Welcome to the website for Morris - possibly the best folk choir in London!
Since 2008 we have been coming together to learn sea-shanties, murder ballads, protest songs, work songs, love melodies, folkified non-folk songs, and good old knees-up tunes, from across the centuries and all over the world.
We perform at festivals and folk clubs, in train stations and park bandstands, and our concert ceilidhs are our latest addition to the London folk scene. Recent venues have included the Southbank Centre, the Young Vic, Bang Said The Gun, Sharp's Folk Club, Liverpool Street Station, Islington Folk Club, St Pancras Old Church, Hargrave Hall, the Stockwell Festival, the Horniman Museum and the Cally Festival.
Our thirty members, from all over London, are led by choir director Michelle Woolfenden, ranging from seasoned singers to those who hadn't sung since school.
And the Morrisons don't stop at singing: our choir ensemble can include two banjos, two guitars, two fiddles, two concertinas, a mandolin, a ukelele, a recorder and a host of random percussion instruments.
Our choir is currently fairly full - but if you can sing or would like to, or can pick a guitar, fiddle a fiddle, blow a harmonica or tap a bodhran, contact us, and we'd love to hear from you. At the moment we do also have space for a couple of additional men...
We meet weekly in term-time and sing our socks off. Our new rehearsal venue, from February 2014, is St Barnabas Church, Shacklewell Row, Dalston E8 2EA.
Our Morris Folk Club happens at the Hysteria Bar, 578 Kingsland Road, London E8 4AH (hard by Dalston Junction overground).
Our rehearsals lead to performances! You can keep an eye on our performance schedule on this website too - or contact us to be added to our emailing list.