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Mark Jones Virtual Day of Dance

Although, sadly, the Mark Jones Day of Dance 2021 will not take place in and around Ely as normal, Ouse Washes Molly are pleased to announce that instead there will be a virtual event on Saturday 30th January 2021.
Full details of how to join us on the day will be released nearer the time. We would love to get as many Molly Dancers and Musicians involved as we can and we are looking for video and audio contributions to be featured on the day.

How to get involved
email us at owmolly@gmail.com and we will get back to you with full details. Depending on the response we may have to limit contributions, so don’t delay!

Attractions will include
– a mass ‘Birds a Building’ to the tune of ‘Rolling Home’
– a Broom Dance competition
– virtual dance spots
– and a few surprises

Dance sides planning to take part include
Black Annis
Brummie Gems
Holly Copse Molly
Kitchen Sink Molly
Norwich Kitwitches
Misfit Molly
Pig Dyke
Rhubarb Tarts
and
Vancouver Morris Men

Mark Jones Day of Dance 2020

Come and enjoy the largest annual gathering of Molly Dancers in the UK with
The Good Easter Molly Gang
The Norwich Kitwitches
Mepal Molly

Misfit Molly
Old Glory Molly Dancers
Seven Champions
Seven Sisters Molly Dancers
and, of course, Ouse Washes Molly Dancers

Where to find us:
10:30 – The Cutter Inn, Ely CB7 4BN
12:15 – The Swan on the River, Littleport CB6 1NT
14:15 – The Plough, Little Downham CB6 2SX
16:00 – Meal for performers only, followed by the Broom Dance competition, at Wicken Village Hall CB7 5XR
18:00 – The Cutter Inn, Ely CB7 4BN

Gordon Phillips, founder of Ouse Washes Molly Dancers, says:
This event has become the largest get-together of molly teams in the country, but we didn’t aim for that in the beginning.  We thought back then, don’t remember exactly when, that it would be good to have a day in mid-winter when we danced in the places that it all comes from, or one of them, and get together with those friends we didn’t dance with anymore.”

 

 

Mark Jones Day of Dance 2019

Come and enjoy the largest annual gathering of Molly Dancers in the UK.  Joining us on the day will be:
Black Annis
Good Easter Molly Gang
The Norwich Kitwitches
Mepal Molly

Misfit Molly
Oxblood Molly Dancers
Rhubarb Tarts
Seven Champions

Where to find us:
10:30 – The Cutter Inn, Ely CB7 4BN
12:00 – The Swan on the River, Littleport CB6 1NT
14:00 – The Plough, Little Downham CB6 2SX
16:00 – Hog roast (performers only) at Wicken Village Hall CB7 5XR and perhaps a dance or two at the Maid’s Head, Wicken CB7 5XR, from those still standing.

Gordon Phillips, founder of Ouse Washes Molly Dancers, says:
This event has become the largest get-together of molly teams in the country, but we didn’t aim for that in the beginning.  We thought back then, don’t remember exactly when, that it would be good to have a day in mid-winter when we danced in the places that it all comes from, or one of them, and get together with those friends we didn’t dance with anymore.”

 

 

Mark Jones Day of Dance 2018

Joining Ouse Washes on our Day of Dance, the largest annual gathering of Molly Dancers in the UK,  will be

Gog Magog Molly
Good Easter Molly Gang
The Norwich Kitwitches
Mepal Molly

Misfit Molly
Old Glory
Oxblood Molly Dancers
Seven Champions

Gordon Phillips, founder of Ouse Washes Molly Dancers, says:
This event has become the largest get-together of molly teams in the country, but we didn’t aim for that in the beginning.  We thought back then, don’t remember exactly when, that it would be good to have a day in mid-winter when we danced in the places that it all comes from, or one of them, and get together with those friends we didn’t dance with anymore.”

 

Mark Jones Day of Dance 2017

Joining Ouse Washes on our Day of Dance, the largest gathering of Molly Dancers in the UK,  will be
Black Annis
Good Easter Molly Gang
Hornbeam Molly
The Norwich Kitwitches
Mepal Molly
Old Glory
Oxblood Molly Dancers
Rhubarb Tarts
Seven Champions

Gordon Phillips, founder of Ouse Washes Molly Dancers, says:
This event has become the largest get-together of molly teams in the country, but we didn’t aim for that in the beginning.  We thought back then, don’t remember exactly when, that it would be good to have a day in mid-winter when we danced in the places that it all comes from, or one of them, and get together with those friends we didn’t dance with anymore.”