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.
2013: Festivals, Evening Danceouts and Catalonian Dancers
Dawn on Mayday saw more of us than ever dancing to the rising sun, and we’re hoping this will grant us a long and sunny summer. We can hope! We’re planning to dance out and about on our usual practice night more than usual this year and it would be nice to actually get outside the pub for a few of these.
We’re also looking forward to a super selection of festivals and ales, including Upton, Shepley, Warwick and Whitby Folk Festivals. We’re also very excited to be welcoming the Pastorets of Catalunya to our fair city of Sheffield. Check out the ‘Events’ tab for more details.
Some nice things people have said about us:
“It’s really encouraging to see a young, energy packed, precise side.”
“Your lines looked like they were laser guided”
“I’m impressed – and I’m not usually impressed”
“I usually don’t like women’s Cotswold because it can either be too butch or too frilly/prissy but you were neither – really good!”
“Still not sure about the hook legs but the RTBs were perfect.”
“I never usually watch the whole of morris displays but it was excellent & I watched the whole thing”
“you’re the best women’s Cotswold morris team I’ve ever seen”