Hello there – how have you been? It has been a weird old couple of years hasn’t it but it does feel like we are now emerging out of the dark place and looking forward to lighter and brighter days. In late 2021, Boggarts Breakfast took some new members under… Read more“”
Recently, we lost one of our dearest and longest serving Boggarts. Trevor Boggart, husband of Badger Boggart and kind friend to us all, passed away as a result of bowel cancer in May this year.
In a time when the world seems a little topsy turvey, it is good to look back to great time and us Boggarts are no exception in that. In the last year, we were invited to celebrate the humble rhubarb in Wakefield, danced in a naval museum in Hartlepool and… Read more“Hello from Boggarts Breakfast…..”
Another glorious day for the annual Ossett Beercart Festival – okay, it rained a bit but not enough to put off the ardent Morris Dancers out there on the streets. The Boggarts showcased a new dance for this Festival – A Piece of Cake – that is its name not… Read more“Ossett Beercart 2019”
The Boggarts took to the streets of Manchester to take part in the joint Morris Organisation (JMO) National Day of Dance on 30th March 2019. The streets were filled with a multitude of dancers from all across the UK adding colour, music and fabulous dancing to the city. Read more
The Boggarts were out on the streets of Wakefield celebrating the versatile rhubarb at the rhubarb festival, invited by our Wakefield Morris friends. We basked in the sun, danced our our socks off and tried all manner of rhubarb delicacies on the stalls around the cathedral. We even gained a… Read more“Wakefield Rhubarb Festival – February 23rd 2019”
Here we are in early 2019, happy that we have had a fabulous group of new members to the Boggart clan. One of the ‘newbies’ first jobs – okay, after they have learnt some dances – is to create, nay craft their very own raggie jacket. Guided by our truly… Read more“New Year – New Raggie jackets to be made!”
Every Morris Dance side has a Christmas do – right? Well, Boggarts Breakfast definitely do and the tradition continued at our Christmas shindig in December. Location – the fabulous Burton Street Foundation as they let us sing, dance and play our instruments and never bat an eyelid. Plus they serve… Read more“Boggarts Christmas do”
Cracking day out at the Ossett Beercart Festival 2018. Rained for a bit early on but by eck, that was cooling when the beercart was being lugged about town. Then it was dancing, dancing, dancing in the dry down town. Lots of lovely, appreciative audiences, great chances to catch up… Read more“Ossett Beercart Festival: We came, we saw, we met up with lots of old friends, we danced, we ate blue ice cream!”
Our traditional May Day dancing the sun up on Higgor Tor took place this week and boy, what a fabulous morning it was. Our path up to the Tor was lit by bright, bright moonlight with a few twinkling stars to boot. There was a nip in the air but once the band had struck up and the dancing began, we all warmed up. Some of the side were desperately trying to tear their eyes away from a marauding group of cows but luckily the cows got bored and marauded off! Sun up was at 05.31 and a hush descended upon us as we watched the sun pierce the beautifully clear sky. Then, it was some group singing, more fabulous music and a trek down the hill to various breakfast feasts!