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 Guernsey hosted by the wonderful Belles and Broomsticks, and closer to home a day of celebrating Lizzie Dripping’s birthday, 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 Bakewell on 16th Dec), joining Grenoside Sword Dancers on Boxing Day and making a January pilgrimage to the Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival.