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 new year sees us with the biggest team we’ve ever had, 26 in total! We are looking forward to dancing in 2017, which starts with a display spot at Sheffield Ceilidhsoc in March – appropriate as our founding mothers (& father) originally knew each other from this fine society, back in the midsts of time.
The spring and summer are filling up, including with festivals Upton and Warwick, and a visit from abroad, the Minnesota Traditional Morris Men have booked in a dance out to celebrate their Independence Day.