2013 Performances

Our shows usually take place outside in public spaces so you don't need to do anything special to attend. Just show up and enjoy.

January 5

Twelfth Night, Ithaca, NY

The Annual Twelfth Night Celebration, an Ithaca tradition for over three decades, is a rare example of what happens when people decide to entertain themselves, instead of letting someone else do it. It is primarily an evening of storytelling, in which the storytellers are members of the audience who feel like telling a story. At some point in the evening, the storytelling will be rudely interrupted by a band of travelling players from Syracuse who will regale the assembled multitudes with an outrageous Mummers' Play, part of an age-old tradition. The Bassett Street Hounds and Thornden Morris combine forces to do this Mummer's Play.


  • Saturday, January 5 – 7:30 pm – ? – our play will occur around 9:00 pm

April 19 - 21

NEFFA Festival. Weekend Event. 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. This year we perform on Sunday morning.


  • Sunday, April 21 –10:00-11:00 am – Main Entrance – performing with Pinewoods Men and The Points of Etiquette
  • See performances by other morris teams throughout the weekend

May 1

May Day Celebration, Thornden Park water tower, Syracuse, NY

This year is the 33rd May Day celebrated on Water Tower Hill by Syracuse's original morris team, Thornden Morris. It is the Hound's 29th appearance. We are joined this year by Ribbonsteel Rapper and Heartwood Morris.


May 12

Mayfaire on the Green, Holland Patent, NY

We've performed at a number of Ren Faires in the past year and they are always a hoot. This will be our first appearance at this Mayfaire in Holland Patent.


  • 2:30 - 3:30 pm – Holland Patent Village Green

June 2

Ithaca Festival, Ithaca, NY

We will be performing with Heartwood Morris from Ithaca.


  • 4:00 - 4:45 pm – Flagpole Stage, Stewart Park

June 15

Snowbelt Morris Day of Dance, Canandaigua, NY


  • 10:00 am – Canandaigua Farmers Market
  • 11:30 am – Main Street
  • 2:30 pm – Thompson Hospital's Continuing Care Center

July 12-14

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, July 13
Sunday, July 14

September 15

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. This year we will be performing with Thornden Morris.

  • 1:10 - 1:40 pm – Harvard Stage

October 11 - 13

2013 "Kettle of Fish" Ale. Lexington, Concord, and Boston, MA.

Hosted by Red Herring Morris. We've attended this ale often in the past, when it was a springtime event, and it has always been a lot of fun. This year should be no exception.


  • Dancing on both Saturday and Sunday. For details, see the Ale website.

December 8

Festival of Trees: Everson Museum. Syracuse, NY.

We will bring in the Christmas season with dancing, singing, and a mummers play. Performances by the Hounds, Thornden Morris, and Ribbonsteel Rapper.


  • 3:00 pm - Everson stage.
Past Performances