(Boat Sickle & Flamingo - posted by Alan)
So far Stoke Bruerne Family Festival has been the only canal based event that has combined our dual interests not only in canals, but also in music and dance. New Moon Morris, and also the New Moon Band were asked to perform at Stoke Bruerne in 2015, which was very well received, and we were therefore pleased to get an invite back for 2016.
New Moon Morris was not available to dance during the day on Saturday, as it was already committed to attending the St Albans Folk Festival, but like last year the New Moon Band were asked to play on Saturday evening. This year, however, a professional band was also booked, so New Moon played a supporting set whilst that band took an interval. Unusually it was easier to line ourselves up along the side of the museum's historic narrow boat "Sculptor", but whilst I felt sure pictures were taken of this, a search of various phones and camera memory cards has so far failed to locate any!
However on the Sunday we had a fairly good complement of dancers & musicians, (New Moon has grown a lot since 2015), and this time I have found the pictures. Here is just a selection.
(A reminder I give from time to time, for anyone not familiar with Blogger - clicking on any image in any post in this blog should then display it as a larger size).