We have put together a small collection of videos from various events and activities over recent years.
Swanage Quick Step - Sept 2019
Double Quick Time !! We told you we were quick, that's why we manage to get through so many shoes and bells in a season. Not to mention breaking a few musicians as well .
Many thanks to Isabella Burchell for editing and supplying the video.
Tring, Hertfordshire - Sept 2017
Whitethorne Morris 40th Birthday celebrations. The Merrydowners performing in the Town Square
Amersham Heritage Day Dee TV - Sept 2015
This was a fun day event organised by Amersham Council to celebrate England's local history and culture . The Merrydowners were there to help promote the joys of Morris Dancing along with many other activities.
BBC One Show
On 5th October 2011 the Merrydowners appeared on a BBC TV current affairs programme, The One Show as part of a feature on Percy Granger and his popular tune 'English Country Garden' . The show featured Wil Ferell in his latest film 'Everything Must Go' and the Merrydowners ended the show by dancing to English Country Garden.
London New Years Day Parade 2011
A short video of the Merrydowners and Phoenix Morris taking part in the 2011 London New Years Day Parade in Central London
CNN Video - Morris Dance meets Spinal Tap
The Merrydowners are featured in this short CNN vidio clip on the traditions of Morris a Life without Bells on
Now Til 69 - Short Wave Set Pop Video
Yet again, something very different from our normal Morris events. This time we were asked to take part in a 'Pop video' .... not what you would call conventional Morris Dancing but it was fun.
The video was shot outside the Queens Head pub in Pinner and the song was 'Now Til 69 performed by The Short Wave Set.
Swanage Folk Festival 2009 - Part 1
Swanage Folk Festival is an annual event and this video was taken during one of our first performances at the festival when we were performing at the sea front.
Swanage Folk Festival 2009 - Part 2
This is the second part of the video taken when we were performing at the sea front
BBC Persian TV - Morris Dancing Demo
This video is very different to anything we have been asked to undertake in the past but nonetheless as always the Merrydowners were up to the task. The production team were from BBC Persian TV and we helped demonstrate and discuss the tradition of Morris Dancing......as you can see language is no barrier
CNN Video - Out of a job, try Morris Dancing
On St Georges day,23rd April 2009 a CNN news team came along to one of our events in London to find out more about why Harrow Council were promoting the revival of folk dancing traditions in the borough. ?
London New Years Day Parade 2010
In 2010, this was our seventh consecutive year of performing in the London New Years Day Parade which started outside the Ritz Hotel, Green Park and finished in Whitehall adjacent to the Houses of Parliament
We look back to 2008 with a short video to remind ourselves when the the Merrydowners were interviewed by the Strictly Come Dancing Program and were asked to give their views on John Sergeant, one of the celebrity
dancers who we thought would make a good Morris Dancer !!