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Ripon City Morris Dancers - List of Dance-Outs

1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

1982

Monday 19 July Magdalens and Ripon Market Place. The 12 dancers were - Bob Atkins, Tony Butcher, Vince Doemling, Paul Freeman, Duncan Grimmond, Steve Gresham, Ian Hazell, Chas Marshall, Stuart Rankin, Nic Spenceley, Nic Thompson and Tim Weschenfelder. Ian Fozard danced out on a subsequent occasion. 3 dances were performed - Gisburn, Ripon Millenary Polka and Ripon Number 3.
Monday 26 July Ripon Market Place.
Saturday 31 July St. Wilfrid's Procession, Ripon. Tony Butcher and Chas Marshall were joint winners of the best decorated hat.
Sunday 1 Aug Tour with BLLL and Austrian Group from Hartberg. Ripon and Newby Hall.
Wednesday 25 Aug Whitby Folk Festival.
Saturday 18 Sep Thirsk Peace Fair.
Saturday 2 Oct Tour with BLLL and Old Jem Smith's from Derby. Ripon, Knaresborough and Harrogate.
Saturday 2 Oct Scotton Ceilidh.
Tuesday 5 Oct Co-op Folk Evening at the Crown Hotel Harrogate.
Monday 8 Nov Ripon W.I. First dance-out for Jeff Dean and Mike Dearlove. Abram Circle Dance performed for the first time.
Saturday 11 Dec Christmas Tour with BLLL. Preston St. Ignatius performed for the first time.

During 1982 the team performed on 11 occasions.

1983

Sunday 6 Feb Staveley with BLLL.
Saturday 12 Feb Pomfret Morrismen's Valentine Ceilidh.
Saturday 9 Apr Walking Tour of Knaresborough with BLLL and Horbury Shrogys . First dance-out for Jon Rawlings. Studley Royal dance performed for the first time.
Saturday 30 APR BLLL May Weekend Tour of Ripon, Harrogate and Staveley with Bollin Morris. First dance-out for Don Mason.
Saturday 30 APR Staveley Ceilidh Spot.
Saturday 21 May Richmondshire Festival with Street House Morris and Chorlton Morris.
Monday 30 May Clog Festival at Charnock Richard run by Horwich Prize Medal.
Saturday 25 Jun Poynton Jemmers' Day of Dance.
Monday 4 Jul Ripon Market Place.
Saturday 9 Jul Redcar Festival.
Monday 18 Jul Ripon Market Place.
Saturday 30 Jul St. Wilfrid's Procession, Ripon. Jon Rawlings won the best decorated hat.
Wednesday 24 Aug Whitby Folk Festival. First dance-out for Martin Ord.
Sunday 11 Sep Leeds Festival.
Saturday 17 Sep Thirsk Peace Fair.
Saturday 17 DEC BLLL Christmas Tour of Ripon and Harrogate.

During 1983 the team performed on 16 occasions making a grand total of 27 dance-outs.

1984

Saturday 18 Feb RCMD Ceilidh at Scotton with Electropathic Battery Band and Green Ginger Clog. Lichfield Ring o' Bells performed for the first time.
Sunday 8 April Ripon Market Place and Magdalens with BLLL.
Monday 7 May White Bear, Masham and Ripon Market Place with Burnsall Morris.
Saturday 12 May Holmfirth Folk Festival.
Thursday 31 May Grantley Hall for Ripon Inner Wheel.
Monday 11 Jun Ripon Market Place. First dance-out for John Downes.
Saturday 23 Jun Beverley Folk Festival.
Sunday 1 Jul Ripon Greystones School Gala.
Monday 9 Jul Ripon Market Place. First dance-out for Pete Doemling.
Monday 23 Jul Ripon Market Place with Claro Sword.
Saturday 28 Jul General Tarleton, Ferrensby and Goldsborough.
Saturday 4 Aug St. Wilfrid's Procession, Ripon. John Downes won the best decorated hat.
Wednesday 21 Aug Whitby Folk Festival.
Saturday 29 Sep Morris Federation AGM, Derby.
Saturday 10 Nov RCMD Ceilidh at Ripon College with Electropathic Battery Band and Castleford LongSword.
Saturday 17 Nov Castleford LongSword Ceilidh at Pontefract.

During 1984 the team performed on 16 occasions making a grand total of 43 dance-outs.

1985

Saturday 16 Mar

RCMD Ceilidh at Ripon College with Electropathic Battery Band and BLLL. First dance out for Jim Coulson and Steve Shaw. Chorley Display Dance performed for the first time.

Saturday 20 APR Ilkley Folk Day.
Saturday 27 APR BLLL Folk and Craft Fayre.
Sunday 28 APR LightWater Valley for BBC1 Saturday Picture Show. Broadcast on 11 May.
Thursday 2 May Slide Show and Dance Demonstration for Ripon Civic Society.
Saturday 18 May Richmondshire Festival with Street House and Chorlton.
Saturday 25 May York - fund raising for Austria trip with BLLL. First dance-out for Ted Dodsworth and Geoff Hyde.
Monday 17 Jun Ripon Market Place with Street House and BLLL.
Thursday 20 Jun Claro Sword Evening tour. First dance-out for Liam Macnamara.
Monday 1 Jul Ripon Marker Place. First dance-out for Peter Gaddass and Roy Waite. We then had 22 dancers in kit.
Monday 15 Jul Ripon Market Place and Helperby.
Sunday 21 Jul General Tarleton, Ferrensby and Rowntrees Park, York.
Wednesday 24 Jul BLLL evening tour in Knaresborough.
Saturday 3 Aug St. Wilfrid's Procession, Ripon. Peter Gaddass won the best decorated hat.
Saturday 7 Sep Thirsk Peace Fair.
Friday 27 Sep Ripon 1100 Sponsorship Evening at Newby Hall.
Saturday 28 Sep Morris Federation AGM. Bradford.
Saturday 14 Dec BLLL Christmas Tour of Harrogate and Ripon. Ripon 1100 Morris Dance performed for the first time.
Tuesday 31 Dec Torchlight Procession in Ripon to mark the start of Ripon 1100.

During 1985 the team performed on 19 occasions making a grand total of 62 dance-outs.

1986

Saturday 3 May BLLL May Weekend with Yorkshire Coast. Nine Man's Morris danced out for the first time.
Saturday 3 May Harrogate Conference Centre for British Association of Barbershop Singers.
Sunday 4 May BLLL May Weekend with Yorkshire Coast.
Monday 12 May Helperby.
Sunday 1 Jun Ripon Charter Day - Ripon Market Place and Fountains Abbey in front of H.M. Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.
Monday 9 Jun Ripon Market Place with Richmondshire Street House Morrismen.
Saturday 14 Jun Ripon Market Place and Sharow.
Saturday 21 Jun RCMD Weekend of Dance with Castleford Longsword and Derby Crown. Ceilidh at Ripon College with Ran Tan Band.
Sunday 22 Jun RCMD Weekend of Dance - Market Place with BLLL.
Saturday 5 Jul Preston Royal Weekend of Dance.
Monday 14 Jul Ripon Market Place with Pomfret Morris.
Sunday 27 Jul Ruth and Ted's Farm for the Austrians.
Monday 28 July Ripon Market Place with BLLL.
Saturday 2 Aug Ripon - St. Wilfrid's Procession. Ted Dodsworth won the best decorated hat.
Wednesday 20 Aug Whitby Folk Week.
Saturday 6 Sep Skipton Morris - North West Day of Dance.
Sunday 21 Sep Ripon Flower Festival.
Saturday 10 DEC BLLL 10th Annual Christmas Dance Out. Stalybridge danced out for the first time.
Wednesday 31 DEC Ripon 1100 New Year Celebrations.

During 1986 the team performed on 19 occasions making a grand total of 81 dance-outs.

1987

Saturday 21 Feb Pomfret Morris Ceilidh - Pontefract Town Hall.
Saturday 16 May "Alive and Kicking" - Harrogate Theatre.
Monday 18 May Ripon Market Place and Helperby. First dance-out for Keith Worden, Roly Calter and Bill Cross.
Friday 22 May Markenfield Hall - Ripon Mini Festival and Ripon Market Place.
Monday 1 Jun Rubber and Plastics Convention - Ripon Market Place with BLLL.
Monday 8 Jun Thirsk Market Place and Felixkirk.
Saturday 13 Jun Yorkshire Coast's Day of Dance - Scarborough.
Monday 22 Jun Pateley Bridge and Dacre Banks.
Saturday 27 Jun White Bear, Masham and Grewelthorpe Gala.
Sunday 5 Jul Helperby Hidden Gardens.
Monday 6 Jul Bishop Monkton and Ferrensby.
Saturday 18 Jul White Bear, Masham and Ripon Cathedral Garden Party.
Saturday 1 Aug St. Wilfrid's Procession, Ripon - joint processional with BLLL. Keith Worden won the best decorated hat.
Sunday 23 Aug Whitby Folk Festival.
Saturday 21 Nov BBC Children in Need Appeal, Durham.
Saturday 5 DEC Dickens Week, Barnard Castle.
Saturday 12 Dec BLLL Christmas Dance Out, Harrogate.

During 1987 the team performed on 17 occasions making a grand total of 98 dance-outs.

1988

Monday 8 Feb British Legion, Lister House, Ripon.
Sunday 14 Feb Ripon Market Place, Magdalen's, Golden Lion. Preston St. Walburge's performed for the first time. 100th Dance Out.
Saturday 26 Mar Darlington Spring Thing.
Sunday 1 May BLLL May Weekend with Green Ginger Glog.
Monday 2 May BLLL May Weekend with Green Ginger Glog.
Saturday 7 May Burnley Queen's Head Weekend of Dance.
Monday 16 May Ripon Market Place.
Saturday 21 May Teesdale Festival - Newsham and Barnard Castle with BLLL.
Monday 23 May Boroughbridge and Helperby.
Monday 13 Jun Dacre and Darley, Nidderdale.
Saturday 18 Jun British Legion, Lister House, Ripon - Official Opening.
Monday 20 Jun Ripon Market Place.
Saturday 2 Jul Derby Crown's Weekend of Dance with BLLL.
Sunday 3 Jul Derby Crown's Weekend of Dance with BLLL.
Sunday 10 Jul Caravan Club Rally at Ripon Race Course and Ripon Mrket Place.
Saturday 16 Jul Albert Dock, Liverpool with BLLL.
Monday 18 Jul Pateley Bridge and Fellbeck with BLLL.
Saturday 30 Jul St. Wilfrid's Procession, Ripon. Chas won the best decorated hat.
Saturday 18 Sep Ripon Market Place - Recruitment Dance Out.

During 1988 the team performed on 19 occasions making a grand total of 117 dance-outs.

1989

Sunday 23 Apr St. George's Day, Ripon Market Place. First dance out for Chris Smith and Adrian Maxwell.
Monday 8 May Pateley Bridge and Fellbeck.
Saturday 20 May Westmorland Step and Garland Dancers Weekend - Kendal, Ambleside and Bowness.
Sunday 21 May Westmorland Step and Garland Dancers Weekend - Cartmel.
Monday 5 Jun Boroughbridge and Helperby.
Tuesday 13 Jun Ripon Cathedral Open Week.
Monday 19 Jun Kirkby Malzeard and Grewelthorpe with Flag Crackers of Craven.
Saturday 1 Jul Castleford Longsword's 21st Anniversary - Selby, York and Saxton.
Monday 17 Jul Dacre Banks and Darley - Nidderdale.
Saturday 5 Aug St. Wilfrid's Procession, Ripon complete with a "Jack in the Green". Paul Freeman won the best decorated hat.
Friday 8 Sep Whitworth Rushcart Procession.
Sunday 1 Oct Ripon Market Place and Masham Sheep Fair.
Saturday 18 Nov Children in Need Fundraising in Harrogate organised by BLLL.
Sunday 17 Dec Knaresborough Edwardian Weekend.

During 1989 the team performed on 14 occasions making a grand total of 131 dance-outs.

1990

Saturday 24 Mar Darlington Spring Thing. First dance-out for Dave Greaves.
Saturday 21 Apr Ilkley Folk Festival.
Monday 30 Apr Ripon Market Place.
Monday 14 May Punchbowl, Marton-cum-Grafton. Medlock Morris performed for the first time.
Monday 4 Jun Ripon Charter Festival - Ripon Market Place.
Sunday 10 Jun Harewood - BLLL Weekend of Dance with Preston Royal Morris Dancers.
Monday 11 Jun Sun Inn, Norwood.
Thursday 21 Jun Malt Shovel, Brearton as guests of Claro Sword.
Saturday 7 Jul Cockermouth and Lake District, Belfagan's Weekend of Dance.
Sunday 8 Jul Cockermouth and Lake District, Belfagan's Weekend of Dance.
Monday 23 Jul Ripon Market Place. Vince Rutland's first dance-out.
Saturday 4 Aug St. Wilfrid's Procession, Ripon. Martin Ord won the best decorated hat and the team won (for the second time) the trophy for the most entertaining entry in the procession.
Saturday 1 Sep Sowerby Bridge Rushcart.
Friday 7 Sep Whitworth Rushcart.
Sunday 7 Oct Old Malton and Eden Farm with BLLL.
Saturday 14 Nov Children in Need Fundraising in Harrogate organised by BLLL.

During 1990 the team performed on 16 occasions making a grand total of 147 dance-outs.

1991

Monday 20 Apr Magdalen's in Ripon. Bob Sibley and Julian Sharpe's first dance-out.
Saturday 4 May Teesdale Thrash in Barnard Castle.
Saturday 11 May Nidderdale Tour. Ripon Market Place, Pateley Bridge May Day Procession, Dacre Banks and Darley.
Monday 20 May Ripon Market Place and Wath. Kevin Brown's first dance-out.
Sunday 2 Jun Ripon Market Place and Spa Gardens.
Saturday 8 Jun York.
Monday 17 Jun Bishop Monkton and Roecliffe. Chris Speak's first dance-out.
Monday 24 Jun Ripon Market Place.
Sunday 7 Jul Helperby Hidden Gardens.
Monday 15 Jul Pateley Bridge and Fellbeck.
Saturday 3 Aug Ripon St. Wilfrid's Procession. Tenth time round for Paul Freeman and Chas Marshall. Guests were Colne Royal Morrismen. David Greaves won the best decorated hat and the team won (for the third time) the trophy for the most entertaining entry in the procession.
Saturday 25 Aug York - as guests of Preston Royal Morris Dancers.
Friday 6 Sep Whitworth Rushcart. Keith Worden takes over from Paul Freeman as Captain. On this occasion Chas Marshall completed a period of 9 years and 8 months without missing a booking.
Sunday 6 Oct Malton with BLLL.
Saturday 14 Dec York.

During 1991 the team performed on 15 occasions making a grand total of 162 dance-outs.

1992

Saturday 21 Mar Darlington Spring Thing.
Monday 4 May Theakstons Brewery Visitor Centre and Market Place, Masham. Bob Barker's first dance-out.
Saturday 9 May Nidderdale Tour - Dacre Banks, Pateley Bridge and Darley. Rob Thew's and Colin Tyreman's first dance-out.
Sunday 17 May BLLL May Weekend - Arthington and Harewood House.
Monday 18 May Bishop Monkton.
Saturday 23 May York Tour.
Monday 25 May Ripon Festival.
Saturday 30 May International Night Watchmen event - Masham and Newby Hall.
Monday 1 Jun Follifoot and Spofforth.
Saturday 6 Jun Rainbow Morris Day of Dance - Bradford and Otley. Followed by Harewood - Caravan Club Rally.
Monday 8 Jun George and Dragon, Hudswell, Richmond.
Saturday 13 Jun Summer Crafts Festival, Duncombe Park, Helmsley.
Monday 15 Jun Gardeners Arms, Harrogate.
Saturday 20 Jun Beverley Folk Festival.
Sunday 21 Jun Beverley Folk Festival - included a workshop on Nine Mans Morris.
Saturday 27 Jun Bradford Festival.
Monday 29 Jun Knaresborough Tour.
Friday 3 Jul Markenfield Hall for the National Trust.
Sunday 5 Jul Helperby Open Gardens Day with BLLL.
Thursday 9 Jul Brearton as guests of Claro Sword.
Saturday 11 Jul Pudsey Festival.
Monday 20 Jul South Lodge and Market Place - Ripon.
Wednesday 29 Jul Mayoress of Ripon's Appeal, Market Place, Ripon - with BLLL.
Saturday 1 Aug St. Wilfrid's Procession, Ripon for the 11th time. The Gisburn Processional was used with 12 Dancers. Paul and Chas have now completed 11 processions. Bob Sibley won the best decorated hat.
Saturday 15 Aug Preston Guild Day of Dance as guests of Preston Royal Morris Dancers.
Saturday 12 Sep Gorton Rushcart.
Saturday 12 Dec Masham Victorian Day - Market Place and Theakstons Visitor Centre.

During 1992 the team performed on 27 occasions making a grand total of 189 dance-outs.

1993

Saturday 20 Mar Darlington Spring Thing.
Saturday 8 May Ripley, Pateley Bridge - St. Cuthbert's May Fair, Watermill Inn - Nidderdale (including a Wedding Party).
Saturday 29 May RCMD weekend of Dance with Benskins, Briggate and Odds and Clogs. Ripon Festival, Studley Royal and Fountains Abbey. Evening ceilidh.
Saturday 30 May RCMD Weekend of Dance with Benskins and Odds and Clogs. Ripon and Masham including Theakston's Brewery.
Monday 31 May RCMD Weekend of Dance with Benskins and Odds and Clogs. Ripon.
Monday 7 Jun St. Mary's House - Harrogate and Spofforth.
Monday 14 Jun George and Dragon - Hudswell for Theakstons.
Saturday 19 Jun Bishop Monkton - YTV Parish Pump competition.
Monday 21 Jun Knaresborough Castle and Bay Horse - Goldsborough.
Sunday 27 Jun Ilkley Festival.
Monday 28 Jun Cross Keys - Bellerby for Theakstons.
Sunday 4 Jul Helperby Hidden Gardens with BLLL.
Saturday 10 Jul 25th Redcar Folk Festival. Day-time performances.
Saturday 10 Jul 25th Redcar Folk Festival. Evening Ceilidh Spot.
Sunday 11 Jul 25th Redcar Folk Festival. Day-time performances.
Monday 19 Jul Bay Horse - Crakehall for Theakstons.
Saturday 31 Jul St. Wilfrid's Procession - Ripon. Ted Dodsworth won the Best Decorated Hat competition. Barry Jones's first dance-out.
Saturday 29 Aug Kendal Folk Festival with BLLL.
Saturday 11 Sep York Festival of Traditional Dance.
Sunday 12 Sep York Festival of Traditional Dance.
Saturday 11 Dec Masham Victorian Day.

During 1993 the team performed on 21 occasions making a grand total of 210 dance-outs.

1994

Saturday 26 Mar Darlington Spring Thing. (Chas - 200th dance-out)
Saturday 7 May Ripley, Pateley Bridge - St. Cuthbert's May Fair, Watermill Inn - Nidderdale.
Sunday 8 May Ripon Market Place - Lions Fund Raising.
Monday 16 May Hare and Hounds, Burton Leonard. Dave Nield's first dance-out.
Saturday 28 May RCMD weekend of Dance with Carlisle Sword and Swaledale as part of Ripon Festival. Studley Royal Park and Fountains Abbey. Evening ceilidh.
Sunday 29 May RCMD Weekend of Dance with Carlisle Sword and Hexham. Ripon and Masham including Theakston's Brewery.
Monday 30 May RCMD Weekend of Dance with Carlisle Sword and Betty Lupton's Ladle Laikers. Ripon.
Monday 6 Jun Great Ouseburn with Ebor Morris. Dave Barron's first dance-out.
Monday 13 Jun Kirkby Malzeard and Grewelthorpe.
Monday 20 Jun Harrogate. Princess Mary House and the Valley Gardens.
Saturday 25 Jun Bradford Festival.
Monday 27 Jun Ripon Caravan Park and the Half Moon at Sharow.
Sunday 3 Jul Helperby Hidden Gardens with BLLL.
Thursday 7 Jul Malt Shovel at Brearton as guests of Claro Sword.
Monday 11 Jul Masham with Dale End and Borsertshire Border.
Saturday 16 Jul Shaw and Crompton Rushcart.
Saturday 23 Jul Crook Morris Weekend of Dance
Sunday 24 Jul Crook Morris Weekend of Dance
Saturday 30 Jul St. Wilfrid's Procession, Ripon. Geoff Hyde won the best decorated hat.
Sunday 21 Aug York.
Tuesday 23 Aug Ripon with Vancouver Morris.
Saturday 10 Sep York Festival of Traditional Dance.
Sunday 11 Sep York Festival of Traditional Dance.
Sunday 4 Oct Great Ouseburn with BLLL.
Saturday 22 Oct Wakefield Folk Festival.
Saturday 10 Dec Masham Victorian Day.

During 1994 the team performed on 26 occasions making a grand total of 236 dance-outs.

1995

Saturday 25 Mar Darlington Spring Thing.
Sunday 2 Apr Ripley - opening of Cromwell's Eating House.
Saturday 8 Apr Bedale then for Wedding at Snape.
Saturday 22 Apr St. George's Day Procession, Horwich. First dance-out for Richard Calvert and David Snaith.
Monday 15 May Magdalen's and Ripon Market Place. First dance-out for Charlie Callis and Tony Abrams.
Saturday 20 May Ripley and St. Cuthbert's May Fair, Pateley Bridge.
Saturday 27 May RCMD weekend of Dance with Pigsty Morris from Bristol as part of Ripon Festival. Studley Royal Park and Fountains Abbey.
Sunday 28 May RCMD Weekend of Dance with Pigsty Morris. Ripon and Masham including Theakston's Brewery.
Monday 29 May RCMD Weekend of Dance with Pigsty Morris and Betty Lupton's Ladle Laikers. Ripon Spa Gardens.
Sunday 4 Jun Ripon Barrel Race.
Monday 5 Jun Valley Gardens, Harrogate.
Monday 12 Jun Ripon Market Place.
Monday 19 Jun Valley Gardens, Harrogate.
Monday 26 Jun Ripon Market Place.
Sunday 2 Jul Helperby Hidden Gardens with BLLL. 18 dancers out in kit. 2 sets up for Ripon 1100 dance.
Thursday 6 Jul Malt Shovel at Brearton as guests of Claro Sword.
Saturday 8 Jul East Witton and Middleham.
Monday 10 Jul Ripon Market Place with Borsetshire Border.
Friday 14 Jul Markenfield Hall - National Trust event.
Sunday 23 Jul Harewood House with Leeds Branch RSCDS and Austrian Team.
Monday 24 Jul Crown Hotel, Roecliffe.
Tuesday 1 Aug Crescent Gardens and Old Swan Hotel.
Saturday 5 Aug St. Wilfrid's Procession, Ripon - 14th time for RCMD. Ted Dodsworth won the best decorated hat.
Tuesday 14 Aug Valley Gardens and Old Swan Hotel.
    Visit to Luchon with Betty Lupton's Ladle Laikers:-
Tuesday 22 Aug Luchon Town Hall, St. Bertrand de Comminges, Ore village and Luchon Casino with Les Fils de Luchon.
Wednesday 23 Aug Aspet and Soueich with Les Troubadours Du Comminges.
Friday 25 Aug Spain - Sahun and Eriste in the Benasque area.
Saturday 26 Aug Spain - Vielha and Les in the Arun Valley.
Saturday 26 Aug Luchon - Retraite des Guides - evening parade.
Sunday 27 Aug Luchon Town Hall and Fete des Fleurs parade.
Sunday 10 Sep Merrills Championship, Hutton-le-Hole.
Saturday 14 Oct Brimham Rocks for National Trust.

During 1995 the team performed on 32 occasions making a grand total of 268 dance-outs

1996

Saturday 23 Mar Darlington Spring Thing.
Saturday 26 Apr Harrogate Spring Flower Show.
Saturday 4 May Oyster Morris Weekend of Dance.
Sunday 5 May Oyster Morris Weekend of Dance.
Monday 6 May Oyster Morris Weekend of Dance.
Saturday 11 May St. Cuthbert's May Fair, Pateley Bridge. Then Darley School Fete.
Saturday 25 May RCMD weekend of Dance with Sheffield City as part of Ripon Festival. Studley Royal Park and Fountains Abbey.
Sunday 26 May RCMD Weekend of Dance with Sheffield City. Ripon and Masham including Black Sheep Brewery Visitor's Centre.
Monday 27 May RCMD Weekend of Dance with Sheffield City. Ripon Spa Gardens.
Sunday 9 Jun BLLL Weekend of Dance, Lotherton Hall.
Monday 10 Jun Hare and Hounds, Burton Leonard.
Monday 17 Jun Snape and Thornton Watlass as guests of Brompton Scorpers.
Saturday 22 Jun Beverley Folk Festival.
Sunday 23 Jun Beverley Folk Festival.
Saturday 29 Jun East Witton and Middleham. Mike Harding was in the audience.
Sunday 7 Jul Helperby Hidden Gardens with BLLL.
Monday 8 Jul Tadcaster with the Infamous Audreys.
Monday 15 Jul Crown Hotel, Roecliffe.
Monday 22 Jul Mother Shipton's, Knaresborough with Claro Sword and Belgian Team.
Saturday 3 Aug St. Wilfrid's Procession, Ripon - 15th time for RCMD. Geoff Hyde won the best decorated hat. Team won trophy for Most Entertaining.
Sunday 8 Sep Official Opening of the Ripon Canal Basin.
Saturday 14 Sep Harrogate Autumn Flower Show at the Yorkshire Showground.

During 1996 the team performed on 22 occasions making a grand total of 290 dance-outs

1997

Monday 21 Apr Magdalen's and Ripon Market Place. First dance-out for Dave Blight and Arthur Graham.
Saturday 26 Apr Harrogate Spring Flower Show.
Saturday 10 May Holmfirth Folk Festival.
Sunday 11 May Holmfirth Folk Festival.
Monday 19 May Kirkby Overblow.
Monday 26 May RCMD Day of Dance with Addison Rapper.
Monday 2 June Ripon Market Place.
Monday 9 June Ye Olde Oak, Low Laithe.
Monday 16 June The Half Moon, Collingham.
Saturday 21 June Sheffield City Weekend of Dance.
Sunday 22 June Sheffield City Weekend of Dance.
Sunday 6 July Helperby Hidden Gardens with BLLL.
Monday 14 July Ye Olde Oak, Low Laithe.
Wednesday 16 July Knaresborough Market Place with BLLL and the Knaresborough
Mummers.
Monday 21 July The Smiths Arms, Beckwithshaw.
Saturday 2 Aug St. Wilfrid's Procession, Ripon - 16th time for RCMD. Keith Worden and Kevin Brown tied for the best decorated hat.
Saturday 23 Aug Saddleworth Rushcart.
Saturday 27 Sep Ripon, West Tanfield and Masham Sheep Fair with Carlisle Sword and Morris.

During 1997 the team performed on 18 occasions making a grand total of 308 dance-outs.

1998

Saturday 21 Mar Darlington Spring Thing.
Monday 13 Apr Ripley and Smiths Arms, Beckwithshaw.
Monday 20 Apr Magdalen's and Market Square, Ripon. First dance-out for Derek Jeary.
Sunday 26 Apr Harrogate Spring Flower Show, Yorkshire Showground.
Sunday 10 May Knaresborough - BLLL Day of Dance.
Monday 18 May St. Mary's House and Skipton Road Travellers Rest, Harrogate.
Monday 25 May RCMD Day of Dance with BLLL in Ripon.
Monday 8 Jun The Half Moon, Collingham.
Thursday 18 Jun Malt Shovel, Brearton as guests of Claro Sword.
Monday 22 Jun Burton Leonard.
Sunday 28 Jun RCMD Day of Dance - Pateley Bridge, Ye Olde Oak at Low Laithe, Ripley. With BLLL and Buckle Down from Clitheroe.
Sunday 5 Jul Helperby Hidden Gardens with BLLL.
Saturday 18 Jul Hexham Morris Weekend of Dance - Carlisle .
Sunday 19 Jul Hexham Morris Weekend of Dance - Allendale.
Monday 28 Jul Ye Olde Oak, Low Laithe.
Saturday 1 Aug St. Wilfrid's Procession, Ripon. Julian Sharpe won the best decorated hat. RCMD won the trophy for the most entertaining.
Saturday 26 Sep Morris Federation AGM based in Grassington and run by Flagcrackers of
Craven.
Sunday 1 Nov Daffodil Bulb Planting on Ripon Bypass.

During 1998 the team performed on 18 occasions making a grand total of 326 dance-outs.

1999

Saturday 10 Apr Scotton Village Hall - Sally Smith's 50th Birthday Ceilidh.
Saturday 24 Apr St. George's Day, Horwich.
Monday 10 May Magdalen's and Market Square, Ripon. First dance-out for John Eden,
Peter Meese and David Thew. Walton's Parade performed for the first time.
Monday 17 May Smith's Arms, Beckwithshaw.
Saturday 22 May Pateley Bridge.
Monday 31 May RCMD Day of Dance in Ripon with Slubbing Billy's.
Saturday 5 Jun Clitheroe Folk Festival. Also with BLLL.
Monday 7 Jun Princess Mary House, Harrogate.
Monday 14 Jun Half Moon at Fellbeck with Claro Sword.
Saturday 26 Jun RCMD Weekend of Dance - Ripon, Grewelthorpe and Masham with Short
Circuit, Sergeant Musgrave's Dance and Rose and Castle.
Sunday 27 Jun RCMD Weekend of Dance at Studley Park and Fountains Abbey. Same teams as Saturday except Short Circuit.
Sunday 4 Jul Helperby Hidden Gardens with BLLL.
Saturday 17 Jul Littleborough Rushcart. Paul Freeman's 300th performance.
Monday 26 Jul Snape with No Name Morris.
Saturday 31 Jul St. Wilfrid's Procession, Ripon - 18th time for RCMD. Chas won the
best decorated hat.
Tuesday 24 Aug Luchon Visit with BLLL and Claro Sword. Chateau Valmirande near Montrejeau
Thursday 26 Aug Luchon Visit with BLLL and Claro Sword. "Folk Show" as Salies du Salat
Friday 27 Aug Luchon Visit with BLLL and Claro Sword. Les in Spain and evening parade "Retraite des Guides" in Luchon
Saturday 28 Aug Luchon Visit with BLLL and Claro Sword. Band played at the Dog Track! Then Square Lauret in Luchon followed by the Casino.
Sunday 29 Aug Fete Des Fleurs, Luchon.
Sunday 12 Dec Masham Victorian Christmas. Ted Dodsworth's 300th performance.

During 1999 the team performed on 21 occasions making a grand total of 347 dance-outs

2000

Saturday 12 Feb Kirkby Malzeard Ceilidh.
Saturday 18 Mar Darlington Spring Thing.
Monday 15 May Dog and Gun, Knayton.
Saturday 27 May Dales Tour - Aysgarth, Hawes, Hardraw, Muker and Reeth.
Monday 29 May Ripon Spring Festival with BLLL.
Monday 12 Jun Magdalens and Ripon Market Square. First dance-out for Jeff Garner.
Monday 19 Jun York - guests of Ebor Morrismen.
Saturday 24 Jun Bradford. Rainbow Morris Day of Dance.
Thursday 29 Jun Malt Shovel at Brearton as guests of Claro Sword. Also with BLLL.
Saturday 1 Jul Thorp Arch Millennium Celebrations.
Sunday 2 Jul Hidden Gardens of Helperby with BLLL.
Monday 10 Jul Ye Olde Oak, Low Laithe.
Saturday 5 Aug Sidmouth Festival 2000. Sidmouth Market Place.
Sunday 6 Aug Sidmouth Festival 2000. Esplanade, procession from Port Royal to the Knowle and Arena display. Bob Sibley won the best decorated hat, in lieu of St. Wilfrid's which was missed this year.
Monday 7 Aug Sidmouth Festival 2000. Arena display (Whistlestop 2000).
Wednesday 9 Aug Sidmouth Festival 2000. Sidmouth Market Place.
Thursday 10 Aug Sidmouth Festival 2000. Arena Display.
Friday 11 Aug Arena Display and Torchlight procession from Knowle to Esplanade.
Saturday 9 Sep York Millennium Festival of Dance.
Monday 11 Sep Old Swan Hotel Harrogate. Birthday Party Entertainment.
Sunday 1 Oct Afternoon - Masham Sheep Fair.
Sunday 1 Oct Evening - Great Ouseburn Harvest Festival.
Saturday 9 Dec Masham Victorian Day.
Saturday 16 Dec Ripon Cathedral - Spectacular 2000 - dancing to St. Cecelia's Orchestra and choir with arrangements by Xen Kelsey.
Saturday 30 Dec St. John's Church Knaresborough. The wedding of Derek Jeary and Catherine McCombe.

During 2000 the team performed on 25 occasions making a grand total of 372 dance-outs.

2001

Saturday 17 Mar Darlington Spring Thing. Fleetwood Polka performed for the first time.
Saturday 21 Apr Horwich St. George's Day.
Saturday 12 May Betty Lupton's Ladle Laikers Weekend of Dance. With Berkshire Bedlam
and Short Circuit.
Saturday 26 May Ripon City Morris Dancers Weekend of Dance with the Ironmen and
Jenny Geddes Clog. Ripon and Knaresborough.
Sunday 27 May Ripon City Morris Dancers Weekend of Dance with the Ironmen and
Jenny Geddes Clog. Masham. Iain Thew's first dance out.
Monday 28 May Ripon City Morris Dancers Weekend of Dance with the Ironmen and
BLLL. Ripon.
Thursday 31 May Ripon with Vancouver Morris Men.
Monday 4 Jun Green Hammerton WI and Alice Hawthorn at Nun Monkton.
Saturday 16 Jun Beverley Folk Festival.
Saturday 23 Jun Oyster Morris 25th Birthday Weekend of Dance. Broadstairs and Worth.
Sunday 24 Jun Oyster Morris 25th Birthday Weekend of Dance. Canterbury.
Monday 16 Jul Ripon Market Place.
Saturday 4 Aug St. Wilfrid's Procession, Ripon. Heather Hazell won the best decorated hat.
Saturday 15 Sep Hall M and Victoria Gardens, Harrogate for Voluntary Service Organisations
with BLLL.
Saturday 29 Aug Traditions 2001, Halifax.
Friday 23 Nov Ripon Market Place : Opening of redesigned market place and switch on of
Christmas lights.

During 2001 the team performed on 16 occasions making a grand total of 388 dance-outs.

2002

Saturday 16 Mar Darlington Spring Thing.
Saturday 20 Apr Horwich St. George's Day.
Saturday 4 May Heather's 50th Birthday Ceilidh with Shake a Leg at St. John's Hall, Bilton.
Monday 13 May Magdalens and Market Place, Ripon. First dance out for Peter Hills and
Simon McCudden.
Saturday 18 May Harrogate - Betty Lupton's Ladle Laikers Weekend of Dance.
Monday 27 May Green Hammerton WI and Three Horseshoes at Boroughbridge.
Monday 3 Jun Queen's Golden Jubilee - Masham, Ripon Market Place and Marton-le-Moor.
Tuesday 4 Jun Queen's Golden Jubilee - Bishop Monkton with Betty Lupton's Ladle Laikers.
Monday 17 Jun Blue Bell at Arkendale.
Saturday 29 Jun The Roots Tour - Ripon, Gisburn, Poulton-le-Fylde, Fleetwood, Chorley,
Abram (with the Abram Morris Dancers), Daisy Nook Country Park.
Saturday 6 Jul Helperby Hidden Gardens with Betty Lupton's Ladle Laikers.
Monday 15 Jul Ripon Market Place with Wharfedale Wayzgoose. This dance out was near
enough the 20th anniversary of the team's first dance out.
Saturday 27 Jul Warwick Folk Festival.
Sunday 28 Jul Warwick Folk Festival.
Saturday 3 Aug St. Wilfrid's Procession with 12 dancers out. David Thew won the best decorated hat.
Monday 19 Aug Green Dragon at Exelby with No Name Morris.
Saturday 7 Sep At Sowerby Bridge Rushcart as guests of Brighton Morris
Saturday 21 Sep Morris Federation AGM jointly hosted by RCMD and BLLL and based in
Ripon.
Saturday 28 Sep Masham Sheep Fair.
Sunday 13 Oct Sophie McCudden's Christening.
Saturday 7 Dec Masham and Ripon with Betty Lupton's Ladle Laikers.

During 2002 the team had performed on 21 occasions making a grand total of 409 dance-outs.

2003

Saturday 29 Mar Darlington Spring Thing.
Monday 31 Mar Derek Jeary's Retirement Party.
Saturday 12 Apr Gateshead Garden Festival.
Sunday 13 Apr Gateshead Garden Festival.
Monday 28 Apr Magdalen's and Ripon Market Place. First dance-out for Mike Poole and Andy West.
Monday 12 May Ripley and Beckwithshaw.
Sunday 18 May BLLL Weekend of Dance with Sheffield City at Harewood House.
Saturday 24 May RCMD Weekend of dance with Oyster Morris - Leyburn, Middleham
Thorton Watlass and Masham.
Sunday 25 May RCMD Weekend of dance with Oyster Morris - Studley Park and Fountains Abbey.
Monday 26 May RCMD Weekend of dance with Oyster Morris - Spa Gardens and Cathedral - also with Betty Lupton's Ladle Laikers.
Monday 2 Jun Blue Bell at Arkendale.
Saturday 7 Jun "Romp along the Roman Wall" - Lanercost to Hexham with Carlisle Border,
Carlisle Cloggies and Hexham Morris.
Sunday 8 Jun "Romp along the Roman Wall" - Hexham to Newcastle with Short Circuit.
Sunday 22 Jun Pateley Bridge Gala.
Thursday 10 Jul Lamb and Flag, Bishop Monkton as guests of Claro Sword and Morris Men.
Monday 14 Jul Ripon Market Place.
Saturday 2 Aug Ripon St. Wilfrid's Procession. This year the team danced the full procession including the final loop round Blossomgate and Coltsgate Hill. Mike Poole won the best decorated hat and the team won the "Most Entertaining" Trophy.
Saturday 20 Sep Rainbow Morris Day of Dance as part of Saltaire Festival.
Saturday 11 Oct RCMD Three Castles Tour - Barnard Castle, Richmond and Middleham.
With Betty Lupton's, Great North Clog and Richmond on Swale.
Friday 21 Nov Ripon Market Place - Switch On the Christmas Lights and Galphay Ceilidh Club.
Saturday 13 Dec Christmas Tour with Betty Lupton's - Masham, Ripon and Harrogate.

During 2003 the team performed on 21 occasions making a grand total of 430 dance-outs.

2004

Wednesday 28 Jan Conference "Icebreaker", York.
Saturday 20 Mar Darlington Spring Thing. First dance-out for Andrew Bodey.
Monday 26 Apr Magdalens and Ripon Market Place. First dance-out for Steve Piearcey.
Monday 10 May Blue Bell at Arkendale.
Friday 21 May European Tower and Nightwatchmen's Guild - Procession around Ripon.
Saturday 22 May Ripon Market Place and Cathedral - Betty Lupton's Ladle Laikers Weekend of Dance and European Tower and Nightwatchmen's Guild.
Monday 7 Jun Station Hotel at Birstwith. 16 Dancers in kit.
Saturday 12 Jun Northumberland Castles Tour - Warkworth, Bamburgh, Holy Island and Berwick.
Sunday 13 Jun Northumberland Castles Tour - Berwick, Etal and Alnwick.
Monday 21 Jun Blue Bell at Kirkby Hill.
Saturday 26 Jun Dales Tour.
Sunday 4 Jul Helperby Hidden Gardens.
Monday 12 Jul Castle Arms at Snape.
Monday 19 Jul Ripon Market Place.
Saturday 24 Jul Warwick Folk Festival.
Sunday 25 Jul Warwick Folk Festival.
Saturday 4 Sep Ripon Market Place and Kirkgate.
Saturday 18 Sep Thirsk WI at the race course.
Sunday 26 Sep Masham Sheep Fair.
Saturday 2 Oct Ironmen and Severn Guilders Autumn Tour - Telford and Blists Hill.
Sunday 3 Oct Ironmen and Severn Guilders Autumn Tour - Ironbridge.
Friday 26 Nov Switching on of Ripon's Christmas Lights.

During 2004 the team performed on 22 occasions making a grand total of 452 dance-outs.

2005

Saturday 19 Feb Kirkby Malzeard Ceilidh Spot.
Saturday 23 Apr Morris Federation St. George's Day Celebration, Newcastle.
Saturday 7 May Holmfirth Festival.
Sunday 8 May Holmfirth Festival.
Monday 16 May Ripon Market Place.
Monday 6 Jun The Crown, Grewelthorpe.
Saturday 11 Jun RCMD and BLLL Joint Weekend of Dance with Handsworth Sword and Anstey Royal Chalfont. Fountains Abbey and Ripon.
Sunday 12 Jun RCMD and BLLL Joint Weekend of Dance with Anstey Royal Chalfont. Harrogate - Victoria Centre and Valley Gardens.
Monday 27 Jun Station Hotel, Birstwith.
Monday 18 Jul Blue Bell, Kirkby Hill.
Saturday 30 Jul St. Wilfrid's Procession, Ripon. Dave Blight won the best decorated hat.
Thursday 8 Sep Doctors and Therapists at Leeds University.
Sunday 11 Sep "Tea Shop Tour" in York.
Sunday 23 Sep Masham Sheep Fair.
Friday 23 Nov Ripon Christmas Lights switch-on ceremony.
Saturday 17 Dec Christmas Spectacular in Ripon Cathedral with St. Cecelia's Orchestra and Choir.

During 2005 the team performed on 16 occasions making a grand total of 468 dance-outs.

2006

Saturday 29 Apr Moor and Coast Festival, Whitby.
Sunday 14 May BLLL Weekend of Dance with Stroud and Carlisle. Harrogate.
Saturday 20 May Wensleydale Railway 180th Anniversary. Bedale, Leyburn and Redmire.
Wednesday 7 Jun Star and Garter, Kirkby Overblow. Guests of Great Yorkshire Morris.
Monday 12 Jun Half Moon, Sharow.
Saturday 17 Jun RCMD Weekend of Dance with Tyne Bridge. Fountains Abbey and Ripon.
Sunday 18 Jun RCMD Weekend of Dance with Stuff the Cricket at Masham.
Monday 26 Jun White Bear, Masham.
Monday 10 Jul Blue Bell, Arkendale with Great Yorkshire Morris.
Monday 28 Jul Magdalen's and Ripon Market Place. Homi Tehrani's first dance-out.
Saturday 5 Aug St. Wilfrid's Procession, Ripon. Rob Thew won the best decorated hat.
Sunday 17 Sep "Tea Shop Tour" in York.
Sunday 24 Sep Leyburn, Brymor's and Masham.
Saturday 2 Dec Lightwater Valley. Peter Beckingham's first dance-out.

During 2006 the team performed on 14 occasions making a grand total of 482 dance-outs.

2007

Monday 16 Apr Heatherdene Folk Dance Club, Harrogate
Friday 27 Apr Line Dancing Club, Cairn Hotel, Harrogate.
Saturday 5 May Black Sheep Morris Day of Dance, Barnard Castle.
Monday 7 May Cathedral Beer Festival, Ripon.
Sunday 13 May Della Cannings' Retirement, Thornton-le-Moor.
Monday 21 May New Inn, Burnt Yates.
Monday 4 Jun The Wellington, Darley.
Wednesday 6 Jun Star and Garter, Kirkby Overblow as guests of Great Yorkshire Morris.
Sunday 10 Jun Alne Street Fair.
Saturday 16 Jun RCMD Weekend of Dance in Ripon. With Persephone, Betty Lupton's Ladle Laikers, Anstey Royal Chalfont and Sheffield City.
Sunday 17 Jun RCMD Weekend of Dance in Masham.
Monday 9 Jul Half Moon, Sharow.
Monday 23 Jul Blue Bell, Arkendale.
Saturday 4 Aug St Wilfrid's Procession with Betty Lupton's Ladle Laikers. Rob Thew won the best-decorated hat.
Saturday 18 Aug Whitby Folk Week. Afternoon Dance Displays.
Sunday 19 Aug Whitby Folk Week. Afternoon Dance Displays.
Sunday 19 Aug Whitby Folk Week. Evening Ceilidh spot at the Pavilion.
Monday 20 Aug Whitby Folk Week. Afternoon Dance Displays. This was the team's 500th performance.
Monday 17 Sep Ripon Methodist Chapel for Girl Guides.
Sunday 30 Sep Masham Sheep Fair. This was my last outing with the team.
Sunday 14 Oct York "Tea Shop" Tour.

During 2007 the team performed on 21 occasions making a grand total of 503 dance-outs in 25 years.