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.
Having rounded off our Summer with a trip to Whitby Folk Festival, and then a trip to London for the Morris Federation‘s AGM, we’ve been enjoying a busy Autumn so far back at practice, teaching more of our repertoire to our newer members. We also sent a delegation to teach a local girlguiding group one of our dances – they did brilliantly!
We are now looking forward to our annual Christmas dance out (this year in Derby on 15th Dec) and making a January pilgrimage to the Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival.