Recently, following a short illness, we lost our ever smiling and patient foreman and mentor Anna Roas. She was a founding member of Lawrence Heath’s new side Fleur de Lys back in 1976 when Roy Dommett came along to teach stave dancing, and she continued to teach new and old Fleurs members with endless good cheer and patience, passing on her knowledge of Morris traditions, and helping to form new Farncombe traditions that have shaped Fleurs style. Anna was a small person with a big heart and an endless vitality and energy, she will be massively missed by her friends, church, and local community, and Fleurs will forever have an Anna shaped hole in our line up.
Come and have a taster session as a dancer or musician with a friendly, inclusive, mixed side.
Fleurs practice on a Tuesday evening September – April at the United Church, Bridge Rd, Godalming GU7 3DT 7.45pm – 9.45pm, we dance out in pub gardens throughout the summer. Morris dancing is great fun, and provides members with fitness skills and a great social life, every season brings a full calendar of event dancing, pub sessions and weekend folk festivals. Contact Jane for further details 01483417619 07759830009
DANCE STANDS 2024
Saturday April 6th Spring Fair, Godalming 12noon
Tuesday April 23rd Queen Victoria pub in Shalford 8pm
Wednesday May 1st tbd
Saturday May 4th Summerpole, Guildford
Sunday May 5th the Bandstand in Godalming
Tuesday May 21st, with Kennet Morris tbd
Monday May 27th Brook Fete
Tuesday June 11th Howling Owl in Godalming, with Pilgrim morris 8pm
Tuesday June 18th, with Fleet Morris tbd
Tuesday July 2nd Saddlers Arms in Send with TVMM 8pm
Sunday July 7th Godalming Food Fair tbc
Saturday July 13th Victory Morris day of dance, Portsmouth
Tuesday July 16th Saddlers Arms in Send with Phoenix Clog Morris 8pm
Tuesday July 23rd Howling Owl, Godalming 8pm
Saturday August 4th Rural Life Centre, Tilford tbc
Tuesday August 20th the Running Stream, Farnham+ Mayflower Morris 8pm
September 6th-8th Swanage Folk Festival
FLEUR DE LYS MORRIS were set up during the folk revival in 1976, we dance Stave, Cotswold and some Border dances. Our emblem the Fleur de Lys or Lily flower, is one possible origin for the name of our County town Guildford ‘The Golden Ford’ referring to the Yellow and Purple Flag Irises that grew around the marshy fords, our kit reflects those vibrant colours. We dance Stave dances (back in the day taught to us by Roy Dommett), based on the processional steps of The Friendly Societies, along with Cotswold and Border styles, we also have our own Farncombe Tradition music and dances.
You will find us out and about all through the year, dancing at various local Pubs, Fetes and Town events, as well as further afield at Folk Festivals, so see you there!
We can be booked for private events, Fetes, Parties, Weddings, so if you are looking for something a bit different, get in touch to ask about our rates.
Bookings Jane Burton 07759830009 firstname.lastname@example.org
Musicians Kevin Gorton 01483 415962
DANCE STANDS 2023
Saturday 1st April Godalming Town Spring Fair from 12noon.
Saturday 29th April Rotary Club Godalming Town Spring Fair 1.15 & 2.15
Sunday 30th April Godalming Town Bandstand 2.45
Saturday 13th May Broadwood Day of Dance in Horsham
Tuesday 23rd May Saddler’s Arms in Send with Thames Valley Morris Men 8pm
Tuesday 30th May The Crown in Badshot Lea with Fleet Morris 8pm
Saturday 3rd June Martlet Morris day of dance tbc
Tuesday 13th June The Howling Owl in Godalming 8pm
Tuesday 27th June Saddler’s Arms in Send with Phoenix Clog Morris 8pm
Tuesday 4th July The Abinger Hatch in Abinger with Rampant Rooster Morris 8pm
Saturday 8th July St. Nicolas Church fete Cranleigh
Tuesday 25th July Queen Victoria in Shalford with Pilgrim Morris 8pm
Tuesday 22nd August The Wheatsheaf in Bramley 8pm
Weekend of 8th-10th September Swanage Folk Festival.