi and YouTube vids.
  • March 1, 2016 - the massed dances have been selected.
  • February 9, 2016 - New print and online registration form released, now with LOWER PRICES!
  • February 3, 2016 - Initial registration form released; then taken down because it was too sane.
  • January 28, 2016 - We have a name!  And some details...
    • Saturday night dinner theme - Mad Tea Party
  • June 8, 2015 - Dates announced for the 2016 ale.  Hooray!  Initial ale Facebook page set up.
In General (who am us anyway):

The California Morris Ale has been a spring (April-ish) or summer (August-ish) time tradition for over 25 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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