2011 Performances

April 16

NEFFA Festival, Mansfield, MA.

The New England Folk Festival Association (NEFFA) puts on its annual music and dance festival each April. It has become the first dance performance for many morris and sword teams throughout the northeast and features continuous performances at the main entrance throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday.


  • Saturday, 4:00-5:00 pm – performing with Ring O' Bells, Vineyard Swordfish, and Clownfish

May 1

May Day Celebration, Thornden Park water tower, Syracuse, NY. 6:00 a.m. (dawn!)

This year is the 31th May Day celebrated on Water Tower Hill by Syracuse's original morris team, Thornden Morris. It is the Hound's 27th appearance. We are joined by Ribbonsteel Rapper, Wild Blue Morris, and Heartwood Morris.


  • 6:00 am – Thornden Park Water Tower
  • 10:00 am – Starbucks (Stop Clock Park), Downtown Syracuse
  • 11:00 am – Onondaga Lake Park Marina, Liverpool


June 4

Snowbelt Morris Day of Dance, Canandaigua, NY

Snowbelt Morris is hosting a day of dance in Canandaigua.


  • 10:30 am-12:00 noon – Farmers' Market, downtown Canandaigua
  • 2:00-3:00 pm – Continuing Care Ctr. of Thompson Hospital
  • 3:30 pm - 4:ish – The Sand Bar @ Canandaigua Inn on the Lake

June 17-19

Dog Days Ale. Weekend Event. Trumansburg, NY and environs.

We've held this ale pretty much annually since 1994. As usual, we will be hosting it in the Finger Lakes surrounding Trumansburg, NY. See the Dog Days Ale page for more detailed information.

Saturday, June 18

  • 10:00 am - 11:10 am - Watkins Glen State Park, Watkins Glen, NY
    • Rain location: Watkins Glen State Park, Stone Pavilion
  • 1:00 pm - 1:40 pm - Multiple locations:
    • Leidenfrost Vineyards, Hector, NY
    • Red Newt Cellars, Hector, NY
    • Two Goats Brewery, Burdett, NY
  • 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm - Wagner Vineyards Brewdeck, Lodi, NY

Sunday, June 19

  • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm - Ithaca Commons, Ithaca, NY
  • 2:00 - 4:00-ish pm - The Rongovian Embassy (Rongo), Trumansburg, NY


July 30

Syracuse Stories, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY

Held as part of Syracuse ArtsWeek, Syracuse Stories is an All-Arts Festival that invites the people of Central New York, of every generation, neighborhood, ethnic group, new arrivals and longtime settlers to share their histories and experiences.


  • 4:15 - 4:35 pm – dance performance and demonstration

September 18

Westcott Street Cultural Fair. Syracuse, NY.

The Westcott Street Cultural Fair is a annual event celebrating the diversity of cultures in the free-thinking university neighborhood long known as the Westcott Nation.


  • 1:10 - 1:40 pm – we will perform at the Harvard Stage

December 18

Dickens Christmas, Skaneateles, NY.

The Hounds and Thornden Morris will again perform at the 18th Annual Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles, NY. As in past years, we will present a winter mummer's play, sing some carols, … and dance, of course.


  • 2:30 - 3:00 pm – Skaneateles Library, 49 E. Genesee Street, Skaneateles, NY.
Past Performances