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Persephone New Year Ceilidh 13th January

Another New Year, another Persephone ceilidh! Once again Barry Evans led us through some devilish and delightful dances, with Mally’s melodious musicians providing the tunes (including one with 28 bars, a musician’s nightmare!). We were pleased to greet old friends and new, and despite clashing with a few other January events, we had our usual good numbers. Once more enjoyed by all – and thanks to all those who came.

Ranting and Rhubarb – Wakefield, February 2018

A cold but sunny day in Wakefield for the Rhubarb Festival. The hosts, Rhubarb Tarts, invited local sides Wakefield Morris, Briggate and Persephone to join them in celebration of the Rhubarb Festival.

To start the day, we received a warm welcome from the Tarts with an abundance of tea and homemade cakes.

There were several dance spots around the city, accompanied by large pigeons and cooks on stilts. Persephone danced to the full peal of the cathedral bells adding an extra dimension to the Morris tunes. The many local food and drinks stalls offered samples aplenty, between dance spots and much rhubarb was bought in various forms; au natural, cake, gin.... A well supported day was rounded off with a massed stand by all sides, including dancing a multi-team Celebration.

A lovely way to start the season.