Furness Folk Festival, Ulverston 8 – 10 July 2016

Rowena’s Blog Furness Folk Festival, Ulverston 8 – 10 July 2016

Rainbow Morris enjoyed a weekend of dancing in the Southern Lakes at the ‘Furness Tradition’ Folk Festival furnesstradition.org.uk – despite the weather!

The initial parade was dampened by the rain, but all the teams present made their way under umbrellas and plastic ponchos to the Market Cross. The rain let up for a bit here, so we managed some dancing – with some trepidation on the wet cobbles which have a history of accidents for Rainbow.

Successfully navigating this dance spot we continued the day with a walk out to a sheltered housing area where we were well received.

Unfortunately after that the rain came down in earnest so we spent the afternoon dancing inside to an audience of bedraggled visitors sheltering from the rain.

The evening concert was excellent with some brilliant fiddle, accordion and singing.

Sunday morning saw us dancing with all the other teams outside the market on a road cordoned off for a vintage bike and car rally – there were a few anxious looks from the proud owners as the Morris sticks were waved around, but we seemed to get away without any incidents!

Overall a fun weekend with the usual welcoming hospitality of the Furness Tradition festival.