Mid-2001: a group of friends drunkenly decide to start a women’s Cotswold morris team and surprise themselves by actually doing so in the cold light of day. They (not so drunkenly) decide to call themselves Pecsætan, a name which no-one understands and few can pronounce.
They finally emerged as a fledgling side in summer 2002, since when they have set about the arduous task of having a fantastic time and dancing a lot, at pubs and events in their local Sheffield, at festivals around the country and abroad.
The spring and summer are filling up nicely, including with festivals Upton, Cleckheaton and Warwick, and a visit to Sheffield from abroad: the Minnesota Traditional Morris Men have booked in a dance out to celebrate their Independence Day on the 4th of July.
Then we are off to Guernsey in September – hosted by Bells and Broomstick‘s for their Weekend of Dance.