Video Page

 There are videos here from our own files, as well as links to videos  by friends and colleagues. Several are from Tony Barrand's Digital Video Research Archive at Boston University -- these are indicated by [DVRA]

1930s   The 1935 film of Eynsham Morris: Brighton Camp (small boy is raised) / Figure Eight (shows hey and cast)? (includes poor quality film of Eynsham Mummers Play) / Also has a Fieldtown set dance, 06/01/1978
 Performed by William Russell of Eynsham (72 yrs. of age at the time of the filming), and Eynsham Morris / Travelling Morrice (men) at Eynsham, England (Tape copied at Roy and Marguerite Dommett's home). (Source: Eynsham / Fieldtown). On the occasion of Tour with The Travelling Morrice, 1935?. Filmed by Lionel Bacon. Soundtrack is the projector showing the 8mm original film and conversation between Roy L. Dommett and Tony Barrand. [DVRA]
The 1937 film of Eynsham morris: Eynsham Mummers Play / Figure Eight / Fieldtown-style set dance / Brighton Camp (small boy is raised), The dance 'Eynsham Mummers Play / Figure Eight / Fieldtown-style set dance / Brighton Camp (small boy is raised)'. Performed by Eynsham Morris (men) / Travelling Morrice at Eynsham, England. (Source: Eynsham / Fieldtown). On the occasion of Tour with The Travelling Morrice, 1937?. Filmed by Lionel Bacon. Soundtrack is the projector showing the 8mm original film and conversation between Roy L. Dommett and Tony Barrand. [DVRA]
     
1982  These were videotapes shown in Eynsham Morris's local, the White Hart in Eynsham, over a few pints in 2004, and we took the opportunity to take a digital video direct from the screen. Quality (both of the original video and these digital versions) is therefore not the best, but if you don't mind that, they make interesting viewing. The original videos from 1982 are by Dick Evans, the digital version by Mike Heaney.  eyn-cwill-eynsq-820503-1.jpg
Dancing 'Constant Will', The Square, Eynsham, 3 May 1982
[31MB file]
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'The Eynsham Poachers', Acre End Street, Eynsham, 3 May 1982
[27MB file]
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'Jockey to the Fair', Kirtlington Lamb Ale, 30 May 1982
[17MB file]
     
 1993  'Brighton Camp', in the car park of the Gardiner's Arms, Tackley, Oxfordshire, on the occasion of Dance-out evening organized by The Kirtlington Morris, 25 May 1993.  Copy obtained from Jan Elliott and Tim Radford. [DVRA] 'The Eynsham Poachers',  in the car park of the Gardiner's Arms, Tackley, Oxfordshire, on the occasion of Dance-out evening organized by The Kirtlington Morris, 25 May 1993.  Copy obtained from Jan Elliott and Tim Radford. [DVRA]
  'Maid of the Mill',  in the car park of the Gardiner's Arms, Tackley, Oxfordshire, on the occasion of Dance-out evening organized by The Kirtlington Morris, 25 May 1993.  Copy obtained from Jan Elliott and Tim Radford. [DVRA]  
     
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'The Nutting Girl', Kirtlington Lamb Ale, 15 June 2003. (The video ends 2 seconds before the dance does....)
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'Feathers', The Brewery Tap, Ock Street, Abingdon, 20 September 2003, Mr Hemmings' Morris Dancers' 25th Anniversary Tour
[10MB]
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' Feathers', Bromyard Folk Festival, 12 September 2005
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 2006  Eynsham Morris visited the United States to take part in the Marlboro Morris Ale in Vermont and to dance in New York and Boston. There are videos in the DVRA and also from Jeff Bary who has put videos of Dancing Out on the Brooklyn Promenade on 30 May 2006 onto a web site Marlboro Morris Ale, 27 May 2006:
'Feathers' at Road by Music Shed, Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT USA. (Source: Eynsham). On the occasion of 31st. Marlboro Morris Ale (Saturday show dancing). MC: Paul Eric Smith.
'Shambles', and 'Jockey to the Fair', at Elliot Street, Brattleboro. [DVRA]
  Marlboro Morris Ale, 28 May 2008
Maid of the Mill (with Julie Stevens in middle as the Lady, at Street by County Courthouse, Newfane, VT [DVRA]
 Brooklyn Promenade, New York, 30 May 2006
Feathers (L to R as the dancers line up: Rupert Boulting, Dave Mace, Rob Brown, Davy Russell, Pete Butler, Graham Howard. Music Mike Heaney and Robin Saunders
(melodeons) Dave Leighton (drum)

Shambles
 (L to R as the dancers line up Pete Bulter, Davy Russell, Robin Saunders, Dave Mace, Rupert Boulting, Graham Howard)
Jockey to the Fair
 2007  (Right) Eynsham Morris dancing Jockey to the Fair, Cecil Sharp House, 10 November 2007, on the occasion of the award of an EFDSS Gold Badge to Mike Heaney (playing the music) [32MB]  eyn-jockey-csh-071110.jpg
 2008 Hear performance poet John Hegley's encounter with Eynsham and other sides at the Oxford Folk Festival in 2008, as recorded by The Guardian; and a video of Feathers danced at Ramsden in the suymmer of 2008 Videos from Stewart Hall on YouTube taken at Checkendon on 15 July 2008:
Feathers - Brighton Camp - The Eynsham Poacher - Figure Eight - Shambles - Jockey to the Fair
 2009
Dancing 'Maid of the Mill' at Eynsham School Field, at Eynsham Cricket Club's annual President's match, 30 August 2009. YouTube video by Paintgranny
 
 2010  Dancing 'Maid of the Mill' (again) and Figure Eight at Eynsham June 2010, both by akkanellie on YouTube Two sides for 'Feathers' in Peak Cavern September 2010 at the Hathersage Weekend with Boggart's Breakfast: by Pauline Woods-Wilson on YouTube
2011 Highland Mary and Feathers at the Oxford Folk Weekend, videos by akkanellie, and the Eynsham Mystery Dance, Warwick Folk Festival, video by hexecellent3, on YouTube Brighton Camp at the Armaleggan Ale 2011 put on YouTube by Martyn Roper
 2012  Boxing Day performances filmed by Andy Goss: Cock of the North; Highland Mary and two extracts from Shambles here and 'as I wanted to reposition', here. From YouTube.  A wonderful weekend at Winster and Bacup including this performance of Feathers filmed by 400 Roses at the Crown Affair in Bacup (YouTube)
 2014  At Folk Weekend Oxford, courtesy of dancer Toby Goss's family: Feathers and Jockey to the Fair  

 

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