We've had three lovely Monday evenings recently; first, at the Sun Inn, Bassenthwaite Village, next at the Fox & Hounds, Ennerdale, and then last night at the Swinside Inn, in the shadow of some of the most iconic mountains in the northern fells. Fabulous weather too! (Well, perhaps too fabulous, in fact, as the temperatures have been very high for the dancers.)
Tuesday 13 June 2023
Tuesday 2 May 2023
We've just enjoyed another lovely day out at Barnard Castle surrounded by another 9 morris sides. It wasn't as sunny as usual, but the rain mostly kept off.
You can find photos of all the other sides on our Flickr page here.
If you were there, and took any photos of Belfagan in action, PLEASE SEND US COPIES! Firstly, email Ally at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.
Sunday 16 April 2023
Here we are, all raring to go, our clogs and bells nicely polished, our kit washed and ironed, and our instruments perfectly in tune! All we need now is some sunshine, and YOU, to come and cheer us on, and maybe even join in with a dance if you're feeling energetic.
Please check our DIARY page to see where to find us. Hope to see you there!
Wednesday 22 December 2021
Assuming we're not prevented by new covid restrictions, we'll be back in Eaglesfield Village Hall to get practising again on Monday January 17th.
If you fancy having a go at North West morris, we'd love to see you. No experience necessary, and there's no commitment until you've had a chance to see if you enjoy it.
In the meantime, a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year to all our supporters.
Sunday 5 December 2021
Keswick Victorian Fair December 5th 2021
Well, it's been nearly 2 years since the girls donned their team kit and clogs and danced out in public, but here we are at last, giving it welly at Keswick's Traditional Victorian Fair. We've missed it so much!
The weather gods were kind: well, at least it was bright and dry, but oh lordy it was cold! We poor musicians suffered numb fingers as we bravely played on.
I'd like to take this opportunity to welcome Alison Thomson to our ranks. She has recently joined us as a dancer, but having hurt her foot, her first public appearance has been as a musician. She's a mean flautist, and will be useful in both camps as time goes on. Nice to have you with us Alison! (And please note that there is now room for much confusion. New Alison has ONE L, while longer-established Allison [better known as Ally] had TWO LLs.)
Brian kindly took some photos and videos. You can find the rest of them on Flickr at this link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/belfagan/albums/72157720208704579
Wednesday 28 July 2021
We missed our dancing so much during the dark days of lockdown. It's hard to retain dance-fitness when you're stuck indoors most of the day, and of course we missed seeing each other in real life.
It's so lovely to play for the girls again!
We hope the residents of Eaglesfield are enjoying the sound of our practising in the car park. We promise we'll be back inside the hall as soon as it's deemed safe.